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2020 World Industrial Design Conference held in Yantai


Visitors view the model of a carrier rocket maritime launch system at an industrial design exhibition during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China's Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China's top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Tang Ke/Xinhua)

Visitors view the model of a carrier rocket maritime launch system at an industrial design exhibition during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China’s Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China’s top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Tang Ke/Xinhua)

Visitors view the model of a Weichai 13G powertrain during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China's Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China's top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Sun Wentan/Xinhua)

Visitors view the model of a Weichai 13G powertrain during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China’s Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China’s top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Sun Wentan/Xinhua)

A visitor takes photos of the model of a manned lunar rover during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China's Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China's top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Sun Wentan/Xinhua)

A visitor takes photos of the model of a manned lunar rover during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China’s Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China’s top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Sun Wentan/Xinhua)

A visitor views an excavator model during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China's Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China's top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Sun Wentan/Xinhua)

A visitor views an excavator model during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China’s Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China’s top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Sun Wentan/Xinhua)

A visitor takes photos of an automatic tram model at an industrial design exhibition during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China's Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China's top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Tang Ke/Xinhua)

A visitor takes photos of an automatic tram model at an industrial design exhibition during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China’s Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China’s top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Tang Ke/Xinhua)

Visitors view the model of a TX-100 rail roadbed suction sewage truck at an industrial design exhibition during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China's Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China's top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Tang Ke/Xinhua)

Visitors view the model of a TX-100 rail roadbed suction sewage truck at an industrial design exhibition during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China’s Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China’s top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Tang Ke/Xinhua)

A visitor views a smart inspection robot at an industrial design exhibition during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China's Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China's top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Tang Ke/Xinhua)

A visitor views a smart inspection robot at an industrial design exhibition during the 2020 World Industrial Design Conference in Yantai, east China’s Shandong Province, Nov. 25, 2020. The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference is held from Nov. 25 to 29 in Yantai. The conference also includes an exposition of China’s top industrial designs, with over 800 domestic companies showcasing over 1,000 exhibits of new technology, new design and new products. (Photo by Tang Ke/Xinhua)

JINAN, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) — The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference opened on Wednesday in the city of Yantai, east China’s Shandong Province, showcasing over 1,000 pieces of innovative works.

Aimed at promoting the deep integration of industrial design with economic and social development, the event attracted design organizations, companies, and colleges from over 40 countries to discuss ways to boost cooperation worldwide.

In the current stage of Industry 4.0, the industrial value chain has been transforming fundamentally, adding intelligence, data, and more and more AI, and only industrial design can transform these into systems that are understandable and easy to use, said Lutz Dietzold, CEO of the German Design Council, while addressing the opening ceremony through a video link.

“The World Industrial Design Conference is an important platform for international exchange and cooperation among stakeholders in industrial design,” said Li Yong, director-general of the UN Industrial Development Organization.

“It can play a crucial role, particularly under the current circumstances where global collaboration is key to economic recovery,” Li also said through a video link.

The event, to last till Nov. 29, is taking place both online and offline, with 100 parallel sessions worldwide to promote dialogues and concrete cooperation. 

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