Innovation Management Forum – Innovation for GCC Social Economic Development 9th - 10th April Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain Inspired by Arabian Gulf University’s innovation strategy for 2017 – 2021, the 2018 Innovation Management Forum addressed issues on innovation and sustainable development. Innovation plays a critical role in the future of nations, and the capacity to sustain innovation is a defining factor in ensuring economic, political and social competitiveness and progress. The forum aimed community engaged practice and to foster a in innovative policy by bringing together key partners, policy makers and students to identify, define and help harness the capacity for the GCC to innovate in the future. The successful 2-day event saw experts discuss topics related to biotechnology and innovative research, innovation in health and education, as well as the development of artificial data Innovation and context intelligence. Chairman Technology Management, Dr Odeh Al-Jayyousi, said that the forum fell within the of transformations witnessed the economic by the Arabian Gulf community for Vision 2030, which seeks to diversify sources of income by steering economies away from oil towards innovation and technology. UNIDO Day “Belt and Road Cross-border Cooperation Forum” held as part of the China-Shanghai International Technology Fair 2018 20th April Shanghai, China The 6th China-Shanghai and Road Technology Fair played host “Belt International to the Cross-border Cooperation Forum” which was held on UNIDO Day, the 20th of April. The forum was hosted by UNIDO, in hubs, and of partnership with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, and the UNIDO China Chapter Office of the Green Industry Platform. In attendance was Director General Li Yong, of UNIDO, who highlighted the importance of the Belt and Road Initiative in the promotion of cross-border participating countries. revenue and pushing them investment amongst 4

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