A national manufacturing forum is set to take place imminently in Baotou city – located in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.
The event is called the China Manufacturing Power Forum and Baotou Economic High-Quality Development Conference of 2021 Chamber of Commerce and it is scheduled to be held in Baotou on July 24, according to local media reports.
The forum will invite the heads of national ministries and commissions, experts and academics from scientific research institutions – as well as leading equipment manufacturing companies and company representatives from the Chamber of Commerce – to discuss the development of the city's industry.
They are expected to proffer suggestions for Baotou's industrial transformation, technological upgrading and green development, as well as explore new development opportunities.
Baotou is an important economic hub in Inner Mongolia, approved by the State Council, as well as one of the central cities of the Hohhot-Baotou-Ordos urban agglomeration. It is also an important industrial base in China.
Baotou's manufacturing industry is mainly concentrated in steel production, aluminum, equipment manufacturing, rare earths and the new energy related industries.
During the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25), plans are for Baotou to seize the opportunities presented by China's carbon peak and carbon neutrality goals, to accelerate the creation of a modern commercial ecosystem with diverse development and multi-level support.