The People's Government of Beijing Municipality, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT), and China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) jointly held the World Robot Conference (WRC) from 2015 to 2018 for four consecutive years, with the permission of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. It was a prestigious international conference in global robotic industry with the largest scale, the highest standards, and the most intensified resources. The conference pooled the wisdom of experts around the world, attracted to enterprises in the world and displayed the latest scientific and technological achievements, which had guiding significance for innovation and entrepreneurship. The conference had received care and guidance from leaders of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council. President Xi Jinping sent a letter of greetings, Premier Li Keqiang made a written reply, and Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Liu He attended the opening ceremony and relevant activities.
Based on the successful WRC from 2015 to 2018, and with an aim to build a comprehensive platform for communication and cooperation in robotics worldwide, jointly establish a new normal that features collaborative innovation and development in the global robotic industry, and create new economic growth momentum for all countries, WRC2019, themed “Intelligent Ecosystem for a New Open Era”, is scheduled to be held from August 20 to August 25 in Beijing. WRC2019 will invite world- renowned robotics experts to conduct high-level academic discussions, attract robot enterprises, universities and institutes to show case the latest achievements and application products in robotics, as well as hold multiple wonderful robotic contests. WRC2019 will also explore the profound impact of robot revolution on social development in the future, focusing on areas such as strategic development, cutting-edge technologies, industrial application, thus building a communication platform featured by consultation, contribution and win -win situation for enterprises, universities, institutes and people from all walks of life around the world. In the end, the event will enhance international cooperation on robotics, step up connections between smart societies, so as to benefit the social life of human.