The global war against the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 highlights the world's demand for new-generation information and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The market demand of the global economic and social recovery is further accelerated by the factors such as the traceability of public events, health care, medical supplies, smart manufacturing and smart life. The global crisis has revealed new business opportunities brought by 5G IoT. In particular, the success of the World Internet of Things Convention (WIOTC), which is held once annually, promotes the development of the IoT-defined world economy. 2020 WIOTC is expected to be held in Beijing of China in November. Focusing on the theme "Building the New Economy of IoT, Boosting the Revival of World Economy", a variety of online and offline activities will be organized, including the WIOTC summit, high-end dialogue, special session, thematic forum, the summit of World Internet of Things Ranking List (WIOTRL Top 500) and the IoT award-presenting ceremony.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than a network of things and new technologies. It is also an ecological network that integrates intelligence, digitalization and informationization. It will be a new type of global economy that deeply integrates the digital economy, smart economy and real economy, driving another great revolution that promotes the social and economic development of all mankind. The core topics of 2020 WIOTC are promoting the construction of 5G IoT infrastructure after the global pandemic, seizing the new economic high ground of IoT, reviving the world economy and the industrial development of IoT technologies as well as leading the IoT-oriented transformation and upgrade of global enterprises. This year's convention is expected to be jointly held in Beijing of China in early November this year by the United Nations (UN) agencies, the World Internet of Things Convention (WIOTC) and the Diplomatic Council (DC). The convention will continue to provide cutting-edge ideas and solutions for world economic and social recovery and development. In order to facilitate the recovery of the world economy, this year's convention specially establishes the World Internet of Things Award, which aims to encourage and commend those enterprises, institutions and individuals to facilitate the development of IoT for the benefit of the public's smart life, production and work.
2020 WIOTC will focus on new highlights, including the sustainable development of IoT in the post-pandemic world, the construction of 5G IoT infrastructure, the construction of new IoT economy, the announcing and presenting of World Internet of Things Ranking List (WIOTRL Top 500), the World Internet of Things Award as well as the foundation of Smarter Planet Internet of Things Group. This convention also aims to construct and promote the new IoT demonstration economy in both China and the world, provide reference for the development of the IoT industry in all countries, contribute to the smart life, smart production and smart work of the people around the world, implement the pledge to build a Community of Shared Future for Mankind as well as assist the United Nations to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and Millennium Development Goals.