BIT’s 5th Annual Global Congress of Knowledge Economy-2018 (GCKE-2018)
Welcome to the GCKE-2018

Global Congress of Knowledge Economy (GCKE)   aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Knowledge Economy. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Knowledge Economy.

Join us for this timely discussion about what types of future economic we want to build!

See You in Qingdao, China!


Global community of city leaders, technology and solution providers, investors and innovators who are working together on the next generation of Smart City solutions


Connect with over 200 acclaimed speakers and thought leaders from around the world to debate about future visions, goals and challenges to make our cities smarter and more sustainable.


Key 'smart' sectors include 5G and Future Network, ABC & City Future, Smart Building and Home, Smart Logistics, Smart Energy Solution and Smart Grid, Intelligent Transport Systems.

Engage with key decision makers (c-level management, presidents, public servers, etc.) coming from multiple industries related to smart cities, from both the private and public sectors. Benefit from our networking tools to create new collaboration opportunities.
Program at a Glance
Part One: Plenary Meeting
I. Opening Ceremony
II. Plenary Talk - Global Knowledge Economy Leaders Summit
Ⅲ. High-level Dialogue - Developing the Vision for a Smart Society
Part Two: Main Forum Part Six: Poster Showcase
- Innovation in Smart Science,Technology and Industry
Part Three: Celebrity Rostrum of Smart Tech Part Seven: Interaction and Project Showcasing
Part Four: Digital Infrastructure and Knowledge Societies Part Eight: International Think Tank of Smart Cities
Part Five: “Smart City” Carnival
 -- Touch the Power of Technology, Experience the City's Future
Part Nine: Social Activities
Keynote Speakers of GCKE-2018
Dr. Jay Lee, Ohio Eminent Scholar and L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor, University of Cincinnati; Founding Director, Industry University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Intelligent Maintenance Systems, National Science Foundation (NSF) , USA    
Renowned Speakers of GCKE-2018
Mr. Anton D. (Tony) Batalla, Head of IT, City of San Leandro, USA Mr. Dan Ault, Assistant Town Manager/Chief Innovation Officer, Town of Cary, NC, USA
Mr. Robert Katz, Executive Director, Cyber Science Institute, USA Dr. Tae Hoon Oum, UPS Chair Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada
Mr. John David, CEO and Founder, Amnick, UK Mr. Paul Doherty, President & CEO, TDG (The Digit Group), USA
Mr. M.K. Leung, Director of Sustainable Design, Ronald Lu & Partners (Hong Kong) Ltd., Hong Kong, China Dr. Jarno Limnell, Professor of Practice, Cyber Security, Aalto University; Director of Cyber Security in McAfee, Finland
Mr. Brian Bishop, CEO, Data Performance Consultancy Ltd, USA Dr. Bijan Tadayon, CEO, Z Advanced Computing, Inc., USA  
Mr. Antti Vuorela, Head of Operational Research, Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) / Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY), Finland Mr. Harald Kumpfert, General Manager, DeZhong Green City New Energy, China
Speakers and Panelists of Previous GCKE Conference
Dr. Christopher A. Pissarides 
Professor in Economics and Political Science, London School of Economics, UK
Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, 2010
Dr. Edward C. Prescott
Professor, Arizona State University, USA
Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, 2004
Dr. Finn E. Kydland
Professor of Economics, 
University of California, Santa Barbara;
Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics 2004
Dr. Daniel Shechtman
2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Professor Israeli Institute for Technology Israel
Mr. Antti Peltomaki
Deputy Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs of the European Commission, European Union
Mr. Klaus Regling
Managing Director, European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Luxembourg
Mr. Akkan Suver
Marmara Group Foundation, Turkey
Dr. Lihui Tian 
Professor and Dean
Institute of Finance & Development
Nankai University, China
Mr. Daryl Guppy
National Board Official of the Australia China Business Council
Mr. Stefano Micossi
Director General 
Dr. George F. Smoot
University of California Berkeley, USA
Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics 2006
Dr. Christer Ljungwall
Counsellor, Head, Office of Science and Innovation
Embassy of Sweden, China
Mr. Sein-Way Tan
Founder and Chairman, Green World City
Steering Committee, UN Habitat World Urban Campaign, Australia
Dr. Yongjin Wang
Deputy General Manager
Hisense Smart Home Systems Co Ltd., China
Mr. Peter Mooslechner
Executive Director
Oesterreichische National bank
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