The Global Conference on Assistive Devices & Technology Industry (ASEM Plus) as integral part of the ASEM Disability Cooperation Event was successfully held on October 2015 in Beijing. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel graced the opening event and addressed the participants. More than 500 participants from 25 countries and nations attended the event, and Beijing Initiative on Promoting the Development of Global Assistive Devices & Technology Industry was launched during the event.
To further promote exchange and cooperation in the field of assistive technology industry, the Belt and Road High-level Event on Disability Cooperation will be hosted by China Disabled Persons’ Federation, World Health Organization, International Telecommunication Union and Rehabilitation International from 13-15 September 2017 at China National Convention Center. As one of the key events, Global Conference on Assistive Technology 2017 will be convened on 14 September, with the theme of “strengthening connectivity for inclusive development of assistive technology industry”. Discussions will be centered on policy, innovation, personnel training, international cooperation, development tendency, difficulties and challenges encountered as well as other topics related to assistive technology. The conference will bring together global experts, scholars and representatives of enterprises in the field of assistive technology, and also they will make speeches in related issues.
A series of activities such as Beijing International Forum on Rehabilitation 2017, China Hearing & Speech Forum 2017, Care & Rehabilitation Expo China 2017 and WearRAcom China 2017: Powering Medical Rehabilitation with Artificial Intelligence will be held during the same period.