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Theme: 万物生长 Growing

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May 20, 2023
Suzhou, Jiangsu

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No.199, Yangcheng Ring Rd. SIP, Suzhou
Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215000
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Ke Jiang

Jiang Ke, a registered urban and rural planner and senior engineer, is now working in Suzhou Planning and Design Research Institute Co., LTD., mainly engaged in traffic planning, policy research and comprehensive management of Suzhou Ancient City. Street is an important carrier of city image. People know the city through the street. The architectural style and humanistic style conveyed on the street extend the urban space, map the urban culture and tell the connotation of the city. Jiang Ke will cut in from the perspective of ancient city traffic researchers and travelers, and discuss the renewal and growth of ancient city streets with the audience.

Lanrong Qiao

Qiao Lanrong (Qiao Mai), graduated from Suzhou Arts and Crafts Vocational and Technical College, member of Jiusan Society, member of the Suzhou CPPCC, senior arts and crafts artist, representative inheritor of the national intangible cultural heritage project (Suzhou Taohuawu Woodblock New Year Picture). The three masters, Fang Zhida, Wang Zude, the national representative inheritors of Taohuawu Woodblock Prints, and Lu Ping, executive director of Guangdong Institute of Modern Watermarking Prints, have been engaged in the creation and research of Taohuawu Woodblock Prints for a long time, and their lineage can be traced back to Wang Rongxing New Year Picture Shop in the Qing Dynasty. Currently working in Suzhou Public Cultural Center, Suzhou Taohuawu Woodblock New Year Picture Museum. Tells the story of New Year picture seeking new, through the old craft, recording the new years, based on the human fireworks, mind the stars of the sea.

Li Jiang

Jiang Li runs a cultural space and research base in Suzhou Luzhi Ancient Town, and it is also a humanistic homestay with hidden cultural heritage. In May 2021, he participated in the third phase of "Dunhuang Culture Watchmen", and together with nine volunteers from all over the world, started a 40-day Dunhuang culture watch tour. "Stick to the desert, be willing to contribute, have the courage to take responsibility, and make progress" is the spirit of Mogao they should uphold, which is a valuable experience with artistic and historical feelings. So that Jiang Li can experience the beauty of Dunhuang more deeply than ordinary tourists, touch the artistic nuances of Dunhuang. Because of Jiang Li's background as a journalist, his observations are more nuanced and sensitive, and as a photographer, he has frozen many stunning Dunhuang moments in his footage. Jiang Li condensed this special experience and life perception into the book Dunhuang Watch for Forty Days, hoping that this book can become a key to help more people open the door of Dunhuang culture.

Liangliang Li

Jiangnan auspicious auspicious ceremony founder Founder of Suzhou style garden wedding Traditional etiquette event planning director Suzhou Xuanhui cultural etiquette planning Co., Ltd. planning director President of Suzhou Little Red Riding Hood Volunteer Association Vice president of Suzhou Wedding Etiquette Industry Association Vice President of Yangzhou University Suzhou Alumni Association Thirteen years of wedding experience, planning more than 1,000 weddings Bring together Chinese traditional etiquette, marriage customs and other industry experts, dig auspicious culture, Traditional etiquette, wedding customs, ceremony venues, etc. Focus on dynasty style wedding, Jiangnan traditional folk wedding, China auspicious country tide wedding, Xiangrui twenty-four rites and other traditional activities planning.

Minsen Zhou

Mr. Zhou Minsen has been engaged in primary school education and mass culture work for more than 40 years, and has won the honor of Jiangsu Excellent Cultural Station chief, Jiangsu Province's first batch of outstanding cultural and literary backbone, Suzhou City's mass literature star, Wuzhong District's cultural and artistic celebrity. He is now the director of the National Ye Sheng Pottery Research Institute and the director of Luzhi Ye Sheng Pottery Research Center. He has been friendly with Mr. Ye Shengtao's children and grandchildren for more than 30 years, and before "retiring", he initiated the establishment of the Luzhi Town Ye Shengtao Research Center with Mr. Ye Shengtao's granddaughter Ye Xiaomu and grandson Ye Yonghe. Since its establishment in December 2016, it has organized major activities such as "Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Mr. Ye Shengtao's teaching in Luzhi" and "National Ye Shengtao Teacher Literature Award Ceremony", and has enthusiastically devoted itself to the research and dissemination of Ye Shengtao's ideology and spirit. The cultural lectures he lectured on "Love Home and Country like Ye Shengtao" and the research activities of "Tracing Ye Shengtao's footsteps in Luzhi" organized by him have been selected as public cultural service delivery projects in Suzhou for three consecutive years and are deeply loved by Suzhou citizens. Luzhi Ye Shengtao Research Center was rated as the "excellent supply unit" of public cultural services in Suzhou.

Robert Vicencio

For the last 3 years, Robert ’s passion for Web 3, Ai and the Metaverse has grown significantly, leading to his participation and involvement with several international projects. Currently Robert is developing a new concept & venture to create the Broadway of the Metaverse. With more than 25 years in the Entertainment Industry, both in the Musical Theatre, Film & TV worlds, Robert was selected to be on the original creative team as Format Creator, Consultant Director and Guest Director for the 1st season of PHANTACITY , a reality TV show in 2018 for Hunan TV, in which he directed the legendary Faye Wong, Sarah Brightman and several other celebrities, on top of creatively supervising the directorial side of 48 individual shows over 12 episodes. One of the leading roles in the smash hit musical MISS SAIGON, Robert reprised the role of 'General Thuy', playing it in 10 cities all over the world including, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Scotland, Ireland, London’s West End and throughout the UK, playing a total of over 3000 performances. Following this Robert starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber & Universal Picture’s modernized remake of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR as one of the 12 Apostles and a Co-Production with Hollywood and Filmax’s Sci-Fi film, ARACHNID. Robert has directed and worked with global brands such as BVLGARI, LINCOLN, PIAGET, CHIVAS, ATLANTIS HOTEL, ABSOLUT LABEL, NOKIA and DISNEY PRINCESS CONCERTS. He also composed Singapore’s Sports National Anthem, co-writing the song LIVE OUR DREAMS, SINBAD - Children’s Musical and his own Musical show ROCK, SCISSORS, PAPER and has recently been directing an English Children ’s Musical called THE OTHER SCHOOL currently in its 3rd Round. Robert is also a published author, with his book ‘THE IX INVALUABLES TO AUDITIIONING’ . In the Art world, Robert is the Founder and Curator of ‘MY OTHER BRAIN – The Alternative Art Exhibition’, currently on its 6th year running and having exhibited over 50 Artists from around the world. For enjoyment, Robert imports and distributes (and drinks) Spanish Vermut from his family’s bodega in Mentrida, Spain whilst operating his own bar called VERMUTHOLOGY.

Su Wang

Wang Su, CTO and Executive Director of Zhiyu Technology, a high-level entrepreneurial talent recognized by Nanjing, and a white hat hacker featured by CCTV. He served as a member of the Security Special Committee of the CCF,Director of Jiangsu Cyberspace Security Society, member of the Municipal Youth Federation, and associate director of the Municipal Youth Innovation Association. Since the age of 13, Wang Su has reported vulnerabilities for many well-known units and institutions in China, such as Baidu, Netease, Sogou and other enterprises. Now, Wang Su, 24, leads the team to solve the problem of information security, and develops products with independent intellectual property rights to help key departments such as public security maintain the safe, stable and reliable operation of IOT links. Wang Su has many invention patents, more than 10 software copyrights, 2 books to be published, participated in the formulation of 3 provincial and municipal technical standards for IOT security. He has won the China Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award, the National Outstanding Communist Youth League Member, the gold medal of the "Internet plus" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, and the provincial innovative figure. As a youth representative, he delivered a speech on the topic of "digital economy" at the China Singapore Youth Development Forum and the China ASEAN Youth Development Cloud Conference. Relevant deeds were reported by CCTV, Xinhua News Agency, China Youth Daily, Hunan Daily, Red Net and other media.

Xi Yang

Yang Xi, female, Ph.D. in molecular genetics, Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, senior engineer, currently co-founder and CEO of Novaprint Therapeutics Suzhou Co., Ltd. , part-time researcher of Suzhou Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology , Chinese Academy of Sciences, part-time tutor of graduate students of College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Soochow University, Permanent council of the Special Committee on medical industry transformation and health industry integration of China Research Hospital Association, Committee member & Deputy leader of biomaterials group of 3D printing technology branch of China Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Association. Dr. Yang Xi has long been engaged in regenerative medicine research and technology industrialization, and has worked for GE, Thermo Fisher Scientific and other Fortune 500 biopharmaceutical companies, engaged in technology transformation and promotion. In 2016, as a co-founder, she founded Novaprint Therapeutics Suzhou Co., Ltd. in Suzhou Industrial Park, developed a 3D bioprinter OPUS-Pro with clinical practicality, achieved technological breakthroughs in artificial skin, bone and cartilage tissue printing, and filled the gap in China's clinical applicability system. She presided over and participated in the key special project of the National Key R&D Program "Key Scientific Issues of Transformative Technology" and Major Special Project "Functional Tissues and Organs in Vitro Precision Manufacturing Technology and Reconstruction", and other scientific and technological projects in 3D Bioprinting in Jiangsu Province. A total of more than 20 invention patents have been applied for, and more than 10 invention patents have been authorized. Dr. Yang Xi actively promotes the standardization of bio-3D printing technology and participated in the preparation of 2 group standards, one of which has been released for implementation. In 2019, she was awarded the leading talent of science and technology in Suzhou Industrial Park.

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Suzhou, China


Suzhou, Jiangsu, China