On May 27, 2021, the 12th China Satellite Navigation Conference “BDS Application and Industrialization Forum” was successfully held in Nanchang. With the theme of "Spatio-temporal Data, Empowers Bright Future". The Forum invited leaders, experts and scholars from government, industry, unversity, research, capital and application, and other industry players to share the current situation, achievements and experiences in BDS application and industrialization in four sections: strategic planning, hot demands, innovative applications and summit dialogue and discuss together the direction, trends and initiatives of BeiDou industry development under the unprecedented changes in the past 100 years.
Director Ran Chengqi of China Satellite Navigation Office attended the Forum and delivered an opening speech at the Forum. Director Ran shared his understanding of the new stage, new missions and new opportunities of the industrialized development of BDS, proposed to target major national needs and important scenes of economic and social development, promote large-scale deepening applications of BDS, strengthen integration and innovation to promote high-quality industrial development and make joint efforts to depict a beautiful blueprint for the industrial development of BDS. In the end of his presentation, Director Ran also proposed a major industrial goal of achieving an annual output value of trillions of yuan by 2025. In Director Ran's speech, he delivered high-level opinions on the development direction of BeiDou industry, as well as hopes and requirements for our forum and all industry participants.
Chen Gucang, Deputy Director of China Satellite Navigation Office, gave a special presentation, summarizing in detail the main achievements and experiences and practices of BDS application promotion and industrialization over the past decade or so, and proposed general considerations for the next-step work. Deputy Director Chen pointed out in particular that we should adhere to the four principles of “system coordination, uniifed solutions to common issues, construction and use, and internal and external coordination", do a good job of “two grasps and one promotion”, coordinate and improve the common service platforms, and achieve the goal of trillion output value by creating companies with market value of 100 billions of yuan.
The Forum also carried out in-depth exchanges on the integration of communication and navigation, transportation, intelligent driving, intelligent agriculture, energy security, search and rescue, hydrological weather, mass consumption, auxiliary positioning, ecology of cloud-based chips and spatio-temporal expression etc. The presentatios were given by speaker representatives from government departments, industry sectors, higher education institutions, outstanding enterprises, market observation, financial investment and other relevant aspects of the industry, while experts and scholars from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, Trimble In. in Germany and EUSPA in Europe also shared relevant achievements.
Companies are the main force in the development of BDS application and industrialization. The Summit Dialogue session of this year's BDS Application and Industrialization Forum attracted wide attention. The Dialogue was hosted by special guest President Jing Guifei, and the chairmen and CEOs of eight well-known companies in the field of BeiDou shared their thoughts and views on the top end of the industry with regard to the globalization of BDS-3 system services on a large scale. Director Ran Chengqi concluded by pointing out that the unprecedented change of the century is also a good opportunity of the century and expressed his hope that all parties concerned would make concerted efforts, strengthen strategic planning, build a scientific system, and focus on integration and innovation, so as to lead the leapfrog development of global satellite navigation applications and achieve industrial goals. The lively atmosphere onsite was characterized by active responses from the audience.
The Forum wss held in the first year of the full operation of the BDS-3 system, the opening year of the 14th Five-Year Plan period, and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC. It is of high intention, full of novel viewpoints and in-depth discussions and of great significance, which will certainly contribute new ideas, trigger new thinking, and inject new vitality to promote the high-quality and rapid development of the BeiDou industry.