36th WUWM Congress was held in Guiyang, China

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November 15, 2019

500 food market professionals from 23 countries met in Guiyang, China during the 36th WUWM Congress to discuss issues regarding “ Digitalization Sustains the Future & Globalization Nourishes Supply Chain”. Discussions were held on topics that included: Exploration of E-commerce in Agricultural Wholesale Markets; How to Upgrade the Agricultural Wholesale Markets in the E-commerce Environment; The Future of Smart Wholesale Markets; The Outlook of the Development Trend of Each Continent’s Wholesale Markets in the Next 5 Years, 10 Years and 20 Years. Delegates shared their experiences regarding challenges and opportunities deriving from the application of new technologies to wholesale markets and the outlook for the future.

The Congress was hosted by the China Agricultural Wholesale Market Association (CAWA) and the World Union of Wholesale Markets in collaboration with the Guiyang City Municipality.

Congress technical visits were made to: Guiyang Agricultural Products Logistics Park (Guiyang Agricultural Products Logistics Development Co., Ltd.)

Guiyang Agricultural Products Logistics Park is a comprehensive and modern large-scale agricultural products wholesale market, integrating exhibition and trading, cold chain logistics, processing and warehousing, safety traceability and supporting services. It is a "vegetable basket" livelihood guarantee project jointly established by Guizhou Province and Guiyang Municipal Government. The project is planned to use 1,000 mu (164.7 acres) of land for construction, with a construction area of 650,000 square meters and a total investment of 3.2 billion yuan. It is the state-owned comprehensive trading market of agricultural products in Guizhou Province with the largest amount of investment, the largest area and the most complete types of transactions. Guiyang Agricultural Products Logistics Park will use the advantages of state-owned enterprises to show the demonstration effect of public welfare market and ensure that the price of vegetables in Guiyang City is lower than that in the surrounding provincial capital cities. It also promotes Guizhou's agricultural products to enter the national market.

As well as to Guizhou Comprehensive Pilot Area Exhibition Center

Launched in July of 2014, Guizhou Big Data Comprehensive Experimental Zone Exhibition Center (referred to as the Exhibition Center) is located at the core area of Big Data Plaza. The Exhibition Center is a miniature landscape of the development of big data industry in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, demonstrating the goals, measures and achievements of the big data industry from the following aspects: top-level design & history of Guizhou Big Data Development, Piloting Demo Base of China Southern Data Center, Guizhou’s Cloud Computing and Four Systems of Guizhou Big Data.

The total building area of the exhibition center is 7080 square meters and the exhibition area is 5000 square meters. It shows the development of Guizhou big data and the top-level design as well as seven tests in the comprehensive test area. In the Wisdom Experience Hall, visitors can also feel the brand-new wisdom experience brought by the technology of 5G application of the three major operators and home Internet of Things. In the FAST experience area, the CAVE image experience space composed of four LED screens can make people feel the ability of FAST astronomical telescope to detect and receive radio signals from cosmic objects in an all-round way

Speaker presentations from this Guiyang Congress have been uploaded to the WUWM website member-only section, along with various photos taken at the event.