Opening of the 13th Confucius Institute Conference
On December 4, 2018, the opening ceremony of the 13th Confucius Institute Conference was held at the Chengdu Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Center under the theme of "Reform and Innovation for Development, Hand-in-Hand for a Common Future", with nearly 1,500 people including university presidents and Confucius Institute representatives from more than 140 countries and regions. During the conference, two special forums, eight Chinese and foreign presidents' forums and 20 workshops will be held, as well as a series of activities such as the Confucius Institute New Technology Application Exhibition and the Sichuan Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition.
The Confucius Institute Conference is a grand gathering of the Confucius Institutes around the world and has been successfully held for 12 times. Held in Xiamen, Shanghai, Kunming and Xi'an in succession since 2014, the conference was held in Chengdu for the first time.