How information technology is a conduit for an innovative economy will be the theme of an upcoming IT forum to take place in Shandong Province starting on Saturday.
Officials with the Chinese Communist Youth League (CCYL) said on Tuesday that more than 200 of the world's best young computer talents, the majority from China, would be in attendance for the Chinese Information Technology Youth Elite Forum 2007 in Jinan, capital city of Shandong Province.
Under the theme of "IT leads an innovative economy," the three-day forum will release the latest developments and achievements in the industry, according to the CCYL.
In addition to round table discussions on the hottest IT topics, the technology elites will visit universities and companies for face-to-face dialogue with students and IT professionals.
During the forum, the CCYL and the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF) will also announce the establishment of the IT Youth Association under the ACYF.
Previously held in 2004 and 2006, the forum is co-organized by the CCYL, the Ministry of Information Industry, the Shandong Provincial Government, the ACYF and the Jinan Municipal Government.