Event Introduction

The Sino-Arab Animation Industry Forum was held in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, from August 30 to September 1. The forum was hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of People’s Republic of China, the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, and the Secretariat of the League of Arab States; organized by the Bureau of International Exchange and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, and the Suzhou Municipal People’s Government; executed by the Suzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture Broadcasting and Tourism, and Suzhou Ori Animation Co., Ltd.; supported by the Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee; and assisted by Nanjing University of the Arts and Purple Academy of Culture & Creativity.

The agenda of the forum includes the Opening Ceremony, Signing ceremony of agreements, Launching ceremony of the Animation Works Screening Week, Pitch Conference : Digital Culture Industry Opportunities in Sino-Arab Cities, Enterprise Sub-Forum, Education Sub-forum and Youth Sub-forum.

The forum invited government authorities, animation enterprises, universities, and media representatives from China and Arab States, aiming to carry forward millennia-old Sino-Arab friendship, deepen pragmatic cooperation in the Sino-Arab animation industry, strengthen cultural exchanges, and promote mutual cultural understanding between China and Arab States.