The Second Suqian Expo for Ecological S&T and Cooperation of Industry, Education and Academy held its grand opening offshore Luoma Lake on Oct. 18, 2013. Secretary Lan Shaomin and Deputy Secretary Wang Tianqi of Suqian Municipal Committee of the CPC (Communist Party of China), Deputy Director Wang Qin of Jiangsu Science and Technology Department and JAAS President Yan Shaohua initiated the opening ceremony. President Yan made a keynote speech, pledged to provide solid technical support and prompt technical extension to Suqian and hoped for further S&T cooperation with Suqian on the occasion of the second Expo.
After the opening ceremony, JAAS innovation research achievements and products were exhibited, including new Pteridophyta varieties, agro-products processing techniques, cultivation techniques of edible fungi and elite vegetable varieties, etc.. Handouts and vegetable seeds were available for farmers on the Expo. The Institute of Agro-products Processing also signed cooperation agreements with local enterprises. On Oct. 19, Deputy Director Ye Xiaomei of JAAS Technical Service Division introduced the latest research results to all agriculture extension professionals in Suqian.