On the morning of May 27, 2008, Shantou City was named one of the "Top 50 Informationization Cities in China 2008" at the closing ceremony of the 7th Forum on City Information in the Asia Pacific Region and the press conference of the 1st AMD Cup "Top 50 Informationization Cities in China" held in Shanghai International Convention Center.
The 7th Forum on City Information in the Asia Pacific Region was jointly held by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations Human Settlements Program, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the Ministry of Commerce of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai Municipal Government. The theme of the Forum was "Smart Use of ICT for Better Cities". It involved a series of activities such as the opening ceremony, meetings, symposiums, awarding ceremony and exhibition. Sha Zukang, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and more than 300 experts and entrepreneurs from nearly 100 cities and over 30 international organizations in Asia, Europe, Australia, America and Africa participated in this Forum.
Source: Shantou Information Industrial Bureau