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Qingdao: 20 June 2012: Around 300 guests gathered in the FTChinese-Qingdao International Economic Forum on 20 June at the Le MĂ©ridien Hotel in Qingdao, including financial services professionals, business consultants and delegates from prestigious business schools. The theme of this yearâ€™s forum was â€śThink Strategically, Grow Smartlyâ€ť.
Now in its fourth year, the one-day forum was co-organized by the Qingdao Municipal Government, the Financial Times and FTChinese.com. The forum explored economic growth strategies after the financial crisis and Chinaâ€™s development in the transformation period.
On her opening speech, Angela Mackay, Managing Director of the Financial Times, Asia Pacific, said, â€śWe are delighted to hold this International Economic Forum in Qingdao, a city that has seen rapid economic growth and significant changes in the past four years. We will continue to provide our best service to Qingdao and the China market.â€ť
The forum featured keynote presentations and high-level panels involving well-known economists, decision makers, business leaders and media experts discussing critical issues, including the global economic recovery, Chinaâ€™s tentative financial reforms and entrepreneurship in China.
One of the keynote speeches was delivered by Qin Xiao, Council Chairman of the Boyuan Foundation and former Chairman of the China Merchants Group, who focused on Chinaâ€™s economic transformation and financial market reforms. Cao Wenlian, Director-General, International Cooperation Centre, NDRC also shared his insight on Chinaâ€™s financial market with the audience.
Other distinguished speakers included:
For more information on FTChinese-Qingdao International Economic Forum, please visit http://www.ftchinese.com/interactive/774
To watch the live-streamed and recorded conference sessions with photographs, please visit http://finance.qq.com/zt2012/ftgj/index.htm
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