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Financial Times Holds FTChinese- Qingdao International Economic Forum in Qingdao

Qingdao: Around 300 guests gathered in the FTChinese-Qingdao International Economic Forum on 20 June at the Le Méridien Hotel in Qingdao, including financial services professionals, business consultants and delegates from prestigious business schools. The theme of this year’s forum was “Think Strategically, Grow Smartly”.

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 China’s development in the transformation period.

On her opening speech, Angela Mackay, Managing Director of the Financial Times, Asia Pacific, said, “We 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.”

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, China’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 China’s economic transformation and financial market reforms. Cao Wenlian, Director-General, International Cooperation Centre, NDRC also shared his insight on China’s financial market with the audience.

Other distinguished speakers included:

  • Zhang Jun, Director, China Center for Economic Studies, Fudan University

  • Huo Jianguo, President, CAITEC, Ministry of Commerce

  • Sun Mingbo, Executive Director & President, Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

  • Shen Jianguang, Chief Economist, Mizuho Securities Asia

  • Cao Guowei, President & CEO, Sina

  • Xu Xiaoping, Founder, Zhen Fund, Co-Founder, New Oriental Group

  • Zhou Dewen, President,Wenzhou SME Development Association

  • Bao Fan, Founder & CEO, China Renaissance Partners

  • KANG Yan, Senior Partner & Vice President, Roland Berger Greater China

  • Kong Aiguo, Professor, Department of Finance, Fudan University

  • Yuan Yue, President, Horizon Research Consultancy Group

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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For further information, please contact:

Azmar Sukandar
Head of Communications, Asia Pacific
T: +852 2905 5519
E: azmar.sukandar@ft.com

Kai Cui
Marketing Executive, Conference & Events, China
T:  +8610 8587 7579
E: kai.cui@ftchinese.com

Kristina Eriksson
Head of Communications, EMEA
T:  +44 20 7873 4961
E: kristina.eriksson@ft.com

Ryann Gastwirth
Communications Coordinator, The Americas
T: (212) 641-6360
E: ryann.gastwirth@ft.com

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 600,000  (Deloitte assured, 2 January 2012 – 1 April 2012) and a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.2 million people worldwide (PwC assured, November 2011). FT.com has more than 4.5 million registered users and 285,475 paying digital subscribers. The newspaper, printed at 21 print sites across the globe, has a global print circulation of 300,584 (ABCs, May 2012).

About FTChinese.com:

FTChinese.com, the only Chinese online publication of the Financial Times, is positioned as a leading business and financial website, providing vital news, in-depth analysis, and thought-provoking comments to China’s top businesspeople and decision-makers on every business day. FTChinese.com gives its readers unrivalled global perspectives combined with outstanding local expertise. The Financial Times’ international team of journalists and unrivalled access to senior corporate executives and politicians both in China and around the world, make it a must read for China’s business leaders. FTChinese.com has over 1.76 million registered users.

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