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
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