CEOs and Governors/Mayors Dialogue

On April 8, CKGSB Founding Dean XIANG BING will moderate a closed-door dialogue between prominent CEOs and the governors and mayors of several Chinese provinces. This invitation-only event is hosted and supported by CKGSB. The topics to be discussed include  the investment policies and needs of local governments, and the expectations of the business community.

This is the first dialogue between governors, mayors and business leaders within the framework of the Boao Forum. The governors to attend include:

  • LI Guoqiang, Vice Governor, Hainan
  • ZHANG Xiaoqin, Vice Governor, Guangxi
  • FANG Xinghai, Director General, Financial Office, Shanghai
Date Monday, April 8, 2013
Time: 10:45-12:15
Location: Boao Forum
Attendance: Private, invitation only

About the Boao Forum

Founded in 2001, the Boao Forum for Asia has become Asia’s leading gathering of high-level representatives from government, business and academia. The 2013 Boao Forum is notable for the appearance of new Chinese President Xi Jinping, who will deliver a keynote address during the opening ceremonies on April 6. Other foreign leaders and heads of government who will attend the 2013 forum include:

  • Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
  • President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev
  • Myanmar President U Thein Sein
  • Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso
  • Zambian President Michael Sata
  • Finnish President Sauli Niinisto
  • Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto
  • Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen
  • New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
  • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
  • Algerian Speaker of the Council of the Nation Abdelkader Bensalah
  • Chairman of the State Great Hural of Mongolia Zandaakhuu Enkhbold

Business leaders from around the world will also attend the event, including:

  • Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management
  • Michael Treschow, Chairman, Unilever
  • CHANG Zhenming, Chairman, CITIC Group Corporation
  • Olof Persson, President & CEO, Volvo Group
  • Carlos Brito, CEO, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO, Schneider Electric
  • Martin Lau, President, Tencent

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