The Fortune Global Forum 2017 is being held in Guangzhou from Dec 6 to 8. To promote the forum, the organizers invited both a local and international audience to visit a number of the Global 500 enterprises, and become the “messengers” for the forum.
Most recently on August 20, these messengers gained a chance to visit the Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings, a member of the Global 500 and China’s biggest pharmaceutical group.
During the event, they were introduced to a variety of medicinal plants in the Shennong Caotang, the enterprise’ Chinese medicine museum, and participated in a seminar held by enterprise professionals, to witness some of the innovation taking place in this heritage brand.
A Fortune Global Forum messenger observing a medicinal plant in the Shennong Caotang with a can of Wang Laoji in hand. [Photo\ Huang Yufan]
The messengers had also written letters to express their understanding of the significance of the pharmaceutical industry and their hopes to its future development. “I felt heartbroken when I discovered my grandpa had contracted Alzheimer's Disease and the disease caused him stop recognizing me,” wrote Tang Yizhe in his letter, “I know that Guangzhou Phar. Holdings is now developing some of the world’s most advanced treatments, and I hope they could develop some drugs to effective against such cruel diseases.”