An official video which introduces cooperation among Guangzhou, Auckland and Los Angeles[Provided to Newsgd.com]
The third Tripartite Economic Alliance Summit officially kicked off in Guangzhou today, November 9. The alliance consists of three sister cities, that is, Guangzhou, Auckland and Los Angeles.
The summit gathers over 600 representatives from the three cities. 500 of them are from enterprises in various sectors, and among which include some of the world’ s major players, such as Richard Taylor, the world’s famous creative director and founder of Weta Workshop.
Wen Guohui, Mayor of Guangzhou (M), Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland (L) and Jeff Gorell, Vice Mayor of Los Angeles (R) signed another MOU to further cooperation at the summit, showcasing the tripartite “brotherhood”. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Wen Guohui, Deputy Secretary of Guangzhou CPC Committee and Mayor of Guangzhou, said the Tripartite Economic Alliance has built a new model for cooperation among international sister cities.
“Since the alliance was formed in 2014, it has increasingly facilitated cooperation in various sectors and has led to fruitful achievements,” he said, “committed to being an international city, Guangzhou will seize this chance to further cooperation with counterparts from Auckland and Los Angeles.”
A panel discussion held at the Tripartite Economic Summit [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Over the past three years, the summit has witnessed 22 cooperative agreements signed between the three cities covering a variety of sectors including port development and tourism.
Pam Ford, General Manager of Business, Innovation & Skills, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, attended the panel discussion during the summit, and said she saw great achievements, especially in the field of urban planning and development.
“I’m working with the GZPI on a project to help the waterfront development along the Pearl River,” said Pam Ford, “the project gathers designers from the three cities. And some of our companies are submitting plans for the Pearl River. It’s very exciting because opportunities are popping up here.”