2. China Development Forum
City view of Guangzhou. [File photo\Nanfang Daily]
As the first major state-level international conference held after the two sessions, China Development Forum, with this year’s theme being “China in the New Era” , was held in Beijing from March 24 to 26.
During the forum, CEOs from Global 500 companies visited Guangzhou Delegation and attended round table meetings to discuss Guangzhou city image promotion. William Cohen, CEO of Cohen Group said at the meeting that Guangzhou’s Fortune 500 forum last year has successfully presented an open, vibrant, modern, convenient and livable city image to the world”. “Guangzhou has long been an important role in China’s opening-up process”, said Joseph Stiglitz, Professor of Columbia University, USA and 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics.
Local leading innovative companies also attended the forum to seek business opportunities.