Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.(file photo from Southcn.com)
The 12th Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Cooperation & Development Forum and Economic & Trade Fair is to be held on September 5th and 6th in Guangzhou. The forum is being hosted by the governments of Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Hong Kong and Macao, and organized by Guangdong and Jiangxi Provinces.
Among the attendees are senior officials from the Central Government, representative officials from the governments in the PPRD region, representatives from the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong and Macao SAR, Fortune 500 companies and other famous enterprises in the area, as well as experts and scholars from home and abroad. Representatives from the three world-class bay areas, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo, will be seated with their counterparts from their Chinese regional cooperation bodies, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Area and Yangtze River Delta.
The forum will be addressed by Prof. Thomas Sargent, the Nobel Laureate, Pony Ma, Chairman of the Tencent, and other guests.
With the topic of “shared opportunity for opening, innovation and development”, the forum is structured as follows: an opening ceremony, forum conversation, sub-forums, online forum, business conference, on-the-spot investigation, and several high-level meetings.
Since the first forum was held in 2004, the following 11 forums have brought the relevant parties into closer knit, wider reaching and more fruitful partnerships. To gain competitiveness in the field of e-government, digital economy, smart society and big data, all parties in the PPRD region will launch a “Digital Pan-Pearl River Delta Area Campaign” at the opening of the forum on Sep. 5th.
According to the Guangdong Provincial Department of Commerce, the business conference at the forum includes an online platform (http://business.pprd.org.cn) and offline meetings scheduled on the second day in Zhuhai and Dongguan for attendees to get on-site commercial investigation.
More information is available on the official site: http://12th.pprd.org.cn.
Reported by Nan & Eric
Edited by Wing & Simon