The 2019 World Chinese Business and Economic Summit

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Enhancing Partnerships and Shared Prosperity Through the BRI

The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. During the 70 years, Chinese people have turned a destitute country into the second-largest economy in the world and have made increasing contributions to the world’s peace and prosperity.

This year, the annual international forum, World Chinese Business and Economic Summit is scheduled to be held on 17th to 18th October 2019 in Macau. The Forum was founded 11 years ago in Kuala Lumpur by Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew and Tan Sri Michael Yeoh. In the past, the Forum has been held in Chongqing, China, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur and Malacca in Malaysia.

The forum aims to promote entrepreneurship, smart partnerships, the digital economy, connectivity, and green growth. It also aims to connect the East and West and the Global Chinese Diaspora.

Our Chairman, Mr Edmond Yeo, JP will talk about The Role of The Global Chinese Diaspora in Investments & Innovation during the conference. The focus of his speech will be centered around the evolutions of Chinese businesses in the UK from as early as the 1920s until recently. As a matter of fact, China is Britain’s 4th biggest trading partner, accounting for 7.5% of all UK trade while 10,000 UK businesses now sell goods and services to China. The business opportunities between the 2 countries are expected to continue further. With better networks and technologies that are available these days, it has built a wider platform for networking, connect and communicate which translates to opportunities.

The World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention will be held in Excel London from 21st to 23rd October 2019, which expects to see over 3,000 delegates from all over the world traveling to the UK. Most have already invested over £5.4bn into the UK, and some are looking to take that first step. Meanwhile, some of China’s best-known private sector entrepreneurs who will be at the conference have a market cap of over £16.7bn collectively. The 8 core themes of Investment and Innovation that will be discussed during the conference are Education, Tech and Innovation, Health and Biotech, Investing in the UK, Belt and Road, Women in Business, Next Generation of Entrepreneurs and Global China.

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