Asia Inc Forum to hold APEC China CEO confab in Beijing

Posted on  04/06/2012  |  Media Centre


Monday, June 4, 2012

A BRUNEIAN events organiser has joined with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade to bring together 300 leading figures from government, business and civil society in China and the region.

In a statement, Asia Inc Forum said that it would be staging the APEC China CEO Forum in Beijing on June 6 to 8.

“Since January this year, Asia Inc Forum has been instrumental in coordinating with the CCPIT on developing the Forum programme, bringing over 40 highly distinguished business figures, thought leaders, practitioners and government leaders as speakers, and providing strategic advice on organising this important APEC business event,” the events organiser said in the statement.

Among those taking part in the event are Chinese officials, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, US Ambassador to China Gary Locke, China Development Bank Governor Chen Yuan, and former China chief negotiator for the World Trade Organisation Long Yongtu.

Also expected at the event are Frank Ning, chairman of COFCO; Scott Price, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Asia; Serge Pun, chairman, SPA Myanmar; and Bert Hofman, chief economist of the World Bank; Matias Mori, executive vice-president of the Foreign Investment Committee of Chile.

“It is an opportunity to reflect how far China has come, and what we must pay attention to,” says Dato Timothy Ong, chairman of Asia Inc Forum and a co-chair of the APEC China CEO Forum.

“The programme will include some very distinguished insights and opinions that have shaped the Chinese agenda and regional cooperation. We are confident that this will be a worthwhile opportunity to build new friendships, networks, and opportunities in China and across the larger APEC region.”

Stuart Kemp (pictured), Asia Inc Forum executive director and CEO, said: “Bringing together business leaders, thought-leaders, policymakers and opinion-shapers to create stimulating discussion and debate is something we at Asia Inc Forum attach great importance to. ” The Brunei Times