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BFA Chronicle in 2015

Time:2015-03-26 18:12:30    Views:1546372    Origin:Boao Forum for Asia

 On January 14, 2015, Secretary-General of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Zhou Wenzhong visited Nanjing at the invitation of the foreign affairs office of Jiangsu provincial government and the BFA platinum member Jiangsu Dayuanyintai Mercantile Exchange. Zhou met with Li Xueyong, governor of Jiangsu province, at the Nanjing Xikang Hotel in the afternoon.

On January 15, 2015, BFA Secretary-General Zhou Wenzhong was invited to attend the “Leadership &Innovation: Dayuanyintai Forum on China Bulk Commodity Development under the New Normal” and New Year celebration of Jiangsu Dayuanyintai Mercantile Exchange and delivered a speech.

On January 16, 2015, accompanied by the chief of the Foreign Affairs Office of Jiangsu Province, BFA Secretary General Zhou Wenzhong visited some units in Jiangsu, including the Industrial Technology Research Center of Jiangsu Province and Suning E-Commerce Headquarters.

At 3 p.m. of January 20, 2015, Mr. Zhou Wenzhong, BFA Secretary General, briefed the  journalists on preparations for the upcoming BFA Annual Conference 2015 at a press meeting held by BFA at the China World Summit Wing in Beijing.

On January 20, 2015. BFA held its first Members Club Activity in 2015 at China World Summit Wing Themed “Heritage for Development, Cooperation for Prosperity — Opportunities and Challenges from the Silk Road Economic Belt”, the event featured a key-note speech and a panel discussion on the topic of the Silk Road Economic Belt.

On January 20, 2015, BFA hosted a New Year’s reception at the China World Summit Wing in Beijing as a token of gratitude to those who have long been supportive of BFA’s development.

On March 17, 2015, Mr. ZHOU Wenzhong, BFA Secretary General held a press conference at the China World Summit Wing, Beijing on the preparation of the upcoming BFA Annual Conference 2015.

On March 17,2015,BFA Aisa Economic Integration Report 2015 was released in Beijing at a press conference held by the BFA Secretariat at the China World Summit Wing in Beijing.

On March 17,2015, BFA Aisa Competitiveness Report 2015 was released in Beijing at a press conference held by the BFA secretariat at the China World Summit Wing in Beijing.

On March 17,2015, BFA Emerging Economies Development Report 2015 was released in Beijing at a press conference held by the BFA secretariat at the China World Summit Wing in Beijing.

On March 19, 2015, HONG Lei, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the P. R. of China, said at a regular press conference that, XI Jinping, together with 15 other foreign leaders will attend the BFA Annual Conference upon invitation.

From March 26 to 29, 2015, the 14th BFA Annual Conference, with the theme of “Asia’s New Future: Towards a Community of Common Destiny” was held in Boao, Hainan province, P. R. of China. A record high of 2,786 delegates from 49 countries and regions, including 1,772 official representatives and 1,014 media representatives, attended the conference. Over 80 ministerial-level Chinese and foreign officials and international organization leaders, presidents as well as Asia Pacific and China regional directors from 180 Global Fortune 500 companies, renowned scholars attended the event and generated a range of invaluable intellectual fruits through brainstorming.

On May 14, 2015, BFA Secretariat donated 50,000 RMB to Nepal’s “Prime Minister Disaster Relief Fund” through the Nepalese Embassy in China. Nepal was inflicted by the deadly earthquake on April 25.

On May 18, 2015, the one-day Boao Asia Development Forum (Macau) was held jointly by the BFA, Macau Youth Federation, and Macau University at the Sands Cotai Central, Macao.  The event was themed “Knowledge Interconnection: The Innovative Thoughts of Asian Development”. To promote dialogue and communication among the youths so as to stimulate their innovative thinking is a key to the joint development of Asian countries.

From May 20 to 21, 2015, the 5th Boao Youth Forum for Asia was jointly held by the BFA and the Youth Elites Association at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre under the theme “Asia in Restructuring: Vision and Action of Youth”.

From June 10 to 11, 2015, the Boao Forum for Asia Energy, Resources and Sustainable Development Conference was held jointly by the BFA and the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, under the theme of “One Belt and One Road & Asian Energy / Resources Cooperation”, during which the BFA Expert Committee of Energy, Resources & Sustainable Development was established.

On June 18, 2015,the Panel Session themed on China’s Economic New Normal: Implications for Regional Growth and Global Demand, co-sponsored by the BFA and the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was held under the framework of the 19th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum(SPIEF) in 2015, with highlighting topics on China’s economic new normal.

On June 26 and 27, 2015, at the invitation of China International Economic Exchange Center, BFA Secretary-General Zhou Wenzhong, attended the 4th Global Think Tank Summit held by the Center in Beijng and delivered a speech in the forum of International Relations and Global Governance.

On the afternoon of June 27, 2015, Vice Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia H. E. Mr. Zeng Peiyan, met with Susilo, former Indonesian President and BFA board member, who was coming to Beijing to attend the Fourth World Peace Conference.

On the evening of June 29, 2015, BFA Vice Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia H. E. Mr. Zeng Peiyan met with BFA board member and honorary senior minister and former prime minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong in Beijing, who came to China to attend the World Credit Rating Forum.

On July 2, 2015, BFA Secretary-General Zhou Wenzhong, met with Mme. Yang Xiuping, newly-appointed Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Center at the BFA secretariat.

On July 30 and 31, 2015 the Boao Forum for Asia Sydney Conference under the theme of “Creating Growth Prospects and Economic Cooperation for the Asia Pacific Region” was jointly held by the BFA and New South Wales Government (NSW) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. The one-and-half-day conference gained the presence of 300 Government officials, business leaders and scholars from around the world, especially from the Asia Pacific Region.

From July 31 to August 2, 2015, BFA Secretary General Zhou Wenzhong, visited Auckland on the invitation of New Zealand-China Council.

On the morning of August 11, 2015, Boao Review holds its fourth Board meeting at Kempinski Hotel, Guiyang. The meeting was presided over by Mr. ZHOU Wenzhong, BFA Secretary General and Chairman of Board of Boao Review.

On August 12, 2015 afternoon, ZHANG Guangzhi, Member of the Standing Committee of the Guizhou CPC Provincial Committee and minister of the Guizhou Provincial Publication Department met with BFA Secretary General ZHOU Wenzhong, who was attending the meeting of the Boao Review magazine board directors in Guiyang.

On the morning of Sept. 11, BFA Secretary General Zhou Wenzhong met with Geoffery Garrett, dean of the Wharton School.

On October 9 and 10, 2015, the BFA Board Working Meeting was held in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, where the Chinese Vice Premier WANG Yang met with members of the BFA Boaord of Directors.

On October 28, 2015, Secretary General Zhou Wenzhong was present at the 2015 opening & graduation ceremony of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business held at Fangfeiyuan, Diaoyutai State Guesthouse and delivered a theme speech.

On November 1, 2015, Secretary General Zhou Wenzhong attended the 5th meeting of Sino-US Track-II top dialogue organized by CPIFA, and made a speed at a relevant seminar.

From November 8 to 10, 2015, the Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference was held in London, under the theme of “Asia-Europe Cooperation: A New Vision of Financial Connectivity”. More than 400 government, business and academic leaders from 22 Asian and European countries attended the conference, during which the BFA Expert Committee of Financial Cooperation was set up.

From November 19 to 20, 2015, Secretary-general Zhou Wenzhong visited Shenzhen at the invitation of Invest Shenzhen.

On December 3 2015, BFA Vice Chairman Zeng Peiyan met in Beijing with Chairman Emeritus of CME Group Leo Melamed who’s currently paying a visit in China.

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