Roundtable connects movers and shakers
am very delighted to see this CEO Roundtable organized by
China Daily, and your theme today 'The World's Shanghai
by 2020' actually matches entirely with our own goal, Mr.
Han Zheng, mayor of Shanghai, said in his opening remarks
when he met with delegates over the weekend.
envy the jobs of CEOs and presidents in charge of China
or Greater China operations these days. The
mounting pressure from global headquarters, employees, customers
and shareholders to growing, winning or surviving in the
China market keeps any CEO in charge of China "stretched
melodrama. China CEOs actually need much more help than
their colleagues running operations in other countries.
reason is simple: China is probably much more complicated
than any other country. Local knowledge, or information-in-context,
is what they need most. One of the best sources to gain
such critical knowledge, is to learn from their peers.
China Daily CEO Roundtable was created and launched to serve
just that need. Since its inception in April 2004, more
than 500 CEOs, senior executives and government leaders
have taken part in 12 roundtables on various topics that
are central to China's economy or business and social development.
were invited according to their current or potential impact
on their respective sectors or to China's economic growth
as a whole.
key task is "collective learning" among fellow
CEOs behind closed doors.
have long been overdosed by those big forums and conferences
with hundreds of people," said one delegate, "and
I found this China Daily network is second to none in putting
the right people on the right topic at the right time."
a service to the global business community by China Daily,
the country's only nationwide English-language newspaper,
the China Daily CEO Roundtables have put CEOs and senior
executives face-to-face with senior government leaders.
get first-hand information about China's most important
policies, economic developments and social changes; to establish
personal relationship and explore public-private partnership
initiatives; and to make China their best performing market
and, equally important, their homes.
roundtables will cover China's banking, logistics, telecom,
lifestyle, education, health care, high technology, sustainable
development, social welfare, entertainment, and others in
Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and other major cities.
Daily CEO Roundtables are rapidly emerging as the voice
of global business in China and the private club of the
movers and shakers from the government, business, academic,
cultural and social sectors.
aim to provide nothing but first- class knowledge and networking
to the China business community, said Zhu Ling, China Daily's
CEO Roundable/Asia News Network Editors&CEO Summit
Daewoo Professor of International Affairs
Kennedy School of Government
Secretary General, Boao Forum for Asia.
Former Vice Minister of Moftec, PRC
*Sustainable Development and Environment
*Health Care China
*Human Capacity Development
*Property and Living in China
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