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2019 New Economy Forum Opens in Beijing

Beijing, November 21, 2019 – The 2019 New Economy Forum, co-hosted by Bloomberg and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), commenced in Beijing today on the shores of Yanqi Lake, looking out at the Great Wall. As the balance of power shifts towards Asia Pacific, the forum welcomed a global community of private sector leaders who are convening for two days to propose actionable solutions on a variety of topics including global governance, trade, technology, finance and capital markets, climate, urbanization and inclusion.

The event was attended by nearly 500 of the world’s most influential business executives, technology innovators, government officials, experts and academics from 45 countries, including over 120 CEOs across 43 sectors.

Wang Qishan, Vice President of the People’s Republic of China, delivered the keynote address. Zeng Peiyan, former Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China and Chairman of CCIEE and Henry M. Paulson, Jr., co-Chair of the forum, former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Paulson Institute Chairman, opened the event.

Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Honorary Chair of the New Economy Forum and former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, discussed the future of US-China relations.

During the two-day forum, participants will delve into key topics including China’s future economic development, the role of urbanization, climate action and regionalization of supply chains. With nearly 30 closed-door breakout sessions and workshops, delegates will conduct in-depth and open discussions and propose practical solutions on a variety of topics to address the challenges from the rise of new economies.

Distinguished guests attending the forum includes Advisory Board Members Gary Cohn, Fu Ying, Bill Gates, Martin Lau, Lou Jiwei, Nandan Nilekani, Lubna Al-Olayan, Penny Pritzker, Kevin Rudd, Xie Zhenhua, Zhang Lei and Zhou Xiaochuan. The 2019 forum is supported by ten partner companies and their corporate leadership, including Mike Roman, Chairman of the Board and CEO, 3M; H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, United Arab Emirates and Group CEO, ADNOC; Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive, Dangote Industries Limited; Darren W. Woods, Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil; Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and CEO, FedEx; Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive, HSBC; Euisun Chung, Executive Vice Chairman, Hyundai Motor Group; Ajay Banga, President and CEO, Mastercard; Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Executive Chairman, Tata Sons and Yu Liang, Chairman, Vanke.

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