Elite gathering on snow mountaintop. 2020 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will be held in Davos, Switzerland from January 21th to 24th. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the World Economic Forum. The theme of this year’s Davos Annual Meeting is “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World“. The participants include Han Zheng, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China; Donald Trump, President of the United States of America; Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany; Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy; Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore; Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations and other representatives from political and government delegations, business leaders, academic representatives, art and media leaders.
AMTD Group, as the only Hong Kong-based financial institution among the World Economic Forum Strategic Partner Associates, will set up the “AMTD House” at the Davos Forum for the third consecutive year. In addition, AMTD will host a series of theme activities including “Smart Asia: Connecting Greater Bay Area with ASEAN” and “Greater Bay Area Young Entrepreneur Day” etc., to comprehensively introduce the achievements of China’s Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in promoting digital technology innovation and regional economic development. Furthermore, AMTD will also specially open the “AMTD Hotel” this year to welcome global partners and friends of “AMTD SpiderNet”.
On 22nd January, AMTD will host “AMTD – Smart Asia: Connecting Greater Bay with ASEAN”, and Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is specially invited to give a keynote speech. Mr. Wen Guohui, Mayor of Guangzhou, Mr. S Iswaran, Minister for communications and information, Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, Singapore, and Mr. David Aikman, Chief Representative Officer, Greater China, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum are also invited as honorable guests. This event will demonstrate the development achievements and historical opportunities of the intelligent interconnectivity between China’s Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area and the ASEAN region on this international stage.