The 50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting was held in Davos, Switzerland, from January 21 to 24, 2020. The theme of this year’s Davos Annual Meeting was “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”. The participants included 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; Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore and other political figures, government delegations, business leaders, academic representatives, cultural leaders, media authorities and other representatives.

As the only Hong Kong-based financial institution among the global strategic partners of World Economic Forum, AMTD set up the “AMTD House” at the Davos Annual Meeting for the third consecutive year, and also specially opened a “AMTD Hotel Parsenn” and arranged a series of themed activities such as “Smart Asia: Connecting the Greater Bay Area with ASEAN” and ” Greater Bay Entrepreneurship 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.

January 21 was the first day of this annual meeting. Let’s review the meeting together!

1 Guohui Wen, the Mayor of Guangzhou City, led a Guangzhou government delegation to visit AMTD House

Wen Guohui, Deputy Party Secretary of CPC Guangzhou Municipal Committee and Mayor of Guangzhou, led a delegation of the Guangzhou government to visit AMTD House, together with Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Tan Sri Dato’ David CHIU, Chairman of Far East Consortium International Limited and Deputy Director of Subcommittee of Social and Legal Affairs, etc., to promote the development of the Greater Bay Area and deepen bilateral cooperation with Guangzhou as the South-China headquarters in the investment layout.

Liu Baochun, Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office of Guangzhou Municipal Government, Liu Chenhui, Director General of Guangzhou Municipal Commerce Bureau, Chen Rongqiu, Director of Guangzhou Municipal People’s Government Research Office, Zhang Zhaoxing, Chairman for Guangzhou Yue Xiu Holdings Ltd, Zeng Qinghong, Chairman of Guangzhou Auto Group (GAC), and Li Chuyuan, Chairman of Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group also participated in the meeting.

2 Carrie Lam and Calvin Choi, etc., had lunch at a discussion session on “Expanding Asia’s technology leadership”

Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government, Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Johnny Gerard Plate, Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information Technology, and Guruprasad Mohapatra, Secretary-General of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of India, etc., had a discussion session on “Expanding Asia’s technology leadership”.

3 Calvin Choi discussed “New Economy” with H.E. Mohammad Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council

Invited by CNBC, Calvin Choi had a discussion with H.E. Mohammad Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council on East-West economic relations and technology cooperation in the New Economic Era.

4 Chile’s economy minister, Lucas Palacios visited AMTD Hotel Parsenn

Chile’s Economy Minister, Lucas Palacios led the delegation to AMTD Hotel Parsenn to discuss with Calvin Choi on AMTD’s investment development in South America.

5 Edward Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of Hong Kong SAR Government attended “AMTD · Greater Bay Entrepreneurship day”

Edward Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of Hong Kong SAR Government attended “AMTD · Greater Bay Entrepreneurship day” and delivered a speech.

Chile’s economy minister Lucas Palacios, Tan Sri Dato’ David CHIU, Chairman of Far East Consortium International Limited and Deputy Director of Subcommittee of Social and Legal Affairs, Dr. Annie Koh, Vice President of Business Development, V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship, Professor of Finance (Practice) at Singapore Management University (SMU), and more than 200 political, business, academic, media and other leaders from different countries and regions all attended the event and witnessed the dreams and passions in technology innovation of Chinese young entrepreneurs in the new era. This was also a platform for Asian young entrepreneurs to communicate and cooperate with each other, following the ” Greater Bay Young Entrepreneurs Association” at the World Economic Forum Davos Annual Meeting in 2019.

6 Calvin Choi met with Jeroen Ouwehand, Global Senior Partner of Clifford Chance LLP

Calvin Choi met with Jeroen Ouwehand, Global Senior Partner of Clifford Chance LLP at AMTD Hotel Parsenn to communicate on the in-depth strategic cooperation.

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