WCES 2016

The 8th World Chinese Economic Summit
"China-ASEAN:Realising Opportunities, Strengthening Partnerships"

November 16-17, 2016

Malacca, Malaysia - Hotel Equatorial, Melaka

The World Chinese Economic Summit (WCES) is the world’s leading annual Summit promoting closer linkages between the global economic community and China, Southeast Asia and the global Chinese diaspora. It is the preeminent platform for business, trading partners and government organizations to forge new relationships.

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Front Row (L-R) - Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, WCES Founder and Patron; Tun Dato' Sri Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia; Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China. Back Row – WCES guest; Tan Sri Michael Yeoh, ASLI President & CEO.

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Li Yuanchao, Vice President of the Peoples Republic of China arrives at WCES 2014 accompanied by The Right Honorable Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia

2017 Sponsors & Partners

Luncheon Host

InvestHK

InvestHK

Established in July 2000, InvestHK’s vision is to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as the leading international business location in Asia. Our mission is to attract and retain foreign direct investment which is of strategic importance to the economic development of Hong Kong. In all our services, we apply the following core values: passion, integrity, professionalism, customer service, business friendliness and responsiveness. We work with overseas and Mainland entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinationals that wish to set up an office – or expand their existing business – in Hong Kong. We offer free advice and services to support companies from the planning stage right through to the launch and expansion of their business.

InvestHK

Co-Organiser

Centre for Law and Globalization

Centre for Law and Globalization

CCG

CCG

Center for China & Globalization(CCG)is a leading Chinese global think tank dedicated to the areas of China and globalization studies , the globalization of Chinese talent and the globalization of Chinese enterprises. CCG has almost 100 full-time researchers and working staff. It has published 5 prestigious Blue Books by China Social Science Academy Press annually and many other reports and books for the policy makers and public. Besides its headquarters in Beijing, CCG has established research institutes in Guangzhou, Qingdao, and Shenzhen and has overseas representatives. According to the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index by the University of Pennsylvania Think Tank and Civil Society Program, CCG was ranked 111th of the top think tanks worldwide, one of the world’s top 40 independent think tanks and one of the 60 top think tanks to watch for in 2017. TTCSP also ranked CCG as the 7th best think tank in China and the No. 1 independent think tank among the top Chinese think tanks.

CCG

Strategic Partners

OSK Group

OSK Group

BGMC

BGMC

NIRVANA

NIRVANA

HUNZA

HUNZA

QI Group

QI Group

Welcome to the QI Group of Companies. We are a diversified multinational entity catering to varied businesses that include education, hospitality, direct selling, financial services and retail. We employ more than 1500 people across 30 countries, with key regional offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. As a group, our focus is on enabling people to rise through solutions that power entrepreneurship, enhance urban lifestyles and reform the education sector. Our constantly evolving group is expanding through tactical investments in global markets, creating high-quality interrelated ventures, products and services worldwide.

QI Group

Supporting Partners

Asia Society Hong Kong

Asia Society Hong Kong

Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller III in New York, Asia Society is a leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education and policy, Asia Society provides insight, generates ideas and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

Asia Society Hong Kong
PBEC

PBEC

The Pacific Basin Economic Council believes that through cooperation and the exchange of ideas, the private sector can work with governments to promote significant growth and prosperity in Asia Pacific. Independent, apolitical, forward looking and pro-business, the Pacific Basin Economic Council aspires to champion and promote regional economic integration and growth.

PBEC
The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce

The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce

The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit-making organization of local Chinese firms and businessmen. Founded in 1900, it is one of the oldest and largest chambers of commerce in Hong Kong. At present, the Chamber has a membership of over 6,000, comprising association, company and individual members. Members' businesses cover a wide spectrum of commercial and industrial activities in the territory, including manufacturing, imports and exports, banking, insurance, real estates, building and construction, information technology, professional services, transport and communication, foods, retail and wholesale, catering and tourism, etc. Ever since its establishment, the Chamber aims at serving the community and advancing with time. It provides the business community a forum for the exchange of business information and an avenue for fostering regional and international communication and promoting trade and commerce. The Chamber maintains close contacts with trade associations and Chinese chambers all over the world, in particular those in Mainland China. It has been playing an active role in promoting external trade and attracting foreign investment in the Mainland. To support China's open door policy, the Chamber has been organizing Training Courses for senior officials and executives from the Mainland since 1982.

The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce
The Better Hong Kong Foundation

The Better Hong Kong Foundation

The Foundation was established in 1995 by a group of influential local business and community leaders in Hong Kong who were committed to the territory and wanted to share their confidence in its future with the corporate and political leadership overseas. The Foundation is a realisation of this vision, actively liaising with counterparts in the West and updating them on Hong Kong's dynamic activities in trade, finance, business and communications.

The Better Hong Kong Foundation
HKTDC

HKTDC

Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to promoting Hong Kong trade. Its mission is to explore opportunities for Hong Kong companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and connect them with business partners around the world. In striving to be the best trade promotion organisation in the world, the HKTDC is committed to:

  • developing and expanding new frontiers by exploring, learning and innovating
  • creating and delivering value to our customers
  • building on Hong Kong’s economic success through global business
  • maintaining trust, respect and openness in all our relationships
We are governed by a 19-member Council of Hong Kong business leaders and senior Government officials. It plans and supervises HKTDC's global operations, services and promotional activities. The Council also oversees the operation of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Appointed by the HKSAR Chief Executive, Mr Vincent HS Lo assumed the Chairmanship of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council on 1 June 2015. He is the ninth HKTDC Chairman since the Council's establishment in 1966. The Executive Director, Ms Margaret Fong is responsible to the Council for HKTDC's worldwide operations.

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