The 4th Global Economic Leaders Summit (GELS2015) & Forum of International Collaboration on Production Capacity, co-hosted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission, Jilin Provincial Government of China and Asia-Pacific CEO Association, was held in Changchun City, China, from August 30th to September 1st, 2015.
In the morning, Mr. Bayin Chaolu, Secretary of CPC Jilin Provincial Committee, and Mr. Ma Junqing, Executive Deputy Governor of Jilin Provincial Government met the leader of Asia-Pacific CEO Association and representatives of the summit on Aug. 31st.
The Opening Ceremony was moderated by Mr. Zhao Biao, Deputy Secretary-General of Jilin Provincial Government. Important speeches were made on the Opening Ceremony by Mr. Ma Junqing, Executive Deputy Governor of Jilin Provincial Government, Ms. Susanne Kurz, Former President of Federal Council of Austria, Mr. Zhang Jun, Director-General of Department of International Economic Affairs of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Mr. Liang Linchong, Deputy Director-General of Department of International Affairs of National Development and Reform Commission of China, and Mr. Zheng Xiongwei, Global Executive Chairman of APCEO. Besides, Mr. Eamon Gilmore, Former Vice Prime Minister of Ireland, along with some heads of state and relevant government officials attended the Opening Ceremony.
Mr. Eamon Gilmore, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland, moderated the Keynote Speech. Main speakers included Dr. Matt Wang, Vice President of IBM, Mr. Siu Ngan Tse, Vice President of Hewlett-Packard, Mr. Niyazi Faruk Arig, Greater China President of Henkel, Mr. Yan Xuan, Greater China CEO of Nielsen, Mr. Stephen Phillips, CEO of China-Britain Business Council and other high-level executives from Fortune 500 & Forbes 2000 companies.
GELS2015 had about 600 attendees from over 60 countries and regions, including heads of state and relevant government officials, high-level executives from Fortune 500 & Forbes 2000 companies, chiefs from famous international organizations and industry associations, renowned economists, experts and scholars.
The theme of GELS2015 was “Promoting Global Science and Technology Innovation & International Collaboration on Production Capacity for Economic Transition and Upgradation”. Two Dialogues were held during the Summit, namely, Panel Discussion on International Collaboration on Production Capacity and Dialogue on Emerging Industries & Technology Innovation.