[Group Dynamics] Kevin Yeung, Chairman & CEO of Bridge Capital , was invited to attend the 10th China-EU Entrepreneurship Summit.
On June 9, the 10th China-EU Entrepreneur Summit, which lasted six days, opened at Ironmongers' Hall Hall in London, UK. The summit was attended by more than 500 Chinese and European dignitaries, entrepreneurial leaders, experts and scholars, policy makers and corporate executives from all over the world, as well as a number of top investors around the world.
The theme of the summit is "Innovation, recovery, win-win: towards a New era of China-EU Business Cooperation". The purpose of the summit is to deeply analyze the political, economic and market environment between China and Europe, to jointly explore the development strategy of enterprise internationalization, to look forward to China-EU business innovation cooperation and to promote bilateral inclusive economic growth.
More than 500 China-EU dignitaries, entrepreneur leaders, experts and scholars gathered in the United Kingdom and Ireland to exchange and discuss hot topics such as China's opening up policy and the global economic environment, coordinated development of China-EU financial institutions, future urban construction and sustainable development, China's economic transformation, and cooperation in the field of scientific, technological and innovation between China and the EU.
Meiqiao Investment Group, as a representative of the enterprise, was invited to attend the summit to directly talk to Chinese and European dignitaries and industry experts to discuss hot topics.
Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister and United Nations Special Envoy for Education, delivered a keynote address
At the opening ceremony, Gordon Brown, a former British prime minister and UN education envoy, also delivered a keynote address at the summit, saying that the West still needs to strengthen its cooperation with China in the future. Unlike US-China relations, Britain and China still need to understand each other.
Britain in Brexit still has a strong voice in the European Commission. Britain and China need to engage in dialogue on finance, strategic energy and immigration and study abroad to reach more trade agreements.
Brown stressed that "Belt and Road Initiative" will play an important role in the world financial and political pattern. He pointed out that at present, industries such as automobile and technology transfer should pay attention to new energy sources, and the use of green energy will show an upward trend all over the world. China and the West can cooperate with experts to use and develop new energy sources, and help Africa reduce poverty.
Long Yongtu, former vice minister of China's Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, former Secretary-General of Boao Asia and co-chairman of the China-EU entrepreneurs Federation, delivered a keynote speech at the summit.
Long Yongtu, former vice minister of China's Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, former secretary-general of the Boao Forum for Asia, and co-chairman of the China-EU Entrepreneurship Federation, stressed in a speech that in the face of the grim economic situation, Sino-British cooperation is imperative, and China is turning to high-quality economic development, which needs to draw lessons from the mature market economy of European countries and its entrepreneurial spirit.
Long Yongtu said that the "Belt and Road Initiative" initiative is a business opportunity for China and Europe. At the same time, the current form of world economy and trade makes China-EU cooperation urgent, unilateralism is destroying the foundation of multilateralism, trade protectionism is eroding the engine that destroys the world economy, so countries in China and Europe must unite.
He believes that protectionism will not only not destroy China's morale, but will also promote closer cooperation between China and the EU.
Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom, delivered a keynote speech at the summit
Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming delivered a keynote speech. Talk about economic globalization. He said that china-UK cooperation also enjoys broad prospects under the new circumstances. Both sides should strengthen confidence and push forward the "Golden Era" of China-UK relations. To maintain independence and foster an open, transparent and fair business environment; Take a long-term perspective and create favorable conditions for China-UK relations in the post-Brexit era. Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming said in his address that China has always been working hard to solve problems through consultation in the spirit of good faith and good faith and in the spirit of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit so as to maintain global economic stability and development. Over the years, China and the EU have Shared broad consensus on major issues such as improving global economic governance, upholding multilateralism and advocating free trade. Our cooperation enjoys a solid foundation. China and the EU need to strengthen trust and cooperation to consolidate conceptual consensus. Strengthen cooperation on rules and lead innovation and upgrading; We should strengthen openness and cooperation and share opportunities for development. Under the new circumstances, There are broad prospects for China-UK cooperation. Both sides need to strengthen confidence and move forward the "Golden Era" of China-UK relations. We should remain independent and foster an open, transparent and fair business environment.
Former Irish Prime Minister Kenny delivered a keynote address at the summit
At the special meeting of the China-EU entrepreneurs Summit in Ireland, former Irish Prime Minister Kenny (Enda Kenny) said in a speech that Ireland can provide a stable investment environment and high-quality talent for Chinese investors. The Irish people understand and identify with Chinese culture. The "Belt and Road Initiative" initiative provides great opportunities for Ireland and Ireland to cooperate in various fields such as economy and trade.
He Xiangdong, Chinese ambassador to Ireland, delivered a keynote speech at the summit
In his speech, Chinese Ambassador to Ireland he Xiangdong he said that on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Ireland, the China-EU entrepreneurs Summit was held in Ireland for the first time, fully demonstrating that the current development of relations between China and Ireland has entered a new stage, and that Ireland is playing an increasingly important role in China-EU cooperation. There is broad consensus between China and the EU on major issues such as building "Belt and Road Initiative" hand in hand. As an important member of the European Union, Ireland has repeatedly expressed its love for the construction of "Belt and Road Initiative" and is willing to become China's sincere partner in the EU and bridge mutually beneficial cooperation between China and the EU under the framework of "Belt and Road Initiative." China highly appreciates this. China is committed to linking the "Belt and Road Initiative" initiative with the development strategy of Ireland and European countries, adhering to peaceful cooperation, opening up, mutual learning, mutual learning, mutual benefit and win-win benefits, and working together with European countries to build "Belt and Road Initiative" and share peace, stability, and prosperity.
Ambassador he pointed out: the mutually beneficial cooperation and win-win development between China and Ireland and China and Europe can not be separated from the background of the globalization era, from the support of multilateralism and the free trading system, and from the positive posture of openness and inclusiveness. The people of China and Ireland have a personal experience of this. It is precisely because it has actively complied with the process of globalization, continuously integrated into the world multilateral free trading system, and continued to build an open and inclusive economy that China has become the second largest economy in the world, and Ireland has also leapt to the "tiger of Celtic."
Ambassador he stressed: at present, the trend of thought against globalization is surging, unilateralism, bullying, and protectionism are on the rise, and multilateralism and the free trading system are facing great challenges. China is willing to continue to work with European countries, including Ireland, to firmly safeguard the process of globalization, uphold the concept of sustainable development, advocate multilateralism and free trade, further improve global governance, jointly promote lasting peace and tranquillity, and jointly create a more prosperous and beautiful world. China and Ireland and China and Europe have great potential and must make a difference in jointly promoting the process of globalization and jointly defending multilateralism and the free trading system.
Irish Speaker of the House of Representatives Ofeirel delivered a keynote address at the end of the summit
Irish Speaker of the House of Representatives Ofeirel said in his closing speech that at present, the relationship between Ireland and China is very good and is constantly strengthening. Last year, China's investment in Ireland increased by 200%, and there is great potential for economic and trade cooperation between the two countries. Ireland welcomes more Chinese companies to invest and start businesses in Ireland.
Yang Bangben, Chairman of Meiqiao Investment Group (second from left), as a guest speaker at the Finance and Investment Round Table
Zheng Wanchun, governor of Minsheng Bank of China, delivered a keynote speech at the forum on "coordinated Development of China-EU Financial institutions and promoting the Development of bilateral Enterprises." He said: in helping the "Belt and Road Initiative" initiative, Chinese financial institutions have assumed important responsibilities in supporting Chinese enterprises to "go out" and reduce the risks of Sino-foreign cooperation, and have also played a positive role in promoting them. He said that as China's new financial sector opens to the outside world, commercial banks will continue to support private enterprises by providing one-stop trade financial services, timely financial support and high-quality financial services.
In the sub-forum, he talked about how to face the complex and changeable situation of economic and trade cooperation in the world. as one of the representatives of the Chinese investment industry, Mr. Yang Bangben believes that the comprehensive influence of many factors makes countries encounter some problems and frictions in the process of cooperative development, and it is necessary to create the possibility of cooperation by creating more communication opportunities and enhancing each other's cognition and understanding. From the point of view of inter-enterprise cooperation, Mr. Yang Bangben believes that there are obvious cultural differences between China and Europe. Compared with the Chinese market, Europe and the United States have a relatively mature legal system after years of development, which has led to a very different business environment between the two sides. However, there is great potential for cooperation between China and Europe and the United States at the level of technology and capital. In the process of cooperation, both sides need to give each other more understanding and tolerance in the face of the challenges and changes of many complex factors.
On the same day of the summit, Mr. Yang Bangben, chairman of Meiqiao Investment Group, participated in a series of thematic round tables, high-quality project recommendations and one-on-one talks organized by the Summit to actively seek global advantages, promote the transformation and upgrading of China's high-end manufacturing industry, and enhance global competitiveness.
Meiqiao Investment Group was invited to attend the summit as an outstanding enterprise representative. Mr. Yang Bangben, Chairman of Meiqiao Investment Group, and Yang Qiaomu, Deputy Director of Investment Department of Meiqiao Investment Group, had in-depth exchanges and communication with guests on the spot. Dialogue experts and scholars and CEIBS dignitaries and visited CMS, the world's largest legal and tax service organization.
Glasgow Airport Chief Executive Officer Derek Provan has in-depth exchanges with Mr. Yang Bangben, Chairman of Meiqiao Investment Group (first from right) and Mr. Yang Qiaoxiang, Deputy Director of Investment Department of Meiqiao Investment Group (second from right).
Scottish Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Dr.Liz Cameron OBE (Medal) (first from left), AGS Airports Chief Executive Officer Derek Provan () and Mr. Yang Bangben, Chairman of Meiqiao Investment Group (first from right), had a cordial conversation with Mr. Yang Bangben, Chairman of Meiqiao Investment Group.
(left), Chief Executive Director of the Organizing Committee of the Federation of Chinese and Foreign Enterprises (left) and Yang Qiaomu, Deputy Director of Investment Department of Meiqiao Investment Group (right)
Yang Qiaoku, Deputy Director of Investment Department of Meiqiao Investment Group (second from left)
The six-day summit, covering London, Edinburgh and Ireland, includes seven thematic forums, a series of thematic round tables, quality project recommendations and one-on-one talks, as well as visits to the top 100 companies in Europe. Many experts, scholars, as well as financial and industrial and commercial circles have held discussions on issues such as the globalized economic pattern, financial investment, mutual learning between cities in China and Europe, deepening cooperation in scientific and technological innovation, education, health and health care, and so on.