The eleventh Forbes Global CEO Conference hosted by Forbes, sponsored by Shanghai Municipal Government, was held on September 16-19, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Jin Mao Tower. About 430 CEOs of multinationals, business leaders and economists, including Mr. Liu Deshu, Sinochem President, participated in the event. With the theme of “Energizing Global Business: the China Factor”, participants exchanged views on global economic outlook and China’s role in business, finance and geopolitics.
During the conference, a dozen of sessions on topics like Global Economy, Made in China and Exported to the World, Brand-building, the Mystery of Capitalism, Leadership, Banks and the Capital Markets in China, Wireless Future, Economic Interplay of Asia and China, Chinese Entrepreneurs, Education Game and Risk /Reward Balance in Business were held.
Mr. Liu exchanged opinions widely with the other participants.
Forbes Global CEO Conference was initiated in the early 1990s. The Forbes magazine stated publication in 1917. It is one the earliest business magazine in the US. Together with Fortune and Business Week, they are acclaimed as the three most influential finical magazines in the world.
The conference is the third one held in Asia. The 2001 and 2002 conferences were held in Singapore and Hong Kong respectively. The 2004 conference will shift to Hong Kong again.