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Global New Fortune Forum 2015 held in Hangzhou and Xi’an

Co-organized by the Global Alliance of SMEs (GASME), Global Times, China Business Times and Zhejiang SME Association, Global New Fortune Forum 2015 was held in Hangzhou and Xi’an on July 5th -7th. Around 2000 participants attended this forum.

The theme of Hangzhou Forum is New Normal, New Opportunity; New Model, New Dream. And the theme of Xi’an Forum is New Normality, New Opportunity; New Silkroad, New Dream.

The VIPs include: 
Mr. Lee Myung-bak, Former President of Republic of Korea
Mr. Christian Wulff, Former President of Germany
Mr. Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Former Prime Minister of France 
Mr. Lee Soo-sung, Former Prime Minister of Republic of Korea
Mr. Carlos Magariños, Former UNIDO Director-General, and Global Chairman of GASME
Mr. Raul Diez Canseco Terry, Former Vice President of Peru
Mr. Li Zhaoxing, Former Foreign Minister of China
Mr. An Qiyuan, Former Secretary of the CPC Shaanxi Provincial Committee
Mr. Xu Hongdao, Former Executive Commissioner of CPPCC 
Mr. Tian Yuan, Former Vice Chairman of Shaanxi Provincial CPPCC
Mr. Gong Jianzhong, Vice Chairman of China Public Diplomacy Association
Mr. Liao Ming, Chairman of the Industrial Council of China Society of Economic Reform (CSER)
Mr. Zhai Junjie, Vice Chairman of Shaanxi Federation of Industry and Commerce
Mr. George Wang, Executive Chairman of GASME, Finance Professor of City University of New York and 
Executive Director of Peking University HSBC Business School SME Research Center
Mr. He Weiwen, Vice Chairman of GASME and Former Commercial Counselor of Consulate-General 
of the P.R. China in NY
Mr. Cai Zhangsheng, Vice President of Zhejiang SME Association
China’s “One Belt And One Road” strategy is a major focus point in the country’s economic development plans, and has the world’s attention. Building the Silk Road Economic Belt will help create new cooperation opportunities with partner nations, as well as facilitate the international development of Chinese SMEs. China has modified its economic and innovation strategy by moving away from high-speed and toward moderate growth, with continued upgrades to economic structure, while entering into the digital, connected, internet age. It is clear that Chinese SMEs must tackle the difficult task of transforming their businesses and driving innovation through systematic upgrades and internationalization.

President Lee Myung-bak pointed out in his speech that the world economy is facing a variety of crisis and new challenges like the problem of population aging, financial crisis, climate change and the global trade slowdown. President Lee said that Republic of Korea has been through the compression path of economic growth earlier than China. He reviewed Korea’s economic development, and emphasized China can take the New Opportunity to realize Chinese Dream. President Lee had full of confidence in China’s economic development. He also believed that Korea and China will become the closest partner in the future.

In the age of Industry 4.0, what kind of innovative development will happen in China and Germany? Former German President Wulff elaborated two business opportunity: modernization of enterprises and urbanization. Chinese government and German government can cooperate more closely. Plenty of manufacturing enterprises which became main force of innovation are from small towns in Germany. In China, urbanization arouses the development of society and economy in rural areas. Germany and China are competitors. Healthy, positive and fair competition is a good thing. President Wulff hoped that enterprises from China and Germany can cooperate together to achieve win-win situation.

Mr. Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Former Prime Minister of France emphasized the importance of SMEs in international economic development. SME development is a global issue. From a global perspective, international trade will develop continuously. We shall have a lot important things to do on supporting the SMEs growth and their global competition. When big enterprises bring solutions which only apply to themselves, we shall never forget SMEs who create new technology and make new progress. SMEs will have great and brilliant future.

Mr. Lee Soo-sung, Former Prime Minister of Republic of Korea, delivered a keynote speech in cooperation and exchange between Chinese and Korean SMEs. Mr. Lee pointed out that all the enterprises have a fair competition on the platform of globalization. Only SMEs work together can make win-win benefits. Based on the 5000 years’ exchange history, China and Korea have a deep sense of cultural identity which has become the cornerstone of SME cooperation. This year is the 23th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Republic of Korea. There are diverse exchanges in various fields. From economical aspects, China is a dominant trading partner of Korea. Exchange among SMEs increased every year. East Asia builds the world’s largest economic circle. As a new starting point of SME exchange, Internet shall be used as the platform to expand areas of SME cooperation between China and Korea.

Mr. Carlos Magariños, Former UNIDO Director-General, and Global Chairman of GASME pointed that the epochal change we are going through demands urgent and decisive action to confront the many challenges it poses and to grab its many opportunities. Better profit form trade and investment flows, better understand international negotiations on critical issues, like finance or climate, better gauge the opportunity given by new technologies, better evaluate how to increase productivity while protecting the environment and better anticipate major trends on politics and economics will greatly improve the global economic development. The Silk Road Economic Belt initiative are important initiatives to develop closer cooperation with Central Asian countries and with the ASEAN community, as it is the initiative of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for the whole Asian countries.

Mr. Raul Diez Canseco Terry, Former Vice President of Peru said that the world middle class will almost double in one decade to reach 3.2 billion people in 2020. The arrival of the Emerging Economies to the first line of the world economy and the emergence of a new global middle class opens a world of new possibilities, new opportunities and new markets. He is convinced that the future of national societies will rely on how well they understand and profit from this new reality. We are living new times, where local progress needs global cooperation. He said: “I devoted my whole life to the development of SMEs in the world. I hope through my efforts, that many links between China and Latin America could be strengthened and cooperation and exchanges between both sides could be closer. ”

Dr. George Wang, Executive Chairman of GASME, moderated the dialogues of President Wulff and Mr. Raffarin with Chinese entrepreneurs respectively. Mr. Liu Rui, China Vice Chairman of GASME, moderated the dialogues between President Lee Myung-bak and Chinese entrepreneurs. The themes of dialogue are among the world economic trends, the construction of One Belt and One Road, Regional Trade Agreement, the international status of RMB, China-Korea investment and trade relations, China-France SME cooperation, SME innovation and internationalization, and etc.

On the afternoon of July 5th, Mr. Christian Wulff, Former President of Germany, Mr. Lee Soo-sung, Former Prime Minister of Republic of Korea, Mr. Raul Diez Canseco Terry, Former Vice President of Peru and Mr. Carlos Magariños, Global Chairman of GASME visited World Packaging Organization Asia Packaging Center and Zhejiang Yunchuang Automobile Service Co., Ltd. 8 well- known institutes stationed into Hangzhou World Packaging Industrial Center. They are Bundesvrband Mittetandische Wirtschaft (BVMW), Sterishred Co., Ltd, Association of the Germany Gourmets and Catering, Regional Cooperation and Development Center of Europe-China SMEs, Germany Aengevelt Group,Sollors & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG), AUDIO-3D UK and Copro Stock Corporation.

On the afternoon of July 6th, Mr. Lee Myung-bak, Former President of Republic of Korea, Mr. Christian Wulff, Former President of Germany, Mr. Raul Diez Canseco Terry, Former Vice President of Peru and Mr. Carlos Magariños, Global Chairman of GASME took a field visit in Shaanxi Chengzhang Group Jue Yuefu Hotel, which has been listed as GASME CEO Training Center in Northwest China.


President Lee Myung-bak delivers a keynote speech


President Christian Wulff delivers a keynote speech


Mr. Jean-Pierre Raffarin delivers a keynote speech


Mr. Carlos Magariños delivers a keynote speech


Mr. Lee Soo-sung delivers a keynote speech


Mr. Raul Diez Canseco Terry delivers a keynote speech


President Christian Wulff has a dialogue with Chinese entrepreneurs (Hangzhou)


Mr. Raffarin has a dialogue with Chinese entrepreneurs(Hangzhou)


Launch Ceremony of Institute for Global Business Leadership


Sign Ceremony between GASME and World Packaging Organization Asia Packaging Center


Group photo of some VIPs in Hangzhou Forum


Hangzhou Forum Site


Award Ceremony in Hangzhou Forum


President Lee Myung-bak has a dialogue with Chinese entrepreneurs (Xi’an)


President Christian Wulff has a dialogue with Chinese entrepreneurs (Xi’an)


Xi’an Forum Site


VIPs in Xi’an Forum


VIPs in Xi’an Forum


VIPs visit Yunchuang


GASME Sign with World Packaging Organization Asia Packaging Center


Mr. Carlos Magariños Award for GASME CEO Training Center in Northwest China