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Impressions from the 2016 meeting:
The Horasis China Meeting will lead to a better understanding and more exchange between the economies and the cultures of China and Switzerland.
Christoph Ammann, Minister of Economic Affairs, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
The strategic partnership between China and Switzerland is very important.
Liu Qingsheng, Vice Mayor, City of Shenzhen
While restructuring and reinvigorating traditional industries, Shanxi Province has invested in new industries. Our economy is doing very well.
Xue Yanzhong, Chairman, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of Shanxi Province
China can learn from Switzerland. The two countries will complement each other in the future.
Xiong Meng, Executive Vice Chairman, China Federation of Industrial Economics
The entrepreneurial ecosystem is a world where only the fittest will survive.
Wu Yijian, Chairman, Ginwa Investments Holding Group, China
Postal enterprises today must act as a network in order to fulfil customer needs. With Swiss companies doubling the number of goods shipped from China to Switzerland every year, a direct connection is needed.
Susanne Ruoff, Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Post, Switzerland
In the future the Chinese should focus on the quality of life and their cultural pursuits, which would enhance a further growth of China in the next decades.
Zhao Yiwu, Chairman, Beijing Naton Technology Group, China
There is no ‘New’ normal, but only a continuum of change… we must embrace changes past and predicted.
William Haseltine, Chairman, ACCESS Health International, USA
Chinese entrepreneurs not only have to be innovative but they need to be disruptive.
Eliano Lodesani, Chief Operating Officer, Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy
The main advantage of One Belt, One Road is that the initiative allows road transport to become more efficient with the simplification of customs legislation.
Umberto de Pretto, Secretary General, International Road Transport Union (IRU), Switzerland
China’s role in Europe could be essential for the future of human mankind.
William Zhang, Chairman, EU-China Municipal Development Commission, China
The national focus on renewable resources is captured in a new policy, which dictates a percentage of electric cars putting so pressurising Western competitors.
Cai Suping, Vice Chairman, Beijing Automotive Group, China
Horasis China Meeting
5-6 November 2017, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Horasis will convene the 2017 Horasis China Meeting on 5-6 November in Sheffield, United Kingdom, co-hosted by the Sheffield City Region and the China Federation of Industrial Economics. More than 300 participants from business and government will join an intense two-day programme designed for senior decision makers from China and the world to identify business opportunities and innovative approaches to economic development.

Participants will discuss a wide range of issues related to China and its new economic leadership role. With the UK’s historic decision to leave the European Union, the summit will reflect on the implications for Chinese firms. The UK wants to build on its relationship with China, which has strengthened significantly in recent years, and establish a sound post-Brexit dialogue. The UK could be central to China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, with the UK developing into a hub for construction and design competencies as well as other professional services linked to China’s outbound plan. Chinese partners are a major and growing part of Sheffield City Region’s unfolding success story, with the biggest Chinese investment outside London coming to the city centre earlier this year.

Plenary at the Horasis China Meeting

The Horasis China Meeting is the foremost annual gathering of Chinese business leaders and their global counterparts. The location of the meeting rotates annually, and has been held in Geneva/Switzerland (2005, 2006), Frankfurt/Germany (2007), Barcelona/Spain (2008), Lisbon/Portugal (2009), City of Luxembourg/Luxembourg (2010), Valencia/Spain (2011), Riga/Latvia (2012), The Hague/The Netherlands (2013), Lake Como/Italy (2014), Cascais/Portugal (2015) and Interlaken/Switzerland (2016).

Horasis: The Global Visions Community is an independent international organization committed to enacting visions for a sustainable future. In addition to the Horasis China Meeting, Horasis hosts the Horasis Global Meeting as well regional events focusing on India, Russia, South East Asia and the Arab world.


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