JINAN, China, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 22-24, the 2016 China Green Companies Summit, the most influential business forum dedicated to sustainable development of China's economy, was held in Jinan, Shandong Province. Over 1,200 business leaders, political decision-makers, academic authorities, NGO representatives and influential journalists attended the event, including Liu Chuanzhi, Jack Ma, Ma Weihua, Guo Guangchang, Liu Yonghao, Tomson Li, Wang Yusuo, Lei Jun, Jia Yueting, Zhu Xinli, Liu Jiren, Charles Chao, Frank Wu, Huang Nubo, Edward Tian, and Wang Zhongjun. Organised by the China Entrepreneur Club(CEC), the Summit was supported by the Shandong Provincial Government and co-organized by Shandong Economic and Information Technology Committee and Jinan Municipal People's Government.
This year's summit is themed "Redefining the Jungle: A New Business Order." Under the "New Normal" circumstances, when China's growth rate began to slow down, and in the face of the opportunities and challenges brought by the mobile Internet, a new ecosystem, or "jungle" needs to be nurtured among government, business, the public and the natural environment for sustainable development to flourish.
The Summit has concentrated on more than 20 topics, which drew the most attention and undergone the most discussion over the past year, including supply-side reform, the Internet and sharing economy, financialization of private companies, investment in emerging industries, corporate governance and sustainable development, organizational reforms in the Internet age, entrepreneurship and venture capital investment.
During the Summit, five foreign delegations from Britain, France, Canada, Italy and Japan attended the summit and co-organized five sino-foreign sessions. Over 120 representative from foreign government and enterprises were present and had in-depth discussion on ways to build win-win business relationships and possible opportunities for future cooperation.
The year of 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the CEC. Ten insightful and innovative business leaders were invited to deliver speeches on trends of key social issues in the next decade. These distinguished speakers included Liu Chuanzhi, Jack Ma, Guo Guangchang, Liu Yonghao, Tomson Li, Jia Yueting, Michael Yu, Wang Yusuo, Edward Tian and Liu Jiren.
During the Summit, a new form of face-to-face interaction between entrepreneurs, as well as between entrepreneurs and the media, was designed to boost direct communication. Additionally, on April 24, nearly 200 Summit participants visited the prominent local companies Inspur, Qilusoft Park, JIER, and SICC.
The China Green Companies Summit has achieved "carbon neutral" for 6 years running. With the support of LAONIU Foundation, 200,000 RMB were donated to the the China Green Carbon Foundation to plant 58 acres of trees in Inner Mongolia to to offset the carbon emissions generated by attendees' transportation, accommodation, meals and electricity consumption.
The Summit was also sponsored by BMW, Schneider Electric, DingTalk and Inspur.
Established in 2008, the Annual China Green Companies Summit, held on Earth Day (April 22) each year, annually hosts over 1,000 guests from China and abroad, including business leaders, political decision-makers, academic authorities, NGO representatives and influential journalists, each bringing global foresight and drive for reform to the event. The Summit has been widely recognized as one of the most influential business forums dedicated to sustainable development of China's economy.
The China Entrepreneur Club
The China Entrepreneur Club is the premier business leader platform in China. Established by 31 of China's most influential entrepreneurs, economists and diplomats in 2006, the CEC is a hub for Chinese entrepreneurial exchange, cooperation, and international collaboration. As a private non-profit organization, the CEC is committed to nurturing entrepreneurship and business integrity while paving the future of sustainable economic and social development.
CEC members represent the first generation of modern Chinese entrepreneurs. Members and member companies are proud to signify commercial success while abiding by the rules and regulations of the market economy. CEC members continue to set the example for sustainable competitiveness through better business practices, actively engaging in public welfare initiatives and endorsing corporate social responsibility. CEC member companies are economic powerhouses, with 49 dynamic companies earning a total annual gross income of over three trillion RMB.
The CEC mission and vision represent a set of core values for club members, employees and affiliates to live by. These values are the backbone of club activity, from International Visits and Member Company Visits, to the Daonong Gala celebration and regular tailored events throughout the year. Furthermore, the CEC's Green Companies Alliance and annual China Green Companies Summit exhibit a relentless pursuit of building sustainable, transparent green companies in China.
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SOURCE China Entrepreneur Club