BEIJING, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) officially announced an 8-day visit to Germany and Italy from October 13th to 22nd at the International Visit Press Conference held at Yintai Center in Beijing. Dr. Ma Weihua, President of China Entrepreneur Club, and former President of China Merchants Bank,will be leading the delegation of more than 20 Chinese entrepreneurs, including Guo Guangchang, Zhu Xinli, Dennis Wang, Charles Chao, Niu Gensheng, Frank Wu, and Wang Wenjing.
"The delegation represents outstanding Chinese entrepreneurs in industries covering agriculture, software, real estate, entertainment and investment. We aim to enhance mutual understanding and communication, while uncovering investment and cooperation opportunities in key industries," said Ma.
Seeking business cooperation is a major purpose of the visit. The delegation will meet with senior government officials, and attend meetings hosted by key business associations in Germany and Italy, such as the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and Confindustria in Italy. The delegation will also visit renowned enterprises in these two countries, including SAP, BMW, FC Bayern Munich and Antinori. During Expo Milano 2015, the delegation has organized a "China Business Day" event in association with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the Expo China Pavilion.
According to Ma, the global economy is still struggling to recover. Global business faces serious issues in embracing sustainable development. China's economic growth is a focus of many around the world. He stressed that under this situation, Chinese enterprises shoulder important missions. The key to the upgrade and transformation of the state is the upgrade and transformation of enterprises. Chinese and overseas entrepreneurs must work together to make contributions to the world economy.
At the press conference, Mr. Ettore Francesco Sequi, Italian Ambassador to China and Dr. Frank Ruckert, Minister and Head of the Economic Department of the German Embassy to China offered remarks concerning the visit to Italy and Germany.
"Italy and China have similarly long history and profound traditions. 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Italy and China's diplomatic relations. Moreover, as the Milan expo is held in Italy, Italy and China will find more potential and new opportunities for collaboration. I hope this visit will further boost our bilateral cooperation," said Sequi.
"China is Germany's biggest trading partner in Asia, and Germany is China's biggest trading partner in Europe. Both countries are major global exporting countries and have highly complementary economies. Germany is particularly advanced in modern production technologies. In our Industry 4.0 strategy we are now working on the international integration and digitalization of production processes. Germany's technological edge and innovative strength makes it an attractive investment destination, and we highly welcome Chinese companies to invest in Germany," said Dr. Frank Ruckert.
The annual International Visit initiated by China Entrepreneur Club is distinguished as the group is composed of primarily private entrepreneurs in China. Since 2011, CEC delegations have successfully visited the U.S., U.K., France, Belgium, Australia and Singapore, reaching out to the most influential political, business and academic institutions. The visits have become the most representative public diplomatic activities in China's business circles.
In recent years, globalization has become new impetus for CEC members and Chinese enterprises. Over the past 15 years, emerging economies have changed the weight of the global economy, and Chinese enterprises have further integrated into the global market by employing overseas resources, introducing foreign technologies and conducting cross-border mergers and acquisitions and capital operations. The international visit program of the CEC aims to pave the way for Chinese enterprises to go global. The CEC also hopes, through this program, to show the true strength of China's businesses to the international community, and seek new opportunities for collaboration with like-minded foreign enterprises, thereby driving the globalization of Chinese enterprises.
"There are three keywords for the CEC's International Visit program: responsibility, study, and cooperation," said Liu Donghua, Founder and Vice President, China Entrepreneur Club. Founder and Chief Guideline Officer, Zhisland.
"The transformation of Chinese enterprises has reached a vital stage of enterprises looking for international cooperation. The CEC's international visit is highly necessary," said Shen Guojun, Member, China Entrepreneur Club. Founder and Chairman, Yintai Group.
To express their warm welcome to the CEC Delegation, Ambassador Sequi presented to the CEC a T-shirt of the Italian national football team which stands for commitment and team cooperation, and a book about Marco Polo's Travels, a symbol of the friendship between Italy and China. The German Embassy's gift for the delegation is a "Buddy Bear", with the good will of world peace and friendship. In return, the CEC has presented a Harmony of the Immortals Ceramic glass, one of the great types of traditional Chinese artwork, which is embedded with the meaning of peace world and harmonious society.
Over fifty members of the media attended today's press conference. The International Visit Press Conference was moderated by Maggie Cheng, Secretary-General of China Entrepreneur Club.
About 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 by actively engaging in public welfare initiatives and endorsing corporate social responsibility. CEC member companies are economic powerhouses, with 47 dynamic companies earning a total annual gross income of over two trillion Yuan.
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. Additional, the Green Company Alliance and the China Green Companies Summit exhibit a relentless pursuit of building sustainable, transparent green companies in China.
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