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Chief Executive Officers from China and the World to Convene from 17-19 November, 2008


Barcelona, 25 November 2007. Horasis announced today that the renowned Horasis China Meeting – previously hosted in Geneva in 2005 / 2006 and in Frankfurt in 2007- will be held in Barcelona on 17-19 November. The 2008 meeting will be re-branded from ‘China Europe Business Meeting' into ‘Global China Business Meeting' to illustrate the global nature of the meeting. The Global China Business Meeting is the foremost annual gathering of Chinese business leaders and their global counterparts. The event is open to Chief Executive Officers of the world's leading companies.

The 2008 Global China Business Meeting will provide a special focus on China 's interaction with other emerging economies, including Latin America , Africa, the Middle East and India. Senior executives from around the world will discuss Chinese firms' growing impact on global business.

Chinese participants of the meeting's earlier editions included:

  • Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Group
  • Chen Feng, Chairman, Hainan Airlines Group
  • Fu Chengyu, CEO, China National Offshore Oil Cooperation (CNOOC)
  • David K.P. Li, Chairman, Bank of East Asia
  • Ren Hongbin, President, China National Machinery Industry Corporation
  • Xie Qihua, Chairwomen, Shanghai Baosteel
  • Zhu Yanfeng, President, First Automotive Works
  • Zhu Yunlai, CEO, China International Capital Corporation

The meeting is co-hosted by the China Federation of Industrial Economics, China 's leading CEO association, and Casa Asia, an institution under the Spanish government promoting activities boosting relations between Spain and China as well as other Asian countries.

For the last three years, the Horasis Global China Business Meeting has provided an unrivalled platform for Chinese firms to globalize their operations', said Frank-Jürgen Richter, President, Horasis. ‘The goal of this 4th Meeting is to identify the opportunities and challenges that will shape Chinese firms' future growth environment.'

‚The Global China Business Meeting is geared toward knowledge creation and business cooperation, with meetings between company leaders, government officials and regulators, aimed at finding a common ground to expanding our operations outside China', added Nin Gaoning, Chairman, China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) and Executive Chairman, China Federation of Industrial Economics.

Jesús Sanz, Director of Casa Asia concluded: ‘We are pleased to co-host this important meeting of Chinese and global business leaders. Barcelona will serve as important gateway for Chinese firms to Europe, Latin America and other emerging economies. We are pleased to welcome them as guests at the Global China Business Meeting.'

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