Horasis China Meeting


Impressions from the 2019 meeting:

  • Subnational cooperation will boost bilateral ties between China and the US. It's through the efforts of the States we are able to open up the relationships and be able to establish connections.

    Pete Ricketts, Governor of Nebraska, USA

  • Individuals, businesses and states shall proceed to develop new Sino-US accords, especially in the area of agriculture.

    Kristi Noem, Governor, South Dakota, USA

  • The Chinese-US relationship is the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world.

    Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the USA

  • China welcomes a new stability - new ventures could blossom for US entrepreneurs across many Chinese sectors from Fin-tech through to investing in enterprises along the hubs of the Belt and Road.

    Xiong Meng, Executive Vice Chairman, China Federation of Industrial Economics, China

  • The China-US economic relationship is one of friendly competitors, not rivals or enemies.

    Sean Reyes, Attorney General, Utah, USA

  • I think it would be good for us all to take a little bit of advice from Horasis and spend a little more time talking and a little less time fighting.

    Zach Conine, State Treasurer, Nevada

  • At first hand, I have seen the vigor in the Chinese Greater Bay Area, which would welcome more cooperation with US firms.

    Rob Goldstein, President, Las Vegas Sands Corp., USA

  • At this critical moment in U.S.-China relations, the US Chamber of Commerce underscores the importance of the Horasis platform for positive and constructive dialogue about the significant commercial opportunities and challenges presented by China’s growing role in the global economy.

    Jeremie Waterman, President, China Center, US Chamber of Commerce, USA

  • I am confident that China will meet its macroeconomic targets for the year.

    Zhang Xingsheng, Founding Partner, Datong Fund, China

  • As China celebrates the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic, the country can reflect on one of the most impressive development records in history.

    Liu Qizhong, Vice Chairman, Zhenhua Heavy Industries, China

  • China and the US are each partners of the other, thus jointly supporting the global economies of developed and developing nations.

    Dorinda Elliott, Director, Centre for Business, China Institute, USA

  • Over 80% of unicorns come from two countries, US & China, so when we think of disruptive technologies, it could really do a lot of good. If not used in the right way it could create a lot of harm.

    Victor Gao, Vice President, Center for China & Globalization, China

24-25 October 2021, Yerevan, Armenia

Horasis will convene its annual Horasis China Meeting in Yerevan, Armenia, over 24-25 October, 2021 – co-hosted by ATOM Foundation and the China Federation of Industrial Economics under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Armenia.


More than 300 members of the Horasis Visions Community from business and government will join an intense two-day programme to discuss how to overcome the COVID-19 crisis. Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan, its economy was severely hit but is now rising once more. How will China’s global power grow over the next year? Or next decade as logistics chains are reborn?


Participants will discuss opportunities and challenges that Chinese firms need to identify and address successfully as they engage globally. Furthermore, the Horasis China Meeting will play an accelerating role in the rapidly expanding trade and foreign investment between China and Armenia – both countries enjoy broad prospects of cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Some of the functions will be attended by high-ranking Armenian and Chinese politicians and other public figures.


The Horasis China Meeting is a comprehensive platform for the CEOs of the world’s leading companies to actively engage with China and its leaders from both business and government. The event 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), Interlaken/Switzerland (2016), Sheffield/United Kingdom (2017), Kyiv, Ukraine (2018) and Las Vegas, USA (2019). With this meeting, Horasis aims to present a systemic view of activities affecting the drivers of China’s economic success and how Chinese businesses interact globally within other nations.


Zhang Jianwei, Vice Chairman, Sinotrans, China Participants at the Horasis China Meeting


Horasis: The Global Visions Community is an independent international organization committed to inspiring our future. In addition to the Horasis China Meeting, Horasis hosts the Horasis Global Meeting as well as other regional events focusing on India and South East Asia.


Yerevan and Mount Ararat