Horasis China Meeting – 2007


Impressions from the 2006 meeting:

  • The China Europe Business Meeting will further promote win-win economic relations, stimulate innovation and provide business opportunities for corporations in China and the world.

    Xu Kuangdi, Vice Chairman, CPPCC

  • The Horasis China Europe Business Meeting comes at a critical international moment for Chinese business leaders. Interaction with European CEOs could help outline elements of a globalization strategy for Chinese firms.

    Fu Chengyu, Chief Executive Officer, CNOOC

  • This meeting provides an excellent platform to transform strategic foresight proactively into execution and growth.

    Guo Guangchang, Chairman, Fosun High Technology Group

  • The best most interactive event with excellent content and great corporate showcases.

    Guo Wei, Chief Executive Officer, Digital China

  • As one of the world's oldest civilizations, China is today the globe's biggest emerging economy. Europe is an old continent with both traditions and innovations. The two should work well together, politically and economically. The only missing element is perhaps better understanding of each other. The China Europe Business Meeting should help in this regard.

    Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Group Limited

  • To reach amiable business relations, mutual respect of each other's culture is indispensable. The China Europe Business Meeting helps to foster positive cultural relations.

    Xie Qihua, Chairwomen, Shanghai Baosteel

  • China's rise is a great contribution to the stable growth of the world economy. It is a privilege for China National Machinery Industry Corporation to be part of this meeting.

    Ren Hongbin, President, China National Machinery Industry Corporation

  • We find ourselves moving toward the world in many ways. The China Europe Business Meeting is a useful platform for Hainan Airlines and fellow emerging global firms from China.

    Chen Feng, Chairman, Hainan Airlines

7-9 November 2007, Frankfurt, Germany

Horasis held the third China Europe Business Meeting in Frankfurt, 7-9 November 2007. The meeting was co-hosted by the Deutsche Börse and the State of Hessen and supported by various Chinese organizations. Over 300 leaders from 30 countries met under the theme “Globalizing Chinese Firms”. The theme reflected the increased emphasis of Chinese firms to build global and sustainable brands. The programme offered multiple means to gain insight from and access to business leaders and key government officials. Download the report and visit the photo gallery.


The co-chairs were:

Bertrand Collomb, Chairman, Lafarge, France
Jim Goodnight, Chief Executive Officer, SAS, USA
Lawrence Ho, Chief Executive Officer, Melco, Hong Kong SAR
Ernesto Heinzelmann, Chief Executive Officer, Embraco, Brazil
David K.P. Li, Chairman, Bank of East Asia, Hong Kong SAR
Cherie Liem, Managing Director, GT Enterprises, China
Lim Chee Onn, Chairman, Keppel Corporation, Singapore
Klaus-Peter Müller, Chief Executive Officer, Commerzbank, Germany
Andrey Sharonov, Chairman, Troika Dialog Investment, Russia
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric, France
Sundeep Waslekar, President, Strategic Foresight Group, India
Jerry Zhang, Chief Executive Officer, Neocomm Broadband, China
Levin Zhu, Chief Executive Officer, China International Capital Corporation (CIIC)


Political leaders participating this year included Jean-Claude Trichet, President, European Central Bank, Germany; Meng Aiying, Vice President, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (SASAC), China; Gao Luan, Chief Executive Officer, Tianjin Property Rights Exchange, China; David Huang, Commissioner, Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform, China; Vladimir Špidla, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities, European Commission, Belgium; Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD, Switzerland; Bernd Pfaffenbach, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany; Tan Chin Nam, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, Singapore; Juli Minoves, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Government Spokesperson, Andorra; Joseph Deiss, former President of Switzerland.



The China Europe Business Meeting is the foremost annual gathering of Chinese business leaders and their counterparts from Europe, North America and other parts of the world. The event is open to Chief Executive Officers of the world’s leading companies. The meeting is supported by Knowledge Partners – selected companies that contribute their expertise and resources to Horasis.