Horasis China Meeting – 2009


Impressions from the 2008 meeting:

  • Business people from China have quite a high level of confidence that we will recover from the impact, and they see more opportunities through this crisis.

    Fu Chengyu, Chairman, CNOOC, China

  • China could avoid much of the fallout from the slowing world economy, as it has accumulated foreign reserves in recent decades and has laid a solid foundation for future growth

    Yan Bingzhu, Chairman, Bank of Beijing, China

  • China's banks are in good shape, also because the government has prevented them from lending aggressively.

    Claude Beglé, Chairman, Swiss Post, Switzerland

  • China and India have been a crucial engine of growth for the world economy, and continued strong economic growth in these two countries would be vital to help restore market confidence during the global financial meltdown.

    S. Sandilya, Chairman, Eicher Group, India

  • This outstanding reunion is a summit of true leaders. I didn’t expected this year’s Global China Business Meeting to have such a great impact.

    Liu Changle, Chairman, Phoenix TV, China

  • The emerging countries are the solution to the overall global slump.

    Josep Piqué, Chairman, Vueling, Spain

9-10 November 2009, Lisbon, Portugal

Horasis held the fifth Global China Business Meeting in Lisbon on 9-10 November 2009. The meeting was co-hosted by the Portugese government, represented by Aicep and Turismo de Portugal, as well as several Chinese organizations. Over 400 leaders 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.


A further theme of the 2009 Global China Business Meeting was China’s ability to reverse the downward trend in global economic growth. Participants also celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and reflected on the success of China’s 30 years of economic reforms. Download the report, read some related coverage in the international media and visit the photo gallery:


International Herald Tribune: China Curbs its Appetite
Xinhua: China-Africa Ties Benefit Both: Business Leaders


The Global China Business Meeting is the foremost annual gathering of Chinese business leaders and their global counterparts. It is held in the recognition that growth strategies within the Sino-global framework require thought leadership and mutually beneficial peer-to-peer networks. The 2005-2008 meetings – held in Geneva (twice), Frankfurt and Barcelona – were the first independent, international meetings of Chinese and global CEOs to conceptualize Chinese companies’ rise to global eminence.


Gao Kexiang, China’s Ambassador to Portugal, delivering his welcoming remarks Luisa Dias Diogo, Prime Minister of Mozambique
Jose Luis Guterres, Deputy Prime Minister of Timor Leste, addressing participants Bruno Wu, Chairman, Redrock Capital Group and Levin Zhu, Chief Executive Officer, CICC


The event was open to Chief Executive Officers of the world’s leading companies. The meeting was supported by corporate partners – selected companies that contribute their expertise and resources to Horasis.


The co-chairs were:

Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Group, Hong Kong SAR
Amadou Hott, Chief Executive Officer, UBA Capital, Nigeria
Chen Ping, Chairman, TideTime Group, China
Feng Jun, Chairman, Aigo, China
Fernando Faria de Oliveira, Chairman, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Portugal
Kola Karim, Chief Executive Officer, Shoreline Energy International, Nigeria
David K.P. Li, Chairman, Bank of East Asia, Hong Kong SAR
Ricardo Salgado, Chairman, Banco Espírito Santo, Portugal
Munir Majid, Chairman, Malaysia Airlines, Malaysia
John M. Neill, Group Chief Executive Officer, Unipart Group, United Kingdom
Alessandro Teixeira, President, APEX, Brazil
Bruno Wu, Chairman, Redrock Capital Group Holdings, China
Wu Ying, President, CTC Capital, China
Zhou Chenjian, President, Metersbonwe Group, China
Levin Zhu, Chief Executive Officer, China International CapitalCorporation(CIIC), China