Horasis China Meeting – 2010


Impressions from the 2009 meeting:

  • China is still a poor developing country. The burgeoning economic relationships between China and other emerging markets in places like Africa are still very new, and not that big

    Levin Zhu, Chief Executive Officer, CICC, China

  • If we listen to America, we’re doomed. Policymakers there are pushing aside all the rational voices and the next crisis is already brewing. Who’ll pay for it? Probably the American people, because the Chinese certainly aren’t going to lend them the money

    Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, Hong Kong SAR

  • The Chinese do not invest in Mozambique because of the beautiful eyes of the Mozambicans, but rather due to the convergence and complementarity of interests

    Luísa Dias Diogo, Prime Minister of Mozambique

  • China is one of the world's new engines of growth

    David K.P. Li, Chairman, Bank of East Asia, Hong Kong SAR

  • For companies to thrive in the post-crisis era, innovation is the key

    Wayne W. Wang, Chairman, CDP Group, China

  • The establishment of the China-Portugal comprehensive strategic partnership in 2005 opened a new chapter in their relations

    Luís Amado, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Portugal

  • My country’s future is now more tied to the East than the West

    Amadou Hott, Chief Executive Officer, UBA Capital, Nigeria

  • Europe and North America will dramatically increase its outsourcing in Asia. Those who anticipate and manage well will win

    John M. Neill, Group Chief Executive, Unipart Group, United Kingdom

21-22 November 2010, City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Horasis held the sixth Global China Business Meeting in Luxembourg on 21-22 November 2010. The meeting was co-hosted by Luxembourg for Business and the China Federation of Industrial Economics. 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. Download the report, read some related coverage in the international media and visit the photo gallery:


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Delegates debated the impact of the global economic crisis and how China is shaping the post-crisis world. China’s lead in the global economic recovery has been underscored by effective government stimulus measures, robust domestic consumption and increasing economic integration on a regional and global level. The 2010 Global China Business Meeting attached importance on the increasing role that China plays in global trade and investment. What emerged was the thought that the next decade was a tipping point for both China and the world.


The co-chairs were:


Jeffrey Chen, Chief Executive Officer, Neopac Lighting Group, China, Taiwan
Carla Cico, Chairman, Rivoli S.P.A, Italy
Boris F.J. Collardi, Chief Executive Officer, Julius Baer Group, Switzerland
Li Ruogu, Chairman, China Exim Bank, China
Kolapo Lawson, Group Chairman, Ecobank Transnational, Togo
Liang Xinjun, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fosun Group, China
Nan Cunhui, Chairman, Chint Group, China
Juan María Nin, Chief Executive Officer, La Caixa, Spain
Patrick O’Basuyi, Chairman, Obax Group, USA
Dinesh C. Paliwal, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Harman International, USA
Salman Al Jishi, Chairman, Salman Group, Saudi Arabia
Yat Siu, Chief Executive Officer, Outblaze, Hong Kong SAR
John Tan, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Capital Reinsurance Group, Singapore
Xiang Wenbo, President, Sany Heavy Industry Co., China
Zhang Jianwei, President, Sinotrans, China
Zhou Xin, Chairman, E-HOUSE China Holdings, China
Zhang Yue, Chairman, Broad Air Conditioning, China
Zhu Jimin, Chairman, Shougang Group, China