I am delighted to be introducing the first speaker for the first-ever CoreNet Global Summit to be held in Shanghai.
It has been eight years since a Summit was held in mainland China. Since the Beijing Summit in 2005, China has shifted from an investment-led to a consumer-led economy. It became the world’s second largest economy in 2010 and surpassed the US to become the world’s biggest trading nation last year.
What better way to kick off the Summit than with a keynote presentation from one of China’s most influential, leading economists?
Dr Fan Gang is Director of the National Economic Research Institute, China, and Chairman of the China Reform Foundation; China’s first economic think-tank. His remarks are closely followed for clues about how China’s leaders are thinking about the global economy.
I’m looking forward to hearing his unique perspective on China’s economic policy and the implications for global business at this morning’s opening session!