What is the 11th World Chinese Economic Forum all about?

The 11th World Chinese Economic Forum is a premier international business networking event happening at the Midtown Shangri-La Hotel in Hangzhou, China on 11-12 December 2019, bringing together government leaders, captains of industry and budding entrepreneurs towards exploring new business opportunities in China and around the Asian region, as well as discussing the future of global trade in the new digital era and the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in strengthening business collaboration amongst nations. WCEF is a global networking platform with a track record of more than 10 years since 2009 connecting opportunities in China and across the globe.

Why should I attend?

The 11th World Chinese Economic Forum will be a place where you can network for business opportunities in various key sectors and industries within China and key Asian countries. If you are looking for business ideas or collaboration around the region, you can meet players in the venture capital space as well as from key industries from ASEAN countries, South Asia, China, Africa and other parts of the world.

Who is organising this?

The 11th World Chinese Economic Forum is co-hosted by the International Strategy Institute (ISI) together with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), and is organised by the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC).

Do I need to pay to attend The 11th World Chinese Economic Forum?

No payment is required to attend. You first need to register here, and if we accept your registration, we will send you a confirmation email with your confirmation code, which you will need to bring with you to the Forum.

What other interesting things should I look out for?

There is a Designated Networking Area (DNA) which you can utilise to maximise networking with your desired prospects, there is the 11th World Chinese Economic Forum Gala Dinner and Awards with great food, cultural experience and great networking opportunity. And we also have the corporate visit to the Hangzhou High Tech Zone where we learn about the state-of-the-art technology of Hangzhou’s tech businesses. Oh, and don’t forget to try the Hangzhou cuisine and the famous hairy crab and Dongpo Pork!!

Role Players


The Hon. CY Leung

Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Former Chief Executive of HKSAR of the People’s Republic of China
Cheah Chuyan

Cheah Chyuan Yong

Chairman, International Strategy Institute (ISI), Malaysia

The Hon. Dr. Lee Boon Chye

Deputy Health Minister, Malaysia

H.E Wu Meng

Director-General, Department of Bilateral Cooperation, China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC)

Dato’ Muzaffar Hisham

Group Head of Global Banking, Maybank Group, Malaysia
Dato' Abdul

Dato’ Abdul Majid Khan

Chairman, Malaysian Investment Development Authority
Tony Kwok Man-Wai, International Board Of Advisers 2019 - 2020 World Chinese Economic Forum (WCEF)

Tony Kwok Man-Wai

Former Deputy Commissioner and Head of Operations of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Hong Kong Sar

Dato’ Seri Mustafar Ali

Chief Executive, National Anti-Financial Crime Centre (NFCC), Malaysia

David Li

Founder, Shenzen Open Innovation Lab, China
Lee See Nee, International Board Of Advisers 2019 - 2020 World Chinese Forum (WCEF)

Lee See Nee

Vice President IT, Flextronics, Malaysia

Kamarul Bahrin Haron

Editor-in-chief, Astro Awani, Malaysia

Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab

Chief Executive Officer, CyberSecurity Malaysia

Dr. Supareak Charlie Chomchan

Managing Director, Pacific Rim Rich Group, Thailand

Shinta Witoyo Dhanuwardoyo

Head of Digital Business, E-Commerce and Startup Development, Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN)

Datuk Seri Azman Ujang

Chairman, BERNAMA, Malaysia

Dr. Eric Sebastian Teoh

Founder, VIM Consultancy Co., Ltd., Vietnam

Sambath Bun

Executive Director, Young Entrepreneurs Association of Cambodia (YEAC)

Timur Malikov

Head of the Representative Office, Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Authority in Beijing

Aribowo Sasmito

Co-Founder and Head of Fact Checker Committee, MAFINDO, Indonesia

Bamba Oliano

National Director of Private Sector Promotion and Country Competitiveness, Ministry of Investments and Private-Public Partnership, Republic of Guinea

Michelle Liu

Partner, Infrastructure and Project Finance Advisory Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young (China) Advisory Ltd.

Prof. Vicha Mahakun

Dean, Faculty of Law, Rangsit University

Surasak Glahan

Deputy Op-Ed Editor, Bangkok Post, Thailand

Charito B. Plaza

Director General, Philippine Economic Zone Authority

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bhokin Bhalakula

President, Thai Chinese Culture and Economy Association, Thailand

Kuanysh Amantay

Chief Representative of Kazakh Invest in China

Dr. Zhao Hong

Professor, Research School for SE Asian Studies, Xiamen University, China

Patrick Fung

Leading Partner, Deloitte China Infrastructure & Capital Project Advisory

Terence Xiong

Vice President for Global Development, BGI Group

Aleem Siddiqui M. Guiapal

Founder, IF Consultants Group and Economic Zone Manager, Philippine Economic Zone Authority

Bryan Yang

Managing Director, Inspiration Inc.

Jiang Zhixiang

Chairman of the Board, Sharing Internet Mobile Group, China

Nico Barito

Envoy of the President of Seychelles for ASEAN

Panel Sessions

Ensuring Business Integrity amidst BRI Expansion

Future Forward : Exploring New Technologies and Its Impact on the World

The Future of Global Trade

5G and the Tech Wave – Embracing the Next Frontier

Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – Redefining Global Trade

Future of Media in a Digital World

ASEAN Panel – Strengthening the Long-term Partnership between China and ASEAN

Video Highlights

11th WCEF – ASEAN Panel “Strengthening the Long-term Partnership between China & ASEAN"

11th WCEF – Future of Media in a Digital World

11th WCEF – Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) “Redefining Global Trade"

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