Date: Sep 18-20, 2015
Venue: Shenzhen, China
To drive Chinese charity development, China Charity Fair 2015 themed on poverty alleviation and boundless love of China was held in Shenzhen from September 18-20, 2015. 2588 organizations from home and abroad participated in the event and charitable resources worth of 12.25 billion yuan were shared, an increase of 141.24% from 5.08 billion yuan last year.
CDI coordinated 22 seminars and hosted China Charity Internationalization Summit. The sessions exploring advanced concepts and innovative models in charity development were centered on four major sub-topics, namely, Internet plus charity, charity internationalization, charity makers and charity innovation. On September 19, China Charity Internationalization Summit themed on global vision and China’s charity development was co-hosted by CDI, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, and British Council.
Experts from US, UK, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Myanmar, Hong Kong and mainland China discussed how to internationalize China’s charitable organizations, which was a media highlight during the event. Executive Vice President Guo Wanda made a welcome speech and moderated the panel of keynote speeches. 22 speakers including Paul Carttar, founding director of Obama’s Social Innovation Fund and senior partner of the Bridgespan Group, Andrew Muirhead, vice chairman of AVPN, David Galipeau, global chief of United Nations Social Enterprise Facility (UNSEF), Xu Yongguang, chairman of Narada Foundation, and Lei Geye, special board member of China-Myanmar Friendship Association held fruitful and pragmatic discussions about the status quo and huge prospects of China’s charity internationalization, government-and-society cooperation to create social impact, and capacity building of China’s charities.
The high-end and internationalized summit strengthened the cooperation between China’s and world’s charities. Given its fulfillment of tasks, CDI has been recognized by the organizing committee of China Charity Fair 2015 as the best organizer.