The World Chinese Economic Summit was founded by Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew and Tan Sri Michael Yeoh in 2009. It was first held in the Palace of the Golden Horses, Malaysia and hosted by its Founder and Patron, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew.
Since then, WCES has been held in Melbourne, Chongqing, London, Melaka, Macao, Beijing, Bonn, and Penang. The Summit emphasized the role of the Global Chinese and connecting the Global Chinese Diaspora as well as promoting learning between East and West.
Resulting from the Global Pandemic and focusing on global recovery, the importance of global partnership, global leadership and global cooperation is imperative. Technology has also become a game changer and a key driver of the global economy – digital technology and innovations, green technology, health technology and agrotechnology will enhance global growth. The growing focus on sustainability also requires technological innovations and solutions.Recognizing these strategic trends of global geopolitical and geoeconomics forces and the power of global partnerships in this new global era, the WCES has been transformed into the Global Chinese Economic and Technology Summit to strive towards sustainable globalization.
China Development Institute has been working closely with the World Chinese Economic Forum committee and co-organize the series of events since 2011. The series has been an essential platform that not only provides practical insights for business and public policy leaders, but also an opportunity for the members of global Chinese community to gather together and exchange ideas.
Date: Nov 6-7, 2023
Hosts: China Development Institute and KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific
Venue: CDI Mansion and Shangri-La, Shenzhen