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Letter of Invitation for the 2019 CIIE Sister Cities Cooperation Forum Sharing CIIE Opportunities for Greater Opening-up and Cooperation

Date:2019-11-05

End Time:2019-11-05

Registration Deadline:2019-11-05

Phone:021-54614900-8613,13801792568


Nov. 1,2019

Dear journalists,

The forum of “2019 CIIE Sister Cities Cooperation Forum:  Sharing CIIE Opportunities for Greater Opening-up and Cooperation” will be held at the Jinjiang Grand Hall (59 Maoming South Road) from 14: 00 to 17: 30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5.

The forum is co-organized by the Foreign Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal people's Government, the Shanghai people's Association for Friendship with Foreign countries and the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies as a supporting event of The Second China International Import Expo (CIIE).  This forum will discuss on two topics: (1) CIIE and new opportunities for the world, (2) Striving for open and win-win development through sister cities partnership.

You are cordially invited to attend this forum!

 

 

Shanghai Municipal Foreign Affairs Office

Shanghai People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries

Shanghai Institutess for International Studies

 

 

 

Contact:

Ms. Ge Jieyi,

Phone: 021-54614900-8613; Mobile: 13801792568

Fax: 021-64850100; E-mail: gejieyi@siis.org.cn

 

 

2019 CIIE Sister Cities Cooperation Forum

Sharing CIIE Opportunities for Greater Opening-up and Cooperation

Agenda

14:30-17:30 November 5, 2019

Jin Jiang Grand Hall

 

14:00-14:30 Registration

 

14:30-14:50 Opening ceremony

Moderator:

Liu Guangyong, Deputy Director-General, Shanghai Municipal Foreign Affairs Office

Opening remarks: (5 minutes for each)

1.    Mr. SHA Hailin, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress and President of Shanghai People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries

2.    Mr. John SHEEHAN, Lord Mayor of Cork

3.  Mr. Moustafa ALHAM KHALED, Luxor Governor

 

14:50-15:25

Topic I: CIIE and new opportunities for the world

Guiding question:

How do we look at the significance of CIIE for the growth of China and the rest of the world, including opportunities and challenges? CIIE is an important strategic measure of China to further open up its market. China plans to achieve trade balance and advance the supply-side structural reform through increasing import of high-quality goods. A major propeller of the world trade balance and a new round of globalization, China’s huge market potential offers external space to export and economic growth of other regions. CIIE will become a key barometer of the growth of international trade and world economy.

Moderator: Ms. QIN Yi,News Host of Dragon Television

Speakers: (5 minutes for each)

1. Mr. Kostas BAKOYANNIS, Mayor of Athens, Greece

2. Mr. WANG Zhan, President of Shanghai Federation of Social Science Associations

3. Mr. Gary MILLAR, Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, United Kingdom

4. Mr. JIANG Chuanhai, President of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

5. Mr. Ernesto SANCHEZ PROAL, Minister of Economic Development of State of Jalisco, Mexico

6. Mr. CHO Sang Bum, Director-General of Culture and Sports External Cooperation

Bureau of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, South Korea

7. Mr. IOKA Takuya, Associate Director of Global Business Support Group, International Business and Investment Division, Growth Industry Promotion Office, Department of Commerce, Industry and Labor, Osaka Prefectural Government, Japan

 

15:25-15:40 Q&A

 

15:40-16:00 Coffee Break

 

16:00-16:45

Topic II: Striving for open and win-win development through sister cities partnership

Guiding question:

Sister cities cooperation is a major channel of international exchange. As a permanent platform of host diplomacy, how can CIIE further enrich the cooperation between Shanghai and its sister cities? Against the backdrop of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), sister cities cooperation is becoming an important vehicle to advance more pragmatic cooperation between countries. As a BRI hub, how can Shanghai contribute to open and win-win development through sister cities cooperation?

Moderator:

Mr. CHEN Dongxiao, President of Shanghai Institutes for International Studies

Speakers: (5 minutes for each)

1. Mr. WANG Zhen, Vice President of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

2. Mr. LINCHENKO Nikolay, Vice-governor of St. Petersburg

3. Mr. Ernesto MUYSHONDT, Mayor of San Salvador

4. Mr. Armand Roland Pierre BEOUINDE, Mayor of Ouagadougou

5. Mr. Juan QUIROS, President of Sao Paulo Negosios (Investment and Export Promotion Agency of Sao Paulo City Hall)

6. Mr. Mark CHANDLER, Director of San Francisco Mayor's Office of Global Engagement

7. Mr. AKAOKA Ken, Director General of International Affairs Bureau of Yokohama

 

16:45-17:00 Q&A

 

17:00-17:30 Conclusion: Mr. SHA Hailin, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress and President of Shanghai People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries

 

Note: Chinese-English simultaneous interpretation is available.

 


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