The world we live in today is entering a new era of growth, transformation and restructuring. The increased connection between economic and social communities has resulted in the growth of free trade zones (FTZ) and market freedom. At the same time, the global economy is restructuring itself in response to rising protectionism and unilateralism. This has hindered globalization, leaving a scar on multilateralism and free trade. Today, uncertainties remain, and the risks are growing.
To adapt to this new era of globalization and further open up the market, it is imperative to accelerate the development of FTZs. China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Hainan Provincial People's Provincial Government will jointly hold the first International Free Trade Zones Development Forum in Haikou, Hainan on May 21-22, 2019 to discuss key issues in implementing the FTZ strategy across the state, and positioning FTZ as a new driving force for reform and opening up.
The Forum, themed "Building a better business environment and a new driving force for free trade", will cover agenda items including "A New Chapter of Opening-up: Building a more International and Convenient Market", "A Better Business Environment: Fairness and Rule of Law", "Collaboration in FTZ under Belt and Road Initiatives", "Opening-up and Development of FTZ Trade Services", "Financial Innovation Driven FTZ Development", and "Differentiated Growth and Local Highlights of FTZ". Around 800 representatives from domestic and foreign government institutions, FTZ administrations, industries and businesses, and academia will be invited to the forum.
We cordially invite your organization's representatives to join the forum. We look forward to your participation and more win-win outcomes with you in FTZ development.
Date of registration: May 20 (Monday)
Date of Forum: May 21-22 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
Location: Haikou (address details to be informed)
May 21 (Tuesday)
10:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony
Remarks by Hainan Provincial Government
Remarks by CCPIT
10:30-11:20 Plenary I: A New Chapter of Opening-up: Building a more International and Convenient Market
11:20-11:30 Tea break
11:30-12:20 Plenary II: A Better Business Environment: Fairness and Rule of Law
14:30-15:20 Parallel meeting I
Seminar 1: Collaboration in FTZ under Belt and Road Initiatives
Seminar 2: Opening-up and Development of FTZ Trade Services
15:20-16:10 Tea break
16:10-17:00 Parallel meeting II
Seminar 3: Financial Innovation Driven FTZ Development
Seminar 4: Differentiated Growth and Local Highlights of FTZ
18:00-20:30 Gala dinner
May 22 (Wednesday)
10:00-11:30 Roundtable meeting: FTZ development and growth
11:40-11: 50 Closing Ceremony
PM Business Tour
Online application: https://bizevent.ccpit.org/meetings/198
Application closes at 17:00, May 10 / (Friday)
Notice: The Organizing Committee will review the eligibility of all applicants and confirm the successful application by email/SMS. Please note to check your mailbox/SMS.