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Business leader summit puts Central China city on the 'green' map

By Qi Xin in Zhengzhou, Henan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-04-14 14:18

The 2017 China Green Companies Summit will be held in Zhengzhou, capital of Central China's Henan province from April 22 to 24. Participants, including representatives of green companies, business leaders and political decision-makers will gather to share ideas, the China Entrepreneur Club said on Thursday.

Well-known business leaders such as Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba Group, Ma Weihua, former president and CEO of China Merchants Bank, Liu Yonghao, chairman of Chinese conglomerate New Hope Group, and Hu Baosen, the chairman of Jianye Group, will attend the summit.

With the theme "Divided Progress: Finding New Economic Drivers", the summit will organize 38 activities and host more than 1,200 guests this year, about 68 percent of those being entrepreneurs, 18 percent being members of the media, and the rest will be from government and non-government organizations.

It will focus on fostering benign businesses, social and natural ecology, helping sustainable green companies play a leading role in industrial upgrading, as well as dealing with rapidly-changing new trends and patterns.

The annual event started in 2008, and as the tenth year of the summit, it will pick up in Central China's Henan province, which has a meaningful history and brilliant civilization, said Cheng Hong, secretary general of China Entrepreneur Club.

Ma Weihua, former president of China Merchants Bank, said that as a traditional agricultural province, Henan has emerged through a large number of outstanding enterprises in science and technology, and fosters new businesses such as cross-border e-commerce.

The summit will provide a good opportunity to communicate with international entrepreneurs, which will have a far-reaching influence, Ma added.

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