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Singapore to host World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention in 2011
Updated: 2009-11-21 22:08

MANILA: Singapore will host the World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention (WCEC), the biennial gathering of Chinese businessmen around the globe, in October 2011, a founder of the WCEC said Saturday.

Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be the organizing agency for the 11th WCEC, Ian. C.W. Fok, chairman of Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce said at the closing ceremony of this year's WCEC convention in Manila.

Philippine Vice President Noli del Castro and Singapore's Foreign Minister George Yeo attended the ceremony.

The WCEC was first held in Singapore in 1991. Over the past 18 years, the convention has served as a major platform for Chinese businessmen to exchange ideas and interact with each other.

More than 3,000 Chinese businessmen, including 1,000 from the Chinese mainland, attended this year's two-day conference, which focused on cooperation to weather the ongoing financial crisis and to explore ways for sustainable growth in the private sector.