The Sixth Conference of Chinese and African Entrepreneurs concluded in Beijing on September 4. The conference, co-hosted by China’s Ministry of Commerce and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) invited more than 2,000 government and enterprise delegates from China and 53 African countries.
While addressing the closing ceremony, CCPIT Chairman Jiang Zengwei said the 6th conference is characterized with the largest participation, highest level ever and practical results.
Jiang noted, Chinese president Xi Jinping and 35 heads of state or government of Africa attended the opening ceremony, having outnumbered the previous conferences. The keynote speech delivered by Xi Jinping conveyed expectation of practical cooperation for Chinese and African business communities.
Jiang added, this conference attracted more than 2,000 government and business delegates from China and 53 African countries. These delegates included business leaders from world top 500, China top 500 and Africa top 500 enterprises, as well as experts and professionals from think tanks, universities, and chambers of commerce and industry, heads of international organizations, delegates from small-and-medium-sized enterprises in the fields of energy, infrastructure construction, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, trade, finance, internet, etc.
“Last but not least, the conference closely echoed the theme of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation “China and Africa: Towards an Even Stronger Community with a Shared Future through Win-Win Cooperation” and focused on three topics, i.e. industrial cooperation, trade cooperation and infrastructure cooperation. Chinese and African delegates conducted deep and practical dialogues and made proposals for advancing China-Africa cooperation. These proposals are of great significance in promoting Sino-African mutually-beneficial cooperation in the new era, serving as reference for Chinese and African policy makers and business communities,” added Jiang.
The conference included opening ceremony, closing ceremony, panel discussions, and B2B meetings.