WSRCRC was a proud Forum Partner of the 14th Annual World Forum for Foreign Director Investment convened by Conway Inc. with Platinum Sponsor China Fortune Land Development in Shanghai from May 22-24, 2017. With a record-breaking attendance of 480 participants from 41 countries, the World Forum attracted thought leaders in global investing from diverse sectors including hi-tech, artificial intelligence, private equity, institutional and private investment, government, and economic development agencies. Forum Sponsors included PASCO EDC North Tampa Bay Florida, PLANTE, CXETDZ, Invest in Bavaria, HQVancouver, AdvantageBC, Invest in Sharjah, InvestHK, ACTUA Invest in Andorra, TEXAS Wide Open for Business, Yuan Long, InvestNorthernIreland, 24alife, South Carolina Department of Commerce, PBI AQABA, Xan-Max, MJKROpis, InWisconsin, InvestSlovenia. Forum Partners included Washington State China Relations Council, The US-China Business Council, Tractus, Minority Business Agency/U.S. Department of Commerce, HCCS, BGlink, bexuco, CALED, Finnish Business Council Shanghai, AfCham, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies, InvestIn, SKYTEAM Global Meetings, CALASIAN, FCClub, Bloom Consulting, InvestShanghai, Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County, and CIBTvisas.
Panel topics included: The Next 25 Years; Navigating Global Disruption: Cybersecurity and Supply Chain; One Belt, One Road; Rise of Robots; The Future of FDI; Water Wars and Climate Change; Workforce Development and Talent Acquisition; China Outbound FDI; Economists and Executives Roundtable.
Moderators included: Fred Pearce, Journalist on Popular Science; Mike Chinoy, Senior Fellow of the US-China Institute; Richard Quest, CNN Anchor and Correspondent; Denis Merkwith, Vice President at Conway Advisory; John Evans, Managing Director at Tractus Asia Ltd; and Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economist Intelligence Unit Asia.
WSCRC President Mercy Kuo served as a speaker on Panel II: Navigating Global Disruption: Cybersecurity and Supply Chain. The WSCRC delegation included Dingyi Investment Group, East West Bank, Seattle Family Regional Center, and Wyzlink.
Pictured: Mercy Kuo, WSCRC President, and Andrew Vuong, Vice President for Business Development, Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County.