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Boao Forum

Boao Forum

La Fondation France Chine participera :

Boao Forum for Asia Paris Meeting

“Belt and Road” Initiative:
Building Synergy with EU Policies and Strategies

September 14-15, 2017, Paris, France



Boao Forum for Asia
As a non-government, non-profit organization, Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) is the most prestigious and premier forum for leaders in government, business and academia in Asia and other continents to share visions on the most pressing issues in this dynamic region and the world at large. The Forum is committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asia countries even closer to their development goals. Initiated in 1998 by Fidel V Ramos, former president of the Philippines, Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia, and Morihiro Hosokawa, former Prime Minister of Japan, Boao Forum for Asia was formally inaugurated in February 2001. Countries across the region have responded with strong support and great enthusiasm, and the world has listened attentively to the voice coming from a tiny, quiet and scenic island at the southernmost part of China – Boao, the permanent site of the Annual Conference of the Forum since 2002.

Foundation Prospective & Innovation
Created in 1989 by René MONORY, former Chairman of the French Senate and former Minister and François DALLE, former Chairman of L’Oréal, recognized as a public-interest organization is today chaired by Jean-Pierre RAFFARIN, former Prime minister, Senator and Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed Forces of the French Senate.
Its purpose is to improve awareness and future-oriented thinking on fundamental transformations of the contemporary world, in order to help social actors, from government to individuals, to react in full knowledge of the facts.
It endeavours to provide to the French decision-makers an international lighting on strategic matters. It facilitates contacts between young French professionals and their counterparts in emerging countries. It supports the efforts of companies, particularly medium or intermediate sized companies, in their efforts to penetrate new major markets.
It gathers specialists and business leaders, experts and politicians of different sensibilities, in appropriate working frameworks for relevant proposals.
It disseminates the results of its work on its website and with books published by Ginkgo.

Who will attend
Heads of state/government from EU and Asia Pacific
Ministerial-level officials from the Belt and Road countries in EU and Asia Pacific
Representatives from regional financial organizations such as European Investment Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Business leaders from sectors such as finance, energy, infrastructure and manufacturing
Business leaders from companies that are interested in investing in China or Europe
Experts and opinion leaders from fields such as finance, trade and investment

Reasons to attend
Direct dialogue with political leaders to understand latest policies on the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative
Direct dialogue with industry leaders to find out the latest economic and trade developments
Opportunity to identify the latest trends of your industry
Opportunity to seize investment opportunities from the OBOR initiative
Platform for networking and catching new business opportunities

Discussion Topics

Infrastructure Connectivity
Infrastructure is the key to connectivity between Asia and Europe. Coordination at the strategy and policy level is the first step. How has the “Belt and Road” Imitative coordinated with European strategies as a whole and development plans of member states individually? Has good progress been made? What needs to be done further along the line?

Promoting Trade & Investment
Investment has been a drag on the world economy for quite a while, in particular Europe. Will the “Belt and Road” Initiative help spur a new wave of investment flow between Asia and Europe? Under the initiative, are there good measures to reduce investment barriers and increase investor protection?
EU has signed or is negotiating bilateral FTAs with a number of Asian economies. How will the Belt and Road Initiative help bring Europe-Asia trade to a new level?

Inclusive and Innovative Ways of Funding
Funding is a key challenge to the “Belt and Road” Initiative. Are there good solutions, through Asia and Europe working together, to provide long-term, stable and sustainable funding for the Initiative?
Asia has lagged behind Europe in traditional finance, but may lead in P2P lending and crowd-funding through the rising power of Fintech, such as cloud computing, big data, blockchain, etc.. How can such innovative and inclusive “new finance” help fund the Belt and Road Initiative and Asia-Europe connectivity?

Other Events
Welcome Reception
Dinner
CEO Dialogue: “Belt and Road” Initiative :
The role of the Market & Businesses
Side Events