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About the Summit

The Global Chinese Economic & Technology (GCET) Summit is an annual international forum. Its purpose is to improve business linkages and connectivity between China and the world, providing a platform for high-level discussions on global and regional events in relation to China’s rise as a world-leading economy.

The World Chinese Economic Forum was founded by its Patron, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew and Organising Chairman, Tan Sri Michael Yeoh 14 years ago in Kuala Lumpur. Since then, WCES has been held in Melbourne, Chongqing, London, Melaka, Macao, Beijing, Bonn, and Penang.

This year the Forum is re-branded as the Global Chinese Economic & Technology Summit to refocus on the importance of business as a driver of sustainable economic growth and as builders of bridges across communities, nations and cultures. The partnership between Government, Business, Think Tanks and Scholars is a key priority for the GCET which provides a meeting of minds for Entrepreneurs, Strategists and Government Officials.

The GCET promotes entrepreneurship, smart partnerships, the digital economy, connectivity and green growth. It also aims to connect the East and West and the Global Chinese Diaspora.

The GCET promotes entrepreneurship, smart partnerships, the digital economy, connectivity and green growth. It also aims to connect the East and West and the Global Chinese Diaspora.

HONORARY PATRON Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew
Executive Chairman and Founder, Country Heights Holdings Group, Malaysia
HONORARY ORGANISING CHAIRMAN Tan Sri Michael Yeoh
President, KSI Strategic Institute For Asia Pacific (KSI) / Co-Chairman, ASEAN Economic Club, Malaysia
HONORARY CHAIRMEN Dr. Vincent Lo
Chairman, Shui On Group and Former Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC)
Dr. Jonathan Choi
Chairman, Sunwah Group & Honorary President, Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) / Chairman, Greater Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union
Dr. Wang Huiyao
Counsellor to the State Council, People’s Republic of China/Chairman, Centre for China and Globalization
Tan Sri Lim Gait Tong
Chairman, China-ASEAN Business Association (CABA) and Farlim Group, Malaysia
CO-CHAIRMEN Dr. Sok Siphana
Senior Minister, Royal Government of Cambodia and Chairman, Asian Vision Institute, Cambodia
Dr. Dino Pati Djalal
Chairman, Foreign Policy Community and former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia
Mr. Sam Goi
Chairman, GSH Corporation / Non-Resident Ambassador of Singapore
Mr. Steve Howard
Secretary General, Global Foundation, Australia
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
  • To promote high-level exchanges between Government, Business, and Think Tank Leaders
  • To develop business interaction and networking among entrepreneurs and the global Chinese Diaspora
  • To encourage learning between the East and West
  • To advance business, economic, and trade opportunities among RCEP member countries
  • To enhance cooperation in the Digital Economy and Green Economy to build a sustainable shared future
  • To discuss strengthening partnerships between China and ASEAN