The BFA Annual Conference 2020 to be held in late March
News source:hiHainan / By Chen Shumin, Wen Xin / 01 15,2020 15:33:08 / others

The press conference of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2020 is held in Beijing.(Photo from the official website of the BFA)

Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2020 will be held from March 24 to 27 in Boao, Hainan, with the theme of "A World in Change: Bond together for a Shared Future", according to the news from the secretariat of BFA on January 14.

BFA Secretary General Li Baodong stated at the press conference in Beijing that this year's annual conference will feature about 50 official sessions, including the opening plenum, themed sessions, roundtable meetings and special dialogues, which are categorized into five modules: Development Trends, Industrial Changes, Forefront of Innovation, Beautiful Life and Global Governance.

BFA Secretary General Li Baodong.(Photo from the official website of the BFA)

Li said that the mission of BFA is to inject "positive energy" into Asian and global development. This annual conference will echo the shared concerns of international community, focus on frontier issues in the world development and continue to support multilateralism and international cooperation.

According to the new conference, the "Development Trends" module highlights "changes" with a focus on the issues such as world economic outlook, geopolitics and regional cooperation agreements; the "Industrial Changes" module emphasizes on how to deepen reforms and opening-up, covering the issues such as manufacturing transition, platform economy and business environment; the "Forefront of Innovation" module keeps a close watch on the new wave of technological and industrial revolution with the issues such as 5G, artificial intelligence and space exploration; the "Beautiful Life" module addresses the topics of education, poverty reduction, ageing, youth and women; the "Global Governance" module focuses on strengthening international cooperation amid changes, covering issues such as G20 cooperation, digital currency governance, economic security and the "Belt and Road Initiative".

The press conference of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2020 is held in Beijing.(Photo from the official website of the BFA)

In addition, BFA 2020 will launch six flagship reports such as "Asian Economic Outlook and Integration Progress 2020".

As a high-level cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary and trans-sectoral dialogue platform, the BFA, based in Asia and with a global outlook, has increasingly become an important bridge for communication and interaction between eastern and western political, business and academic communities since its inception. It is reported that the annual conference this year will bring together more than 2,000 participants to share perspectives and insights on the development of Asia and the world, including heads of state/government, leaders of international organizations, ministers, business leaders, economists and media representatives.

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