The spring meetings of International Finance Forum 2021 will be held from May 29 to 30 in Beijing, and will involve discussion topics of common development, sustainable finance, climate change and public health, according to its organizers.
The event, co-organized by the Beijing-headquartered China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and International Finance Forum, is expected to have about 500 politicians, business leaders and scholars participate in the meeting by the end of this month.
The event's topics cover global governance and development in the post-epidemic era, including global sustainable finance, anti-epidemic cooperation, green development cooperation, carbon neutrality and investment opportunities across the world, said Chen Jianan, the council's vice-chairman.
He said the participants also will discuss growth trends and issues, such as infrastructure development, free trade, the world's economic structure and challenges, digital currency and its future transformation, and China's new growth pattern during its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period.
In addition to the opening and closing ceremonies, and the plenary meeting, a total of 14 sub-forums with various themes will be held. The participants will talk about subjects such as building a carbon trading system between China and the European Union and environmental project cooperation between China and the United States, as well as the growth of the Belt and Road Initiative in the next stage.
As the conference is being held in the context of the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and the promotion of the world economy to mitigate the impact caused by the pandemic as soon as possible, the forum has attracted the heads of international institutions from the United Nations, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank to offer their ideas during the meetings, said Zhang Jizhong, secretary-general of the International Finance Forum.
Apart from Chinese representatives, nearly 100 guests from countries, including Argentina, Chile, Morocco, the United States, the Philippines, Mexico, Australia, South Korea, Portugal, New Zealand, Turkey, Italy, Kazakhstan and other countries will contribute their opinions at the forums.
Established in 2003, the International Financial Forum is a non-profit and unofficial international forum organization.
Headquartered in Beijing, it is a high-level dialogue and academic exchange mechanism co-sponsored by business leaders and scholars in the global financial community and academic circles.