by Meetings & Conventions Asia | October 09, 2018
Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Michael Yeoh says that the WCEF is an opportunity for strengthening business relationships among Asia Pacific nations, China and Europe.
China's status as a global economic powerhouse is an opportunity for other countries in the region. 

The World Chinese Economic Forum (WCEF) which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 9 to 10 is an opportunity for strengthening and building connectivity and business linkages between Asia Pacific, Europe and China, said Tan Sri Dato' Michael Yeoh, the event's chairman of the organising committee. 

The forum promotes global and regional dialogue about China's economy, as well as promotes entrepreneurship and innovation through business networking and sharing knowledge of best practices. 

This year's event will be held at the Golden Horses hotel, with the theme "Towards a common future: Enhancing new opportunities in a changing world". 

Malaysian Prime Minister The Hon. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be delivering the opening keynote address, while The Hon. CY Leung, vice chairman, National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference will be delivering a special address. 

Other keynote speakers include Malaysia's Finance Minister The Hon. Lim Guan Eng and Lim Hwee Hwa, managing director, Tembusu Capital.

A key focus on the agenda is China's dynamic digital economy. 

Said Tan Sri Dato' Dr Yeoh, "The countries of the Asia Pacific region and China share a strong and rapidly escalating economic relationship that through further strengthening and deepening will deliver sustained trade and mutually beneficial long-term economic prosperity,

"The 2018 World Chinese Economic Forum in Kuala Lumpur is a significant event and an opportunity to shape future economic and political agendas with China through the exchange of views, information, experience, expertise and insights that will provide a foundation to boost future growth and bilateral trade prospects." 

Other sessions will focus on opportunities to capitalise on China's digital leadership and how can international businesses participate in this sector.