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Shanghai Forum 2018: China-Africa Relations Roundtable
Friday, 25 May 2018 02:27


Date: 26-27 May 2018
Venue: Shanghai International Convention Center (5th Floor, Room 5DE)
Fudan University (Think Tank Building, Room 106)
Presentation by
The Beijing Axis:
Trends in China-Africa Commercial Relations: Strategic Imperatives for Government and Business
Kobus van der Wath, Founder and Group Managing Director
26 May 2018, 13:30 – 17:30


Event description:

The Shanghai Forum is known as one of the most important international forums held in Shanghai and takes its mission to “Concentrate on Asia, Focus on Hot Issues, Congregate Elites, Promote Interactions, Enhance Cooperation and Seek Consensus”. Political dignitaries, high officials, head of think tanks, Nobel Laureates, distinguished scholars and elites from different circles have been invited to attend the Forum. Co-hosted by Fudan University and Korean Institute for Advanced Studies, and undertaken by Fudan Development Institute (FDDI), which has as advisers, among others: Christopher Pissarides (Nobel Laureate, 2010); Adam Posen (President Peterson Institute, USA), Dagfinn Høybråten (Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers), and Lin Shangli (General Secretary of Policy Research Office of the Community Party of China Central Committee).

A Short Overview of the China-Africa Relations Roundtable

The China-Africa relationship has deepened significantly over time, and China is now Africa’s largest trading partner, and has become a fast-growing source of investment and aid in the twenty-first century. Moreover, there are major opportunities to strengthen the relationship for shared prosperity. The roundtable on China-Africa relations will discuss key themes in China-Africa economic cooperation, with the aim of offering fresh ideas for realizing greater shared gains. The roundtable is divided into two sessions. The first, on the afternoon of May 26th, will bring together public and private sector leaders, while the second, on the morning of May 27th, brings together a group of world-leading scholars, alongside diplomatic and private sector leaders.

Kobus van der Wath, Founder and Group Managing Director of Axis Group International / The Beijing Axis, will be giving a presentation on: “Trends in China-Africa Commercial Relations: Strategic Imperatives for Government and Business”. The session will be on 26 May 2018 (Saturday), 13:30 – 17:30, at the Shanghai International Convention Center.

For more information, please visit the Shanghai Forum website or you can also refer to the event flier attached.