The first UIBE Bay Area Forum was held in south China's Shenzhen city on July 13.
With a theme of "New Challenges and Opportunities on Foreign Economic and Trade Relations for China in the New Era", the forum brought together dozens of Chinese experts and scholars, renowned entrepreneurs in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and over 200 UIBE alumni in the city.
In his opening speech, Jiang Qingzhe, party chief of the UIBE, said he hoped to combine economic development in the Greater Bay Area and UIBE's advantages from its various disciplines, to jointly explore issues in the forefront of China's foreign economic and trade cooperation, help it create a high-level development path for China's opening up to the outside world, develop a more innovative and stable open economy, so as to provide more creative ideas and practical opportunities for the Chinese economy in the new era.
The forum, hosted by UIBE and organized by UIBE's research institutes for Shenzhen and Hainan, discussed various topics, including how economic and trade relations between China and the United States will affect the Greater Bay Area, the Belt and Road Initiative and Shenzhen's role in the new era, etc.
UIBE set up its Research Institute for Shenzhen in 2013, and has conducted academic research and training in Shenzhen and neighboring areas. By actively participating in the economic development of the Greater Bay Area, UIBE has been able to effectively market its brand in the region.