At the scene of the Forum.
Chengdu, June 6 - With the congratulatory letter from President Xi Jinping, Fortune Global Forum was inaugurated in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Bu Changsen, CEO and general manager of Shandong Energy Group, and Wang Yong, CPC member and deputy general manager, were invited to attend the Forum.
Andy Serwer, the chief editor of Fortune Magazine, stated in his speech that 10 years ago China merely boasts 10 of the top 500 enterprises, while in 2012 the figure rose to 79. As for the upcoming release of the 2013 List next month, there will be more than 79 Chinese companies listed.
After 1999 in Shanghai, 2001 in Hong Kong and 2005 in Beijing, the Fortune Global Forum has came back to China for the fourth time. It is also the first time for the Forum to be held in China's western hinterland. Under this year’s theme "China's New Future", the Forum will focus on China's domestic economic development, the development of China's western areas and China's emerging role in global perspective. As one of the world's most prestigious financial events, the Forum attracted more than 600 guests, including several heads of state, prominent businessmen and government officials. More than 250 companies attended the Forum, including more than 100 of Fortune 500 Listed companies, setting an all time high record.
During the Forum, Bu Changsen met with Gordon Orr, McKinsey's Global Senior Director, Chairman of Asia Region and Chief Executive, as well as Ernie Thrasher, CEO of Xcoal Energy & Resources. Their discussion involved current energy situation, the future development of the industry trends, as well as the development of new energy.
Bu Changsen at the Forum.