Company News - 21/01/2020

Countdown ③ | Roundtable Discussion by Carrie Lam, Calvin Choi: Expanding Asia's Technology Leadership

Elite gathering on snow mountaintop. 2020 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will be held in Davos, Switzerland from January 21th to 24th. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the World Economic Forum. The theme of this year’s Davos Annual Meeting is "Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World". The participants include Han Zheng, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China; Donald Trump, President of the United States of America; Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany; Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy; Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore; Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations and other representatives from political and government delegations, business leaders, academic representatives, art and media leaders.

AMTD Group, as the only Hong Kong-based financial institution among the World Economic Forum Strategic Partner Associates, will set up the “AMTD House” at the Davos Forum for the third consecutive year. In addition, AMTD will host a series of theme activities including “Smart Asia: Connecting Greater Bay Area with ASEAN” and “Greater Bay Area Young Entrepreneur Day” etc., to comprehensively introduce the achievements of China's Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in promoting digital technology innovation and regional economic development. Furthermore, AMTD will also specially open the “AMTD Hotel” this year to welcome global partners and friends of “AMTD SpiderNet”.

On January 21st, at the 50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, there will be a roundtable discussion on Asian technology leadership (Expanding Asian Technology Leadership) given by Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Calvin Choi, Chairman and CEO of AMTD Group; Johnny Gerard Plate, Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia; Guruprasad Mohapatra, Secretary of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade of India and other political and business leaders.