Co-organized by the Ministry of Commerce of the People ’ s Republic of China and the Shanghai Municipal People ’ s Government, the Forum on World Trade in Services is scheduled to be held on 9 – 10 June 2005 at the Shanghai International Convention Center. With the growth of the world trade in services as a backdrop and with a particular focus on the opening, cooperation and development in China ’ s services sector, the 2-day event covers a wide range of important topics such as the recent progress in the WTO Doha Negotiations on services trade, China ’ s participation in the WTO Doha trade talks, the growth trends in global services trade, the development of China ’ s trade in services, and investment opportunities in the services sector in China. China ’ s state leader, the Chinese Minister of Commerce, the Mayor of Shanghai, the Director-General of the WTO, China ’ s Ambassador to the WTO, and representatives from world-class services companies will deliver keynote speeches at the Forum. Introduction to the Forum
Forum participants include about 400 representatives from governments around the world, international organizations and institutions, senior executives of multinational companies, as well as scholars and specialists. In addition, over 600 delegates from China ’ s central and local governments, state-owned and private companies, professors and experts in China will also participate in the Forum.
Overview Organizers: Ministry of Commerce of P. R. China Organizers: Ministry of Commerce of P. R. China Shanghai Municipal People ’ s Government Shanghai Municipal People ’ s Government Chairman of the Organizing committee: Mr. Bo Xilai, Minister of Commerce Mr. Bo Xilai, Minister of Commerce Mr. Han Zheng, Mayor of Shanghai Mr. Han Zheng, Mayor of Shanghai Supporters: Australian Services Roundtable Supporters: Australian Services Roundtable Coalition of Service Industries (US) Coalition of Service Industries (US) EU-China Trade Project EU-China Trade Project European Services Forum European Services Forum Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries Japan Services Network Japan Services Network Shanghai Services Federation Shanghai Services Federation Shanghai World Expo (Group) Co., Ltd Shanghai World Expo (Group) Co., Ltd
Conveners: Shanghai Municipal Foreign Economic Relations & Trade Commission Relations & Trade Commission Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Center Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Center Meeting Support ： Oriental International Holding A & E Co., Ltd. Shanghai Cassandra Business Service Co., Ltd. Shanghai Cassandra Business Service Co., Ltd. Date ： 2005/6/9-10 Venue ： Shanghai International Convention Center Scale ： 800-1000 persons
Purposes of the Forum To push forward the WTO Doha Negotiations on trade in services To advance the new round of opening up of China’s services sector and the development of trade in services in China To discuss new trends in the growth of the world services industry and services trade To publicize the tremendous business opportunities for services companies at home and abroad To facilitate the communication between the Chinese government and services businesses around the world
Attendee Core Attendees Vice Premier of State Council Wu Yi Vice Premier of State Council Wu Yi Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai Mayor of Shanghai Han Zheng Mayor of Shanghai Han Zheng Director-General of the WTO Supachai Panitchpakdi Director-General of the WTO Supachai Panitchpakdi EU Trade Representative Peter Mandelson EU Trade Representative Peter Mandelson China’s Ambassador to the WTO Sun Zhenyu China’s Ambassador to the WTO Sun Zhenyu Former Minister of US Commerce Department Donald Evans Former Minister of US Commerce Department Donald Evans Other Attendees Officials from local trade and economic governmental departments Officials from local trade and economic governmental departments and China’s central government and China’s central government CEOs of China’s state-owned and private enterprises CEOs of China’s state-owned and private enterprises Senior executives of multinational corporations Senior executives of multinational corporations Representatives from services coalitions around the world Representatives from services coalitions around the world Experts and scholars in China with academic interest in services Experts and scholars in China with academic interest in services sector and services trade sector and services trade
Opening: to understand how China will promote the Doha Agenda negotiations on trade in services negotiations on trade in services The Doha Agenda Negotiations on trade in services will come to the final stage in June 2005. In this Forum, China will demonstrate its position to vigorously promote the Doha Agenda Negotiations on trade in services. China’s state leaders, Minister of Commerce, Mayor of Shanghai, Director-General of the WTO, and the Ambassador of China to the WTO will air their comments on how to further open China’s service industry in this Forum. Through the comments, Forum participants will be able to learn how the Chinese government will promote the process of service trade negotiations in the Doha Round, and possible action taken by the Chinese government.
Through conference presentations, banquet speeches, and roundtable conferences attended by important Chinese government officials, this Forum will provide a platform for communication between world service providers and the Chinese government and Chinese service providers. Cooperation: to provide a platform for communication between service providers from other countries and the Chinese government providers from other countries and the Chinese government and Chinese service providers and Chinese service providers
This Forum will invite representatives from world-famous service providers to introduce the latest trend in the development of service industry and global trade in services, who will join the discussion and exchanges with provincial governments and their counterparts in China. The Forum will also arrange field trips to visit local service providers in Shanghai and introduce business opportunities for investment in service industry in China, especially in Shanghai. Development: to discuss the latest trend for the development of global trade in services and business opportunities in China trade in services and business opportunities in China
Build an image for participants This Forum will become a focus for the service industries in all participating countries. The corporate image of forum participants will be strongly promoted through press conferences, advertising along the highway from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport to downtown areas and across central commercial districts, as well as wide coverage through satellite TVs, newspaper, internet reporting and other media in Shanghai and across China.