Asia-Europe Cooperation Dialogue | 2019

Second Edition
The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square
Chongqing, China
December 1-2, 2019


Asia-Europe Cooperation Dialogue | 2019

Asia-Europe Cooperation Dialogue

European and Asian leaders cannot stand idly, but have to actively build a prosperous future through dialogue and cooperation, rather than passively endure a future of conflict and isolation.

The Dialogue is the reference event to deepen and establish high-level relations with Asian leaders. This second edition (Chongqing, China; December 1-2, 2019) happens at pivotal moment in time in which the overall world geo-economic barycenter is shifting towards east, while the major economic blocks are suffering increasing disaggregating pressure. The United States isolationist turn on trade is widening both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, especially by increasing tensions with China, whose retaliatory measures may contribute generating a ripple effect across the globe.

The Asia-Europe Cooperation Dialogue brought to Chongqing over 300 Asian and European business leaders, multilateral institutions and representatives of country governments and institutions for an intense full day program (December 2nd) which focused on strategic topics for ensuring prosperity in the next decades:

  • Belt and Road Initiative and European Development Strategy
  • Asia-Europe Trade and Financial Cooperation
  • Sustainable development
  • Smart cities & intelligent manufacturing

Participation in the Dialogue is strictly C-level and upon invitation only.

Why it is relevant for you

After the success of the first edition in Rome,
the Dialogue provided a unique chance to identify and
grab emerging opportunities with the other protagonists of these shifts.
At the center of these transformations stands Chongqing,
the industrial powerhouse of west China and
a strategic stronghold of the Belt and Road.
In this sense, Chongqing and its leaders are not only
at the center of a Changing China,
rebalancing from the coast to the inland and from export to consumption,
but also are crucial pieces of to the future global economy puzzle.

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Press release

Confirmed speakers of the second edition

Esko Aho (former Prime Minister of Finland and Innovation Expert); Shamshad Akhtar (Former Undersecretary General of the United Nations); Ban Ki Moon (Chairman of BFA; the 8th Secretary General of the United Nations); Paolo Borzatta (Senior Partner, The European House – Ambrosetti); Alex Camprubi (Senior International Advisor and Principal China, Fundacion Metropoli); Chen Feng (Chairman, HNA Group); Chen Min’er (Party Secretary of Chongqing); Jiang Zhenhua (Vice President, Inspur Software); Lee Kwang Jae (President, Yeosijae); Leong Sing Chiong (Assistant Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore); Li Baodong (BFA Secretary-General, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of China); Li Bo (Vice-Mayor, Chongqing Municipal People’s Government, PRC); Liu Lihua (former deputy minister, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, PRC); Grigori Marchenko (Former Governor, National Bank of Kazakhstan); Alessandra Pasini (Chief International Business Development Officer, Snam); Wang Haifeng (Chief Technology Officer, Baidu); Zhou Xiaochuan (BFA Vice Chairman; Vice Chairman of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; former governor of the People’s Bank of China).

Learn more about the speakers

Presentation by Alex Camprubi

For any further information, please kindly refer to Ms Alice Vertemati
+39 02 46753.638  |  cq-dialogue@ambrosetti.eu


Find out more about the first edition


A partnership between
The European House – Ambrosetti and Boao Forum for Asia

The World is going through an historic change that will redefine its geopolitical and geo-economic balance for the next few centuries.

The new silk roads are playing a key role in shortening the distance between Asia and Europe, while creating a space of economic dynamism and interconnectivity in the once isolated Central Asia.

Within Asia, China is leading the way towards a new cycle of opening up which is already affecting current World investment trends, trade patterns, and that will ultimately redesign the economic world governance, as we know it. The growth of China’s geopolitical influence, together with the progressive internationalization of its economy – and the subsequent leveraging on its financial models – will inevitably require a rebalancing of the actual equilibrium.

In a time when the new American isolationist wave is widening the Atlantic Ocean, Europe needs to prepare itself to embrace the change, understand how to sensibly reposition its equilibrium towards East, and build the founding of its new Renaissance.

The European House – Ambrosetti and the Boao Forum For Asia (BFA), the leading platforms connecting businesses and institutions respectively within Europe and Asia, are joining forces to establish a long term common platform for European and Asian elites to strengthen connections, build trust and share a joint vision on future cooperation across Eurasia.

Former Governor of People’s Bank of China and Vice Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia H.E. Zhou Xiaochuan will lead the Chinese delegation, while selected current and former BFA board member will lead delegations from their respective countries

Find out more about the conference program
of the first edition


About Boao Forum For Asia


The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) is a non-governmental and non-profit international organization headquartered in China. It is the most prestigious and premier forum for leaders from government, business, and academia in Asia and other continents to share vision on the most pressing issues in this dynamic region and the world at large. BFA is committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries even closer to their development goals. Initiated in 1998 by Fidel V. Ramos, former President of the Philippines, Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia, and Morihiro Hosokawa, former Prime Minister of Japan, Boao Forum for Asia was formally inaugurated in February 2001. Each spring, the Forum’s Annual Conference brings together approximately 10 presidents and prime ministers, 80 ministers and heads of international organizations, 50 economists, 150 Fortune – 500 companies, 1600 business delegates and 800 editors & journalists from Asia and around the world for a 4-day, informal and peer-to-peer dialogues on the most pressing issues.