Over 4,000 Chinese entrepreneurs from more than 30 countries gathered in Singapore for the much anticipated World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention (WCEC).
The biennial event, founded by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, provides a meaningful and unique platform to strengthen economic cooperation and exchanges, as well as business networking.
Themed ‘New Global Environment, New Chinese Enterprise, New Impetus', the 11th WCEC, which took place from 5 to 7 October 2011, saw robust exchange in the areas of technology, wealth management, education and urban solutions. The Keppel Group supported the event as a Diamond Sponsor.
Speaking at the opening of the conference, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlighted the important role Chinese entrepreneurs have played in China's modernisation and development towards becoming the second-largest economy in the world with a GDP of US$5 trillion.
The Group showcased its capabilities in providing urban solutions to China through its core businesses in property development, environmental engineering and logistics services.
Both Keppel Integrated Engineering and Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation showcased their expertise in providing environmental and logistics solutions to China respectively.
Keppel Land also hosted a group of delegates who visited the Reflections at Keppel Bay and Marina Bay Suites show galleries, as well as Marina at Keppel Bay.
The 12th WCEC will be held in Chengdu, China, in 2013.
Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of Keppel Corporation (second from left) shares with Singapore Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong (left) Keppel's capabilities in providing sustainable urban living solutions