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World free trade zone leaders exchange ideas in Jida


Updated: 2019-10-31

The 2019 World Free Zone (Hengqin) Summit was held on Oct 29 and 30 with keynote speeches, leadership training, business matches, and communication meetings to shed light on new trends, opportunities, and measures arising from FTZ construction.

More than 200 representatives from worldwide free zones, 18 domestic pilot free trade zones, World Top 500 companies, universities, and scientific institutions convened at Crowne Plaza Zhuhai City Center in Jida to discuss Openness, Innovation & Connectivity.


Hengqin Free Trade Zone [Photo courtesy Zhuhai Daily]

Zhao Xiaolei, president of the Institute of FTZ Studies of Shanghai University of Finance & Economics; Mao Yanhua, associate dean of the Institute of FTZs of Sun Yat-sen University, and Mohan Guruswamy, chief knowledge officer of the World Free Zones Organization, shared their visions on FTZ planning, management, top-level design, and leadership training.

The event, now held for the third time in Zhuhai, has become an important platform for domestic and foreign FTZs to exchange and share cutting-edge knowledge, advanced experience, and best practices.

The organizer, the independent non-profit World Free Zones Organization, was started in 2014 by 14 major FTZs across the world. Registered in Geneva and headquartered in Dubai, it currently has more than 570 members from 125 countries and regions.

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