Local time on January 22, when Mayor Tan Chengxu's delegation attended the opening plenary session of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in 2019, he met with Mr. Li Haowell, executive director of the World Economic Forum at the annual meeting, and Mr. Edvey, the Greater China chief representative of the World Economic Forum, who witnessed the signing of the memorandum of preparation for the 2019 New Leaders' Annual Meeting between the representatives of the city government and the World Economic Forum. With this in mind, the curtain on preparations for the new leader's annual meeting in 2019 has been fully opened.
Before the signing ceremony, Tan Chengxu had an in-depth exchange of views and reached a consensus with Li Haowei and Edvey, two forum executives, on specific issues such as strengthening strategic cooperation and running this summer Davos well.
Tan Chengxu said that the theme of the forum's annual meeting is "Globalization 4.0: Building a Global Architecture in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution". Politicians and representatives of enterprises and scholars from all over the world have conducted in-depth exchanges around digital-driven innovation, promoting the construction of "the belt and road initiative" and building a new normal for global trade. This is of great practical significance to the international community in jointly addressing global challenges and achieving win-win development.
Dalian will focus on the world's cutting-edge development trends, including the digital economy, further strengthen its cooperation with the World Economic Forum, seize opportunities and take the initiative to accelerate the transformation of new and old kinetic energy and promote high-quality development. At the same time, we will do all the preparatory work carefully and thoroughly, and strive to make the 2019 annual meeting of new leaders a wonderful, unforgettable and successful international event.
Li Haowell and Edvey conveyed president Schwab's greetings to Tan Chengxu, and said on behalf of the world economic forum that Dalian, as the host city of the annual meeting of new leaders, is of great significance to the whole forum. President Schwab will personally attend the "Dalian night" event, meet with you at that time, and wish the "Dalian night" a complete success. We firmly believe that with the joint efforts of the World Economic Forum and Dalian Municipal Government, this year's Dalian Summer Davos annual meeting will be a splendid and more innovative ideological and cultural feast. Once again, we thank the Dalian municipal government for its long-term support for the development of the forum. We hope that based on the existing cooperation, we will continue to expand the depth and breadth to help Dalian realize a higher level of opening to the outside world.