The Chamber

2024 Global Trade and Investment Promotion Summit

May 13th marked the inauguration of the highly anticipated 2024 Global Trade and Investment Promotion Summit in Beijing by H.E. Mr. HAN ZhengChinese Vice-President. Accompanying this significant event was Mr. REN HongbinPresident of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). CCI FRANCE CHINE had the distinct honor of having our PresidentMr. Rémi PAUL, deliver a speech shortly after them, during the opening ceremony.

The Summit featured addresses from several distinguished officials, including Mrs. Dilma ROUSSEFFChair of the New Development Bank (NDB) and former President of BrazilDr. Sung Hwan CHOPresident of the ISO - International Organization for Standardization; and Dr. LIU GuoyeChairman of the China Energy Investment Corporation. Their presence underscored the global importance of the event and the collective effort needed to navigate the current economic landscape.

This year's theme, "Mutual Trust and Cooperation: Navigating through Profound Changes," holds special significance for CCI FRANCE CHINE as we commemorate our 60th anniversary of robust bilateral relations between France and China. The Summit’s theme highlights the necessity of fostering mutual trust, embracing openness, and championing cooperation as vital solutions. As the world enters a new period of turbulence and change, with economic growth faltering and uncertainties rising, it is crucial for the global business community to unite. Addressing the structural hurdles impeding sustainable economic growth requires collective action and a shared commitment to multilateral trade principles, trade and investment liberalization, and the stability of global industrial and supply chains.

CCI FRANCE CHINE extends its deepest gratitude and heartfelt congratulations to CCPIT for inviting our President Rémi Paul and our General Manager Caroline Penard, and for orchestrating a successful Summit. This event has not only fostered meaningful dialogues but also paved the way for enhanced cooperation on a global scale, contributing to a more stable and prosperous future.

As we move forward, CCI FRANCE CHINE remains dedicated to strengthening international partnerships and promoting sustainable growth through continued dialogue and collaboration. Together, we strive to build a world characterized by balance, coordination, inclusiveness, and win-win cooperation.