PETALING JAYA: The Belt and Road CEO conference provides massive business opportunities for companies across the region, says National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia president Tan Sri Ter Leong Yap.
“The Belt and Road CEO Conference provides massive business opportunities for companies across the region, which is a timely boost for the global economy.
"This is apparent in the level of participants, which include nearly 1,000 participants from 90 of the world’s Top 500 companies, 78 of China’s Top 500 companies, more than 100 state-owned enterprises and 200 private companies,” said Ter, who attended the opening ceremony of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) and a high-level meeting hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday (April 25) in Beijing, China.
The BRF started with the Belt and Road CEO Conference, which is a platform for interaction as well as promotion of trade and investment among Belt and Road countries and regions.
Ter was invited to the conference alongside Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) Life Honorary President Tan Sri William Cheng and NCCIM vice-president and deputy president of ACCCIM Datuk Liew Sew Yee.
The Belt and Road CEO Conference consists of four sessions including the plenary session, signing ceremony, business-to-business matchmaking session and closing ceremony.
As one of the most important diplomatic events of the year, the BRF attracted more than 5,000 participants from 150 countries and 90 international organisations, including the UN Secretary-General, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund and high-ranking officials from France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, South Korea and the EU.
The Malaysian delegation was led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.