1st Edition of Cathay Forum

May 4, 2020

Beijing welcomed the first edition of the Cathay Forum in 2014 with “Reinventing the border” as its umbrella theme.

Attendees made the journey from all over the world – Asia, North America and Europe – to converge on the symbolic location of Yishu 8, a prestigious Beijing arts house which was formerly the Sino-French University, and a series of renowned speakers took to the stage, attesting to the strength and dynamism of Cathay’s ecosystem.

The importance of the cross-border challenge featured high on the Forum agenda. The internationalisation of Chinese firms was addressed through a series of fluid and open exchanges: issues around sustainable investment and growth, maximizing financial and social value on a long-term basis, and building bridges between the West and China through business partnerships and joint ventures were given particular attention.