About Us

About the Summit

The World Chinese Business & Economic Summit (WCBES) is an annual international forum. Its purpose is to improve business linkages and connectivity between China and the world, providing a platform for high-level discussions on global and regional events in relation to China’s rise as a world-leading economy.

The World Chinese Economic Forum was founded by its Patron, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew and Organising Chairman, Tan Sri Michael Yeoh 11 years ago in Kuala Lumpur. Since then, the Forum has been held in Chongqing, China, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur and Malacca in Malaysia.

This year the Forum is re-branded as the World Chinese Economic Summit (WCES) to refocus on the importance of business as a driver of sustainable economic growth and as builders of bridges across communities, nations and cultures. The partnership between Government, Business, Think Tanks and Scholars is a key priority for the WCES which provides a meeting of minds for Entrepreneurs, Strategists and Government Officials.

The WCES promotes entrepreneurship, smart partnerships, the digital economy, connectivity and green growth. It also aims to connect the East and West and the Global Chinese Diaspora.

The WCES promotes entrepreneurship, smart partnerships, the digital economy, connectivity and green growth. It also aims to connect the East and West and the Global Chinese Diaspora.

Honorary Co-Chairs
PATRON Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew
Executive Chairman, Country Heights Holdings Group
ORGANISING CHAIRMAN Tan Sri Michael Yeoh
President, KSI Strategic Institute For Asia Pacific
HONORARY CO-CHAIRMEN Dr. Fan Gang
President, China Development Institute (CDI)
Datuk Chong Sin Woon
Chairman, Port Klang Authority (PKA) /Secretary-General, Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)
Tan Sri Lim Gait Tong
Chairman, China-ASEAN Business Association (CABA) and Farlim Group
Ambassador Su Ge
Chairman, China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation /Former President, Chinese Institute for International Studies (CIIS)
Dr. Wang Huiyao
Chairman, Centre for China and Globalization & Counsellor to the State Council, People’s Republic of China
Dr Yan Lijin
Chairman, Silk Road International Foundation, People’s Republic of China
What will you get from the 2020 World Chinese Economic Summit
  • Latest analysis and information on the Chinese Economy
  • Updates on the opportunities from the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Evaluation on the impact of a US-China Trade War
  • Advise on how to benefit from the Digital Economy and the Digital Silk Road
  • Connectivity with Global Entrepreneurs
  • Ideas on startups and entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge on growing ASEAN and Chinese markets
  • Networking with the global Chinese Diaspora