Organized by Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Shandong Government, the 2018 Conference of Great Business Partners (CGPB) was held in Jinan on Sept. 29th.
Themed with“Observing Business Ethics, Create Success”, the conference was hosted by Gong Zheng, Governor of Shandong Province, attracting around 1,120 "distinguished guests" from home and abroad.
They were all influential figures from the business, technology, education, culture, healthcare and finance communities - as well as from overseas groups and young entrepreneurs - with nearly 70 percent of them from outside Shandong, according to Ren Airong, vice-governor of the province. Liu Jiayi, Secretary of the CPC Shandong Committee, on behalf of Shandong Provincial Party committee and Shandong Provincial Government, welcomed the distinguished guests from home and abroad and delivered a speech.
A group of Global Fortune 500 companies, large State-owned enterprises and top 500 Chinese businesses participated in the event, seeking business opportunities in the province.
The event secured widespread interest in province’s investment potential. Shandong province reaped a whirlwind of business deals at the Conference of Great Business Partners, securing 130 deals worth 536.62 billion yuan ($78 billion) in total, according to the organizers.
The contracts covered a variety of sectors, each of them expected to begin being honored within one year after the conference, officials from Shandong provincial government said.