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The World Chinese Economic Summit was founded by Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew and Tan Sri Michael Yeoh in 2009. It was first held in the Palace of the Golden Horses, Malaysia and hosted by its Founder and Patron, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew.

Since then, WCES has been held in Melbourne, Chongqing, London, Melaka, Macao, Beijing, Bonn, and Penang. The Summit emphasized the role of the Global Chinese and connecting the Global Chinese Diaspora as well as promoting learning between East and West.

Resulting from the Global Pandemic and focusing on global recovery, the importance of global partnership, global leadership and global cooperation is imperative. Technology has also become a game changer and a key driver of the global economy – digital technology and innovations, green technology, health technology and agrotechnology will enhance global growth. The growing focus on sustainability also requires technological innovations and solutions.

Recognizing these strategic trends of global geopolitical and geoeconomics forces and the power of global
partnerships in this new global era, the WCES has been transformed into the Global Chinese Economic and Technology Summit to strive towards sustainable globalisation. We will strengthen global cooperation and technology partnerships and focus on the 4Ps – Peace, Partnerships, People and Planet for global shared prosperity.

The increasing geopolitical tensions and geoeconomic challenges in a multipolar world requires stronger collaboration and partnerships between China and ASEAN. With rising uncertainty and vulnerabilities
forging partnerships can help develop a better world and shared future.


SABAH GALA DINNER & AWARDS PRESENTATION : An Evening with Sabah – The Land Below the Wind

Welcome Speech



CLOSING CEREMONY – Towards 50th Year of China-Malaysia Diplomatic Relations


6th November 2023 | 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Arrival and Registration

3.00pm - 3.15pm

Welcome and Introductory Speeches

3.15pm - 3.35pm

Opening Addresses

3.35pm - 5.00pm

CHINA (Greater Bay Area) - ASEAN Roundtable

China is ASEAN’s largest trading partner and a key investor. The China ASEAN Free Trade Agreement has been upgraded. China is a major player in ASEAN’s infrastructure development in the construction of Ports, High Speed Rail, Urban Transit and Highway. Growing China ASEAN relations augurs well for regional stability and regional prosperity. What more can we do to enhance China-ASEAN relations? What are the new opportunities in Digitalization, Green technology, tourism, trade and investments?

5.00pm - 6.00pm

Business Networking / Refreshment and Break

7.00pm - 9.30pm

Sabah Gala Dinner & Awards Presentation

An Evening with Sabah - The Land Below the Wind

7th November 2023 | Arrival and Registration

9.00am - 10.30am

Opening Ceremony

10.30am - 10.45am

Morning Refreshments

10.45am - 12.15pm

Session 1: The Geostrategic and Geoeconomic Challenges Facing a New Multipolar World – the Role of China and Asia

BRICS become a more strategic economic powerhouse to a multipolar world. New challenges arises with this global shift. What is the role of the China in the global power shift? What are the geoeconomic challenges ahead? How can emerging and developing countries over geopolitical tensions? How can China enhance partnership with the world?

12.15pm - 1.15pm


1.15pm - 2.45pm

Session 2: Pivoting towards Green Growth: New Opportunities in the Green Economy

Green Technology and Green Energy will increasingly power the Global and regional technology to achieve greater Sustainability, Smart Cities and green mobility as well as sustainable production will contribute to a greener world. How will the Asia Pacific Green Deal benefit business in the region?

2.45pm - 4.15pm

Session 3: Digital Transformation and Knowledge - based Economy

The digital economy is rapidly changing countries, government and business the pivot towards digitalization opens up new markets and new business opportunities. Digital technology will drive the new industrial revolution. What are the new trends? How can digital partnership help build a more prosperous society?

4.15pm - 5.15pm

Session 4: Entrepreneurships and startups – Lessons, Strategies, Opportunities

Entrepreneurship is increasingly driving future growth and future prosperity. How can entrepreneurs and startups be future proof and future ready? How can the global Chinese diaspora promote entrepreneurship and new joint centuries? What are key success factor?

5.15pm - 5.30pm

CLOSING CEREMONY – Towards 50 th Year of China-Malaysia Diplomatic Relations


Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen, China
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