Angela Chao, CEO and Chair of Foremost Group, spoke at the China Development Forum (CDF) held from March 20-22, 2021. She was invited to speak on two panels at the forum based on her experience in the global shipping and transportation industry.
Prominent thought-leaders, industry professionals, and scholars spoke at the CDF this year, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, FedEx CEO Frederick W. Smith, and UBS Group CEO Ralph Hamers, among many others.
The CDF is hosted by the Development Research Center of the State Council and organized by the China Development Research Foundation. The event, appropriately named China on a New Journey of Modernization, was held both offline and online at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. The CDF is committed to “engaging with the world for common prosperity.”
Angela spoke at two of the forum’s panels, with one focusing on the reform of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and the second focusing on vocational education. This year’s CDF was once again well attended by many other global leaders, such as Thyssenkrupp AG CEO and Executive Board CEO Martina Merz and Microsoft China CTO Wei Qing.