Huobi, one of a few cryptocurrency and online lending businesses in China to have survived a recent “rectification” spree, will be hosting an International Cooperation Forum on Digital Economy and Blockchain on the island of Hainan December 5th and 6th.
The “state-sanctioned event,” says Huobi, will feature, “high-level Chinese officials, Huobi executives, and foreign dignitaries…(sharing) new insights on the development of the blockchain industry and the digital economy both in China and globally.”
The event is being presented at the Ritz Carlton and Renaissance Hotel in Haikou in partnership with the Department of Industry and Information of Hainan Province and the Hainan Resort Software Community.
According to Huobi:
“Supported by the Chinese government, the forum will bring together local and foreign officials and business leaders from countries along the Belt and Road to promote blockchain technology and drive international cooperation in the emerging digital economy. More than a dozen countries will be represented at the forum, including Russia, Malaysia, Thailand, Gibraltar, Nigeria, Argentina, among others.”
Shen Shaoming, Governor of Hainan Province, and Cai Esheng, Vice Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, will give opening addresses on the first day of the forum.
A ministerial roundtable of delegates from the Belt and Road countries will follow suit and keynotes will be delivered by Huobi founder and CEO Leon Li and Hainan officials. Huobi will also unveil a ‘Global Digital Financial Thinktank’ in a formal ceremony at the forum.
Huobi China CEO Yuan Yuming calls the forum, “an opportunity to demonstrate to business and government leaders opportunities for collaboration using our cutting-edge technology and infrastructure.”
Hu Tao, Head of the Hainan Ecological Software Park, promises, “…panels and discussions running the gamut of topics in the entire blockchain industry, from emerging opportunities of the digital economy to the risks of blockchain technology. However, the highlight of the event will be the signing ceremony between Chinese blockchain enterprises and representatives from the Belt and Road nations.”
The Belt and Road Initiative is China’s ambitious, “global development strategy aimed at fostering economic collaboration across Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas.”