Seychelles former President to dialogue with top Chinese business leader and former US President Clinton
It was announced from the office of the founding President of the Republic of Seychelles, Sir James R.
It was announced from the office of the founding President of the Republic of Seychelles, Sir James R. Mancham, that following the COMESA (Common Market of the Eastern and Southern Africa) Retreat of Elders which he will be hosting jointly with the Seychelles Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Jean-Paul Adam, in Seychelles between July 21-24, Sir James will be leaving Seychelles for Guangzhou in China to speak at the 4th Huatuo CEO Forum under the theme “Multinational Development of Chinese Private Enterprises.”
The Forum, which is being hosted by Mr. Yan Jiehe, Chairman of the China Pacific Construction Group and promoter of the Huatuo Economic Forum, is expected to be attended by over 1,000 leading Chinese business leaders and such international dignitaries as former US President Bill Clinton; the Hon. Tony Blair; Lee Myung-Bak, the 47th President of South Korea; Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia; as well as the following dignitaries and Nobel Prize laureates: Janet Napolitano – Chairman of the University of California, Prof. Thomas Sargent – 2011 Nobel Prize Economics, Edmund Phelps – 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics, and Gene Sperling – Chairman Economic Committee of the Clinton & Obama Administrations.
Mr. Jiehe is one of the most influential business figures in China today having won numerous awards such as “The most excellent entrepreneurs,” “One of the Top News Figures,” and “Talented and influential Chinese business leader.” He is a consultant to over 100 local governments, and under his management and leadership, the China Pacific Construction Group has constructed projects across China covering 500 cities and over 1,000 development zones. Today, the China Pacific Construction Group is considered to be one of the largest private enterprises in China. According to Fortune 500, the China Pacific Construction Group is ranked as the 166th most important company in the world.
On the occasion of the opening of the event on Friday, July 25, former President Mancham is to take part in an open dialogue on the subject of “China in the World Today” with Mr. Jiehe and former US President Bill Clinton before later delivering his keynote address.
In 2012, when attending a high-level conference in Chongqing, China, Sir James befriended Mr. Albert Teo JP, who is assisting the China Pacific Construction Group in organizing the Guangzhou conference.
The office of the former President has also availed of the opportunity to confirm that Mr. Mancham’s new book – “SEYCHELLES – The saga of a small nation navigating through the cross-currents of a big world” is to be published by Paragon House, St. Paul, Minneapolis, USA, and has been completed and is now with the indexers. The book is expected to be launched in Seychelles in September 2014.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .