(DALIANNEWS)- Tan Chengxu, mayor of Dalian City, met with a delegation led by David Aikman, chief representative officer of Greater China and managing director of the WEF, in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province, November 20, 2018.
Tan extended a warm welcome to the delegation and congratulated on the success of the Summer Davos 2018. “I met with Professor Klaus Schwab, an honorary citizen of Dalian and the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum in Tianjin this September. We made in-depth exchanges and reached a consensus on further strengthening Dalian's cooperation with the World Economic Forum and hosting the Summer Davos in Dalian next year.”, said Tan.
"Dalian has held the Summer Davos meeting successfully for six times since the meeting settled down in China in 2007, which has played a positive role in promoting Dalian's international reputation and opening up. We will learn from the successful experiences and practices of the Summer Davos 2018, further deepening the development concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, focusing on the frontier issues of the global economic development as well as integrating more economic elements of Liaoning Province and Dalian. Meanwhile, we will also make meticulous and thoughtful preparations for the Summer Davos meeting in 2019, making it a memorable and fruitful international event.”, Tan added.
David Aikman conveyed Professor Klaus Schwab's greetings to Tan Chengxu and thanked Dalian for its efforts for the Summer Davos meetings in the past years. He also introduced the theme and preparations for the Winter Davos 2019 in Switzerland.
"We will work closely with the city's preparatory group of the Summer Davos 2018, presenting a splendid feast of ideology and culture to political leaders, business elites and experts and scholars from all the countries in world. ”, said David Aikman.