About Us

About the Summit

The World Chinese Business & Economic Summit (WCBES) is an annual international forum. Its purpose is to improve business linkages and connectivity between China and the world, providing a platform for high level discussions on global and regional events in relation to China’s rise as a world leading economy.

The World Chinese Economic Forum was founded by its Patron, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew and Organising Chairman, Tan Sri Michael Yeoh 11 years ago in Kuala Lumpur. Since then, the Forum has been held in Chongqing, China, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur and Malacca in Malaysia.

This year the Forum is re-branded as the World Chinese Business and Economic Summit (WCBES) to refocus on the importance of business as a driver of sustainable economic growth and as builders of bridges across communities, nations and cultures. The partnership between Government, Business, Think Tanks and Scholars is a key priority for the WCBES which provides a meeting of minds for Entrepreneurs, Strategists and Government Officials.

The WCBES promotes entrepreneurship, smart partnerships, the digital economy, connectivity and green growth. It also aims to connect the East and West and the Global Chinese Diaspora.

This year bringing the WCBES to Macau in conjunction with The World Summit of Chinese Entrepreneurs is apt and timely as Macau, Hong Kong and Guangdong has been designated as a Greater Bay Area, a megapolis consisting of 9 cities and 2 Special Administrative Region. The Greater Bay Area will provide more business and investment opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors.

2019 also marks the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region and the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. It is also the 45th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and China.

The WCBES promotes entrepreneurship, smart partnerships, the digital economy, connectivity and green growth. It also aims to connect the East and West and the Global Chinese Diaspora.

Honorary Co-Chairs
PATRON Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew
Executive Chairman, Country Heights Holdings Group
JOINT ORGANISING CHAIRMEN Tan Sri Michael Yeoh
President, Kingsley Strategic Institute
Mr Kein Tin
Chairman, World Federation of Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization
Mr Liu Suilong
President, Guangdong Xinhaopan Group Co., Ltd
HONORARY CO-CHAIRMEN Mr Sun Zhiguo
Chairman, Sanya Public Diplomacy Institute
Datuk Tan Yew Sing
Chairman, International Zheng He Association and President, Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce
Ambassador Su Ge
Chairman, China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation and former President, Chinese Institute for International Studies (CIIS)
Dr. Wang Huiyao
Chairman, Centre for China and Globalization & Counsellor to the State Council, People’s Republic of China
Dr Yan LiJin
Chairman, Silk Road International Foundation, People’s Republic of China
Madam Yu Xiao Yi
Vice Chairman, Shandong General Chamber of Commerce / President, Shandong Chamber of Commerce for Civil Foreign Exchange and Cooperation
What will you get from the 2019 World Chinese Business and Economic Summit
  • Latest analysis and information on the Chinese economy
  • Updates on the opportunities from the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Evaluation on the impact of a US – China Trade War
  • Advise on how to benefit from the Digital economy and the Digital Silk Road
  • Connectivity with global Entrepreneurs
  • Opportunity to attend the 16th World Summit Of Chinese Entrepreneurs
  • Ideas on start ups and entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge on growing Asean and Chinese markets
  • Networking with the global Chinese Diaspora