The Belt and Road Global Chambers of Commerce and Associations Conference (GCCAC) convened in Fuzhou, East China’s Fujian Province, providing a platform for global entrepreneurs and business leaders to exchange insights on industry trends, economic and trade exchanges, and sustainable development within the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Notable figures such as Lin Baojin, member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Fujian Provincial Committee, and Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, governor of the Edo State of Nigeria, graced the opening ceremony, emphasizing the BRI’s impact over its decade-long existence. With the GCCAC evolving into the world’s first international cooperation and exchange platform for chambers of commerce and industry associations, it attracted over 1,000 guests from 200 associations across 30 countries and regions, including the US, Singapore, and Italy. African countries, integral to BRI, collaborated on initiatives such as the African Digital Procurement Service Platform Cooperation, strengthening ties and promoting win-win cooperation.
The conference featured dialogues on realizing interconnectivity for high-quality BRI cooperation, highlighting the evolution of BRI from concept to reality. Seven sub-forums, including China-Africa economic cooperation and China-Indonesia investment, facilitated exploration of new cooperation opportunities. Guided by People’s Daily and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), and hosted by the Fuzhou Municipal People’s Government, the Global Times, and others, GCCAC served as a bridge for international participants to enhance exchanges and foster meaningful collaborations in the dynamic landscape of the Belt and Road Initiative.