Global Youth Conference 2022

May 12 , 2022





Facing the severe shocks of COVID-19, we need to work together to steer global development toward a new stage of balanced, coordinated and inclusive growth. We need to increase input in development, advance on a priority basis cooperation on poverty alleviation, food security, COVID-19 response and vaccines, development financing, climate change and green development, industrialization, digital economy and connectivity, among other areas, and accelerate implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, so as to build a global community of development with a shared future.

On May 13th,Shandong Provincial People’s Government,Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), All-China Youth Federation and China Soong Ching Ling Foundation,The Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Shandong Province,Center for China and Globalization will co-host Global Youth Conference 2022.

As the world faces a multitude of new challenges, together, our people, and especially our youth, hold the key to a better future for humankind. In this spirit, Global Youth Conference 2022, centered on the role of youth in leading the green transition in the regional economic development, will cover a wide range of topics including innovation and entrepreneurship, ecological preservation, green finance and green technology, and international cooperation for a sustainable future.



08:30-09:00 Check-in

09:00-10:20 Opening Ceremony

1. Video speeches by Chinese national leader and foreign dignitaries

2. Speeches by the sponsors

3. Speeches by foreign guests

4. Speech by world-famous youth representative

10:05-10:20 Release of Conference Outcomes

1. Release of conference outcomes

2. Launch of the 2022 Shandong Year of Global Youth Exchange and the Global Youth Art Exhibition—“China and the World in the Eyes of Youth”

Main Forum 10:30-12:00

Yellow River Basin(Huanghewan) Youth Economic Forum

10:30-10:35 Introduction by moderator in Shandong

10:35-10:40 Special Address by

ZENG Zanrong, Deputy Provincial Governor of Shandong Province

10:40-10:55 Panel Opening Remarks

Host: WANG Huiyao, Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), Steering Committee Member of Paris Peace Forum

Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS)

Hon. Erik Solheim, Former UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNEP, Former Minister of Environment and International Development of Norway

YUAN Ming, Honorary Dean of Yanching Academy of Peking University, Professor at the School of International Studies of Peking University

10:55-11:35 The First Round Discussion

LIU Tiandong, Secretary of the Communist Youth League Shandong

Erik Berglof, Chief Economist of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

ZHAO Zhongxiu, President of Shandong University of Finance and Economics

David Blair, Senior Economist, Alliance of Global Talent Organizations(AGTO)

Ben Harburg, Managing Partner at MSA Capital, the Son of the U.S. Air Forece pliot who took Dr. Kissinger to Pakistan in 1971

YANG Jun, President of Shandong Branch, China Construction Bank

Katherine Morton, Professor of Global Affairs, Schwarzman College

ZHOU Delu, Director of the Institute of Economics, Shandong Academy of Social Sciences

Michael R. Powers, Zurich Group Chair Professor of Finance at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

11:35-11:55 The Second Round Discussion

11:55-12:00 Q&A

12:00 Conclusion



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