An international economic conference was held in ABP Beijing on 19th June to celebrate the 13th anniversary of ABP Global Holding Group and to discuss the globalisation of Headquarters Economy. Distinguished guests from across China and0 London joined the celebration and the debate.
The local MP for the Royal Docks, Stephen Timms, was one of the guest speakers along with Daniel Bridge, Principal Development Manager at the Greater London Authority and Neil Robinson, ABP Global Director of Communications. The session was chaired by ABP Chairman Xu Weiping.
The summit focussed on the impact of economic globalisation on headquarters business districts and the international economic advantages of the China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ policy to assist companies to go global and reach new markets.
Stephen Timms MP told the conference that global economic development can benefit cities and regions and he said more needed to be done to attract companies to London from China.
Xu Weiping told the conference that clustering head offices of companies in a single business district led to effective economic development and this phenomenon had interested academics across China but also at Harvard University in the USA and at Cambridge University in the UK.