Fifteenth Session of the From Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference was held in Boao, Hainan Province, People’s Republic of China on 22-25 March 2016. The event was attended by more than 2100 representatives of government, business and academia from 62 countries in Asia, Europe, Oceania, etc. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended the opening ceremony and delivered a keynote speech.
According to reports from the press center of the Forum, 88 debates, including a plenary session, 15 round tables, 5 thematic banquets, 10 conversations with entrepreneurs and 6 television-debates were held during the Forum. The events were attended by 94 persons in charge of international organizations and officials at ministerial level, 1122 representatives of Chinese and foreign companies, as well as more than 200 senior executives of the 500 largest companies in the world.
According to Zhou Wenzhong, the Secretary General of the Boao Forum, BAF and Astana Economic Forum will co-host a Forum on 24-26 May with the participation of the countries along the Silk Road and the Conference of BAF on energy and sustainable development.
At the invitation of the Secretary-General of Boao Forum Zhou Wenzhong, Executive Director of the CICA Secretariat, Ambassador Gong Jianwei attended the Forum and delivered a presentation on the development of the CICA during the round table discussion with the participation of Asian organizations on Regional Cooperation on the theme "Asia's New trend: Inclusive, Interactive, Integrative for Shared future».