This year's Boao Forum for Asia will focus on new ways to fuel world economic development and feature 12 new dialogues with entrepreneurs, organizers announced Monday.
With the theme "Asia's New Future: New Dynamics, New Vision," the 2016 annual conference of the forum will be held March 22 to 25 in Boao, a costal town in China's southernmost province of Hainan.
The new dialogues with entrepreneurs will cover 12 fields such as cutting-edge technology, advanced manufacturing, and emerging industries, the secretariat said in a press release.
Two to three entrepreneurs will attend each dialogue, sharing their experience in starting businesses and forecasting technical and industrial outlook.
The global financial crisis has led to problems such as high unemployment rates, unfavorable fiscal revenue, and overcapacity, which have affected consumption and investment. Under the circumstances, developing new points of growth has become a major topic for the forum, according to the press release.
The four-day event will feature discussions on the macroeconomy, political affairs, entrepreneurship, innovation, the Internet, public well being, and culture.
The forum is a non-governmental, non-profit international organization founded in 2001. It is committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries closer to their development goals.