The BFA Annual Conference 2008 will be held between April 11th and 13th in the scenic seaside town of Boao, Hainan Province, China.
Now in its eighth year, the BFA Annual Conference has become the pre-eminent international economic forum in Asia, hosting over one thousand high profile pacesetters from across the globe.
The theme for this yearfs event: Green Asia, Moving towards Win-Win through Changes. This topical theme will offer participants a chance to discuss the challenges and opportunities influencing the regionfs environmental future. Over the three days of the 2008 Annual Conference participants will debate the move towards energy efficiency, how to secure Asiafs future through renewable energy sources, and how the private sector can contribute to improving the environment.
The 2008 event will have added significance as China marks the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Reform and Opening Up Policy, a major milestone in Chinaf s history, and one that set the country on the course to its current economic.Secretariat of Boao
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