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Imperial Springs International Forum

Inaugurated in August 2011, Imperial Springs International Forum was officially established in 2015 with the approval of the Chinese government. It is currently co-hosted by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the Australia China Friendship and Exchange Association (ACFEA).

Held in the beautiful Imperial Springs International Convention Center in Conghua, Guangzhou, the forum serves as an important platform for people-to-people diplomacy and international exchange. It aims to enhance understanding and expand consensus among parties through discussions on important topics in the economy, politics and culture, thereby facilitating regional and global cooperation.

As an ideal environment for high-level forums, the Imperial Springs International Convention Center has hosted a number of important international conferences since 2011, including the Australia–China Friendship Forum on Economy and Trade, the International Museum and Cultural Forum, the Australia–China Media Forum, the Global Economic Forum, the Global Leadership Summit of SME Leaders, the Going to Latin America Forum, and the 2014 China–Australia Economic Forum. More than 300 international dignitaries, including former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, business leaders, scholars and celebrities have participated in these events.

Under the theme of the “Belt and Road initiative – New Opportunities and New Cooperation,” the 2015 Imperial Springs International Forum explored new approaches for security and cooperation in the Asia–Pacific region, as well as global peace and development.


The Belt and Road (B&R)
Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Cities

Date:May 29-30th,2016

Venue:Imperial Springs International Convention Center Guangzhou

The 2016 Imperial Springs International Forum will be held at Guangzhou Imperial Springs International Convention Center on May 29th and 30th. With the participation of Club de Madrid, a globally-renowned leadership alliance, the forum has also invited senior government officials in China, more than 20 former heads of state and government in Europe, Oceania, Asia and America, as well as experts, scholars and social elites.

Focusing on topics such as relations between China’s the Belt and Road initiative and the rest of the world, and urban development within the framework of “The Belt and Road,” participants will discuss how to build greener, more inclusive, sustainable and risk-resilient cities. It is by achieving this that we can realize a happy urban life and build a harmonious world.


The Australia China Friendship and Exchange Association


The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries


The World Leadership Alliance