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Tuesday, August 29 2017 - 20:42
Shared Expectation in 100 Days - Guangzhou "FGF Messenger" Interacted with President of Fortune Magazine
GUANGZHOU, China, Aug. 29, 2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

August 27 witnessed the event "Flower City in Bloom - Fortune in Guangzhou": 
100-Day Countdown for 2017 Fortune Global Forum (FGF) Guangzhou. 

Organized by the Publicity Department of the CPC Guangzhou Municipal Committee 
and the Executive Committee of FGF Guangzhou, the event was held in the City 
Parlor located in the new axis of Guangzhou city. Slogans were posted, on the 
buildings of Canton Tower, Guangzhou International Finance Center and other 
constructions, and on outdoor screens and bus TVs, to welcome the 100-day 
countdown for Fortune Global Forum. 

Mr. Harvey Dzodin, special commentator of CCTV, legal counsel of the former 
American President Carter, the former Chief Director and Vice President of 
American Broadcasting Corporation, Inc. (ABC), presented at the event and 
expressed his wish that Guangzhou would, through holding the Fortune Global 
Forum, attract the world's attention to this vigorous city with its good 

Countdown with Wishes from Everywhere

Guangzhou enjoys a wide friendship all over the world. Taking the 2017 Fortune 
Global Forum (which will be held through Dec 6 to Dec 8, 2017) as a chance, the 
countdown event attracted political and business leaders in the world who sent 
videos for good wishes from overseas. 

Ms. Emilia Saiz, Deputy Secretary of United Cities and Local Governments, 
expressed that Guangzhou is a beautiful city with multi-cultures and 
innovations. Mr. Philippe Pasquet, Executive Director, Managing Director of GL 
Events Exhibitions Department praised Guangzhou¡¯s highly efficient public 
services, excellent entrepreneurship, and enthusiasm in all kinds of 
international events.

FGF Messengers' Invitation to the Whole World

Since July this year, an activity "FGF Messenger Writing to CEOs of Fortune 
Global 500 companies and Industry Leaders" has been initiated in Guangzhou. 
Volunteers and students have visited these enterprises here and sent 
invitations to guests worldwide with their own words and perspectives, 
demonstrating the charm of modern Guangzhou, the host city of Fortune Global 
Forum, and its profound traditional Lingnan culture deeply rooted as its 

Zi Yue, a third-grade student and representative of FGF Messenger, received the 
reply from Mr. Alan Murray, CCO of Time Inc. and President of Fortune Magazine. 
In her invitation to Mr. Murray, she recommended the city's beautiful landscape 
and delicious food and expressed the hope to communicate face to face with him 
in the Fortune Global Forum by the end of 2017. 

"I look forward to meeting you in Guangzhou. I've been to your city several 
times now. With each visit I discover something new." On August 27, Mr. Murray 
expressed in his reply his sincere wish to meet this FGF Messenger. He likes 
the landscape, food and the bookshops described in the letter and expressed his 
dedication to "working closely with Guangzhou's city leaders to make sure 
guests who travel to Guangzhou for the Global Forum also have a chance to 
experience the city itself."

The keywords of 2017 Fortune Global Forum are "innovation revolution, the 
future of globalization, 21st-century leadership and sustainable development." 
By August 23, 129 of Fortune Global 500 companies had confirmed their 
participation. In terms of industry leading enterprises, 30 among 116 
enterprises reviewed by the Fortune, had confirmed to join. "We will talk about 
'openness and innovation' in the global economic, and the opportunities and 
challenges brought about by China's rapid development," Mr. Murray wrote, 
looking forward to the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou. 

Source: Publicity Department of the CPC Guangzhou Municipal Committee  

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