The 2021 World Yiwunese Conference, hosted by the Yiwu Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government, was held at Xingfuhu International Conference Center from October 20 to 21. Themed “Digital Leading, Smooth Circulation, Creating Wealth and Common Prosperity,” the conference centered on the work of external friendship; promoting and introducing investment; collecting wisdom on “Yiwuness,” including from representatives of business companies at home and abroad; and promoting the new development of the Commodities Mall and the high-quality development and construction of a common prosperity demonstration zone.
According to the pandemic prevention and control situation, this conference was held in a combined online + offline way. For the offline conference, guests and representatives worldwide, including locals, overseas Chinese businessmen, heads of large logistics and warehousing companies, heads of large e-commerce platforms, heads of key companies in daily necessities production bases, and experts and scholars in the field of commerce and trade, were invited to Yiwu. They saw the new changes in Yiwu’s development and shared new opportunities for Yiwu’s reform. For the online conference, participants had access to a special mini program, World Yiwunese Conference on WeChat, which provided functions such as digital conference affairs, conference news, results release, conference livestreaming, health condition declaration, business environment, and feedback. (By Tan Zhixiao, translated by Zhang Jiajia, edited by Kendra Fiddler)