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Wilmington, Del., April 10, 2012 – DuPont is proud to be a sponsor of the 2013 FORTUNE Global Forum in Chengdu, China, and looking forward to the next year of preparation and collaboration set to happen among businesses, governments and thought leaders from around the world.
The three-day Global Forum will be designed around the theme of “China’s New Future.” It will bring together hundreds of global participants in addition to Chinese business and government leaders all focused on the evolution of China’s domestic economy, the development of China’s Western regions and China’s emerging role in the global context.
“DuPont is committed to driving sustainability and further contributing to China’s economic and social development. I found it of great interest that our focus on partnering with others to help solve the challenges of feeding a growing population nutritiously, providing alternative energy opportunities that reduce reliance on fossil fuels and protecting people and the environments in which they live and work are a shared strategy of China and our company,” said DuPont Vice President and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer Scott Coleman. “We look forward to the opportunities to continuously offer our scientific capabilities to serve China’s focus on urbanization, industrialization, technological innovation and modern agriculture.”
Earlier this year, DuPont announced plans to open a branch in Chengdu to support China's national agenda of "Going West" to promote economic and societal development in the country's western regions. “As Chengdu is poised to become one of the most influential cities in China’s burgeoning western economy, it’s the perfect setting for the FORTUNE Global Forum,” said DuPont Greater China President Tony Su. “Chengdu is attracting more and more multinationals like DuPont who are committed to growing their business in this rapidly developing region. We look forward to the upcoming dialogue.”
DuPont opened a representative office in Beijing in 1984, and established the Du Pont China Holding Company Limited in Shenzhen in 1988, the first wholly owned foreign holding company approved by the government of the People’s Republic of China. DuPont currently has nearly 50 wholly owned and joint venture entities offering products and services to markets including chemicals, agriculture, food and nutrition, electronics, textile, building and construction, and automotive.
This will be the fourth time the FORTUNE Global Forum will take place in China, which is more than any other country. The central content pillars of the event will be: The China Century, Resource Solutions, Innovation and Technology, and Global Finance and Economic Recovery.
Since 1995, the Global Forum has convened world leaders and the heads of global business – the chairmen, presidents, and CEOs of the world’s largest companies – on the dynamic frontiers of international commerce. DuPont is excited to engage in the planning and participate as a key sponsor of this year’s event.
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DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.