Hello, welcome to visit Shanghai Forum

Shanghai Forum, launched in 2005, is known as one of the most famous international forums in China. Co-hosted by Fudan University and Chey Institute for Advanced Studies, organized by Fudan Development Institute, the forum is a non-governmental and non-profit academic organization, which holds its annual conference in Shanghai.


Shanghai Forum is dedicated to “Focus on Asia, Explore Pressing Issues, Bring Together Leaders, Promote Interactions, Enhance Cooperation and Seek Consensus”. It endeavors to build an interactive platform for multisided communication amongst academic, political, commercial, and press circles, so as to seek consensus on global governance, regional development, public security, culture & civilization, and scientific & technological innovation.


Over the years, numerous political dignitaries, distinguished scholars, and business leaders have been invited to share their thoughts and insights at Shanghai Forum, including Han Zheng (Then-mayor of Shanghai), Chen Zhili (Former Vice Chairman of the NPC of China), Tang Jiaxuan (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of China), Shamshad Akhtar (Then-Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations), Han Seung-soo (Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea), Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (Former President of Indonesia), Enrico Letta (Former Prime Minister of Italy), Abdullah Gül (Former President of the Republic of Turkey), Paula Lehtomäki (Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers), Ben. S. Bernanke (Former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System), Robert Zoellick (Former President of World Bank Group), James Steinberg (Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State), Takehiko Nakao (Former President of the Asian Development Bank), György H Matolcsy (Governor of The Central Bank of Hungary), Cui Tiankai (Former Chinese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America), Chey Tae-won (Chairman, SK Group), Svein Stølen (Rector, University of Oslo), Jeffrey Sachs (University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University), Oliver Hart (2016 Nobel Laureate in Economics), Jean Tirole (2014 Nobel Laureate in Economics), Robert Shiller (2013 Nobel Laureate in Economics), etc.


Shanghai Forum has welcomed round table partners from all over the world. Well-known enterprises, universities, think tanks, and media from China and abroad have actively participated in the forum. With an open mind, and a strategic and global perspective, Shanghai Forum continues to promote the integration of the Chinese path with world civilization and contributes to paving the way to the common destiny of mankind.