(Yicai Global) Nov. 20 -- The 1st Tianfu Financial Expo and the 2017 Tianfu Financial Forum will be held in Chengdu, capital of southwestern China's Sichuan province, Nov. 24 - 26. It aims to boost the development of the financial industry in western China and create a better financial ecosystem, said Wang Lin, deputy director of the Sichuan provincial bureau of finance.
The expo and forum will be held to lift the financial influence and soft power of Sichuan and to strengthen Sichuan's position as a major financial center, China Securities Journal reported. Sichuan province aims to create a specialized influential domestic financial expo and forum based on the benchmarking standards of "Lujiazui Financial Forum in the east and Tianfu Financial Forum in the west," Wang emphasized.
The main forum is to be themed "civil-military integration and financial innovation" with five featured sub-forums, namely, the "technological finance and venture innovation," "cultural finance and hearing Tianfu," "civil-military integration driven by finance," "free trade zone industrial and financial coordinated development in new times," and "emerging medical industry and financial innovation."