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Establishment
Given the non-stop turbulence and ongoing changes in global economic and financial sector conditions, the world has a pressing need for united, constructive and inclusive mechanisms for dialogue and cooperation to find solutions for the serious issues connected with the financial crisis. The International Finance Forum (IFF) was founded in Beijing on October 28th, 2003, when 78 representatives from over 20 countries and regions including China and the U.S, and from international organization such as the EU, the U.N and related international organizations gathered to discuss topics and share insights relating global economic and financial issues.
 
Our Mission
Following the principle of “Comprehensive and Sustainable Development – New Capital, New Values, New World”, the IFF is committed to becoming a world-class think-tank and multilateral dialogue platform with strategic insight.
 
Our Goals
We operate based on a transparent and fair system to ensure the IFF’s independence, objectivity and authority. We strive for the full disclosure of useful and relevant information on the global financial sector so as to:
1.Promote the reform of the international financial system and establish a new international financial order.
2.Stimulate broad and inclusive multilateral dialogue and promote global financial sector and inter-regional financial cooperation and communication.
3.Strengthen financial regulation and improve financial stability and research.
4.Promote global sustainable financial development and the growth of green finance.
5.Promote SME financing and their internationalization.
6.Promote and carry out extensive research, education and consulting projects.
 
Influence
The Chinese government attaches great importance to the IFF and the very fruitful work that it carries out, which has achieved wide ranging international recognition. Since its establishment, the IFF has hosted an annual conference in its name to analyze and attempt to solve the economic and financial problems that the world is facing. The conference has become a respected international financial community event. Previous conferences have attracted hundreds of global politicians and business leaders, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of New Zealand Jenny Shipley, former South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo, former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, Secretary of the United Nations Trade and Development SupachaiPanitchpakdi, and the current Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde. All the previous conferences have achieved more than what was expected. The countermeasures and suggestions that experts introduced at the conferences have had an important influence in the international financial field, and they have become the important reference for establishing economic and financial policy. China national leaders Xi Jinping, Wen Jiabao, Wang Qishan have also met with the conference guests.
 
The International Finance Forum (IFF) annual conference has become a "high level, high standard, internationalization and globalization” financial summit.
 
High level – International speakers are mainly from the senior management of international organizations or institutions; Domestic speakers are mostly from financial regulation bodies and financial institutions.
 
High standard - Recent forums were held when the international financial crisis first broke out and spread to financial reform in China, particularly the reform of the state-owned bank. The forum’s theme and presentations have represented the highest level of research on the global financial situation and key issues. 
 
Internationalization and globalization – The high-end choice of subject matter for presentations and general discussion reflect the international nature of the IFF. This has attracted hundreds of global financial leaders to attend the meeting in Beijing every year.The International Finance Forum (IFF)’s creation and development has received great support from the United Nations and other relevant international organizations, and also from sympathetic individuals within the international economic community. We have received congratulatory messages from United Nations Secretary-Generals Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon every year. A large number of well-know financial experts and former politicians have joined the forum, including the former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, the former South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo, former Prime Minister of New Zealand Jenny Shipley, Nobel laureate Robert Mundell and James Mirrlees, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange honorary Chairman Leo Melamed, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Roderick Hills, 50 European Group Chairman Edmund Alphandery and the President of the Institute of international finance Charles Dallara. They have helped and supported for China's economic and financial reform for many years. We maintain contact with over 200 financial leaders from over 30 countries and work in close partnership with more than 50 international and regional organizations.

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