Source：Beijing Olympic City Development Association2022-09-02
Hosted by the Beijing Olympic City Development Association and organized by the Beijing Olympic City Development Centre and AiQi Exhibition Group Limited, the 2022 Olympic City Development Forum was officially held in Beijing Shougang Park on the afternoon of September 1. It is an important part of the 2022 China International Fair for Trade in Services.
Juan Antonio Samaranch, Vice Chairman of the International Olympic Committee, delivered a keynote speech and Liu Jingmin, Executive Vice Chairman of Beijing Olympic City Development Association, delivered a speech and Fu Xiaohui, Secretary General of Beijing Olympic City Development Association, gave a keynote speech. Other keynote speeches were delivered by Maria Selos, Minister of Enterprise and Sustainable Development of International Olympic Committee; Guenter Pratt, Governor of Tyrol, Austria; Gianluca Lorenzi, Mayor of Cortina di Dempezzo, Italy; Ingunn Trusholmen, Mayor of Lillehammer, Norway; Liu Haifeng, Vice Mayor of Zhangjiakou Municipal People's Government; Zhu Yuetao, Deputy Secretary General of Qingdao Olympic Sailing City Development Association and Zhang Xiaoqi, Chairman of Nanjing Sports Industry Group Co. A roundtable dialogue was held between Zhang Li, Executive Vice President of Asian Data Group; Li Guohong, Director of the United Front Work Department of the Chaoyang District Committee, Beijing; Ren Jianghao, Deputy Mayor of Yanqing District Government of Beijing; Wang Shihong, Vice Mayor of Jilin City and Wang Daming, Deputy General Manager of Beijing Shougang Construction Investment Co. The forum was hosted by Gao Yunchao, Deputy Secretary General of Beijing Olympic City Development Association; Wang Shuxian, Chairman of Beijing Olympic City Development Foundation; Wang Kun, Deputy Director of Beijing Olympic City Development Centre and Zhu Dongfang, President of Asia Data Group attended the forum.
In his address, Juan Antonio Samaranch said that Beijing, as the first dual Olympic city, has set an example for the world in the sustainable use of the Olympic legacies. As an international platform for exchange and cooperation among Olympic cities, the Olympic City Development Forum has enhanced friendship and mutual trust among global Olympic cities, strengthened sports and cultural exchanges and cooperation, pooled experience and creativity in the inheritance and utilization of Olympic heritage, and promoted the development of the ice and snow industry and the popularization of ice and snow sports. He looks forward to the continuation of the Olympic City Development Forum as an Olympic legacy, playing an important role in the continued promotion of the integration and development of Olympic cities around the world, and establishing itself as a branded event for the exchange and mutual appreciation of world-class Olympic legacies.
Juan Antonio Samaranch delivered a speech.
Liu Jingmin said in his speech that the Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games had come to a successful conclusion, offering the world a simple, safe, wonderful and unparalleled Winter Olympic event and fulfilling a solemn promise to the international community. The Beijing Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Paralympic Games are vivid demonstrations of the concept of green, shared, open and clean running of the Games, and a successful portrayal of implementing the new development concept, building a new development pattern and promoting high-quality development. The rich legacies of the Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games are valuable assets. In his speech, he also gave an insightful summary of the Olympic legacies left by the hosting of the two Olympic Games, which is to define the direction of sustainable, green and people-centered urban development in Beijing. At the same time, he said that the Beijing Olympic City Development Association, as a heritage organization of the dual Olympic Games, will firmly implement the spirit of President Xi Jinping's instructions and fully implement the deployment of the Beijing Municipal Government. He said the Beijing Olympic City Development Association will implement the people-centered development ideology, inherit and make good use of the dual Olympic legacies, so that the public can share the fruits of the Olympic Games.
Liu Jingmin, Executive Vice President of Beijing Olympic City Development Association delivered a speech.
In his speech, Fu Xiaohui pointed out that innovation is the driving force of the times and sustainability is the key to perpetual development. The Beijing Olympic City Development Association was conceived and developed through innovation. Since its inception, the Beijing Olympic City Development Association has been committed to innovation, exploring ways to effectively pass on the Olympic legacies and working towards its sustainable development. The Beijing Olympic City Development Association will be the main venue for spreading the Olympic spirit and passing on the Olympic legacies, a unique window to help build Beijing's international communication center, and a high-end think tank for the preparation of major international sports events. The Beijing Olympic City Development Association will be working on four fronts: integrity and innovation, adherence to its mandate, extensive cooperation and service to the city. The next step will be to work together with all sectors of society to do a good job in the post-Winter Olympics period and to pass on and make good use of the dual Olympic legacies. The Olympic Committee will continue to write the glory of the dual Olympic City.
Fu Xiaohui, Secretary General of Beijing Olympic City Development Association delivered a speech.
In addition, representatives from Olympic cities at home and abroad delivered keynote speeches that focused on the themes of “innovation” and “sustainability”. They shared their valuable experience of using the Winter Olympics legacies to promote sustainable urban development in Olympic cities, which won them a round of applause from the guests.
After the forum, representatives from Chaoyang District and Yanqing District in Beijing, Jilin City and Shougang Park jointly held a roundtable dialogue on sustainable regional development in the post-Olympic period. The roundtable dialogue was moderated by Zhang Li.
Round Table Dialogue.
The theme of the forum was “Olympic legacies for development - innovation and sustainability”. The forum, which was held in parallel with the online domestic and international live broadcast, brought together experts and scholars in the field of Olympic city development from home and abroad. The forum was held in parallel with a live online domestic and international broadcast. Experts and scholars in the field of Olympic city development at home and abroad discussed many topics such as Olympic opportunities and city development, Olympic city planning and post-competition venue utilization, international cooperation and exchange of Olympic cities and the experience of inheritance and utilization of Olympic heritage, and offered suggestions for the future development of Olympic cities. It is worth mentioning that the forum also had an Olympic-themed photo exhibition, showing the Olympic city through a beautiful picture, opening a visual window for the public to understand the Olympic city.
The event site.
The Olympic City Development Forum has been held in Beijing since 2009. The President of the World Olympic Cities Alliance, the mayors or city representatives of Helsinki and Lahti in Finland, Lillehammer in Norway, Lausanne and St. Moritz in Switzerland, London in the UK, Tyrol in Austria, Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy, Sapporo and Nagano in Japan and Pyeongchang in South Korea have attended the Forum and delivered keynote speeches. The Olympic City Development Forum has played an important role in promoting the exchange of experience in passing on the Olympic legacies, promoting the post-competition use of Olympic venues, building a healthy city, promoting the harmonious development of the mind and body of young people, gathering wisdom on the development of the ice and snow industry, promoting the popularization and development of ice and snow sports, and promoting and showcasing the Beijing Winter Olympics concept.
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