Prepare to be inspired at the highly anticipated BEYOND Expo 2024 Opening Ceremony! Join us on May 22, 2024, from 16:00-18:00 at the Venetian Theatre at the Venetian Macao, as we will gather these global leaders in technological innovation. This extraordinary event promises to deliver profound insights and unique perspectives that will enlighten and inspire.

The theme for this year’s ceremony is “𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘕𝘦𝘹𝘵?”, featuring an impressive lineup of distinguished guests:

Dr. Robin ZENG, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of CATL

Dr. Robin Zeng is a Chinese battery expert and entrepreneur. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of CATL, a global leader of new energy innovative technologies. Since the company’s founding in 2011, CATL’s mission has been to innovate to power people’s lives with green power and efficient energy storage solutions. At CATL, Dr. Zeng and his team remain committed to innovations in material and electrochemistry system, structure, extreme manufacturing and business models. CATL’s EV battery consumption volume ranked first in the world for seven consecutive years, enjoying wide recognition by global OEM partners. CATL also ranked first in the market share of global energy storage battery shipment for three consecutive years.

Dr. Zeng is actively involved in promoting the academic development of the industry. He is currently a member of the Asian Society for Solid State Ionic Matter and an academic member of the Center for Clean Energy of the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2020, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by NAATBatt International for his outstanding contributions and achievement on the global commercialization of the lithium-ion battery. In 2023, he won the award of Outstanding Contribution in Sustainability by the Nobel Sustainability Trust Foundation and was included in TIME 100 Climate List for his dedication in shaping and leading climate action. He is also the Permanent Honorary Chairman of Fujian Charity Federation.

Neil SHEN, Founding and Managing Partner of HongShan

Mr Shen has been in the Forbes Midas List from 2012 to 2017 as China’s highest ranking investor. He has won numerous awards including: “Top Investor” on the ChinaVenture Hurun Midas List 2016; “Best Investor” on the 2016 ChinaVenture – Financial Times China Top Investors List; the “50 Most Influential Business Leaders in China” list from 2015 to 2017 and the “30 Most Influential Investors in China” according to Fortune Magazine in 2015 and 2016. He was also named one of the top “Top 20 Venture Capitalists” by CB Insights, in partnership with The New York Times, in 2017.

Mr Shen is the Board Chairman of the Yale Leadership Center in China, Director of Yabuli China Entrepreneur Forum (CEF), Vice Chairman of VC Funds Committee of Asset Management Association of China, Member of Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council, Trustee of Brookings Institution, Trustee of Asia Society, Rotating President of Future Forum in 2016, and Trustee of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

He received his Master’s degree from Yale University and Bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

GUO Guangchang, Chairman of Fosun International

Guo Guangchang is an Executive Director and Chairman of the Company and the founder of the Group. As of 31 December 2023, Mr. Guo was also a director of both Fosun Holdings and Fosun International Holdings (the direct and indirect controlling shareholders of the Company, respectively), and an honorary chairman of the Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, and etc. Mr. Guo has been awarded the title of “China Democratic League Anti-COVID-19 Outstanding Individual”, the “Anti-epidemic Action Award” at the 2020 Ram Charan Management Practice Awards issued by Harvard Business Review (Chinese edition), the “Outstanding Businessman of Listed Company Award” at the Top 100 Hong Kong Listed Companies Awards, co-organized by Tencent News and Finet Group Limited, the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 16th CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards Ceremony, the “China’s Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders in 2023” by Fortune China”, and etc. Mr. Guo received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1989 and a master’s degree in business administration in 1999, both from Fudan University.

LIU Qingfeng, Chairman of iFLYTEK Co., Ltd.

Liu Qingfeng, Ph.D., founder of iFLYTEK and current chairman of the company, also serves as the director of the National Engineering Research Center for Speech and Language Information Processing, part-time professor and doctoral advisor of the University of Science and Technology of China, deputy to the 10th,11th,12th,13th and 14th National People’s Congress, chairman of the China Speech Industry Alliance, and president of the Artificial Intelligence Industry University Research Innovation Alliance of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2018, he was selected as one of the “Top 100 Outstanding Private Entrepreneurs in the 40 Years of Reform and Opening-up”, and in 2020, he won the title of “National Model Worker”.

XU Bing, Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary of SenseTime

Mr. Bing Xu is the Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary of SenseTime.

He is primarily responsible for SenseTime’s corporate development strategies, fundraising and strategic investments. Before founding SenseTime, Mr. Bing Xu was a Ph.D. candidate at the Multimedia Lab of the Chinese University of Hong Kong since August 2012, focusing on research on deep learning and computer vision. He obtained his dual bachelor’s degrees in information engineering and mathematics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in November 2012.

Mr. Bing Xu was named Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review in 2017 and listed on Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 in 2019.

Wen ZHANG, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Biren Technology

Mr. Zhang holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering, a J.D. from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia University. He has been deeply involved in the fields of integrated circuits and artificial intelligence. Prior to founding Biren Technology, Mr. Zhang founded a database software company and led a leading optoelectronics chip company as President. He has also served as President of SenseTime, a globally renowned AI company.

Mr. Zhang received Shanghai Magnolia Award by the Shanghai Municipal Government for his extraordinary contribution to the city’s development. Mr. Zhang was also recognized as the Outstanding IT Entrepreneur by Shanghai IT Entrepreneur Association, Entrepreneur of 2021 by Dark Horse, and Entrepreneur of the Year by CYZone.

Siddharth CHATTERJEE, UN Resident Coordinator in China

Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee took office as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China on 16 January 2021 and is the designated representative of – and reports to – the UN Secretary-General. He presented his letter of credence to the President of China on 14 April 2021.

Mr. Chatterjee has more than 25 years of experience in international cooperation, sustainable development, humanitarian coordination, and peace and security in the United Nations and the Red Cross movement. He has served in many fragile and war-torn countries all over the world.

A 3 times TEDx speaker, he is a regular opinion contributor on humanitarian and development issues for a range of journals which includes Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, Huffington Post, Forbes, CNN, Al Jazeera, and the Guardian as well as of late he has also published in mainstream Chinese journals.

Mr. Chatterjee holds a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University in the United States of America.


Dr. Jon Creyts is the Chief Executive Officer of RMI. He is an internationally recognized leader on global energy issues and climate change.

Since joining the organization in 2012, he has managed the strategy and execution of RMI’s global activities in multiple senior positions, becoming CEO in 2022. Under his leadership, RMI has advanced market-based solutions to transform the global energy system to secure a clean, prosperous, and zero-carbon future for all. An independent, nonpartisan nonprofit, RMI works with businesses, communities, governments, and other NGOs to accelerate and scale solutions that drive the cost-effective shift from fossil fuels to renewable and efficient energy use.


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