The China-Italy Philanthropy Forum (CIPF) was jointly organized by China Development Research Foundation (CDRF), China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI), and TOChina Hub as the first European expansion of East-West Philanthropy Forum enhancing philanthropic exchange and cooperation between the two countries. The East-West Philanthropists Summit of CIPF was successfully held at the Lincean National Academy of Sciences in Rome from March 20 to 23.
Launched China-Italy Philanthropy Forum under the East-West Philanthropy Forum
As Honorary Co-Chairs of the forum, Romano Prodi, Former President of the European Commission and Former Prime Minister of Italy and Ma Weihua, Chairman of CGPI and Former Governor of the China Merchants Bank attended a state dinner banquet on March 22 hosted by Italian President Sergio Mattarella in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan. Addressing the gathering, President Mattarella said, “The establishment of …CIPF as well as a series of governmental and trade agreements scheduled to be signed tomorrow fully demonstrates the strong interest of the two countries in developing cooperative ties.”