Welcome to the International Conference: FDI, International Trade and Digital Transformation in a New Age

发布日期: 2024-01-08 来源: 10

Dates: March 28-30, 2024 (Thursday-Saturday)

Venue: Hangzhou, China (Zhejiang University)

Conference ChairXianhai Huang, Professor and Vice President, Zhejiang University


Brief overview

 The rapid development of the Asian economy has not only created the East Asian miracle that has attracted the world's attention, but also gradually become the engine of the global economy. It has also promoted the development of regional economic and trade cooperation, represented by the signing and implementation of a series of important cooperation agreements such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA). In the face of the intensification of international trade protectionism, the development of regional economic and trade cooperation is expected to be further strengthened. Therefore, with the advent of the digital economy era, it is important to examine the digital transformation in China, Asia, and the rest of the world and its implications for the sustainable and inclusive development.

Zhejiang University (ZJU) in partnership with the Transnational Coporations Council of Studies (TNCCS Canada), Jilin University (JLU), and Hunan University (HNU) are pleased to host an International Conference on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), International Trade and Digital Transformation in a New Age, and welcome scholars and students all around the world to participate the conference. This conference aims to provide a platform for in-depth discussion and exchange on the economic and technological forces behind FDI, international trade and the digital transformation in a new age.

There is no registration fee for this conference, but participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.


Hosting organizations


School of Economics, Zhejiang University (ZJU)

Transnational Corporations Council of Studies (TNCCS Canada)

School of Economics, Jilin University (JLU)

School of Economics and Trade, Hunan University (HNU)


Supporting organizations


The Open Economy and Development Advantageous and Characteristic Disciplines, ZJU

China-Africa Economic & Trade Research Institute, Hunan University


International Speakers under Invitations (Ordered by the first name)


 Andreja Jaklič, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Anne Miroux, Cornell University, Ithaca, US (or Switzerland)

Clark Gibson, University of California at San Diego, California, US

Eduardo Araral, The National University of Singapore

Eliane Araujo, State University of Maringa, Maringa, Brazil

Emin Akcaoglu, Technical University of Applied Sciences, Bavaria, Germany

 Hafiz Mirza, University of Bradford, UK

Issouf Soumare, Laval University, Québec, Canada

 Lourdes Casanova, Cornell University, Ithaca, US

Mark Turin, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Ronney Ncwadi, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Sedat Aybar, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey

Wulong Gu, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Xiaolan Fu, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Zhihong Yu, The University of Nottingham, UK


Important Dates (Beijing Time)


Registration Period: January 1, 2024 – March 15, 2024. Interested participants are welcome to send their name,

affiliation, professional title, and contact information (mobile phone number and email address) to the contact

email before March 15, 2024.

 Conference presentations: If you are interested in presenting your research paper in this conference, please

contact us as soon as possible for discussions with no later than the end of February.


Contact information


China: Hongsheng Zhang & Gaoju Yang, Zhejiang University (tncr-zju@zju.edu.cn)

International: Jennifer Ma, TNCCS Canada (tncr.special@gmail.com)