On March 23rd 2013, School of Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences held its fourth session of “SIWEI FORUM” at Beijing Wenjin Hotel. During the forum, the international advisor award ceremony of School of Management and ALCOA Foundation donation project launching ceremony were also held.Dr. Klaus Kleinfeld, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALCOA Inc. was invited as the guest speaker to give his speech on the topic of “China Growth Model Shift”. A high level strategic dialogue on relevant issues was then carried out between the Dean of School of Management, Prof. Cheng Siwei and Dr. Klaus Kleinfeld.
From a perspective of aluminum industry, Dr. Klaus Kleinfeld gave a very interesting and practical speech on the topic of “China Growth Model Shift”. During the speech, he showed his personal concern on the negative environmental impact of China’s traditional industrial development model, and high compliment to China’s attempt on growth model shift and industrial transformation and upgrading that were stressed in the “Twelfth Five-year Plan”. Based on the real life stories and data from the aluminum industry, Dr. Klaus Kleinfeld demonstrated the positive environmental influence and strategic importance of wide usage of aluminum products in all areas of our social life.
After his speech, Dr. Klaus Kleinfeld had a high level strategic dialogue with Prof. Cheng Siwei on a series of issues concerning China’s growth model shift and Alcoa’s role in this process. At the same time, he also gave detailed answers to the questions from other attending scholars and students.