Boao Forum for Asia 2021 will kick off on April 18.

2021 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference

The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will convene its Annual Conference on April 18 in Boao, a Coastal Town in China’s Southernmost Province of Hainan.

This year’s conference, lasting until April 21, will focus on global governance and the Belt & Road Initiative, aiming to reshape world growth confidence in the post-pandemic era.

It will be the world’s first large-scale on-site international conference in 2021, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more than 2,000 participants are expected at the conference. Still parts of it will be held virtually in view of pandemic control and travel restrictions.

Last year’s conference was canceled due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Founded in 2001, the BFA is a non-governmental and non-profit international organization committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries closer to their development goals.