2017 TCF

Themes of the Taihe Civilizations Forum 2017

Beijing, China, 25-27 August 2017

The Great Wall is an exceptional testimony to civilization, which provides physical evidence of not only far-sighted strategic thinking, ambition, perfection, and determination but also exchange and historical transformation. Inspired by such embodied wisdom, the TCF 2017 will focus on the essence of advancing human civilization and developing common values.


For the inaugural meeting in August 2017, the TCF will bring together leading experts from business, government, international organizations, and academia. In light of the overall objective of advancing human civilization and developing common values, the TCF 2017 agenda will focus on three topics.

  • Scott Beaumont Scott Beaumont is the President of Google Greater China, overseeing Google's Sales and Operations in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea.
  • Thorsten Jelinek Thorsten Jelinek is the Managing Director of Polyterra, a research and development company in the field of sustainable materials and products, and the Director ...
  • Stephen Orlins Stephen Orlins has been President of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations since 2005.