“Philanthropy+” 2016 Interdisciplinary Philanthropy Forum Opened in Beijing

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The “Philanthropy +” 2016 interdisciplinary philanthropy forum kicked off on the 25th of May in Beijing. The Forum was hosted by the Ai You Foundation in cooperation with Bloomberg Business/Chinese Version and FAW-Volkswagen Audi. Both Chinese and overseas guests and 300 NGO workers were in attendance.

“Philanthropy+” is the only high-level philanthropy forum in China with an interdisciplinary focus. It aims to break through the bounds of traditional debates and find the meeting point between philanthropy and various fields, including business, the internet, education and art. During the morning session Wang Bing, the General Manager of Ai You Foundation, Amy Neugebauer, Deputy to the President of Ashoka China, Liang Liang, Public Relations Chief Director of FAW-Volkswagen Audi, Wang Zhenyao, the President of China Philanthropy Research Institute, and Xu Yongguang, Vice President of China Charity Alliance, shared their thoughts on innovative philanthropic strategies in the new economic era. The afternoon session focused on educational development and fundraising. Daniela Papi-Thornton, Deputy Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford, talked about the experience of British social enterprises.

The forum aimed to provide insights into the potential future directions of philanthropic innovation and development.