Chairman Du Heping (10th from Right) receives award on behalf of Great Wall Computer
On the evening of December 22, the Shenzhen Business Association and the Shenzhen Entrepreneur Association hosted a grand party at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. Entrepreneurs and city leaders gathered together to celebrate the coming New Year. Among the distinguished guests during the evening’s festivities were Party Secretary Wang Rong, Mayor Xu Qin, Provincial Board Committee members, the CPPCC Chairman and nearly 2000 entrepreneurs from all over Shenzhen. CGC Chairman Du HenPing attended the event on behalf of Great Wall Computer.
Starting from 2003, the Shenzhen Business Association and Shenzhen Daily Newspaper have organized the “Top 100 Enterprises in Shenzhen” award, modeled after the “Top 500 Enterprises in China” award. The distinction is presented to the 100 top-performing companies in the city.
A total of 281 companies were covered by the list. Only companies registered in Shenzhen can participate. The following are some of the indices for the final ranking: sales revenue, taxes, net income, total equity, total assets, R&D expenses and the number of employees.
The top 3 companies, in ascending order of ranking, are Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China Great Wall Computer Shenzhen Co. and China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd.. Rounding out the top 10 in the list are: ZTE Corporation, China International Marine Containers (Group), China Vanke Co., Ltd., BYD Auto, OCT Group, China National Aero-Technology Shenzhen Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Kaifa Technology Co., Ltd..
China International Marine Containers (Group) went up to No. 5 from last year's top 10 position. China National Aero-Technology Shenzhen Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen Kaifa Technology Co., Ltd. entered the top 10 for the first time.
The awarding ceremony for the "2011 Top 100 Enterprises in Shenzhen" award was held during the dinner party. Mayor Xu Qin delivered a speech on behalf of the municipal government. He addressed all entrepreneurs and city employees to express gratitude for everyone’s hard work and outstanding contribution to the economic and social development of Shenzhen.
During his speech, Mayor Xu Qin stressed the relevance of the year 2011.
First off, it marked the beginning of the 12th 5-year plan of the government. It is also the year that Shenzhen is hosting Universiade Games for the first time. He acknowledged each one’s contribution to the development and progress of Shenzhen. The government officials promote strong and honest leadership for the people. Enterprises invest in scientific advancements and always adhere to the “Shenzhen Quality” standard. Together, the city was able to achieve a good start to the 12th 5-year plan.
As key market players, he told those present, that they are important forces in promoting economic and social development. He relays his hope that with hard work, everyone can forge the future together since innovative enterprises and entrepreneurs are partners towards progress. Everyone should take the initiative to pursue innovation, growth and excellence.
Mayor Xu Qin also said that, at present, the people of Shenzhen are already taking steps to apply the city’s economic development vision, “Actively create "Shenzhen Quality". He said that the city should further increase its efforts to develop strategic emerging industries and upgrade the traditional industries. Enterprises should strive to build modern industrial systems – "advanced, innovative, automated, and excellent".
Finally, he acknowledged that the world economic situation is still very grim. This brings challenges and pressures to businesses. He says, the hopefully, Shenzhen entrepreneurs can convert pressure into motivation and crisis into opportunity. With hard work, progress can be achieved by all.
Some other notable attendees of the event were: Li HuaNan, Ji JuSheng, Chen Biao, Shi Lao, Ling Dao, Li Hao, Li YouWei, Zheng LiangYu, Li HaiDong, Li GuangZhen, Shao HangQing, Li QuoRing, Liu Yingli, Wu Jingtian.