On April 8, the Austrian delegation visited China to participate in the 2018 annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia and held signing activities for cooperation between China and Austria in Beijing.
The Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz attended the event. Chen Feng, Chairman of the HNA Group, Tan Xiangdong, Vice Chairman and CEO of the HNA Group; Bao Qifa, COO of the HNA Aviation and Tourism Co., Ltd and Chairman of HNA Holdings; Yang Yiming, Vice Chairman of HNA Investment were invited to attend the signing ceremony.
Under the witness of the Austrian President and the Prime Minister, HNA Group companies have signed cooperation and investment agreements with Austrian Vienna International Airport, Ogilvy Group, and C-Quadrat.
This cooperation marks HNA Group's active implementation of the “Belt and Road”
Initiative, speed up the distribution of aviation, medical and investment-related industries along the route and further promote friendly exchanges between China and European countries.
The signed cooperation agreement includes HNA Group’s Hainan Airlines Holdings and Vienna International Airport, which will open a scheduled non-stop international route between Shenzhen and Vienna, to accelerate the deployment of aviation and related industrial chains, and promote bilateral economic, trade exchanges and tourism development between China and Austria; Further promote policy communication between China and European countries, facilities unicom, unimpeded trade, financial intermediation and enhancing the understanding of each other.
Hainan Chihang International Hospital and the joint venture Ogilvy & Mather Group signed an education and training framework agreement. In the future, the hospital will expand the international medical tourism market, enrich the service content of Hainan International Tourism Island, and accelerate the implementation of the Hainan health service industry development strategy.
HNA Group and C-Quadrat signed an agreement and became the controlling shareholder of the C-Quadrat. On April 6, Austrian financial regulator FMA formally approved the acquisition. Previously, HNA Group has received approval documents from the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the Austrian Financial Markets Authority, and the Central Bank of Armenia, all of which have been approved by regulatory agencies.