What's the value of economic forums?
Economic forums today may not be like the School of Athens, where ancient philosophers gathered to exchange ideas that revolutionized human history.
Nonetheless, they do bring together influential academics, politicians and business leaders from around the world to share ideas that often will have a direct impact on our lives and even those of future generations. 
But after the talking, will there be action? With global power brokers set to arrive in Hainan in April for the Boao Forum for Asia, CGTN explores the value and significance of economic forums.

Producer & On-cam reporter: Li Jingjing

Script: Wang Quan, John Goodrich

Video Editor: Zhang Wanbao, Zhao Yuxiang

Cameraman: Qi Jianqiang, Huang Yichang

Visual Effects: Ran Boqiang, Gao Hongmei