The first "China· Gezihua Summit: Forest Therapy Tourism" was held in Yingjing County from April 26th to 27th. It was hosted by Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences(SASS), World Wide Fund for Nature(WWF), Sichuan Provincial Situation and Development Strategy Research Think Tank for New Era, and undertaken by Yingjing County Committee of CPC and People's Government of Yingjing County. Zhao Zhenxian(vice Chairman of Sichuan Committee of CPPCC) attended the meeting and delivered a speech. Li Houqiang(Secretary of CPC Committee of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences) delivered keynote speech titled Yingjing Aesthetics. Yang Jun(Standing Committee of Ya 'an Municipal Party Committee and Director of Ya 'an Publicity Department) delivered a speech. Gu Yujun(Magistrate of Ya 'an County) chaired the meeting. More than 140 participants from Development Research Center of the State Council, Institute of Sociology of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chengdu Office of WWF, Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Sichuan University, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and other scientific research institutions attended the conference.
Wang Chunguang(deputy Director of Institute of Sociology of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Wei Ji(Director of Department of Industrial Economic Affairs of Development Research Center of the State Council), Lv Huoming(Secretary of CPC Committee of Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences) and Tao Zhiquan(former deputy Director of Sichuan Forestry Department) respectively made keynote speech titled Recognization of Ecological Value Help Contributing for Yingjing Health Care Tourism, Thoughts on the Integrative Development of Health Care Tourism Industry, Forest Therapy: Connotation, Function and Development Countermeasures, The Social Value of Forest Therapy from the Perspective of Reform of Forestry Supply Side Structure. Several experts, including Huang Jin(Director of the Institute of Sociology of SASS), held a summit dialogue about how to build an international forest therapy resort by Yingjing County. Guo Xiaoming(former vice President of SASS) hosted the keynote speech and the summit dialogue.
Professor Wang Zhuo(Secretary-General of Western Frontier Research Center of Sichuan University) and Liao Zujun(Director of Institute of Regional Economic and Urban Development of SASS) respectively hosted the sub-forums of "Multidimensional Analysis on Forest Therapy Tourism" and "Historical and Cultural Discussion on Forest Therapy Tourism". Experts gave opinions and suggestions on the resource utilization, industrial integration and implementation path of forest therapy tourism.
The conference released The Strategic Research Report on Yingjing County to Build International Forest Therapy Resort Destination and Yingjing Initiative on Forest Therapy.