DuPont Leaders Highlight Innovation and Collaboration at FORTUNE Global Forum in Chengdu, China

DuPont Leaders Highlight Innovation and Collaboration at FORTUNE Global Forum
in Chengdu, China

DuPont is a Key Sponsor of this Year's Event

CHENGDU, China, June 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - DuPont senior
leaders are in China this week to highlight innovation and collaboration,
meeting with both public and private sector leaders regarding the challenges
of feeding a growing population, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and
protecting people and the environment.

DuPont leaders will attend the FORTUNE Global Forum June 6-8, where Fortune
500 companies from around the globe will engage with Chinese leaders. The
theme of the Forum, "China's New Future," creates the opportunity for robust
dialogue around the evolution of China's economy, development within China's
western regions, and China's growing role as a global economic force. A
sponsor of the 2013 FORTUNE Global Forum, DuPont has helped shape forum
program content around sustainable growth for China.

DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman, who became new chair of the U.S. China
Business Council (http://www.uschina.org) effective yesterday, will
participate in three panels at the Forum discussing topics that range from
innovation to education in China to the company's China and emerging economy
strategies.

"As China looks to solve many of the challenges facing a growing population
today, we believe DuPont's integrated science can help enable the pursuit of
sustainable growth and economic prosperity," said Kullman. "The issues on the
agenda at the Forum are relevant in China and many other regions of the world.
At DuPont, we believe it's going to take applied science and unprecedented
innovation to solve the challenges of population growth, food security and
providing sustainable energy solutions."

DuPont has published three white papers and produced three corresponding short
films that take a detailed look at China's evolving food security strategy,
its increasing demand for energy, and how science can help China maintain its
rapid pace of urbanization without sacrificing public safety, health and
environmental protection. This content, produced in collaboration with
FORTUNE's Content Marketing and Strategies Group, is available at
http://www2.dupont.com/inclusive-innovations/en-us/gss/global-challenges/fortune-global-forum.html.

"We believe that the risks of urban environments can be minimized, and the
potential maximized, with the help of science," Kullman notes. "Our goal is to
create and grow partnerships so that science-powered innovation will directly
align with local needs to create lasting, sustainable solutions in China and
around the world."

Following China's opening to the outside world, DuPont was among the first
multinational companies entering the China market in 1984. In 1988, the Du
Pont China Holding Company Limited became the first wholly owned foreign
investment company approved by the Chinese government. DuPont currently has
more than 40 wholly owned or joint venture entities and about 7,000 employees
in mainland China, offering products and services to various industries
including agriculture, food and nutrition, electronics, building and
construction and automotive. The company opened a branch in Chengdu in 2012 to
support China's national Western Development Drive agenda to promote economic
and societal development in the country's western regions. In 2012, DuPont
signed an R&D collaboration agreement with Sichuan University in Chengdu.
Under this agreement, DuPont jointly develops innovative products in computer,
communication and consumer electronics, leveraging both parties' core
competencies. DuPont operates a global R&D Center in Shanghai. Due to ongoing
demand, the company has doubled the capacity of the Center in 2013.

"To enable progress on all of these key challenges, China needs to rely on
enlarging investment in science and technology, expanding collaboration and
developing innovative local solutions to address these issues," said Kullman.

Since 1995, the Global Forum has convened world leaders and the heads of
global business – the chairmen, presidents, and CEOs of the world's largest
companies – on the dynamic frontiers of international commerce. DuPont is a
key sponsor of this year's event.

DuPont (NYSE:DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the
global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials and services
since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers,
governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such
global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere,
decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the
environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to
inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com or follow us on weibo
@杜邦公司, Facebook http://www.facebook.com/dupontco and on Twitter
@DuPont_News.

6/6/13

To download the white papers/view films/download broadcast quality b/roll:
http://www2.dupont.com/inclusive-innovations/en-us/gss/global-challenges/fortune-global-forum-media-center.html

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CONTACT: DuPont (US)
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