Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. founder Jack Ma will attend a technology summit being organized by China’s Internet regulator during President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S. later this month.
Ma’s attendance was confirmed by the company in an e-mail Wednesday. The New York Times, citing people it didn’t identify, reported earlier that the meeting was set to take place Sept. 23 in Seattle and be overseen by Lu Wei, head of China’s Cyberspace Administration.
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook also plans to attend the U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum being co-hosted by Microsoft Corp., the newspaper said. Invitations also are being sent to Baidu Inc. Chairman Robin Li and executives from Facebook Inc., Google Inc., International Business Machines Corp. and Uber Technologies Inc.
Baidu declined to comment in an e-mail.
Xi may briefly address the meeting, the Times said, citing an Obama administration official it didn’t identify. The Chinese leader will be making his first state visit to the U.S.