GDG organized the WCIES which was held on September 9, 2005 in Urumqi, Xinjiang, in northwest China to promote the vast natural resources of the region.
 
GDG invited former US President Bill Clinton to deliver the keynote address to 2,500 government and business leaders. 
 
The event also featured Q/A with a senior reporter from Time Magazine, tour of local economic zones and economic summit roundtable with 40 representatives from the US, Europe and Central Asia.
 
GDG partnered with one of the largest retailers in China, led by the top 250 wealthiest person in China to host the event.