On the afternoon of February 17th, the first World Open University Presidents Forum, initiated and hosted by the Open University of China, was held at the Beijing International Conference Centre. The forum was themed "Creating a New World Together: The Initiative of Open Education Digitalisation Addressing the Coming Challenges " and invited presidents of open universities worldwide to come together, look towards the future, discuss strategies for the development of open universities, seek to promote the digital transformation of open universities, build a community for the development of world open education, and thereby facilitate the reshaping and transformation of open education.