在纳斯达克Marketsite IPO 敲钟仪式前的早餐会上，李彦宏受邀致辞，他说：
Morning everyone, It’s a special day and an exciting day for iQIYI and I will say it’s also an exciting day for Chinese internet. I think this is the second largest Chinese IPO ever, right after Alibaba a few years ago. So it’s very special, and I’m very proud of Dr.Gong Yu and the whole iQIYI management team. You guys have done a tremendous tremendous job over the past almost 8 years. 8 years ago, when we got started, we were not the first one, we were not the largest one, we gradually worked our way up and catch up and surpassed everyone. It has not been an easy journey, but finally we are public. We surpassed everyone. That’s because we have a very strong team. I have a full confidence on Gong Yu and on the whole iQIYI team.
13 years ago, I was here too for the Baidu IPO – we raised 100 million. Today iQIYI raised more than 2 billion. And today, Baidu stock is worth probably 85 times more than the IPO price, and I am hoping iQIYI will be worth many many times more than the current iQIYI price. Thank you all. Thank all of you for your support.
百度大厦也亮起了 “AI QIYI”，以表达了百度同学的祝贺！