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China Conference

The South China Morning Post China conference will open with remarks from its newly appointed Chief Executive Chairman Gary Liu, and hear a keynote speech from the Hon. Tung Chee-hwa, the first Chief Executive and president of the Executive Council for Hong Kong after the transfer of sovereignty in 1997. The SCMP China Conference will also hear from Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma, and a panel discussion lead by South China Morning Post Publishers chairman Joe Tsai on the One Belt One Road (OBOR) implications for private equity in Asia in a day bringing together business leaders, policymakers, advisors and investors together to share their latest insights on unlocking investment opportunities, forging strategic partnerships and reshaping business strategies to build a sustainable business in OBOR development strategy.

 

SCMP will be streaming each of these live via our Facebook page:

 

9:08am The Hon. Tung Chee-hwa 

11:55am Joe Tsai

3:35pm Jack Ma

 

The South China Morning Post China Conference is an annual thought leadership conference - being discussed by 30 speakers in 10 sessions are agenda-changing topics such as challenges and opportunities as China transitions to a middle-class driven economy; the impact of political shifting sands on One Belt, One Road; how to crystalise opportunities for Hong Kong as gateway to China's One Belt, One Road policies; and fostering partnerships and innovation to capture arising business opportunities in One Belt, One Road.

 

Full schedule:

09:00am Welcome remarks

Gary Liu, incoming Chief Executive Officer, South China Morning Post Publishers

 

09:03am Opening remarks by Guest of Honour

The Hon. C Y Leung, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

 

09:08am Keynote speech

The Hon. Tung Chee Hwa, Vice Chairman, The 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, People's Republic of China

 

09:28am Future development of China’s economy and Belt and Road initiative

Lu Zhongyuan, Former Vice-President and Research fellow of Development Research Centre of the State Council of People’s Republic of China; and Member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of People's Republic of China

 

09:45am Dialogue: How to crystalise opportunities for Hong Kong as gateway to China's OBOR policies

Moderator: Wang Xiangwei, Editorial Advisor, South China Morning Post

Speakers: The Hon. Regina Ip, Co-chair, Maritime Silk Road Society; Chair, New People's Party and Chair, Board of Governors, Savantas Policy Institute
Dr Anthony Neoh, Senior Counsel, Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association
Eddie Yue, Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

 

10:30 AM Dialogue: Impact of political shifting sands on OBOR

Moderator: Cliff Buddle, Special Projects Editor, South China Morning Post

Speakers: Alicia Garcia Herrero ,Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Natixis
Dr Yifan Hu, PhD, Managing Director, Regional Chief Investment Officer Greater China & Chief China Economist, UBS

 

11.25am OBOR implications for private equity in Asia

Moderator: Joe Tsai, chairman, South China Morning Post Publishers

Speakers: Fred Hu, Founder and Partner of Primavera Capital Group
Frank Tang, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, FountainVest Partners
Paul Yang, Chief Executive Officer of China Development Financial; Chairman of CDIB Capital International

 

2:00 PM Fostering partnerships and innovation to capture arising business opportunities in OBOR

Moderator: Zuraidah Ibrahim, Chief News Editor, South China Morning Post

Speakers: Dr Haywood Cheung, Permanent Honorary President, The Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society
Rachel Duan, President & Chief Executive Officer, GE Greater China
Dr Witman Hung, Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong, Shenzhen Qianhai Authority
Ben Simpfendorfer, Founder & Managing Director, Silk Road Associates
Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

 

2:45 PM Case study: First mover advantage in securing Hong Kong’s first Central Asia project in OBOR initiative

Interviewer: Zuraidah Ibrahim, Chief News Editor, South China Morning Post

Interviewee: Joseph Chan, Chairman, Executive Director, Kaisun Energy Group; Founding Partner, Oriental Patron Financial Services Group

 

3.05pm Case study: How new technologies can revolutionise business for OBOR countries and regions

Interviewer: Eugene Tang, Business Editor, South China Morning Post

Interviewee: Chen Jie, Chief Information Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, ZTE Corporation

 

3.35pm Closing keynote: When East meets West

Speaker: Jack Ma, Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group 

 

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