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Agenda | January 22

  • 12:30-12:35

    Host Opening Remarks

  • 12:35-12:50

    Keynote Remarks

    Laura CHA, Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.

    Keyu JIN, Associate Professor of Economics, the London School of Economics and Political Science

    Lan XUE, Dean of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University

  • 12:50-13:50

    Moderated Discussion

    Topic I: Asia’s Economic Outlook

    Trade frictions, wealth disparities and populist tendency spark a backlash against globalization. How will major economies perform in the coming year? What is the scope of impact from China-U.S. trade tensions on the region and beyond? Will China translate the pressure from the ongoing trade tensions into opportunity to gear up for further reform and opening up?


    Dominic BARTON, Senior Partner and Global Managing Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

    HENG Swee Keat, Minister for Finance of Singapore

    Hans-Paul BÜRKNER, Chairman, Boston Consulting Group

    Shane AKEROYD, President, IHS Markit Asia Pte. Ltd.

    GONG Ping, Executive Director and Senior Vice President, Fosun International

    Keyu JIN, Associate Professor of Economics, the London School of Economics and Political Science

    Margaret REN, China executive and chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Masakazu KUBOTA, President and Director General of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)

    LIU Jiren, Chairman & CEO, Neusoft Corporation

    Topic II: Whither Business and Investment amid China-U.S. Trade Tensions

    Business communities bear the brunt of the China-U.S. trade tensions and have a major incentive to prevent the worst outcomes. What effect will prolonged trade dispute between China and the U.S. have on businesses? What are the chances and challenges for businesses amid China-U.S trade tensions? The new alignment will be lengthy. How should enterprises respond to it and adapt?


    ZHANG Yichen, Chairman and CEO of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited

    Wilson CUI, Founder and Chairman of Deppon Express

    Feridun HAMDULLAHPUR, President and Vice-Chancellor, the University of Waterloo

    Günther HAMM, Executive Director and co-COO, HOPU Investments

    LIM Chow Kiat, CEO, GIC Private Limited

    Shawn LIU, Senior Vice President of Vanke, CEO of Beijing Region

    Eric LUO, Chairman and CEO of GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd.

    Tim PAYNE, Senior Partner and Head of Asia, Brunswick Group

    Ngaire WOODS, Dean of Blavatnik School of Government, the University of Oxford

    Lan XUE, Dean of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University

    Topic III: Financial Innovation and Regulation

    The interaction between financial regulation and innovation is a two-way street. What should be the appropriate policy response to financial innovations? How can regulators balance financial innovation with safety to minimize turbulence and risk? How to improve financial and technology literacy of the general public to make better, and safer, use of the new tools?


    Laura CHA, Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.

    Ravi MENON, Managing Director of Monetary Authority of Singapore

    QI Bin, Executive Vice President of China Investment Corporation

    LIN Yanjun, Executive Director of 9F Inc. and CEO of 9F International

    PENG Xi, Chairman of of Shenzhen Minchuang General Health Management Group

    Mark MACHIN, President & Chief Executive Officer

    Raymond YUNG, Vice Chairman of AMTD Global Advisory Committee

  • 13:50-14:00

    Closing Remarks

    * The CEO luncheon is intimate and high-level with no more than 25 participants.

    * Guests will be divided into 3 groups. Each group will discuss a topic, hosted by a discussion leader. The discussion leader will summarize and report to the entire room.

    * The CEO luncheon is under Chatham House rules, and the entire discussion will be off the record.

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