Events - 11 to 12.05.2021
China Finance Forum 2021
Organised by Luxembourg for Finance
China Finance Forum 2021
Luxembourg for Finance invites you to join our livestream event:
CHINA FINANCE FORUM
11-12 May 2021
09:00-11:00 CEST | 15:00-17:00 CST
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We stand at a crossroads. There is an ongoing readjustment of the relationship between China, the EU and the US. These frictions have reverberated around the world, bringing with them the risk of ‘decoupling’. And yet, the global pandemic has highlighted, more than ever, that we are living in an interconnected, planet-wide ecosystem, where the actions of one party have ramifications for everyone. Looking forward, the shared challenge of climate change and a global recovery will require cooperation, capital and coordination on a planet-wide scale heretofore unseen.
This year’s China Finance Forum will explore this complex environment in which global investors find themselves operating today, as well as delving into depth on specialist financial topics in terms of market access, investment trends and ESG developments in China.
For further information, please contact Caroline Hoeltgen.
Judith Bogner, Master of Ceremonies
Cutting through the noise: A conversation with Luxembourg's Minister of Finance on Europe and China
Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance
interviewed by Nicolas Mackel, CEO Luxembourg for Finance
Dingxin Gao, Chief Representative, PBC Representative Office in Frankfurt
China-Europe investment flows
What do the figures tell us on the evolution of investment flows between Europe and China?
Dariush Yazdani, Partner, PwC
Navigating the geopolitical triangle: China, Europe and the US in an uncertain age
The geopolitical context in which businesses operate today is more complex than it has been in decades, and yet, as we look forward to a post-COVID era, globalisation and cross border trade in goods and services will be needed to power growth and prosperity worldwide. The panel will explore the complex environment in which multinational firms find themselves operating today, and how businesses are adapting to the emerging political dynamics in play between China, the EU and the US.
Moderator: James Kynge, Global China Editor, Financial Times
Agatha Kratz, Associate Director, Rhodium Group
Jörg Wuttke, President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
Prof YAN Xuetong, Dean, Tsinghua University
Shifts in China’s domestic economy – and what it means for the world
The world’s second largest economy has an increasingly global impact. What trends are we seeing in terms of domestic economic developments? How is China’s 'Dual Circulation' policy being implemented? And how do these domestic trends connect with the international economy?
Moderator: Judith Bogner, Independent journalist
Arthur Kroeber, Founding partner and Head of Research , Gavekal Dragonomics
Frederic Neumann, Co-head of Asian Economics, Managing Director, HSBC Hong Kong
Jinny Yan, Chief China Economist, ICBC Standard
Chinese e-commerce – what comes next?
e-commerce has been a driver for innovation in China now for over a decade, and the lines between major e-commerce providers and financial services providers are increasingly blurred. What are the new developments in this white-hot field, and what prognostications can we draw globally from innovation in China here?
Zennon Kapron, Managing Director, Kapronasia
End of Day 1
Judith Bogner, Master of Ceremonies
A decade of dim sum: milestones in the internationalisation of Chinese capital markets
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the first Luxembourg dim sum bond listing. At this juncture, we reflect on the rapid internationalisation of Chinese capital markets, and look forward at what will shape global capital markets in the years to come.
Robert Scharfe, Chairman GNC, World Federation of Exchanges
Access Channels to Chinese Capital Markets
Despite geopolitical tensions, Chinese capital markets have continued to internationalise, with new policy changes designed to simplify and optimise the international investors’ access. The panel will explore the latest developments in this respect.
Moderator: Emmanuel Gutton, Director Legal & Tax, Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI)
Charlotte Chen, Counsel,, Elvinger Hoss, Hong Kong
Yifan Hu, Managing Director, Regional CIO, UBS Hong Kong
SHEN Huayu, Head of Non-Bank Institutions, International Business Department, China Construction Bank
Tae Yoo, Managing Director, HKEX
What comes next?
What is hot and what is not in terms of investment in China? The panel will explore trends in this respect as well as taking a glance at the increasing appetite of Chinese investors for international assets.
Moderator: Stéphane Karolczuk, Partner, Head of Hong Kong Office, Arendt & Medernach
Eric Bruce, Global Client Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Stefano Chao, General Manager and CIO, Azimut Investment Management, Shanghai
Aileen Song, Managing Director, Head of Sales & Marketing - China, AllianceBernstein, Shanghai
ESG Trends in China
A strong international consensus is emerging for the need for urgent action on climate change, with the European Green Deal announced as a keystone initiative of the von Der Leyen presidency of the European Commission, and with President Xi Jinping pledging in September 2020 that China would achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. What trends are we seeing in this field, and how can the international finance play a role?
Moderator: Julie Becker, CEO, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Miranda Carr, Executive Director, ESG Research, Asia, MSCI, London
Crystal Geng, Head of ESG, Ping An Group, Shanghai
Dmitriy Vlasov, Portfolio Advisor, East Capital, Hong Kong
End of Day 2
Chief Representative, People's Bank of China Frankfurt Representative Office
Director of Legal and Tax, Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI)
Regional Chief Investment Officer & Head Macroeconomic Asia Pacific, UBS Global Wealth Management
Head of Overseas Non-Bank Institutions Division, International Business Department, China Construction Bank