Shedding light on China's growing strength in innovation

China is well on its way to becoming an innovation powerhouse. The country is already surging ahead in sectors such as e-commerce, fintech and transport with unparalleled technical breadth, surging research and development spending, great support from the government, disruptive business models and strategies, remarkable innovators, entrepreneurs and so on.

The Asian Banker is pleased to announce the China Innovation Study Tour 2019. This is a five-day programme across three of the fastest growing innovation hubs in the world: Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shenzhen. This is for senior and chief executives in financial institutions, startups, innovators and investors to meet with thought leaders in various organisations, learn the latest applications of new technologies and discuss the future trends in the financial service industry.

The tour includes site visits to bank innovation labs and branches, successful fintech firms, native digital enterprises and unicorns with unique, cutting-edge business models and insights. These first hand experiences and insights will help you and your organisation keep up with the best practices in the industry. The delegate’s seats are limited to 30 participants in order to keep it interactive.

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Digital payments and e-wallets in China

The next step for blockchain

How will 5G transform our lives?

AI-driven innovation

Trends in big data and analytics technologies

Elements of an innovative culture and ecosystem

Localised financial inclusion

Bank innovation: What can they achieve?

How insurtech is reshaping the insurance


Leadership and Business Models in the Digital World

Innovation as a Competitive Weapon

Cooperation and/or competition with fintech companies

Outstanding Examples of Breakthroughs from some of the World’s Leading Financial Institutions

Ongoing revolutions taking place in the delivery of payments, credit, transaction services in the UK

Rethinking cybersecurity in the age of Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning

The role of regulators in fostering an innovative environment

How do I develop a transformational map for my organisation?

How should I read the performance of my own business in a digital world?

What are some of the guiding principles in the fast-changing trends I see taking place today?

The view of the funders of financial revolution – the venture capital (VC) and private equity firms – Where do they see the unicorns of tomorrow?

How should I read all the different people I meet in the digital world? The innovators, investors, regulators, technologists I come across and what do I learn from each of them?

What are some of the achievable goals I should set myself and my organisation?



For which you have to prepare by reading up prior to attending the training and where hardcore faculty members and a classroom made up of your peers from around the world will contribute to the intense dialogue and learning.

Discussions with Speakers, Panellists and Peers

Up and personal with some of the leading brains in London and even with your peers to spar and construct a collective learning of the decisions you need to make.

Site visits

Visit actual innovation labs and ground zero of the sites and institutions that are transforming the industry today.

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Day - 1
Monday, 28 October 2019 - Shanghai
Day - 2
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Shanghai & Hangzhou
Day - 3
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - Hangzhou & Shenzhen
Day - 4
Thursday, 31 October 2019 - Shenzhen
Day - 5
Friday, 1 November 2019 - Shenzhen
Du Xiaoman Financial - Artificial intelligence (AI) driven integrated solutions
Softbank Robotics – A worldwide leader in robotics solutions
51 Credit Card – Realising credit worthiness by risk control
SenseTime – AI for a better tomorrow
Ping An Bank – An artificial intelligent retail bank
CCB Fintech – Market-oriented fintech innovation of a state-owned commercial bank
Xiao-i Robot Technology - Leading conversational AI technologies
Hundsun Technologies - offering integrated solution and services to all kinds of financial institutions
WeBank – Promoting financial inclusion with the latest technologies
Feedback, concluding session and lunch
Wanxiang Blockchain – Continuously renewing ideas for a new blockchain world
Tongdun Technology – Risk management tech empowering financial institutions
Huawei – Building a fully connected, intelligent world
CreditEase - Wealth management enabled by fintech
*Please note that the agenda and visits above are tentative and will be updated frequently until the event date.


Anchored by a world class faculty and supported by a range of players you will meet in the course of five days

Du Yu
Vice General Manager,
Wanxiang Blockchain Inc.

Zhu Baifan
General Manager, Strategy and Cooperation Department, Du Xiaoman Financial

Zhao Xinbo
Co-founder, Partner and Vice President of Technology Department, Tongdun Technology

Zhao Ke
Chief Financial Officer, 51 Credit Card


This year’s China Innovation Study Tour is designed for:

  • Chairmen, chief executives and board members of banks, financial institutions and start-ups who wish to introduce transformational changes in their organisations and incorporate the latest innovation in their business models
  • Senior executives in retail, transaction banking and trade finance
  • Chief innovation officers, chief data officers, chief marketing officers
  • Decision-makers in mobile banking, online payments, customer service, technology and operations
  • Senior executives in retail, transaction banking and trade finance
  • Heads of digital channels, product innovation, retail operations
  • Senior executives of business analytics, data management, corporate planning, and strategy


  • Chairmen, chief executives and board members of banks, who wish to introduce transformational changes in your organisation and embrace innovation into their business models.
  • Senior executives in retail, corporate, transaction banking and trade finance business lines;
  • Chief innovation officers, chief data officers, chief marketing officers.
  • Business-level decision-makers in mobile banking, online payments, consumer experience, technology and operations.
  • Heads of channels, product innovation, retail operations.
  • Senior executives in transformational areas such as Artificial Intelligence, data and analytics.
  • Senior executives of corporate planning, marketing and strategy

China tour venues:

London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf
Luxury hotel on the waterfront in East London


22 Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, London E14 4ED

Tel: +44 (0)207 517 2892

World’s most connected tech community


One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB

Tel: +44 (0)203 668 3600

Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai


33 Fu Cheng Road, Pudong, Shanghai 200120 China

Tel: (86 21) 6882 8888

E-mail: [email protected]

Shangri-La Hotel, Hangzhou


78 Beishan Road, Hangzhou 310007 China

Tel: (86 571) 8797 7951

E-mail: [email protected]

JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen


6005 Shennan Boulevard, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518040 China

Tel: (86 755) 2269 8888



China Innovation Study Tour 2019

  • This Programme is limited to a maximum of 30 participants.



5-night hotel accommodation from 28 October to 1 November 2019
Local transfers
All breakfast, lunches, selected dinners that are part of the programme
Site visit, meetings and activities



5-night hotel accommodation from 28 October to 1 November 2019
Local transfers
All breakfast, lunches, selected dinners that are part of the programme
Site visit, meetings and activities