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  • 28 August 2020
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Finance China 2020

Friday, 28 August 2020, The St. Regis Shenzhen, China
08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:10

Welcome note

Opening remarks

09:10 – 10:00

Opening keynotes

Invited speakers:

Robert Koopman, Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization

Li Zibin, President, China Association of Small and Medium Enterprises; Former Deputy Director, National Development and Reform Commission; Former Mayor of Shenzhen City

Tu Guangshao, Executive Director, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance;Former Vice Chairman and President, China Investment Corporation

He Jie, Director, Shenzhen Municipal Local Financial Regulatory Bureau

Li Wenhong, Director, Shenzhen Banking and Insurance Regulatory Bureau, China Banking Regulatory Commission

10:00 – 10:30

Leadership Dialogue: Outlook for the new decade

The outlook for 2020 is riddled with uncertainties. The slowdown of global growth is expected to persist and against this backdrop -how will China’s financial services industry execute innovative approaches to support the country’s high-quality growth and forestall financial risks, while remaining profitable and competitive?

  • Emerging from COVID-19 and the global economic outlook
  • Comprehensively deepening reform of the financial sector for an open global economy
  • Financial measures and toolkits to further vitalise China's development
  • Financial services industry in a post-pandemic world
  • Unleashing the full potential of SMEs
10:30 – 11:00

Tea/Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

Next wave of opportunities unlocked by technological innovation

From AI to big data and cloud applications, fifth-generation technology is increasingly becoming mainstream in the financial services industry. In this session, we will discuss key technology trends, as well as the challenges and opportunities that confront us.

  • Regulatory innovation
  • New infrastructure opportunities for financial institutions
  • Is your institution ready for 5G?
  • Power of the new black gold: Data
  • AI-driven disruption: the new normal?
  • Building an open financial system with blockchain

Invited speakers/panellists include:

Damien Pang, Executive Director and Deputy Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Zhang Bin, CTO, Ping An Bank

Yao Huiya, Head, Product Innovation Department, WeBank

Cliff Wu, CEO,Suoxinda

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:10

Fireside chat

Qamar Saleem, Global Lead for SME and Supply Chain Finance Practice, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

13:10 – 14:00

Easing the financing difficulties of small and medium-sized enterprises

Overcoming financing difficulties for SMEs is a pressing concern for governments and global institutions to address, which has been exacerbated by the severe and sudden outbreak of COVID-19. While China’s authorities have strengthened support for SME’s development through various preferential measures, financial institutions will play a determining role in facilitating the recovery in the real economy.

  • The role of financial institutions in SME financing
  • Can fintechs reshape SME lending?
  • Blockchain – A game-changer for SME financing

Invited speakers/panellists include:

Chen Shaoning, General Manager, Financial Inclusion Department, China Everbright Bank

14:00– 14:30

Key findings from The Asian Banker China Awards Programme

Our research team will present the key trends and findings from the2020 ChinaAwards programme and highlight outstanding achievements.

  • Awards programme: Process, methodology and scorecards
  • Overview of the retail financial services industry in China
  • Key findings and best practices
14:30 – 15:00

Tea/Coffee break

15:00 – 15:30

Further opening up of the financial sector and global supply chains

Geo-political events such as Brexitand and the continuing trade tensions have already posed major risks for global trade and supply chains. Global travel restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus have further exacerbated this. How will the post-pandemic world impact cross border trade and financing flows?How to adjust the international production network and value chain strategies?Can further opening up of its financial industry enable China tostabiliseitskey position in the global supply chain?

  • Enabling and facilitating cross border trade settlement and financing
  • How to ensure openness, stability and security of global industrial supply chains?

Invited speakers/panellists include:

Harley Seyedin, President, Allelon Energy Partners; President,the American Chamber of Commerce in South China

Hu Bofei, Deputy General Manager, International Business Department, China Construction Bank

15:30 – 16:00

Emerging risks – how to identify and mitigate them?

Facing an uncertain global economy,Chinacontinues to accelerate theopening up of its financial sector enabling financial institutions to find more opportunities as they navigate their digital transformation roadmap amid increased risk control efforts by regulators. In this session, we will discuss the relationship between preventing systemic risks and supporting the real economy; the application of new technologies in risk management;and acquiring, managing, and disposing of non-performing loans (NPLs).

  • Financial institutions: Managing risk for healthy development
  • Identifying and controlling the risks and benefits of Fintech in credit-risk assessments
  • The role of local asset management companies (AMCs) in NPLs
16:00 – 17:00

Embracing a new era of digital economy

The pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of life, but it has also led to opportunities that will see sectors emerge or grow. Prior to the crisis, a paradigm shift towards digitisation was already under way, which the virus onlyadding extra urgency for businesses and governments. Can China take this opportunity to accelerate the development of its digital economy and governance while contributing to building asustainable, inclusive and trustworthy digital ecosystem?

  • New opportunities in the homeboundeconomy
  • Global resource reallocation
  • The digital economy amid new globalisation challenges

Invited speakers/panellists include:

Cao Heping, Professor, School of Economics, Peking University

Shen Jianguang, Vice President, JD.com; Chief Economist, JD Digits

Zhang Kuo, General Manager, Alibaba.com


End of conference

*This is a working agenda, content and speakers will be updated on a timely basis

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