Finance China 2021
22 July 2021, Beijing, China
Registration08:30 – 09:00
Leadership dialogue: The aftermath of pandemic and beyond
Under the external environment of continuing increases in COVID-19 cases, a new administration in the White House, US-China tech decoupling as well as global monetary easing and low interest rates, China’s economy continues to bounce back under the guidance of its 14th FYP.
As China's authorities realised that reforms to spur organic growth are particularly important in the wake of the crisis, dual-circulation strategy was introduced to rely on a robust cycle of domestic demand and innovation while international economic cycle remains its extension and supplement.
How will China’s financial services industry ensure that the market remains competitive and resilient, and able to withstand moments of extreme disruption and volatility? How much digitalisation can support it to meet challenges in a post-pandemic scenario?
- 14th FYP vs. uncertain international situation – key takeaways for financial services industry
- Opportunities with China’s dual-circulation strategy
- COVID-driven digital transformation in financial services
Tea/Coffee break10:30 – 11:00
The future of technology innovation under increased regulation
From an innovation standpoint, we are starting to see less breakthrough products within financial services. Fintech development also created new problems which have multiplied during the pandemic. As calls for the ethical and responsible use of technologies such as cybersecurity, data privacy and oligopoly grow louder, financial institutions should rethink how technologies can ensure market fairness and financial stability in addition to cheaper, more efficient and convenient service.
- Fintech for inclusion and sustainability
- Realities and limits of data-driven intelligence
- Are we reaching a tipping point in blockchain?
Luncheon12:00 – 13:00
Financing SME: getting economy back on track
China’s government decided to extend the preferential policies of loan repayment deferral and credit support for SMEs to the end of this year. Big commercial banks are required to increase lending to micro and small businesses by over 30% in 2021. However, banks are not the only financial institutions to support SMEs’ financing. What measures and tools must be deployed and who among industry players should get involved?
- Are banks doing enough for SMEs’ recovery?
- Supply chain finance – good for both SMEs and banks
- Big data enabling credit finance for SMEs
Curbing financial risks key to sustainability
Although China’s economy is steadily recovering and risks in key areas of financial system have been effectively controlled, potential risks and challenges cloud both domestic and overseas markets. This is especially true in the financial institutions, financial markets, housing and fintech sectors. Which financial risk sectors should one pay special attention to? What measures need to be taken to effectively prevent systematic financial risks?
- Identify and mitigate potential major risks to support the healthy development of real economy
- Cautious about strong stimulus policy risks abroad
- Who should take risks for funding SMEs?
Tea/Coffee break14:30 – 15:00
Key findings from The Asian Banker China Awards Programme
Our research team will present the key trends and findings from the 2021 China Awards 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
Trade finance: reorganisation of global supply chain
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the flow of global supply chains has been restricted and international trade and investment shrunk. On the other hand, the future looks bright after the adoption of landmark trade pacts such as EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), EU–China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). While Chinese government makes further moves to open up finance and strengthen the regional and international cooperation, what opportunities and challenges will the transaction sectors face?
- What can financial institutions do to help the world to reconstruct global supply chain and maintain China as one of the important trading hubs?
- Redesigning trade finance with digital technologies
The next big thing.
The pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption and change. Our world can only get ahead of this virus one way – together. Without doubt, the global economy will spring back in due course. But the pandemic and associated lockdowns will leave a grim legacy that could also take decades to overcome. We should think how the crisis is impacting our future and where we’re headed next.
- Embracing a new era of digital economy
- Reshaping the sustainable and resilient finance in the post COVID-19 world
- Green finance to expand to support China’s low-carbon goals
- Central bank digital currency – a money game or a technology race?
End of conference17:00
*This is a working agenda, content and speakers will be updated on a timely basis
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