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June 29, 2018

Beijing, China 

Program Agenda 
Friday, June 29, 2018
7:30am - 8:45am
REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:45am - 9:15am
WELCOME REMARKS
Tao Yiping, President, China Industrial Bank
Tim Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIF
9:15am - 9:45am
IN CONVERSATION
Terry Branstad, U.S. Ambassador to China
Tim Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIF
9:45am - 10:35am
GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
This session will focus on the growth and policy outlooks among the key economies. Will the Fed hikes end the U.S. recovery? How will Europe cope with the divergent growth and policies among its members? How will emerging economies handle the risk caused by the policy normalization in the U.S. and EU? What are the new global growth drivers?
Sergi Lanau, Deputy Chief Economist, Economic Research, IIF
David Loevinger, Managing Director, Emerging Markets Group, TCW
David Mann, Global Chief Economist, Standard Chartered Bank
Charles Su, Managing Director, Economic Research, Global Market Research and Sales Team, China Industrial Bank (moderator)
10:35am - 11:25am
CHINA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: GROWTH PROSPECTS FOR 2018-19
This session will discuss China’s growth and policy outlook. The discussion will cover the growth drivers of China’s economy, the impact of China’s massive credit swing on growth, the monetary policy under the deleveraging environment, the reform of the Chinese fiscal regime, and the effects of the recent trade tensions with the U.S.
Zhu Baoliang, Chief Economist, State Information Center
Gene Ma, Regional Chief Economist China, IIF (moderator)
Martin Petch, Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service
Qiao Yide, Vice Chairman, Secretary General, Shanghai Development Research Foundation
Lu Zhengwei, Chief Economist, China Industrial Bank
11:25am - 12:15pm
CHINA’S FINANCIAL OPENING AND OPPORTUNITIES
This session will focus on the investment opportunities in RMB assets in a more opened Chinese financial market. The panelists will discuss the outlook of RMB exchange rate, the advantages of various market access schemes, the opportunities in a-share equity markets, and the outlook of China’s interest rate and bond markets.
Jason Brady, President and Chief Executive Officer, Thornburg Investment Management
Fan Hua, Senior Managing Director, Head of Department of Asset Allocation, China Investment Corporation
Isaac Meng,Senior Vice President and EMs Portfolio Manager, Pimco
Zhang Yichi, Founder and CIO, Yuance Investment
Qiao Yongyuan, Chief Strategist, China Industrial Bank (moderator)
12:15pm - 1:45pm
NETWORKING LUNCH
1:45pm - 2:15pm
KEYNOTE REMARKS
Xu Zhong, Director General, Research Bureau, PBoC
2:15pm - 3:10pm
DEBT AND DELEVERAGING: GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND CHINA’S APPROACH
What are the lessons and experiences of the debt buildup and its aftermath? How can a country achieve “beautiful deleveraging”? What are the lessons China can learn from other countries' debt problems?
Andrew Fennell, Director, Asia-Pacific Sovereign Ratings, Fitch Ratings
Kheng-Siang Ng, Asia Pacific Head of Fixed Income, State Street Global Advisors
Nick Tolchard, Head of Invesco Fixed Income, EMEA, Invesco Asset Management Ltd
Hung Tran, Executive Managing Director, IIF (moderator)
Yao Yudong, Chief Economist and Deputy General Manager, DaCheng Fund Management Co., Ltd
3:10pm - 4:00pm
“BELT & ROAD” AND CHINA’S INVESTMENT
What is the status of China’s “Belt & Road” endeavor and outbound investments? What are the risks for China’s ODI? What are the secrets of the successful projects? What are the lessons learned from the failed ones? What is a fair assessment of China’s ODI on recipient countries?
Wolfgang Engel, General Manager and Chief Representative, Middle East and Africa Regional Office, IIF (moderator)
Cai E-sheng, Chairman, Finance Center for South-South Cooperation
Emmanuel Ikazoboh, Chairman, pan-African Banking Group, Ecobank Transnational, Inc.
Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer, Dubai International Financial Centre
Esmond Lee, Advisor, Euroclear SA/NV
Leandro Rothmuller, Chief Economist, Banco BOCOM BBM
4:00pm - 4:50pm
FINANCING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Following the 2016 G20 Presidency, which put the spotlight on green finance, China's leadership on sustainability has helped inspire initiatives all over the world. How are private sector investors mobilizing funding for green finance and sustainable investment--in China, across the Asia-Pacific region and around the world?
Ivan Chung, Associate Managing Director, Head, Greater China Credit Research & Analysis, Moody's Investors Service Hong Kong Limited
Sonja Gibbs, Senior Director, Global Capital Markets, IIF (moderator)
Stewart James, Head of Group Public Affairs, Asia-Pacific, HSBC Holdings plc.
Luo Shiyi into 'Under-Secretary General of Green Finance Committee, China Society for Finance and Banking; General Manager of Green Finance Department, China Industrial Bank
4:50pm - 5:45pm
FINTECH
Fintech continues to drive innovation across the global financial services industry. Chinese digital finance is setting a new standard for services and has seen explosive growth. This session will explore Chinese fintech developments in the context of global trends, public policy, and consumer demands.
James Chang, Partner, China Financial Services Consulting Leader, PwC
Conan French, Senior Advisor, Innovation and Fintech, IIF (moderator)
James Lloyd, Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader, EY
Ip So Lan, Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Ping An Insurance Company
5:45pm - 6:00pm
CLOSING REMARKS
6:00pm - 7:30pm
RECEPTION