CBF 2019

Session 2: ‘Learning the Ropes: China’s New Trade Dynamics With the West In the Era of Uncertainties’

 

Description: Following the keynote speech, Stewart Patterson, Sue Anne Tay, Geoffrey Yu and Jinny Yan will join us on this panel moderated by Linda Yueh to further investigate into the key developments of the Chinese Economy. We will first explore the recent slowing down of the Chinese economy. Then, we will talk about Belt and Road Initiative as a potential solution fuelling growth. In particular, we will look into the recent trade successes of Italy joining the BRI and trade deals between France and China. Lastly, we will touch on the impact of the BRI and macroeconomics on global trade.

Speakers: Linda Yueh, Sue Anne Tay, Geoffrey Yu, Jinny Yan, Stewart Paterson

Globalisation vs Protectionisim: A Phony War

Speaker: Stephen Perry

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Description: The rise of protectionism has made globalisation an increasingly challenging and idealistic concept in real life. Over the last year, we have witnessed an unprecedented series of threats to global trade prosperity. With the widening gap among the world’s economies, we are seeing growing populism and protectionist policies emerging from some of the world’s major economies. As the world’s biggest global exporter, China plays an undeniably pivotal role in global world trade. During the keynote speech, Stephen Perry will discuss the future of trade and its implication on China.

Session 3: Investment: The ‘Energiser’ or The ‘Stimulator’?

 

Description: Home to 127 ‘unicorn companies’, China has generated mind-blowing returns for global investors. China itself is also an active investor with its outbound investment and domestic PE/VC investment in 2018 totaled around $500 billion in 2018 alone, and has been on a steady rise. In this panel, we would like to explore the role Investment played in China’s tech boom. How do venture capital / growth oriented funds and private equity companies help tech companies grow and expand? What will be the future trend of the bilateral M&A? What Are the influential factors that should be considered?:

​Speakers: Yinan Zhu, Tianfan (Will) Wang, Vaggelis Makris, Edward Radcliffe, Li Ma

Session 4: ‘China Entertainment Industry: The Rise of a New ‘Hollywood’?’

Description: Right at the crossroad of business and culture, China’s entertainment industry best demonstrates the development of the country’s ‘soft power’. From investing in Oscar-winning titles like ‘Green Book’  to creating China’s own blockbuster ‘Wandering the Earth’, China’s entertainment industry gained significant trajectory in 2018. Apart from the success we witnessed in the traditional movie industry, China has also cultivated its own industry verticals such as live streaming and We Media. Will China gradually gain a voice in the mainstream global entertainment market that are so historically dominated by the west? What are the efforts that need to be made? How do we see the opportunities and challenges brought up by the new industry verticals?

​Speakers: Judith Zhai, Christopher Bremble, Shoto Zhu

Session 5: Innovative Businesses Across Continents: China Model vs. European Models

 

Description: With government encouragement and abundant talent supply, China and Europe have nurtured numerous star unicorns, whose innovation in business model and technology disruptively change our daily life and business landscape. What are the similarities and differences between the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems in China and Europe? What growth opportunities and challenges are on the entrepreneurs’ agenda? How shall we learn from each other and cooperate in the future?  In this panel, we will welcome game changers from mobility, food delivery and tourism industry in both continents to share their insights.

​Speakers: Seng Yee Lau, Julian Birkinshaw, George Sun, Shihong Liu, Russ Shaw, Susan Zhang

Session 5: Innovative Businesses Across Continents: China Model vs. European Models

 

Description: With government encouragement and abundant talent supply, China and Europe have nurtured numerous star unicorns, whose innovation in business model and technology disruptively change our daily life and business landscape. What are the similarities and differences between the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems in China and Europe? What growth opportunities and challenges are on the entrepreneurs’ agenda? How shall we learn from each other and cooperate in the future?  In this panel, we will welcome game changers from mobility, food delivery and tourism industry in both continents to share their insights.

​Speakers: Seng Yee Lau, Julian Birkinshaw, George Sun, Shihong Liu, Russ Shaw, Susan Zhang

Session 6: Keynote Speech - Navigating Global Challenges: The Eastern Wisdom

 

 

​Speaker: Weishan Xie

Session 7: Global Branding: Connecting the Dots

 

Description: In the era of globalisation, it is crucial for a company to be successful not only in its home market, but also in the foreign markets, a task that is not any getting easier today. How do we build a truly global brand that transcends cultural differences, consumer habits and distinctive market environment? In this panel, we listen to the sweets and the bitters of building a global brand from some of the most accomplished global brands across sectors from both China and Europe. And explore what are the lessons that need to be learnt by the upcoming global players.

​Speakers: Gillian Kerr, Angela Liu, Matt Durnin