INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION: UNFOLDING THE NEXT CHAPTER
LIVE STREAMING | COMING SOON IN MAY, 2022
THE 14TH CHINA BUSINESS CONFERENCE
INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION: UNFOLDING THE NEXT CHAPTER
For the past decade, China is developing at rapid speed, initially driven by manufacturing. In recent years, China has transformed itself from a follower to an innovator. China has been global leaders and one of the largest markets for numerous industries such as technology, consumer and retails, mobility, renewable energy, and others. The journey of transformation has been complex and challenging.
Along with our guest speakers and audiences, the Conference aims to unfold China’s transformation. What are the innovations in China that the rest of the world can learn from? What are the key factors to drive China’s growth? What is the future of Chinese businesses, and more importantly, how should the world leverage growth opportunities in China?
DAY 01 - May 19th, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:04 PM EST
Joe Ngai will deliver opening remarks to welcome our audiences and distinguished speakers
8:04 PM - 9:09 PM EST
Fireside Chat - Unlocking the Future of Business Education
After decades of vigorous development, China has transformed from a manufacturing powerhouse to the world's second-largest economy leading technological innovation. In the context of the rapidly changing economy and business, as universities that supply top talents for business, how to adapt to this change and bring more long-term value to students has become the focus of the world's top business schools. In 2022, we invited Dean Fangruo Chen (Dean of Shanghai Jiaotong University Antai School of Economics and Management, Guangqi Chair Professor), and Dean Maglaras (Dean of Columbia University Business School) to talk about the future of business education, the role of technology in business education, and the impact of climate change to business.
Prof. Fangruo Chen, Prof. Costis Maglaras
9:09 PM - 10:10 PM EST
Healthcare - The Future of China's Healthcare Industry in the Post-Pandemic Era
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only brought unprecedented challenges to the global healthcare industry but has also made the industry begin to rethink the future development trends and innovative models of the healthcare industry. We invited experts across medical devices, biomedicine, digital medical, and pharmaceutical space, to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the industry in the post-pandemic era. Our guest speakers will discuss how the Chinese healthcare services help improve human health, respond to potential medical crises in the future, and meet the growing demand for public health services.
Dr. Jian Ma, Dr. Julie Xing, Dr. Shirley Zhao, Hong Chow
DAY 02 - May 20th, 2022
6:30 PM - 7:29 PM EST
ESG - New Opportunities and Challenges in the Greater Bay Area
In recent years, ESG development in China has entered an explosive growth stage. In contrast to Western markets, where people pay more attention to the impact of ESG factors on investors’ risk, which aspects should ESG investment in China should focus on? What role should ESG investment play in the economic development of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao respectively? How do ESG factors fit into investment strategies? How can Chinese start-ups and mature companies enhance the significance of ESG to China's capital market?
Prof. Andrew Chi-fai Chan, Irina Fan, Dr. Henry Ho Kin-chung, Candy Nip, Prof. Steve Wong
7:29 PM - 8:58 PM EST
Capital Market - Embrace the New Normal of China's Capital Market
At the beginning of 2022, full implementation of the registration-based IPO system is one of the major policy changes, and the reform of China’s capital market will continue. Meanwhile, the state emphasizes that the capital market will play an irreplaceable role in promoting technological innovation, decarbonization, and industrial digitization.
Amid the transformation in the capital market, a new round of challenges has also arrived - the outbreak of the new variant, the Fed raising rates, the PBOC cut interest rates, the rotation of business cycles, the deepening of international business cooperation, and the emergence of local and global asset management.
Under the current backdrop, what are the breakthroughs and changes in the capital market in 2022? How will asset managers grasp opportunities? How have the exit strategies of the investors of these Chinese companies been affected as Chinese firms face roadblocks in the U.S. capital markets? How should business leaders incorporate ESG into the current investment strategies?
Terry Hu, Harry Man, Jerry Wang, Steven Wang
8:58 PM - 10:05 PM EST
Sports - Exploring the Diversified Development of Sports Economics in China
With the ease of the global pandemic situation, major sports events have gradually revived. In recent years, the popularity of sports events in China has vigorously promoted growth in the sports market, leading to more matured sports entities, and the diversified development within e-sports. We invited leaders from traditional sports and e-sports to discuss the future of the sports economy in China, the competition and cooperation between traditional sports and e-sports, and Gen Z’s consumption behavior within sports.
Michael Ma, Simon Men, Yibin Pan
DAY 03 - May 21st, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:25 PM EST
Technology - Embrace the Next Technology Revolution
Science and technology have long been the main theme of economic growth in China. At the Winter Olympics, China once again showed the world an endless stream of new technologies, which amazed athletes and audiences around the world, and put China's advanced technology in the spotlight. Looking forward to 2022, the technology industry will usher in breakthroughs and is ready for a new revolution. First, Silicon Valley technology giants and leading technology manufacturers across the pacific have begun to explore the metaverse. Will we soon live in a virtual world where everything is connected? Will the gateway between the real world and the virtual world be opened up? Also, artificial intelligence, climate changes, and the ensuing social problems are hot topics. As a leader in artificial intelligence, what technology innovation and application will China bring in? What role should technology play in achieving net-zero by 2050? With the advent of artificial intelligence, big data, and autonomous driving, how should we rethink data privacy, social and ethical issues?
Hongbin Ma, Dr. Zaiqing Nie, Yang Pang, Yong Zhao, Dimitris Horiatis
8:25 PM - 9:22 PM EST
Women in Business - Her Power in the New Consumer Era
In the post-epidemic era, both the global and the domestic economies are in urgent need of resonance recovery. Thank technological advancement, favorable market environment, and global landscape, innovation in the consumer sector is accelerating. Three female leaders from startups, technology giants, and retailers will discuss changes in consumers’ behavior, the competitive landscape, and market expansion opportunities from different perspectives. They will also address the kind of female business leaders in China's new consumption era and the key to female leadership?
Lan Luan, Katrina Wang, Kate Wang