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The 6th China Inbound-Outbound Forum (2019)

2019-11-02 (Beijing)


The annual China Inbound-Outbound Forum was established in 2014 amidst rapid growth of the “go global” movement of Chinese enterprises. Focusing on the modes, trends and issues of Chinese firms’ global expansion, the forum was designed as a policy communication platform for leading experts in Chinese outbound direct investment (ODI) at home and abroad. This includes business elites, corporate executives, Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) officials, policy advisors, commerce diplomats, experts and professionals.

The Center for China and Globalization (CCG), the most influential non-governmental think tank in China, has successfully led the organization of this annual conference since 2014. CCG specializes in policy-oriented studies of Chinese companies “going global” and publishes the annual Bluebook on the Globalization of Chinese Enterprises with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Press. For five consecutive years, the annual conference has been hailed as one of the most popular and influential forums in China. Each year, the forum drew an average audience of 300 and considerable nationwide media attention, especially from top outlets such as CCTV.

2019 celebrates the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. As the country continues to rise as a global power, its external trade and investment relations are overshadowed by the ongoing trade dispute with the United States and a subdued global growth outlook. To offset economic headwinds stemming from the trade war and domestic structural shifts, the Chinese leadership has doubled down on efforts to liberalize its economy, attaching great importance to inbound FDI.

This year, the China Inbound-outbound Forum will highlight impacts of the US-China trade war on China’s business environment as well as responses. Discussions at the forum will tap into the perspectives and experiences of key players from FDI-related sectors, academics and regulators to shed light on doing business in China. Concerns, opinions and policy suggestions from the forum will be used as the basis for a post- conference report providing policy recommendations for the Chinese government.

Key Theme of the 2019 Edition

In a year that marked both the 40th anniversary of Sino-US diplomatic relations as well as escalating trade tensions, this year’s forum will focus on the implications for domestic and foreign firms of US tariffs and the potential for “decoupling” between the two economies. Participants will explore forward- looking, strategic pathways for Chinese and multinational businesses to mitigate adverse impacts and advance proposals for the Chinese government to promote and manage capital flows.

The forum will also focus on measures enacted by the Chinese government to improve the business environment, most notably the fast-tracking of the Foreign Investment Law. Panels, workshops, and exclusive meetings will feature representatives from MOFCOM and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) briefing participants on the latest legislative developments and providing insights on the upcoming process of formulating the 14th Five-year Plan.

In addition, the forum will cover a wide range of topics concerning trade and investment, such as the multilateral trading system modernization agenda, new developments in global value chains, business opportunities afforded by the Belt and Road Initiative, foreign investment in China, investment destinations in emerging markets, the prospects of regional economic cooperation, and other corporate issues related to financing, marketing, talent acquisition, and compliance.



Co-organized by:

Center for China and Globalization (CCG)

China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAFIEC)

China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (CAEFI)

UN China


In Partnership with:

American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China)

EU Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC)

Canada China Business Council (CCBC)

Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SwissCham)

China Britain Business Council (CBBC)

British Chamber of Commerce in China

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

China Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham)


Supported by:

Heren Charitable Foundation

King and Wood Mallesons

KWM Belt&Road Center for International Cooperation and Facilitation

KONRAD ADENAUER STIFTUNG

Hinrich Foundation

McKinsey Global Institute


Strategic Media Partners:

Caixin

Yicai

South China Morning Post

FTChinese.com


Supporting media:


China.com.cn

People’s Daily Online

Finance.sina.com.cn

Finance.ifeng.com

Finance.baidu.com

Toutiao.com

The Economist




PROGRAM


2 Nov. (Saturday) (Venue: Level 1, Conference Hall AB)

14:00 – 14:15 Welcome Session

Speakers:

WANG Huiyao President, Center for China and Globalization (CCG); Counselor for the State Council; Vice President, China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAFIEC)

CUI Mingmo President, China Association of International Economic Cooperation (CAFIEC)

14:15 – 15:15    Plenary Session 1: Leveraging Hong Kong's Role in Facilitating Inbound and Outbound FDI within the Greater-Bay-Area

Chair:

Tammy Tam Editor-in-Chief, South China Morning Post

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

CHEN Linlong Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Branch, China Everbright Bank

Michael Kuan Founder, Chairman and CEO, Kuan Capital; CCG Vice Chair

WANG Zhenmin Director of Tsinghua Center for Hong Kong and Macao Research, President of the Institute for State Governance,Tsinghua University

Annie S C Wu Managing Director of Hongkong Beijing Air Catering Ltd, Lifetime Honorary Board Member of World Trade Centers Association; Former Vice Chairman of All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce

YI Min Chief Advisor China, MTR Corporation


15:15 – 16:15 Plenary Session 2: Implementing China’s Foreign Investment Law: Issues and Opportunities for Multinational Corporations

Chair:

Russell Flannery Chief Editor, Forbes China

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

CHEN Wenling Chief Economist, China Center for International Economic Exchange (CCIEE); CCG Expert Advisor

Nick Coyle CEO and Executive Director, AustCham Beijing

CUI Fan Professor at the School of Trade and Economics, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE); CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow

DU Jianguang General Manager, Tata Group Greater China

ZHAO Bin Senior Vice President, Qualcomm; CCG Senior Council Member

ZHOU Bing Vice President, Dell Greater China; Chairman of Chinese Government Affairs, AmCham China


16:15 – 16:30    Coffee Break/Networking

16:30 – 17:30    Plenary Session 3: Preparing for a Protracted US-China Trade War: New Pathways for Business Success

Chair:

WANG Huiyao President, Center for China and Globalization (CCG); Vice President, China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAFIEC)

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

FU Chengyu Former Chairman of SINOPEC; CCG Advisor

Merle A. Hinrich Founder and Chairman, Hinrich Foundation

LIU Shijin Deputy Director of the Economic Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference; Former Deputy Director of the State Council Development Research Center; CCG Advisor

SHI Yinhong Professor and Director of Academic Council, School of International Studies, Renmin University of China; Counselor of the State Council; CCG Expert Advisor

Tim Stratford Chairman, AmCham China

Joerg Wuttke President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

ZHANG Yichen Chairman and CEO, CITIC Capital; CCG Senior Vice Chair

Hon. ZHU Guangyao Former Vice Minister of Finance; CCG Advisor


17:30 – 18:30 Welcome Cocktails/Networking

18:30– 19:30 Opening Session

Keynote Speakers:

Hon. CHEN Deming Former Minster of Commerce; President, China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment; CCG Honorary Chairman

Hon. ZHU Guangyao Former Vice Minister of Finance; CCG Advisor

Claire Courteille-Mulder Interim UN Resident Coordinator

ZHANG Yichen Chairman and CEO, CITIC Capital; CCG Senior Vice Chair

DING Liguo Chairman of the Board, Delong Holdings

Introduced by:

WANG Huiyao President, Center for China and Globalization (CCG); Counselor for the State Council; Vice President, China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAFIEC)

19:30 – 21:00 Welcome/Awards Gala

List Presenter:

Mabel Miao Vice President and Secretary-General, Center for China and Globalization (CCG)

3 Nov (Sunday)

07:30 – 08:30 MGI - CCG Breakfast: “The Rise of Asia in Changing Context: Opportunities and Implications for Chinese Companies (By Invitation Only)

09:00 – 10:00 Plenary Session 4Emerging Commercial Opportunities along the Belt and Road (Venue: Level 1, Conference Hall B)

Chair:

WANG Huiyao President, Center for China and Globalization (CCG); Vice President, China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAFIEC)

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

H.E. Nicolas Chapuis Ambassador of the European Union to China

Hon. CHEN Jian Former Vice Minister of Commerce, CCG Advisor

LI Jiping Executive Vice President, China Association for the Promotion of Development Financing (CAPDF); Former Executive Vice President of China Development Bank; CCG Advisor

H.E. Eoin O'Leary Ambassador of Ireland to China

Jacques Pellet Personal Envoy of the President for China, Head of Regional Delegation for East Asia, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Gina Qiao Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Vice President of Lenovo Group

ZHANG Huarong President, Huajian Group, CCG Vice Chair


10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break/Networking

10:30 – 11:30 Sub-forum 1: Reinvigorating Global and Regional Trade: Prospects of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation under WTO, CPTPP, and RCEP (Venue: Level 1, Conference Hall B)

Chair:

WANG Huiyao President, Center for China and Globalization (CCG); Vice President, China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAFIEC)

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

H.E. Dominic Barton Ambassador of Canada to China

IIDA Hirobumi Commerce Minister, Embassy of Japan

HUO Jianguo Former President of Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation; CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow

Ricardo Melendez Ortiz CCG Senior Fellow; Former CEO, International Center for Trade and Sustainability Development (ICTSD)

Elizabeth Peak Deputy Head of Mission/Minister Counsellor, Australian Embassy in China

TU Xinquan Professor and Dean of China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE); CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow

10:30 – 11:30 Sub-forum 2: Chasing World Markets: Corporate Solutions to Shifting Global Value Chains (Venue: Level 1, Conference Hall C)

Chair:

Harvey Dzodin CCG Senior Fellow; Former Vice President, ABC TV Network

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

AN Fengshan Chief Brand Officer, New Hope Group

James McGregor Chairman, APCO Greater China

Jeongmin Seong Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute

WANG Caiyi Vice President of International Affairs, Xiaomi Corporation

WANG Zhi Founding Director and Professor of Research Institute for Global Value Chains, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow

Andrew Williamson Vice President for Public Affairs, Huawei Technologies 

12:00 – 13:30 Luncheon: Betting on the 400-800 million Middle Class: Business Opportunities from Consumption Upgrade in China (Venue: Level 1, Conference Hall A)

Chair:

YANG Yanqing Deputy Editor-in-Chief, YICAI Newspaper

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

DUAN Suhan Managing Partner of Shenzhen Share Capital Co., Ltd; CCG Senior Council Member

Jason Hu Vice President and Head of Strategic Investment, JD.com

Howard Li Chairman and CEO, Waitex Group; CCG Vice Chair

Jonathan Woetzel Director, McKinsey Global Institute

YUE Changhai Senior Vice President, Canon Medical Systems (China) Co.

14:00 – 15:00 Sub-forum 3: A New Era of China-Europe Two-way Trade and Investment (Venue: Level 1, Conference Hall B)

Chair:

Mabel Miao Vice President and Secretary-General, Center for China and Globalization (CCG)

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

H.E. Rafael Dezcallar Ambassador of Spain to China

MIN Hao Founder and Chairman of Nanjing Easthouse Electrical; CCG Senior Council Member

Johannes Regenbrecht Minister at the German Embassy in China

H.E. Jarno Syrjälä Ambassador of Finland to China

Romeo Wang CEO, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

Jean-Christophe Bas CEO and Executive Board Chairman, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute

14:00 – 15:00 Sub-forum 4: Winning the Trade War or the Tech Race: Strategy of Technology Acquisition for Chinese Companies (Venue: Level 1, Conference Hall C)

Chair:

WU Chen Managing Director, The Economist Global Business Review

Panelists (in alphabetical order): 

Andy Mok CCG Senior Consultant, CGTN Commentator on Technology and Business

Martin Mueller Chairman, SwissCham

Sean Randolph Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Wayne Xiong Partner, China Growth Capital

YU Jianwei Vice President and Partner, Yanyuan Capital

YU Wei Chairman, Global InfoTech Co., Ltd.

ZHANG Lei Vice President, Digital Cockpit & Software Development, NIO

15:00 – 16:00 Sub-forum 5: ASEAN, Africa and Latin America: New Frontiers for Chinese Outbound Investment (Venue: Level 1, Conference Hall B)

Chair:

TANG Haoxuan Chairman of FUETA Group; CCG Senior Council Member

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

H.E. Teshome Toga Chanaka Ambassador of Ethiopia to China

H.E. Luis Diego Monsalve Ambassador of Colombia to China

FAN Xiwen Chief Risk Officer, China-LAC Cooperation Fund

LU Yuliang Vice President of StarTimes Group

Charles Tang Chairman, Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry

WANG Haoyu Chairman, DAYU Irrigation Group; CCG Senior Council Member

15:00 – 16:00 Sub-forum 6: Managing Increased Demand for Global Compliance in the Context of Great Power Competition (Venue: Level 1, Conference Hall C)

Chair:

HUANG Jianwen Director, KWM Belt & Road Center for International Cooperation and Facilitation


Panelists (in alphabetical order):

Bryan Bachner Investment Director, New Economy Fund, China Everbright Limited

KANG Wei Vice-Chairman, China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (CAEFI), Managing Director, R&D-based Pharmaceutical Association Committee

LIN Zhiwei  Secretary-General, Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center

LV Yinghao  Partner and Head of Finance, King&Wood Mallesons

Susan Ning  Partner and Head of Compliance, King&Wood Mallesons

YANG Yi Former Director, Bureau of Industry Injury Investigation, MOFCOM; Former Vice Minister, Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HK SAR


16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break/Networking

16:30 – 17:30 Plenary Session 5: Competing for Global Success in An Era of Changing Globalization: Business Environment and Corporate Strategy (Venue: Level 1, Conference Hall B)

Chair:

WANG Feng Editor-in-Chief, FT Chinese.com

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

FAN Jingsong Founder and Chairman of KORRUN; CCG Senior Council Member

Dan Gao Founder and CEO of Positec; CCG Senior Vice Chair

Linda He Chairwoman and President, Wailian Overseas Consulting Group; Deputy Director of CCG Migration Research Center; CCG Vice Chair

LANG Hua Managing Director and CIO of Smarter Energy, and President of Far East Smarter Energy Investment Co., Ltd

XU Jinghong Chairman of Zhongguancun Longmen Investment; President of AAMA; CCG Vice Chair


17:30 – 17:45 Concluding Session

17:45 – 18:30 Cocktails/Networking

18:30 – 20:00 Internal Policy Consultation Meeting (By Invitation Only)

Experts:

Hon. CHEN Jian Former Vice Minister of Commerce, CCG Advisor

WANG Huiyao President, Center for China and Globalization (CCG); Counselor for the State Council; Vice President, China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAFIEC)

CUI Mingmo President, China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAFIEC)

CAO Hongying Executive Vice President, China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (CAEFI)

CHAI Haitao Former Director, MOFCOM Policy Research Department

HUO Jianguo Former President of Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation; CCG Senior Fellow

JIANG Shan Former Director-General of MOFCOM Department of American and Oceanic Affairs; CCG Senior Fellow

LU Kejian Former Director-General of MOFCOM Department of Asian Affairs; Former Minister at the Chinese Embassy in Japan; CCG Senior Fellow

SUN Jie Former Director of Fund Management at China Securities Regulatory Commission; Former Chairman of Asset Management Association of China; CCG Senior Fellow

SUN Yongfu Former Director-General of MOFCOM Department of European Affairs; CCG Senior Fellow

WANG Kaiqian Director of the Center for E-Commerce, Chinese Ministry of Commerce

YANG Yi Former Vice Minister, Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HK SAR; Former Director, Bureau of Industry Injury Investigation, MOFCOM

TIAN Deyou Former Economic and Commercial Affairs Counselor , Embassy of China in the United States

CUI Fan Professor at the School of Trade and Economics, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE); CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow

WANG Yong Professor and Director of Center for International Political and Economy Studies, Peking University; CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow

WANG Zhi Overseas Dean and Professor of Research Institute for Global Value Chains, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow

ZHOU Xiaoming Former Deputy Representative of Permanent Mission of PRC to the UN Office at Geneva; CCG Senior Fellow

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