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Green China: Designing Sustainable Urban Communities
As China moves toward creating more sustainable cities and transitioning to a low-carbon economy, green design and sustainable building practices are becoming more prominent and more paramount. Today, China is the world’s largest green building market. From residential spaces and commercial hubs to retail complexes and parks, green design has contributed to cleaner environments and stronger, more vibrant communities. This session will bring together experts and executives at the forefront of China’s push for greener and cleaner urbanization, with a focus on opportunities for global business in China’s green building sector.
Location: Guangzhou Ballroom
Li Junfeng, Former Director General, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation
David Manke, Vice President, International Government Relations, United Technologies
Kevin Mo, Managing Director, Paulson Institute Beijing Representative Office
Ye Qing, Chairman, Shenzhen Institute of Building Research
Jian Zhang, Partner and CEO, DGBK Architects
Moderator: Brian O’Keefe, Fortune
State-owned Enterprise in China: Progress and Prospects
China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have long been the backbone of the national economy. Over the past few years, these companies have undergone a series of reforms to diversify ownership, promote greater efficiency, and revive the pace of economic growth in China. Joint ventures with private Chinese companies and multinationals are being encouraged and strategies such as One Belt One Road bring more opportunities for global expansion and innovation. There are signs these reforms are paying off: in the first half of this year, Chinese SOEs reached a total income of US $2.2 trillion, and a year-by-year growth of over 24%. Experts and SOE leaders join us to share their insights on the progress of reforms and how SOEs will influence the global business landscape in the years to come.
Location: North River
Arthur Kroeber, Head of Research, Gavekal; Editor, China Economic Quarterly
Wu Guodi, Chairman, China International Energy Group
Xiang Bing, Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Xu Niansha, Chairman, China Poly Group Corporation
Zeng Qinghong, Chairman, Guangzhou Automobile Group
Moderator: Eunice Yoon, CNBC
Future of Sports and Fitness in China
Location: Tian Lu
Worth US $225 billion in 2016, China’s sports industry is expected to triple in value by 2025. From football, basketball, and tennis to hockey, cycling, and swimming, public support for sports activities—along with national policies that promote mass fitness—have created a new growth point for China’s economy. Technology has brought millions of Chinese sports fans closer to global sports leagues and has surfaced an e-sports market worth almost $3 billion. Across the country, enthusiasm for personal fitness—buoyed by government policies focused on health and wellness—is taking hold. This enthusiasm and its influence on consumer spending represents a huge potential for global companies—from sponsorship deals to licensing, distribution, and branding. Hear from those at the forefront of China’s push for sports and fitness along with those capitalizing on its fast-growing sports economy.
Angela Dong, General Manager, Nike Greater China; Vice President, Nike Inc.
Michael Ma, Chief Executive Officer, WME | IMG China
Guy Port, Managing Director, Asia, Nielsen Sports
Zhao Yan, Chairwoman, Bloomage International Investment Group
Moderator: Jaime FlorCruz, China Chairman, Fortune Global Forum
Beyond Borders: The Next Frontier in Global Ecommerce
Location: East River
The rapid growth of ecommerce has transformed the retail experience, moving consumers away from traditional brick-and-mortar stores to a global digital marketplace providing greater access to new products and better pricing. Cross-border buying and selling is also being fueled by a rapid rise in retail sales driven by social media. By 2020, China will become the world’s largest market for selling products online, and global ecommerce sales are expected to double to some US $4 trillion. How can businesses guarantee consumer safety as more and more customers purchase foreign products online? How are retail brands and SME’s using ecommerce technologies and best practices to grow their international presence and increase profits? What challenges lie ahead as ecommerce takes hold across Asia and other emerging markets?
Marc Lautenbach, President and CEO, Pitney Bowes
Vincent Qiu, Chief Executive Officer, Baozun
Karen Reddington, President, Asia Pacific Division, FedEx Express
Yang Haoyong, Chief Executive Officer, Cars Group; Founder, Guazi Used Car
Moderator: Clay Chandler, Time Inc.
Smart Money: Finding Investment Opportunities in China
At no point in China’s history have global investors had as much access to the country’s markets as they do today. From health care to retail, private funds, and beyond, what are the most lucrative investment opportunities in China and where should investors place their future bets? How are trends such as automation, an exploding middle class, and stable GDP growth changing the investment landscape? Join leading investors for a dialogue on the potential risks and rewards of investing in China.
Victor Chu, Chairman and CEO, Far Eastern Investment Group
Liu Qiuming, President, CMIG Capital
Yang Liu, Chairman, Atlantis Investment Management Group
Hans Tung, Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Wei Zhou, Founder and Founding Managing Partner, China Creation Ventures
Moderator: Nina Easton, Fortune