Belt and Road Initiative: Connecting China to the world

Connecting China to the world

The Belt and Road Initiative is set to reinvigorate the seamless flow of capital, goods and services between Asia and the rest of the world, by promoting further market integration and forging new ties among communities. It also offers global businesses unparalleled opportunities to tap into new markets along the Belt and Road geography and to gain deeper access to markets in China, ASEAN, Middle East, and Europe.

As President Xi expressed in the quote - “Finance is the lifeblood of modern economy. Only when the blood circulates smoothly can one grow” - financial integration, one of the top five cooperation priorities, is considered as an important underpinning for implementing The Belt and Road Initiative. It requires openness, development and integration in the financial industry, including cross-border economic zones, regulatory coordination, flexible and efficient investments and financing and innovative financial services.

Attend the Belt and Road Initiative conference to share professional insights, discuss future trends and seek business opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative.

Key focus areas:

 

Public-Private Partnership (PPP) financing on infrastructure and energy projects along the Belt and Road

 

Monetary strategy and financial cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative

 

Leveraging RMB for global trade and investment

 

Free Trade Zones (FTZ): From Shanghai to the whole nation

 

Demand for cross-border financial integration along new trade corridors

 

Cross border payment facilities and infrastructures

The Belt and Road Initiative- Friday 25 May 2018

08:00

Registration and morning networking

09:00

Welcome

Leadership Dialogue: Public-Private Partnership (PPP) financing on infrastructure and energy projects along the Belt and Road
The investment in infrastructure such as transportation, port, energy and telecommunication, and the like lies at the centre of the Belt and Road Initiative. Some projects are funded through government-to-government grants and some others utilise the traditional export credit models. However, these are only a small part of whole projects, more projects are requiring more diversified and flexible financing model, such as PPP.  

  • PPP promoted by China's government: From theory to practice
  • The role of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, New Development Bank and Silk Road Fund for infrastructure financing
  • PPP financing for major infrastructure projects: New criteria to be met
  • Financial innovation in PPP

10:30

Tea/ coffee break

11:00

RMB internationalisation – Will it become an international trade currency?
Without a doubt, with the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, it offers infinite possibilities for the steady progress of RMB internationalisation. The increase in trade and investment in countries along the Belt and Road will accelerate the global adoption of RMB.

  • Monetary strategy and financial cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Leveraging RMB for global trade and investment
  • Trends in green bond: RMB denominated green finance bond
  • Speeding up the liberalisation of the capital market
  • The power of financial technology in cross-border RMB payments

12:00

Luncheon

13:30

Free Trade Zones (FTZ): From Shanghai to the whole nation
There have been 11 in total up to now since the first pilot free trade zone was set up in Shanghai in 2014.  The zones play a pioneering role that help to open up key markets and industries through relaxed customs procedures, foreign investment rules, and trade and finance innovations as well as serve as key platforms for facilitating outbound investment.

  • A fruitful implementation in Shanghai FTZ, aiming to building Shanghai into a global financial centre
  • How Guangdong FTZ is going to improve economic and financial cooperation between Guangdong and Hong Kong
  • Innovative products and practices in the FTZs - case study

14:30

Demand for cross-border financial integration along new trade corridors
The Belt and Road Initiative connects more than 65 countries along two primary trade routes. The Silk Road Economic Belt recreates the ancient land-based trading routes and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road is a sea-based route to the south, each of which creates three economic corridors. The Belt and Road Initiative not only bring benefits to individual countries along the route, but also encourage all these countries to break down barriers and to create an open, broad, deep and balanced regional coordination and integration.

  • Regular cooperation and exchange among banks along the Belt and Road
  • Regulatory coordination and supervision and risk prevention
  • Partnerships with ASEAN: Why it is pivotal along the new Silk Road
  • Cross border payment facilities and infrastructures
  • Case study: How a landlocked region in China leads in economic cooperation with countries in the Middle East

15:30

End of Conference

Featured keynote speakers from 2017

  Featured speakers from 2017

  Moderators

Who will attend?

The programme is designed for senior executives from:

  • Senior transaction banking executives, fund managers, asset management mangers from cross-border banking businesses along the Belt and Road
  • CEOs, senior management and corporate planning heads of global corporations, conglomerates, and FIs
  • Senior government officials and regulators in charge of financial development, economic transformation and regional cooperation
  • Representatives from finance and commerce ministries, trade and investment promotion agencies
  • Thought leaders, think tanks, experts, academic scholars, and researchers

Agenda and speaking opportunities:

Daisy Wang

(86) 10 58694641

dwang@theasianbanker.com

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