The Agenda is designed to cover a wide range of interests, all revolving around the transformational influence of China in the global economy. These include an education on the internationalization of an economy, as well as the pursuit of a wide range of specific opportunities to develop ideas on RMB-based products, businesses and financial instruments.

Day 1

RenminbiWorld Conference 2013 - Agenda
Thursday, 7 November 2013
08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:00

Opening Session

Welcome Address from Emmanuel Daniel, chairman, The Asian Banker

Guest Speaker

China’s Growing Economy and Renminbi Internationalization by Wei Jianguo, former vice minister of commerce, People’s Republic of China

Opening Dialogue

International panelists include:

  • Bert Hofman, chief economist, East Asia & Pacific, World Bank
  • Zhao Xijun, professor and deputy dean, the school of finance, Renmin University of China
  • Christopher Balding, associate professor in finance and economics, HSBC Business School of Peking University

Dialogue chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, chairman, The Asian Banker

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 The Global Financial Supply Chain as Seen From Inside an Emerging Market
- Emerging opportunities in renminbi structured trade.
- Leveraging renminbi internationalization and development of offshore centers
- Tailoring approaches to meet renminbi transactional and jurisdictional requirements
- The trend of renminbi as currency of choice in bilateral trade

International panelists include:
  • Carl Wegner, head of global transaction banking, Greater China, Deutsche Bank
  • Ren Jinfeng, vice general manager,trade finance department, China Minsheng Banking Corporation
  • Ma Wenhao, head of trade product, global transaction services, DBS

Dialogue chaired by James Cullen, former SVP, international financial services, Wells Fargo

11:30 – 12:30

Foreign Currency Swaps and the Creation of International Renminbi liquidity

- Managing foreign exchange risks – scenarios for 2014
- A Europe “bailout” in RMB
- Taking stock and next steps in the internationalization process

International panelists include:

  • Alfred Schipke, senior resident representative, China, IMF
  • Zhao Xijun, professor and deputy dean, the school of finance, Renmin University of China
  • Denis Noonan, vice president, core product management, Clearstream Banking

Dialogue chaired by Gordian Gaeta, international resource director, The Asian Banker

12:30 – 13:30 Luncheon
13:30 – 14:30

Special International Keynotes

Milestones to full convertibility: The Transformation of any Global Currency from an European Perspective by Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, former executive board member, European Central Bank

China’s Growing Importance in the Global Economy by Bert Hofman, chief economist, East Asia & Pacific, World Bank

Dialogue chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, chairman, The Asian Banker
14:30 – 15:00 Tea Break
15:00 – 16:00

Making Foreign Direct Investments Work in China
- Measuring ROIs of foreign direct investments in China
- The implications of a "slowing" fast growth economy
- The shift to highly sophisticated portfolio management approaches
- Managing the risk of "hot money"
- Easing regulations: what's next on the horizon?
- Managing Chinese corporates to meet investor goals

International panelists include:

  • Huan Guocang, founder and CEO, GCS Capital
  • Christopher Balding, associate professor in finance and economics, HSBC Business School of Peking University

Dialogue chaired by Gordian Gaeta, international resource director, The Asian Banker

16:00 – 17:00

Risk Management Priorities for any Bank in the Renminbi Business
- Methods for measuring and reducing risk exposure
- Development of counter-party banking processes
- Liberalizing cross-border flows and creating liquidity pools
- Foreign banks involved in domestic interbank market


International panelists include:

  • Ren Jinfeng, vice general manager,trade finance department, China Minsheng Banking Corporation
  • Qian Aili, vice general manager, risk management deparment, China Construction Bank

Dialogue chaired by Bertrand Pigeon, senior research analyst, The Asian Banker

* Please note that speakers and panellists listed above are in various stages of invitation and confirmation.
* Chinese - English simultaneous interpretation service provided during the conference”

Day 2

RenminbiWorld Conference 2013 - Agenda
Friday, 8 November 2013
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:00

Shanghai Free Trade Zone: Mechanics for Participation and Development in International Market
An introduction to the efforts being made in developing the key trade zones, particularly the one for Shanghai, which was recently approved, will potentially affect banking, insurance, payments, cargo shipment, investment services, healthcare and other industries.

International panelists include:

  • Lu Zhengwei, chief economist, Industrial Bank
  • Hubert Tse, senior partner, Boss & Young, Attorneys at Law

Dialogue chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, chairman, The Asian Banker

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30

Meeting the Growing Demand for Renminbi-linked Products
- Overview of the market trends for deposit linked products
- Lessons from other markets when it comes to building the bond market for the renminbi
- The discussion will also touch on the benchmarking of interest rates
- RQFII: A crack in the wall for international access to domestic assets


International panelists include:

  • Peng Junming, chairman, Empire Capital Management
  • Denis Noonan, vice president, core product management, Clearstream Banking
  • Yang Tiecheng, foreign legal consultant, Clifford Chance LLP

Dialogue chaired by James Cullen, former SVP, international financial services, Wells Fargo

11:30 – 12:30

The Future of Financial Centers

- Key features of a long-term and sustainable financial center
- The role of domestic currency in the building up of a financial center
- How the Renminbi business will help pick winners or losers for the future?
- Role played by off-shore Renminbi hubs towards internationalization of Renminbi

International panelists include:

  • Nicolas Mackel, ECO, Luxembourg for Finance
  • Martin Maurer, secretary general, Swiss Association of Foreign Banks
  • Clarence Hui, senior manager, financial infrastructure development division, HKMA

Dialogue chaired by Foo Boon Ping, managing editor, The Asian Banker

12:30 – 13:30 Luncheon
13:30 – 14:30

The Mechanics of Attracting Chinese Investments
- New challenges and opportunities for dim sum bond market
- Improving straight-through-processing for the offshore Renminbi market
- Managing the risk of Renminbi deposits contraction
- Baby steps in giving foreign hedge funds QDLP access to Renminbi for overseas investments

International panelists include:

  • Clarence Hui, senior manager, financial infrastructure department, HKMA
  • Martin Maurer, secretary general, Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland
  • Hubert Tse, senior partner, Boss and Young, Attorneys at Law

Dialogue chaired by James Cullen, former SVP, international financial services, Wells Fargo

14:30 – 15:00 Tea Break
15:00 – 16:00 The Capacity of the Market to Absorb State-issued Debt
- Is the Chinese stimulus saving the market or just forming a greater bubble?
- Mitigating the soaring borrowing costs in China
- Sustaining the appreciation and growing confidence in the renminbi overseas

International panelists include:
  • Lu Zhengwei, chief economist, Industrial Bank
  • Hu Yifan, head of research, Haitong International
  • Christopher Balding, associate professor in finance and economics, HSBC Business School of Peking University

Dialogue chaired by Gordian Gaeta, international resource director, The Asian Banker

16:00 – 17:-00

Closing Keynote

International Currencies – drivers and prospects for the euro, the RMB and other alternative reserve currencies

What are the macroeconomic and financial factors which allow a currency to become international? What role does economic size play relative to liquidity and stability? What do historical case studies teach us with regard to persistence and inertia in the international monetary system and what could be the role of government policies? What are the prospects for the euro, the RMB and other non-traditional reserve currencies to become major international currencies?

With participation from:

  • Roland Beck, principal economist, international policy analysis, European Central Bank

Interviewed by Emmanuel Daniel, chairman, The Asian Banker

* Please note that speakers and panellists listed above are in various stages of invitation and confirmation.
* Chinese - English simultaneous interpretation service provided during the conference”



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