Agenda

RenminbiWorld 2015
Wednesday, 4 November 2015

08:15 – 08:45

Registration

08:45 – 10:15

RenminbiWorld 2015 Opening Keynote Session

Welcome Note

Keynote Speech
Zhu Guangyao,  Vice Finance Minister of China

International Keynote Speech
Hans Eichel, Co-founder of G20 & former Finance Minister of Germany

Opening Dialogue
Renminbi – where is it now and where is it heading to?

  • World economic and trade outlook, and the global demand for renminbi
  • The restructuring of China’s economy, the change of exchange rate formation  mechanism, and the latest monetary policies
  • The latest development in the international use of renminbi as a trading, financing, investing and reserve currency

Invited panellists:
Erh-Cheng Hwa, Chief Economist, Baoshang Bank & former Chief Economist, East Asia, World Bank
SSherry Madera, Minister Counselor and Director, Financial Professional Services and ICT, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)
Tay Hwee Ling, Chief Representative, Beijing, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Session chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman, The Asian Banker

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee/Tea Break

10:45 – 11:45

How do MNCs leverage on the renminbi - the emerging global trade, financing and investment currency

  • Cross-border pooling of renminbi funds for corporates
  • Key business benefits in using renminbi in international trade settlement
  • Central treasury management (settlements, cash pooling and payments)
  • Cross-border renminbi legal updates – policies and tax

Speakers/panellists Include:
Zeng Qi, GM, Settlement and Cash Management, ICBC
Jackson Xu, Regional Treasurer, Asia Pacific, Alstom
Pei YigenVP&MD Treasury and Trade Finance, Citibank(China)
Lionel Choong, Board Vice Chairman of Emerson Radio Corp. & Acting CFO of Weyland Tech Inc

Session chaired by Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker

11:45 – 12:30

“One Belt, One Road” initiative and its impacts in promoting the renminbi

  • Is the initiative going to push regionalization of the renminbi?
  • The setting up of new renminbi offshore centers – Who will be the next?
  • What are the emerging opportunities for different market players?

Speakers/panellists Include:
Sun  jianbo, Deputy GM International Business Department, CCB
Sam Ahmed, Founder & Managing Director, Deriv Asia

Session chaired by Pan Xilong, Associate Professor, Chinese Finance Research Institute, South-western University of Finance and Economics

12:30 – 13:30

Luncheon

13:30 – 14:30

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): The newcomer

  • The AIIB as a platform for joint ventures and collaboration on the international stage
  • What will make the AIIB successful?
  • Impacts on other global multilateral lending agencies
  • Impacts on the international use of the renminbi

Speakers/panellists Include:
Erh-Cheng Hwa, Chief Economist, Baoshang Bank & former Chief Economist, East Asia, World Bank
Chen Shaofeng, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University

Session chaired by Sam Ahmed, Founder & Managing Director, Deriv Asia

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee/Tea Break

15:00 – 16:00

New Free Trade Zones and the evaluation of Shanghai FTZ

  • Has the Shanghai FTZ lived up to its promise? - Measures of achievements and disappointments
  • Policy updates on the three new FTZs and how are they going to affect Shanghai?
  • How Guangdong FTZ is going to improve economic and financial cooperation between Guangdong and Hong Kong
  • Innovative products and practises in the FTZs – case study


Speakers/panellists Include:
Xu Jun, Assistant GM, International Business Management Department, SPDB 
Lei Ming, Deputy GM, Global Transaction Service Department, Guangfa Bank
Thomas McMahon, MD & CEO, UD Trading Group


Session chaired by Hugh Zeng, Research Manager, The Asian Banker

16:00 – 17:00

The developments in CNH money and foreign exchange markets

  • The growing menu of renminbi derivatives in different offshore markets
  • Liquidity and risk management practices in corporates and financial institutions
  • Renminbi hedging strategies and options
  • The gradual convergence between onshore and offshore rates

Speakers/panellists Include:
Wang Tony, Deputy GM, Global Market, Bank of China (Hong Kong)                
Christopher Balding, Associate Professor, Finance and Economics, HSBC Business School of Peking University

Session chaired by Li Lin, GM, Strategy & Development, SPDB

* The event will be accompanied by simultaneous translation.

 

RenminbiWorld 2015
Thursday, 5 November 2015

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 10:00

The setting up of the China Europe International Exchange and its expected role

  • Two-way opening up of the China’s capital market
  • How the new exchange is going to enrich the product line of offshore renminbi market
  • What does it mean to the foreign investors?
  • Is this a replicable model for other renminbi offshore markets?

Speakers/panellists Include:
Jochen Metzger, Head of Payment and Settlement Systems, Deutsche Bundesbank
Chen Zhiyong, Director, Investor Education Department, Shanghai Stock Exchange
Thomas McMahon, MD & CEO, UD Trading Group

Session chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman, The Asian Banker

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 – 11:30

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect: A game changer

  • Who are the participants and where is demand coming from?
  • When are equity derivatives going to be involved? What else?
  • What are the obstacles and is there room for overhaul or fine-tuning?
  • Interplay with QFII and other schemes
  • The upcoming Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect
  • Is this a replicable model for other renminbi offshore markets
  • The long-awaited China-Hong Kong funds mutual recognition

Speakers/panellists Include:
Ge Yin, Counsel, Clifford Chance
Hu Yuexiao, Chief Analyst, Research Institute, Shanghai Securities
Xuan Tao, Manager, International Development, Shanghai Stock Exchange

Session chaired by  Hugh Zeng, Research Manager, The Asian Banker

11:30 – 12:30

Renminbi capital financing

  • The developments of renminbi-denominated fixed-income products
  • The motivations of  issuers/investors to participate in renminbi funding – onshore and offshore perspectives
  • Role of credit ratings and restructuring/resolution regimes
  • Secondary market liquidity
  • Asset swap and renminbi-denominated repo funding
  • Renminbi-denominated structured products

Speakers/panellists Include:
William Lawton, Founder & Chairman, Seagate Global Group
Lionel Choong, Board Vice Chairman of Emerson Radio Corp. & Acting CFO of Weyland Tech Inc
Liu Borong, Chairman, China Securitization Forum

Session chaired by Thomas McMahon, MD & CEO, UD Trading Group

12:30 – 13:30

Luncheon/ Briefing on Global Renminbi Assets Ranking 2015

13:30 – 14:30

The improvement of the overseas Renminbi backflow mechanism

  • The role of Renminbi backflow mechanism in the next stage of Renminbi internationalisation
  • The latest developments on RQFII Scheme
  • The potential for SOEs and Chinese local government funding vehicle(LGFV) in dim sum bonds market.

Speakers/panellists Include:
Yang Tiecheng, Partner, Clifford Chance
Xiao Lisheng, Deputy Director, International Finance Research,Institute of World Economics and Politics, CASS
Christopher Balding, Associate Professor, Finance and Economics, HSBC Business School of Peking University

Session chaired by Pan Xilong, Associate Professor, Chinese Finance Research Institute, South-western University of Finance and Economics

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee/Tea Break

15:00 – 16:00

Renminbi’s future as a reserve currency

  • Renminbi as a component of central bank reserve management
  • SDR inclusion: What would be the result?
  • What are the impacts of full capital-account convertibility – from both an international and a domestic perspective
  • What are the next goals for China and for renminbi?

Speakers/panellists Include:
Zong Liang, Vice Director, International Finance Research Institute, BOC
William Lawton,Founder & Chairman, Seagate Global Group
Jurgen Conrad, Head, Economics Unit, ADB

Session chaired by Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker

**Speakers and panellists are in various stages of confirmation and will be updated accordingly
*The event will be accompanied by simultaneous translation.

For further details please contact:
Programme Manager: Iris Sam
Tel: (86) 10 5869 4641  Email:  isam@theasianbanker.com

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