The Agenda

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Finance China 2022 Agenda

Thursday 25 August 2022, Beijing, China


08:30 – 09:00

Welcome address

Cindy Yu, Director, CEO, Greater China, The Asian Banker

Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman, The Asian Banker

Opening Keynotes

Steven Barnett, Senior Resident Representative in China, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Li Yang, Chairman, National Institution for Finance and Development; Member, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Richard Koo, Chief Economist, Nomura Research Institute

Leadership dialogue: The opportunities and challenges for China’s financial services industry in an age of upheaval

The turbulence posed by the pandemic as well as factors including geopolitical conflicts and deglobalisation pose critical threats to the global economic recovery and world order reshaping.

In the face of these complex and uncertain times, what are the recovery barriers for world economy and China? Can the world start to rebuild the trust and cooperate from digital technologies and sustainable development? How China’s financial institutions comply with regulations to identify and mitigate risks, deepen reforms and opening-up, rebuild the resilience of the financial system to support the economic growth back to the normal track?

  • Global economic recovery in the face of persistent uncertainties
  • China's economic outlook in the second half of the year
  • An accelerated integration between digital economy and real economy
  • Building a new China’s financial ecosystem to promote highquality growth
Speakers/panellists include:

Richard Koo, Chief Economist, Nomura Research Institute

Zhang Jun, Dean, School of Economics, Fudan University

Xu Qiyuan, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Session chaired by:

Hu Jie, Professor of Practice, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

09:00 – 10:30

Tea/Coffee break

10:30 – 11:00

Boosting digitisation in financial services

Finance is undergoing a further profound digital transformation, from internal organizational structure; to the business models; and the extension of external cooperation. We will have traditional financial institutions, fintechs and technology companies to discuss how they embrace partnership to meet diversified needs of customers in the digital era; as well as how they maintain strong innovation ability on the basis of complying with regulations.

  • The roadmap of next-gen digitisation of banks
  • Digital ecosystem building-up strategies for financial institutions and fintechs
  • The relationship among technologies, products and customers
Speakers/panellists include:

Zhang Yongqiang, Expert, Internet Finance, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Zhang Yu, Vice President and General Manager, Banking Business, Tongdun Technology

Session chaired by:

Hugh Zeng, Research Manager, The Asian Banker

11:00 – 11:45


11:45 – 13:00

Architecting the future infrastructure of finance

Financial institutions continue to invest heavily in technologies to accelerate their digital transformation and improve their core competencies. On the other hand, they are actively developing new products and services as the development of new technologies and new concept, such as metaverse.

  • Leveraging cloud to create new business frontiers
  • Can 5G and IoT possibly integrate with AI and blockchain to form a new ecosystem?
  • Rebuilding personal data privacy with blockchain and AI
  • Breaking data silos
Speakers/panellists include:

Shen Yan, Deputy Director, Institute of Digital Finance and Professor of Finance, National School of Development, Peking University

Margaret Hu, President of Marketing and Solution Sales, Global Digital Finance, Huawei

Hata Fan, Deputy General Manager, Technology Development for the Distributed, Webank; Head, WeBank Blockchain

Session Chaired by:

Hu Jie, Professor of Practice, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

13:00 – 14:00

Using Regtech for compliance and risk management

The rise of regulatory technology (Regtech) presents opportunities to unlock significant benefits for banks, clients, and regulators. In this session, we will focus on how regtech can amplify compliance and risk management strategy to establish a stable and healthy financial ecosystem.

  • Applying new technologies to enable proactive compliance and risk management
  • Early warning system for risk identification
  • Deploying regtech against financial crime through know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML)
Speakers/panellists include:

Liu Jinmiao, Vice General Manager, IT Development Center, Ping An Bank

Li Zhen, Assistant General Manager, Tianyi E-commerce

Chen Yajuan, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Analytics and Empowerment Business Unit, WISECO Technology

Session Chaired by:

Bush Pu, Research Manager, The Asian Banker

14:00 – 14:45

Tea/Coffee break

14:45 – 15:15

Further opening-up of the financial sector

Speakers/panellists include:

Zong Liang, Lead Researcher, Bank of China

John Gong, Vice President, Strategy and Research, University of International Business and Economics – Israel

Hu Jie, Professor of Practice, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Session Chaired by:

Hugh Zeng, Research Manager, The Asian Banker

15:15 – 16:00

End of conference