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RenminbiWorld 2016
Tuesday, 29 November 2016

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 10:00

Welcome Note

Opening Keynote
Wei Jianguo
, Secretary-General, China Center for International Economic Exchange & former Vice Minister of Commerce, People’s Republic of China 

Opening Dialogue

The achievements, prospects and challenges for the internationalisation of the RMB

  • The dynamics of global economic
  • The transformation of China’s economy and financial market, as well as the latest monetary policies
  • The rise of the “Redback” and the path of RMB to a reserve currency
  • The strategy of RMB inclusion as SDR currencyand its implications
  • Future of financial planning

Thomas McMahon, Former CEO, Singpore Mercantile Exchnage
Cao Yuanzheng
, Chairman, Bank of China International Holdings Limited
Hwa Erh-Cheng
, Chief Economist, Baoshang Bank & former Chief Economist, East Asia, World Bank

Session chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman, The Asian Banker

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 – 11:15

Exploring the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative from a Renminbi perspective

  • How it is reshaping the global trade?
  • Opportunities rise from the OBOR for different industries
  • The implications of “New Silk Road” initiative and its strategic plan
  • The role of AIIB,New Development Bank and Silk Road Fund for infrastructure financing

Thierry de Longuemar, Vice President & CFO, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Mao Jiangqi, Senior Expert, Corperate Banking Department, ICBC Head Office

Session chaired by Li Lin, General Manager, Strategy & Development, Shanghai Pudong Bank

11:15 – 12:00

The effects of RMB exchange rate reform regime & development in foreign exchange market

  • The improvement in RMB exchange rate and formation mechanism
  • RMB exchange rate volatility influence on capital price, FX market, and financial markets
  • Renminbi hedging strategies

Xiao Lisheng, Deputy Director, International Finance Research, Institute of World Economics and Politics CASS
Michele Geraci, Head, China Economic Policy Program, Notthingham University Business School and Head of China, Global Policy Institute

Session chaired by Li Lin,  General Manager, Strategy and Development, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank

12:00 – 12:30

The Asian Banker’s Global Offshore RMB Asset Ranking Briefing and Certificate Presentation

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

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:30

Leveraging RMB for global trade and investment

  • Regulatory supervision and legal updates on cross-border Renminbi settlement
  • Corporates’ use of RMB in business and commodities
  • Facilitating SMEs and SOEs access tothe global trade and gaining the benefits of Renminbi as settlement
  • The operation and process of Cross-Border Interbank Payment System (CIPS)

S. Venkita Padmanabhan, President & Global Head of Finance, Olam International
Yang Bin,  General Manager, Corporate Banking Department & Global Transaction Banking Department, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
Lionel Choong
, Acting CFO, Weyland Tech Inc
Patrick Hess, Senior Market Infrastructure Expert, European Central Bank

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

14:30 – 15:30

Enhancing gold market as conducive to Renminbi globalisation

  • RMB denominated gold benchmark and its impact
  • How the gold market can help mitigate exchange rate volatility risks
  • How an integrated gold commodity can help Renminbi globalisation
  • The roadmap of Shanghai’s gold exchange and its role as compared with London and New York

Teng Wei, Deputy General Manager, Shanghai Gold Exchange
Thomas McMahon, MD & CEO, Pan Asia Clearing Enterprise (P.A.C.E)

Session chaired by Zong Liang, Vice Director, International Finance Research Institute, Bank of China

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee/Tea Break

16:00 – 17:00

The green finance initiatives

  • The role of green finance in the financial services industry
  • What is China’s incentive for green financing and capital raising?
  • Corporations embracing green finance and green investment
  • Trends in green bond: Renminbi denominated green finance bond
  • Regional economy development under green finance

Liu Zhong, Deputy GM of China Securities Index Co., Ltd
Vijay Chander, Executive Director-Fixed Income, Asia Securities Industry & Markets Association (ASIFMA)
Christopher Balding
, Associate Professor in Finance and Economics, HSBC Business School of Peking University

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


End of day 1

* The event will be accompanied by simultaneous translation.

For more information, please contact
Maggie Kim, Senior Executive, Programmes
mkim@theasianbanker.com or +86 10 5869 4641

RenminbiWorld 2016
Wednesday, 30 November 2016

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 10:00

China’s expansion overseas

  • How does Brexit affect European fund for strategic investments
  • Role and function of offshore RMB markets and new RMB centers
  • The alliance of trade finance between China and Russia

Xu Shanda, Dean, SEEC Research Institute and former Deputy Dircotor, National Tax Bureau Headquater
Paul Steinmetz, Ambassador, The Embassy of Luxembourg, Beijing China
Sun Jianbo,  Deputy General Manager,International Department, CCB
Huo Jianguo, Former Dean, Research Fellow, Professor, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, MOFCOM
Ben Chan, Head, RMB Solutions, UOB

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

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 – 11:30

New dimensions for financial market opening up

  • Improvements in the interbank bond market
  • Opportunities for RMB-denominated structured products, like panda bond and SDR denominated securities
  • Opening of different market players: hedge fund, insurance and sovereign fund
  • The latest development in the Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Shanghai-London stock connects and the progress on capital account convertibility

Hu Yuexiao, Chief Analyst,  Research Institute, Shanghai Securities
Tracy Chen,  Head, Euroclear Bank Representative Office, Beijing
Yan Ying,  Deputy General Manager, Financial Market Department, China Construction Bank

Session chaired by Han Fuling, Dean, Department of Applied Finance and Professor in Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics

11:30 – 12:30

Moving forward with fintech on development of Renminbi

  • Dominant use of Mobile Applications (M-apps) that empower the customer to become a supplier by disintermediation of the supply chain
  • Banks should explore their strategies integrating their payment gateways to M-apps
  • The innovation and development of blockchain and virtual currencies
  • How digital currency will impact financial stability and monetary policies

Thomas McMahon, MD & CEO, Pan Asia Clearing Enterprise (P.A.C.E)
Lionel Choong, Acting CFO, Weyland Tech Inc

Session chaired by Patrick Hess,  Senior Market Infrastructure Expert, DG Market Infrastructure and Payments, European Central Bank


End of Renminbi World Conference 2016

* The event will have simultaneous translation

For more information, please contact
Maggie Kim, Senior Executive, Programmes
mkim@theasianbanker.com or +86 10 5869 4641

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