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Fri, 06 Sept 2019, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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Mandarin Oriental Pudong
Mandarin II & III
Level LGI, Mandarin Oriental Pudong
111 Pudong Road (S)
Pudong, Shanghai 200120, China (Map)

Dress code: Office attire
Rapid advances in technology over the past 20 years have propelled humanity to another inflexion point. Some call it the Fourth Industrial Revolution, brought about by information technology in all spheres of production and communication. Economists have called this the next convergence of globalisation.

In this year’s Wee Chow Yaw Forum, we will explore these changes and their implications for financial markets and economic growth alongside the recent debut of China’s new Nasdaq-style Technology Innovation Board.

Dubbed the STAR Market, the new board based at the Shanghai Stock Exchange incorporates a registration-based IPO system that marks a major shift from China’s approval-based listing mechanism. The move is viewed as China’s boldest financial reform in the past two decades and a key pillar of the nation’s plans to overhaul its financial systems and further open its markets.

Of the 20 largest tech corporations in the world, nine are in China. They have grown and prospered on Chinese soil, yet none of them are listed on the $7.6 trillion Chinese domestic capital markets. The new board give Chinese investors the opportunity to partake in the phenomenal growth of the nation’s tech champions and is set to strengthen Shanghai’s place as a global financial centre.

Join us in Shanghai as we explore the promise of this game-changing move, and how this and other capital markets or financial institutions – including those in Singapore – can take Chinese technology companies to the global stage. We’ll examine the implications of the new board for the future growth of China and the global economy, the reform of China’s financial sector, and the linkage between China and global financial markets.

Language: English/Mandarin with simultaneous interpretation

Welcome Address

Mr Peter FOO Moo Tan

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
United Overseas Bank (China) Ltd

Keynote Speech

Distinguished Professor Andrew K ROSE

Dean, NUS Business School
National University of Singapore

Moderator

Associate Professor FU Qiang

Director, China Business Centre, NUS Business School

Distinguished Panellists

Dr GAO Jian

Distinguished Visiting Fellow, NUS Business School; Former Vice Governor, China Development Bank; Senior Economist, founder of China’s debt capital market

Mr Jimmy KOH

Managing Director
Group Wholesale Banking/ Sector Solutions Group
Business Insights and Analytics
United Overseas Bank Ltd

Mr LIU Qing Song

President, China Institute of Finance and Capital Markets (CIFCM)

Professor Anthony NEOH, QC, SC, JP

Dean’s Visiting Professor, NUS Business School; Hong Kong Bar & Former Chief Adviser, China Securities Regulatory Commission

Mr ZHU Jian

Vice President, Guotai Junan Securities Co Ltd
Master of Law, EMBA

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Programme
2:30 pm Registration
3:00 pm Welcome Speech
3:15 pm Keynote Speech
3:30 pm Panel Discussion, followed by Q&A Session
4:55 pm Gift Presentation
5:00 pm Networking Tea Reception

Co-organisers

Strategic Partner

Enquiry: Ms Ann Chong | ann.chong@nus.edu.sg | Tel: (+65) 6601 2251

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