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More than 2,200 register to attend the 18th UBS Greater China Conference

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Hong Kong/Shanghai, 4 January 2018 – In excess of 2,200 delegates including 1,200 institutional investors and around 245 China-focused companies and funds plan to attend UBS's flagship Greater China Conference (GCC). The theme of the 18th GCC, which will take place in Shanghai between 8 and 12 January, is "From factory to laboratory: China's transformation". 

"China is a key market for UBS. The fact that Shanghai is the location for our largest conference globally underlines our continuing commitment to the region," said Sergio P. Ermotti, UBS Group CEO. 

"In the last decade, China's increased influence on the world has been dramatic. This year's GCC will explore China's next steps as it continues to grow as a global power and becomes a leading country in innovation and technology," he added.

Speakers at the GCC include: 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon; Director of Future of Humanity Institute & Governance of Artificial Intelligence Program, Professor at University of Oxford, Nick Bostrom; Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences Lars Peter Hansen, Professor of Economics at University of Chicago, and Sir Christopher Pissarides, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); Chairman of SINO-CEE Fund, Former Chairman of the Industrial, Commercial Bank of China, Jiang Jianqing; and Deputy Dean and Oceanwide Professor of Finance in PBoC School of Finance Tsinghua University, Zhu Ning.

"The UBS Greater China Conference is a unique forum in which delegates can exchange insights on the critical issues for China and the rest of the world. The opportunity to examine China's role in global technological innovation, has prompted huge interest among institutional investors, hedge fund investors and managers, private clients and family offices, and the management of leading Chinese companies," noted Kathryn Shih, President Asia Pacific at UBS and Member of the Group Executive Board.

The conference will include a series of panel discussions, presentations and debates on macro, geopolitical and traditional sectors, as well as innovation tracks focusing on the new economy encompassing the rise of artificial intelligence and autonomous driving, through the evolution of disruptive technologies to crypto currencies.

"As well as the intellectual capital it brings to bear, GCC is unrivalled in providing access to over 245 leading Chinese public and private companies and funds, of which 35% are A-Share listed," said Eugene Qian,  General Manager of UBS Securities Co., Ltd.

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