Hong Kong/Shanghai, 9 January 2020 – A record number of delegates including 2,000 institutional investors and more than 270 China-focused companies and funds have registered to attend the UBS Greater China Conference (GCC) in its 20th anniversary year. The event will take place on 13 and 14 January in Shanghai.

Over the past 20 years, in line with the accelerating growth of China’s economy and capital markets, the GCC has grown from strength to strength to become the leading forum for investors and companies seeking insight and access to the world's second-largest economy.

"China is a key strategic market for us. We invested early on and we will continue to further develop our footprint in China over the coming years. We are the first Swiss bank to set up a wholly foreign-owned bank focusing on wealth management and UBS was named the best-performing foreign asset manager in China for the past two years. Most recently UBS was the first international bank to increase its stake to gain majority control of a securities joint venture.” said Sergio P. ERMOTTI, Group CEO, UBS.

"Geopolitical uncertainties pepper the outlook for 2020 and may be deafening at times. This is our 20th year organizing the GCC and we'll be reflecting on China's growth over those years as well as discussing the key themes for the next 20 years. We will bring together thought leaders from a wide range of fields to exchange insights on the crucial issues for China and the rest of the world, including: What is the new normal for the global economy; the future of US-China economic relations; a cleaner future and the global 5G outlook," said President of UBS Asia Pacific, Edmund KOH.

Speakers at the GCC include: a Senior Representative from the Shanghai Municipal Government; Raghuram Rajan, 23rd Governor, Reserve Bank of India, Former Chief Economist and Director of Research, International Monetary Fund; Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Dr. Zhu Min, Chairman, National Institute of Financial Research, Tsinghua University, former Deputy MD, IMF, former Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China; Dr. Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard University, former US Assistant Secretary of Defense; Madam Fu Ying, Chairman, Center of International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University, former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; Dr. Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs, School of Global Policy & Strategy, University of California, San Diego; Ramez Naam, Chair, Energy & Environmental Systems, Singularity University; and Li Xiaopeng, former gold medal winning gymnast with 16 world titles, and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Ambassador.

Also celebrating its twentieth year is the UBS Optimus Foundation, the UBS-administered philanthropic platform which aims to create sustainable change for children in China and around the world. At a keynote luncheon on the first day of the GCC, a number of experts will discuss the changing face of philanthropy in China.

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