Hong Kong/Shanghai, 6 January 2022 – The 22nd edition of UBS’s flagship Greater China Conference (GCC) will take place over the week of 10 January 2022 with the theme A New Horizon: People, Planet, Prosperity. To cater to the new normal, the conference will be a ‘virtual’ event, featuring five days of keynote speeches and panel discussions, plus investor meetings in the following week.
GCC continues to enjoy tremendous interest, with over 4,500 having registered to attend, including 3,500 institutional investors and in excess of 280 Chinese listed and private companies.
“The popularity of this year’s conference underscores the ongoing appetite for insight into the world’s second-largest economy and the growth potential it enjoys across a host of sectors,” said Axel A. WEBER, Chairman of the UBS Board of Directors, who will deliver the opening address at the conference. “Over the past three decades we have built local entities with a wide variety of licenses to support the outward-bound desires of leading Chinese companies and help international investors play a larger role in the country’s rapidly evolving capital markets."
This year’s conference will include a series of panel discussions and presentations that focus on the drivers of growth of China’s economy, including consumption trends, new energy, and digital transformation. It will also explore what common prosperity means for the market and the next frontiers of sustainable finance. Other key areas of focus include the country’s recent structural and regulatory reforms, asset management, healthcare, agriculture, the rise of artificial intelligence, the fintech landscape, and electric vehicles.
"The diverse array of experts from business, finance, politics and academia participating in this year’s conference will share their views about China’s recent economic progress and the numerous opportunities that are emerging as a result of its innovation and push for social and environmental sustainability," noted Edmund KOH, President of Asia Pacific at UBS and a Member of the Group Executive Board.
Speakers include: Ray DALIO, founder and co-CIO of Bridgewater; Dr ZHU Min, Chairman of the National Institute of Financial Research at Tsinghua University and a former Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China; Dr Randall S. KROSZNER, Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics, Deputy Dean Executive Programs, University of Chicago Booth; former Governor, US Federal Reserve System (2006- 2009); Professor YU Yongding, Academician of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS); ZHU Baoliang, the Chief Economist of the Economic Forecasting Department at China's State Information Center; Professor CAI Fang, Academician and former Deputy President of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS); Monetary policy committee of the PBOC and many more.
This year’s conference also marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of UBS Securities Co Ltd, the onshore securities arm of UBS.
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About UBS Greater China Conference (GCC)
Now in its 22nd year, the GCC is the premier forum for investors seeking to understand the opportunities and challenges of investing in China.
Since its inception in January 2001, this annual conference has established itself as one of the largest gatherings of corporate managers, policy makers, analysts and investors in China. The GCC addresses the latest investment trends and developments and provides unparalleled access to domestic and international China specialists, from current and former policy makers, through leading economists and strategists, to industry and company experts.
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