China has recently announced the removal of the zero Covid policy, signalling the re-opening of the country. What’s next? Will there be a strong rebound in consumption and services activities? Will there be opportunities in the deep and diverse pool of equities and bonds? How will China-US relations develop? Over 2,000 investors will gather at the 23rd GCC to discuss China’s way ahead.
“The Greater China Conference is our flagship event bringing together investors, corporates and the best of UBS's thought leadership,” said Ralph HAMERS, Group Chief Executive Officer, UBS. "We expect to see a gradual recovery in China's economy in 2023 and the way ahead will present a range of opportunities."
This year’s conference has seen over 3,000 professionals register to attend, including 2,000 institutional investors and executives from more than 320 Chinese listed and private companies. The event’s keynote speeches and panel discussions in the first week will be broadcast virtually, with some physical sessions taking place in Hong Kong. This will be followed by investor meetings over the following week.
“A broad spectrum of leaders from across business, finance, politics and academia participating in this year’s conference will provide their insight on China’s reopening and key growth drivers, and the opportunities emerged from a renewed sense of economic vigor in the country’s economy and its admirable commitment to carbon neutrality and sustainability," noted Edmund KOH, President of Asia Pacific, UBS.
Other key areas of focus include climate transition and decarbonization goals, policy support for innovation. China-US relations, China-Asean links, the impact of shifts in global supply chain and inflation. In terms of sectors, the Conference will discuss consumption, new technology and sustainability, including autonomous driving and EV batteries, restructuring of the property sector, healthcare, leisure and more.
Dr WANG Yiming, Vice Chairman of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE); former Vice Minister, Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC);
Lawrence H. SUMMERS, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University; 71st Secretary of the US Treasury;
Eddie YUE, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority;
SHEN Bing, Director General, Department of International Affairs, China Securities Regulatory Commission;
Dr GAO Fu, Former Director-General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC);
Dr BA Shusong, Chief China Economist of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing;
Jon HUNTSMAN, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Russia (2017-2019), U.S. Ambassador to China (2009-2011) and Governor of Utah (2005-2009);
Professor William NORDHAUS, 2018 Nobel Prize Winner; Sterling Professor of Economics & Professor in the School of the Environment, Yale University;
Professor Kishore MAHBUBANI, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore;
Dr Nasser SAIDI, Former Chief Economist & Head of External Relations at DIFC Authority, Former Vice-Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, Former Minister of Economy & Trade of Lebanon, Former Minister of Industry of Lebanon;
Dr Evan S. MEDEIROS, Penner Family Chair in Asia Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Former White House Security Council, Policy Advisor to President Barack Obama on Asia Pacific;
Professor Carmen REINHART, Former Chief Economist, World Bank; Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School;
Dr SHEN Jianguang, Chief Economist, JD.com;
Dr WANG Qing, Chairman and Chief Strategist, Shanghai Chongyang Asset Management;
Dr Lauren JOHNSTON, Associate Professor, China Studies Centre, University of Sydney.
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About UBS Greater China Conference (GCC)
Now in its 23rd 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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