Hong Kong/Shanghai, 4th January 2024 – UBS’s 24th Greater China Conference (GCC) will take place on 8th and 9th January 2024, with the theme China and the world: recalibration and alignment. As China moves into 2024, what policy tools could be deployed to generate growth? How might China address the property market issues and local government debt? How might geopolitical tensions and the US election affect investors? How will new technologies and green transition impact the key sectors? The investors will gather at the 24th GCC to discuss these topics which are key for investment decisions.

“China continues to be the world’s second-largest economy and wealth creation hub and remains an extremely attractive market for UBS. It is important for both global and Chinese investors and corporate leaders to better understand the big ideas and trends shaping China. The Greater China Conference is the premier forum bringing together experts to provide such insights,” said Colm Kelleher, Chairman of the Board, UBS Group AG who will address the conference delegates in Shanghai.

This year’s conference has seen over 3,000 professionals register to attend, including 1,500 institutional investors and executives from more than 280 Chinese listed and private companies.

“While 2023 has arguably been a challenging year for investors in China, we have seen bright spots and resilience. Across two days and over 50 expert speaker sessions, we will explore China’s economic recovery and long-term prospects," noted Edmund KOH, President of Asia Pacific, UBS.

Other key areas of focus include global monetary and geopolitical environment, global supply chain, China-US relations, Sino-Europe/Middle East opportunities, climate transition, economic and market outlook. The Conference will also discuss key sectors such as new technologies, semiconductors, e-commerce, consumption, auto, banking, property and healthcare.

Speakers include:

Dr Lawrence H. SUMMERS, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University; 71st Secretary of the US Treasury;

Dr ZHU Min, Vice Chairman of China Centre for International Economic Exchanges, former Deputy MD, IMF, former Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China; 

Dr Steven BARNETT, Senior Resident Representative in China, IMF;

Professor HUANG Yiping, Sinar Mas Chair Professor of Finance and Economics, Deputy Dean of the National School of Development, Peking University;

Meghan L. O'SULLIVAN, Professor of International Affairs and director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project, Harvard Kennedy School; former Deputy National Security Adviser on Iraq and Afghanistan;

Dr WANG Qing, Chairman, Shanghai Chongyang Investment Management;

Prof Cheng LI, Founding Director, Centre on Contemporary China & the World, University of Hong Kong;

Amb Kurt TONG, Managing Partner, The Asia Group; Former U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau;

Rick WATERS, Managing Director, China, Eurasia Group; Former China Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State, supervised the Office of China Coordination China House;

Jos DIJSSELHOF, CEO, SIX Swiss Exchange;

Dr Peter FRANKOPAN, Professor of Global History, Oxford University; Author, "The Earth Transformed", "The Silk Roads" and "The Silk Roads: A New History of the World"


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About UBS Greater China Conference (GCC)

Now in its 24th 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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