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The First High-Level International Symposium on "Belt and Road" Industry and Finance Is Forthcoming

Time:2017-05-10
 
In order to advance the development of China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative, to actively build cooperation platforms along with the government sectors, industries, think tanks and financial institutions of the B&R countries, during the International Cooperation Summit Forum on the “Belt and Road” Initiative, the First High-Level International Symposium on "Belt and Road" Industry and Finance, jointly sponsored by Silk Road Planning Research Center (an institution subordinate to the General Office of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and chaired by Mr. Chen Yuan, Vice Chairman of CPPCC), International Cooperation Center of National Development and Reform Commission (ICC-NDRC), Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), and Ernst & Young, will be held in Beijing in the afternoon of May 15, 2017. Dignitaries present at the symposium will include Mr. Chen Yuan, Vice Chairman of CPPCC, Mr. Jiang Zhenghua, former Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Mr. Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former Prime Minister of France, and Mr. Essam Sharaf, former Prime Minister of Egypt. Leaders of the Fortune Global 500 Companies, financial institutions, and leading think tanks from China, the United States, France, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and other countries, as well as media representatives, will also be present. Around 400 guests will attend the conference.

The symposium will break into two stages. Stage I will center on the theme of “Deepening Industrial and Financial Cooperation, Boosting the Development of the ‘Belt and Road’”. Mr. Jiang Zhenghua, former Vice Chairman of NPC, and Mr. Essam Sharaf, former Prime Minister of Egypt, and other dignitaries will give keynote speeches. Leaders of Chinese and international industries and financial institutions will dialogue on the practice of overseas investment and financing against the Backdrop of the “Belt and Road” Initiative. State II will center on the theme of “Sharing New Opportunities of the ‘Belt and Road’, Building New Platforms for Coordinated Development”. Mr. Chen Yuan, Vice Chairman of CPPCC, and Mr. Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former Prime Minister of France, and other dignitaries will give keynote speeches. The “Belt and Road & Two-Way Investment Series” compiled by ICC-NDRC and the “White Paper on B&R Overseas Investment Opportunities” compiled by Ernst & Young will be released. The “Silk Road Industry and Finance International Cooperation Alliance” will be inaugurated, and the leaders of the Alliance sponsors will be invited to give speeches. 

May 15Monday

13:40-14:00

Registration, the Westin Beijing Financial Street

Stage I: Deepening Industrial and Financial Cooperation,  Boosting the Development of the “Belt and Road”

 

 

 

14:00-15:45

Moderator:

Cao Wenlian, Director General of International Cooperation Center, National Development and Reform Commission

Keynote Speakers (8 minutes each):

Jiang Zhenghua, former Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, Executive Director of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences

Essam Sharaf, former Prime Minister of Egypt

Zhao Baige, member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress

Chen Feihu, President of China Datang Corporation

Albert Ng, China Chairman and Managing Partner, Greater China, EY

Huo Xuewen, Director General of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Finance

Chan Chauto, President of China CEFC Energy Company Limited

 

Colloquium: Chinese Enterprises’ Practice of Overseas Investment and Financing against the Backdrop of  the “Belt and Road” Initiative: Sharing Experience and Coping with Challenges (50 minutes in total)

Moderator:

Albert Ng, China Chairman and Managing Partner, Greater China, EY

Guest Speakers (arranged alphabetically by the speakers’ last names in pinyin):

Rorce Au-Yeung, Co-CEO of VPower Group International Holdings Limited, Hong Kong

Hu Zhanghong, Chairman and CEO of CCB International, Chairman of the Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong

Leslie Maasdorp, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the New Development Bank

Song Dongsheng, President of PowerChina International Group Limited

Yin Gang, President of China Railway Signal & Communication Corporation

Yuan Li, Chairman of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation

Zeng Jinsong, Vice President of CP Group, Thailand

15:45-16:00

Tea Break (front hall of the Conference Hall on the Second Floor)

Ceremony: Releasing the “Belt and Road & Two-Way Investment Series” (International Production Capacity Cooperation) and the “White Paper on B&R Overseas Investment Opportunities”

Stage II: Sharing New Opportunities of the “Belt and Road," Building New Platforms for Coordinated Development

16:00-18:30

Moderator:

Jiang Zhigang, Vice Chairman of Silk Road Planning Research Center

Keynote Speakers (8 minutes per person):

Chen Yuan, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Chairman of Silk Road Planning Research Center

Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former Prime Minister of France

Toshihiro Nikai, Chief Officer of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan

Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance of Singapore

Chen Xu, Chairperson of University Council, Tsinghua University

Chang Zhenming, Chairman of China CITIC Group

Qian Wenhui, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of ICBC

Lai Xiaomin, Chairman of China Huarong Asset Management

Meng Fengchao, Chairman of China Railway Construction Corporation Limited

 

Releasing the “Belt and Road & Two-Way Investment Series” (International Production Capacity Cooperation) and the “White Paper on B&R Overseas Investment Opportunities” (5 minutes)

Introduction to the Series and the White Paper:

Cao Wenlian, Director General of International Cooperation Center, National Development and Reform Commission

 

Ceremony: Inaugurating the “Silk Road Industry and Finance International Cooperation Alliance” (8 minutes)

Introduction to the Alliance:

Jiang Zhigang, Vice Chairman of Silk Road Planning Research Center

Guests Press on the Alliance Inauguration Ball (the leaders and the representatives of the Alliance sponsors)

 

Moderator:

Jiang Zhigang, Vice Chairman of Silk Road Planning Research Center

Major Guest Speakers: (6 minutes per person)

Nicolas Aguzin, Chairman and CEO of J. P. Morgan, Asia Pacific

Fabrice Fourcade, Senior Vice President of EDF (Electricite De France), EDF China Chairman

Ishikawa Yoshimi, Vice Executive President and Chief Officer of Japan-China Economy Cooperation Agency

Helen Zhu, Vice President of Philips Greater China

Liu Qingfeng, deputy to the National People's Congress, Founding Chairman of iFLYTEK Group

18:30-18:40

Conference Summary


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