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Opening Keynote Half-year review: Manufacturers’ future in the recovering global economy
Dan Wang

The opening keynote will give an overview of the first half of the year’s economic condition with an application to manufacturing industries. It will also provide the outlook for industrial trend for the latter half of 2021 and 2022.

  • Dan Wang (Chief Economist at Hang Seng Bank China)

    Dan Wang

    Chief Economist at Hang Seng Bank China
Panel IPolicy matters: US trade policy changes under the new administration and its impact on economic relations with China
Han Shen LinDan WangKenneth JarrettMattie Bekink

This panel will review the new administration’s first 100 days and trade policy to provide an outlook on the direction of US-China relations. It will focus on the Biden administration’s policy priorities and areas of cooperation with China and how such policies could influence strategies for MNCs operating in China.

  • Han Shen Lin (Assistant Professor of Practice, Financial Markets at NYU)

    Han Shen Lin

    Assistant Professor of Practice, Financial Markets at NYU
  • Dan Wang (Chief Economist at Hang Seng Bank China)

    Dan Wang

    Chief Economist at Hang Seng Bank China
  • Kenneth Jarrett (Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group)

    Kenneth Jarrett

    Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Mattie Bekink (China Director, Economist Corporate Network of The Economist Intelligence Unit)

    Mattie Bekink

    China Director, Economist Corporate Network of The Economist Intelligence Unit
Tea break & Networking
Panel IIManufacturing in China: Domestic vs. foreign markets and the impact of China’s ‘dual circulation’ economic strategy
Kent KedlOwen MaXiaobing NieHuiHui Kiw

This panel will discuss the investment opportunities, business strategy to support continuous growth in the short and long-term comparing the foreign and domestic market under China’s ‘dual circulation’ economic strategy and changing global economic pattern, as well as the dialogue with the headquarters in distance under the current travel restrictions.

  • Kent Kedl (Partner and Head of Greater China and North Asia at Control Risks)

    Kent Kedl

    Partner and Head of Greater China and North Asia at Control Risks
  • Owen Ma (Vice President of Corporate Affairs China at CARGILL)

    Owen Ma

    Vice President of Corporate Affairs China at CARGILL
  • Xiaobing Nie (GM of Industrial Coatings Greater China and Global Electronic Materials at PPG)

    Xiaobing Nie

    GM of Industrial Coatings Greater China and Global Electronic Materials at PPG
  • HuiHui Kiw (General Manger of Greater China at Macdermid Enthone)

    HuiHui Kiw

    General Manger of Greater China at Macdermid Enthone
Special guest speech
Networking luncheon
王石 Wang Shi
  • 王石 Wang Shi (Honorary Chairman & Founder, Vanke Co., Ltd.  Chairman of the Board, Vanke Foundation)

    王石 Wang Shi

    Honorary Chairman & Founder, Vanke Co., Ltd. Chairman of the Board, Vanke Foundation

    Mr. Wang Shi founded Vanke in 1984 and currently is the honorary chairman of the board. Under his leadership, Vanke has grown into China’s leading real estate company and a pioneer in green building construction.

    Wang Shi actively promotes corporate social responsibility and practices sustainable environmental development. He has participated in the establishment of the Alashan SEE Entrepreneur Ecology Association, One Foundation, One Planet Nature Foundation and Foundation of Rural Development. He also serves as the core leader of many international organizations and charity organizations.

    Since 2011, Wang Shi has been visiting scholar at Harvard University, Cambridge University, Oxford University and Hebrew University, as well as visiting professor in many institutions of higher learning. He loves sports and has been the eleventh person in the world who successfully completed ‘climbing the highest peaks in seven continents and crossing the Arctic and Antarctic’ expedition. Now he is making great efforts to promote rowing in China and was elected president of the Asian Rowing Federation in 2014.

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