March 21, 2019 | Hong Kong 

Bloomberg Invest Asia

Developments in China’s economy could seriously impact not just Hong Kong – but the rest of the world. Add US-China trade tensions and uncertain global politics to the mix – and the outlook for 2019 is challenging. At Bloomberg Invest, we bring together the biggest businesses and influential institutions to help you create a blueprint for your investments in 2019.

Big money. Big ideas.

It’s one of the most vibrant international finance centers – fueled by wealth, a diverse working population, world class infrastructure and its strategic position as a gateway to China.

But what’s happening in China could seriously impact not just Hong Kong – but the rest of the world. China’s economy grew 6.6 percent last year, it’s lowest official pace in nearly 3 decades. Add US-China trade tensions and uncertain global politics to the mix – and the outlook for 2019 is challenging.

So, how should investors prepare for the year ahead? Where is it safe – and where are the best returns?

At Bloomberg Invest, we bring together the biggest businesses and influential institutions to help you create a blueprint for your investments in 2019.

Featured Speakers

March 20 - Wednesday

6:30 pm

Registration and Networking Reception

*Seating is limited for this event

7:15 pm

Welcoming Remarks


7:20 pm

Keynote Address


7:50 pm

Purpose and Profitability

Doing good isn’t just a benevolent idea. It’s also good business. In fact, companies that contribute to society can help investors make a fortune. John Wood, the founder of Room to Read and author of Purpose, Incorporated: Turning Cause Into Your Competitive Advantage, tells you how.


In conversation with

9:00 pm

Closing Remarks


March 21 - Thursday

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:45 am

Welcoming Remarks


8:50 am

The Future of Hong Kong

Opening keynote and interview.


In conversation with

9:25 am

China in the World

A macro view of how uncertain politics and business will affect China’s place in the world.


  • Dr. Tim Summers

    Senior Consulting Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House

  • Jing Ulrich

    Mananging Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

In conversation with

  • John Liu

    Executive Editor, Greater China, Bloomberg

9:50 am

Investing in a More Equal Future

Promoting gender equality in the workplace is not just the right thing to do. It is also smart business. The Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) is the world’s only comprehensive investment-quality data source on gender equality. We tell you more about it and introduce you to one of the first Chinese companies named to the index.


In conversation with

  • Haslinda Amin

    Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg Television

10:20 am

The 1 Million Dollar Question

The smartest money managers tell you where to put your money.


  • Bei Li

    Founding Partner & Fund Manager, Shanghai Banxia Investment Management

  • Qing Wang

    President, Chongyang Investment

  • Rita Zhang

    CEO, Wu Capital

In conversation with

10:45 am

Networking Break

11:10 am

Spotlight: Market Outlook

Morgan Stanley’s Co-Head of Global Equities and Co-CEO of Asia Pacific gives us his take on the markets this year.


  • Gokul Laroia

    Co-Head of Global Equities & Co-CEO of Asia Pacific, Morgan Stanley

In conversation with

  • Fion Li

    Hong Kong Bureau Chief, Bloomberg

11:30 am

The Next Financial Crisis – Say, When?

Is the next financial crisis closer than you think? Our panelists discuss when it may hit – or if it can be avoided altogether.


In conversation with

11:55 am

Venturing Forward

A conversation with a leading venture capitalist and writer shaping the future of technology.


In conversation with

12:15 pm

Making Sense of AI

Formed at the Hong Kong Science Park in 2014, SenseTime has quickly grown into one of the most valuable AI startups in the world. We profile Hong Kong’s home grown success story.


  • Esther Wong

    Managing Director, Strategic Investment, SenseTime

In conversation with

12:35 pm

China’s Biotech Boom

Biotech investing is not for the faint-hearted. Innovators and investors tell their story.


In conversation with

  • K. Oanh Ha

    Editor, Consumer & Healthcare Asia, Bloomberg

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:45 pm

Watch. Play. Profit.

Esports looks set to take over the world. It’s quickly become a multi billion dollar industry and there’s talk of it being included as an Olympic sport. We tell you how you can profit from it.


In conversation with

2:15 pm

Interview Spotlight

We sit down with one of the world’s biggest investors to understand his approach to Asia.


In conversation with

2:40 pm

Investing in your Passion

We peer into the world of art, automotive and wine investing.


In conversation with

3:05 pm

Too Good to be True?

Call it sustainable, responsible or ethical. We do a deep dive into the world of purpose driven investing that’s picking up momentum around the world.


  • Nena Stoiljkovic

    Vice President, Asia and Pacific, International Finance Corporation

In conversation with

3:30 pm

Closing Remarks



The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak

Mubadala Investment Company Group CEO & Managing Director

Kim Camacho

Art Collector

Dr. Chris Chen

WuXi Biologics CEO

Alicia García Herrero

Natixis Chief Economist, Asia Pacific

Peter T. Grauer

Bloomberg L.P. Chairman

Yuhang Guo

LGD-Gaming Professional Esports Player

Sarah Heller MW

Heller Beverage Advisory Proprietor

Pan Jie

LGD-Gaming Founder & CEO

Gokul Laroia

Morgan Stanley Co-Head of Global Equities & Co-CEO of Asia Pacific

Dr. Kai-Fu Lee

Sinovation Ventures Chairman & CEO

Bei Li

Shanghai Banxia Investment Management Founding Partner & Fund Manager

Iris Pang

ING Bank Economist, Greater China

Nena Stoiljkovic

International Finance Corporation Vice President, Asia and Pacific

Dr. Tim Summers

Chatham House Senior Consulting Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme

Jing Ulrich

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mananging Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific

Qing Wang

Chongyang Investment President

Joey Wat

Yum China Holdings, Inc. CEO

Esther Wong

SenseTime Managing Director, Strategic Investment

Darrin Woo

Founder, Motor & Co. Director, Woo Hon Fai Group

John Wood

Room to Read Founder

Dr. Michael Yu

Innovent Biologics, Inc. Co-Founder, CEO and President

Rita Zhang

Wu Capital CEO

Lingxiang Zhou

ImbaTV Co-Founder

Editorial Hosts

Tracy Alloway

Bloomberg Executive Editor, Asia News Desk

Haslinda Amin

Bloomberg Television Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia

Frederik Southam Balfour

Bloomberg Reporter, Wealth and Collecting

Lulu Chen

Bloomberg Reporter, Asia Technology

Peter Elstrom

Bloomberg Executive Editor, Asia Technology

K. Oanh Ha

Bloomberg Editor, Consumer & Healthcare Asia

Mallika Kapur

Bloomberg Live Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

Fion Li

Bloomberg Hong Kong Bureau Chief

John Liu

Bloomberg Executive Editor, Greater China

Yvonne Man

Bloomberg Television Anchor

Mark Miller

Bloomberg Live Global Editor

Shuli Ren

Bloomberg Opinion Columnist

Jodi Schneider

Bloomberg Senior International Editor

Lianting Tu

Bloomberg Editor, China Credit

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