June 28, 2018 | Shanghai

The New Renminbi Reality

New Era, New Rules

Amid an increasingly complicated geopolitical situation, China’s leaders are signaling concern that growth in the world’s second-largest economy could slow due to trade and financial risks — and that they’re prepared to tweak policy to avoid a sharp deceleration. With boosting domestic demand easing the conditions for businesses high on the agenda, investors and businesses are interpreting the change in tone as a signal that the government may ease off tightening measures if warranted.

In this new era, Bloomberg will gather some of China’s market moving business leaders and money managers to tackle the most complex issues head-on, and help senior investors identify new Chinese opportunities.


June 28 - Thursday

8:00 am

Registration Opens & Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome Remarks


9:05 am

Setting the Scene: The Renminbi in the New Era


9:15 am

The Future for Reform, Opening Up and Leading the World

Four decades after Deng Xiaoping began China’s historic rise with the start of reform and opening, Xi Jinping is pledging to not only continue it but to open up and transform China into a powerful hub of global business. What is China’s economic outlook in this new era?



9:35 am

Spotlight: Ping An OneConnect

We find out how OneConnect’s US$7.4 billion AI-powered risk management services are helping China to become a global leader in FinTech.



9:55 am

Doing Business in China's New Era

Sweeping changes to China’s system for financial oversight has introduced a cohort of new regulators and restructured the agencies responsible for maintaining stable economic growth. It’s also installed a new financial stability committee to ensure coordination of policies across markets. We explore the outlook for business under this new regime.



10:20 am

Spotlight: Jinko Solar

We sit down with the Vice President of the world’s largest producer of solar panels and China’s biggest exporter, to find out why U.S. duties of as much as 30% on solar equipment are “better than expected,” and how plans to build an advanced solar manufacturing facility in the U.S. are progressing.



10:40 am

Networking Break

11:10 am

Risk Rising: Trump Tariffs & Trade Tensions

Promises Donald Trump made on the campaign trail to reject what he calls “unfair” trade have begun to become reality, and squarely in his sights is China. What are the scenarios that could pan out, and how will trade balance shifts affect global business?


11:20 am

Grey Rhinos and Black Swans: Managing FX Risk

From grey rhino threats such as China’s growing debt pile, to the potential for black swan events — which were largely avoided last year — there are plenty of reasons to be cautious in the latter half of 2018. We analyze the risks looming over businesses and markets and how best to prepare.



11:45 am

The Billion-Dollar eSports Bonanza

With Bank of America Merrill Lynch predicting that global eSports advertising (streaming, sponsorship), ticket sales, promotions, and merchandise sales could reach US$15 billion, we find out what the future holds for China’s global ambitions in esports.



12:10 pm

Spotlight: Hellobike

Fresh from a US$1.5 billion valuation to make it the latest bike-sharing unicorn, we sit down with Hellobike to find out what the future holds for the global mobility-as-a-service industry.



  • John Liu

    Executive Editor, Greater China, Bloomberg

12:30 pm

Closing Remarks


12:35 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm

Close of Summit


Mei Han

COO Hellobike

Xiaoguang Huang

CEO China & Head of Greater China ANZ

Yi Huang

Head of Trading China Guangfa Bank

Long Hsiang Loh

Chief Executive Officer Dianrong

Hannah Qiu

Co-General Manager Ping An OneConnect

Cliff Sheng

Partner & Co-Head of Financial Services, Greater China Oliver Wyman

Jing Qian

Vice President Jinko Solar

Qing Wang

President Chongyang Investment

Patrick Wu

Head of Trading, Greater China ANZ

Heng Xia

Founder & President XPeng Motors

Raymond Yeung

Chief Economist, Greater China ANZ

Ning Zhang

Professional DOTA 2 Player, 2014 DOTA 2 International Champion, DOTA Livestreamer

Lingxiang Zhou

Co-Founder ImbaTV

Fielding Chen

Asia Economist Bloomberg Economics

Stephen Engle

Chief North Asia Correspondent Bloomberg Television

John Liu

Executive Editor, Greater China Bloomberg

Jun Luo


Shuli Ren

Columnist Bloomberg Opinion

Jessica Zhou

China Fixed Income & Equity Leader Bloomberg News

Charlie Zhu

Shanghai Bureau Chief Bloomberg

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From its earliest days of financing commerce and facilitating trade, ANZ’s focus has always been on unlocking opportunity for individuals, families, businesses and communities. Headquartered in Melbourne, it is one of the 25 largest banks in the world by market capitalisation, with strong customer franchises in Retail and Commercial banking in Australia and New Zealand and a leading position in Institutional Banking.

Since opening its first representative office in China in 1986, ANZ has grown into a locally incorporated bank with seven branches. During the past three decades, it has continued to expand and ANZ today remains one of Australia’s largest investors in China.

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