Dubai, The Palace Hotel | 5 November, 2017

Bloomberg Routes to China Summit

On November 5th in Dubai, Bloomberg will bring together key executives, corporations and top money managers for a special afternoon event focused on the future of the Chinese economy and the implications for Chinese capital inflows into the Middle East.

Routes to China

Xi Jinping is set to emerge from the 19th Party Congress with a fresh leadership and policy-making team that could further embrace China’s new global role as a bastion of globalisation. With a growing sense of protectionism from the West, a new impetus from Beijing behind the Belt & Road Initiative and the global uptake of the RMB, there are sizeable implications for the economic and political relationship between China and the Middle East & North Africa.

On November 5th in Dubai, Bloomberg will bring together key executives, corporations and top money managers for a special afternoon event focused on the future of the Chinese economy and the implications for Chinese capital inflows into the Middle East.

November 5 - Sunday

2:30 pm

Registration Opens & Network

3:00 pm

Welcome Remarks

3:10 pm

Opening Address

Speaker

3:20 pm

Spotlight: The Future of China in The U.A.E

Speaker

  • H.E. Ni Jian

    Ambassador to The U.A.E., The People's Republic of China

3:35 pm

Future of Globalization - The New China - U.A.E Relationship

With China stepping up to become the world's biggest stakeholder in steady global trade flows, we discuss the economic outlook for the China- U.A.E. relationship, and how The U.A.E. should position itself to benefit.

Speakers

4:10 pm

Spotlight: The Future China-U.A.E. Business Relationship

Fresh from leading a delegation of SMEs to China, we quiz H.E. on future relations between Chinese and Emirati businesses.

Speaker

  • H.E. Juma Al Kait

    Ministry of Economy, U.A.E., Undersecretary Assistant for Foreign Trade

4:55 pm

The Rulebook for Investing in the Chinese Market

Speaker

5:05 pm

A Global Renminbi: Stalled or Just Getting Started?

A year in the IMF's SDR basket hasn’t achieved much for the Renminbi's global ambitions. Will more stable economic conditions in China allow the PBOC to revive the push for internationalization? We debate the future of the RMB and its usage within the Middle East.

Speakers

5:30 pm

Spotlight: The Future of Foreign Investment into Dubai

Speaker

5:45 pm

Chinese Power: The World's Largest Photo-Voltaic Power Plant

Speaker

6:00 pm

The Belt & Road Initiative – Where does the Middle East Fit?

We take a closer look at the Belt & Road Initiative’s potential impact in the Middle East, the regional investment opportunities, and discuss the future of a project which can be longer on sweeping vision than on nuts-and-bolts practicalities.

Speakers

6:30 pm

Closing Remarks & Networking Reception

Speakers

David Eldon

HSBC Bank Middle East Chairman

H.E. Ni Jian

The People's Republic of China Ambassador to The U.A.E.

Hongbin Cong

Falcon & Associates Former Vice Chairman, International Relations

Christian Esters

S&P Global Ratings Senior Director, Sovereign Ratings

Mishaal Al Gergawi

emerge85 Lab Co-Director

Henry Smith

Control Risks Director, Middle East & North Africa

H.E. Juma Al Kait

Undersecretary Assistant for Foreign Trade Ministry of Economy, U.A.E.

Florence Lee Florence Lee

HSBC Securities Services Head of China Business Development - EMEA

Sido Bestani

SWIFT Head of Middle East, Turkey and Africa

Gaurang Desai

Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange CEO

Zhao Guoqiang

ICBC Middle East Deputy General Manager

Fahad Al Gergawi

Dubai FDI CEO

Mothana Qteishat

Jinko Solar Managing Director – Project Development, MENA

Neil Cuthbert

Dentons Senior Partner, Middle East

Steve Cranwell

HSBC Regional Head of Commercial Banking, MENAT

Sarim Sheikh Sarim Sheikh

GE Pakistan & Central Asia Region President & CEO

Ben Simpfendorfer

Silk Road Associates Founder & CEO

HSBC is the largest and most widely represented international banking organisation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with a presence in 8 countries across the region. HSBC has operations in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Algeria. In Saudi Arabia, HSBC is a 40% shareholder of Saudi British Bank (SABB), and a 49% shareholder of HSBC Saudi Arabia for investment banking in the Kingdom.

This presence, the widest reach of any bank in the region, comprises some 250 offices and around 11,000 employees. In the year ending 31st December 2016, HSBC in the MENA region made a profit before tax of US$ 1.5bn.

Attendance is by invitation only.

 

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