BFA Annual Conference 2011 schedule

Updated: 2011-04-13 09:00
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Wednesday, April 13      Thursday, April 14      Friday, April 15      Saturday, April 16


Friday, April 15

07:15 - 08:15 Dialogue with Henry Paulson

Moderator: Zhou Wenzhong, secretary general, Boao Forum for Asia

Speaker: Henry Paulson, 74th secretary of the treasury, the United States

07:15 - 08:15 Breakfast Session: Chronic Diseases and International Cooperation

Speaker: Huang Jiefu, vice-minister of health, China

08:30 - 09:30 The Role of the Media in Crisis Management

When the financial crisis hit, the media was also blamed for making things worse by raining negative reports on the already battered consumers, thus further dampening the consumer confidence. When faced with crises or emergencies such as the Pilipino hostage incident, what kind of media reports and actions are helpful in defusing them? In what way should the media involve in crisis management?

Moderator: Mark Penn, global CEO, Burson-Marsteller

Panelists: Seok Hyun Hong, chairman & CEO, Joong Ang IIbo

Liu Changle, chairman & CEO, Phoenix TV

Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief, Dow Jones

Wang Guoqing, vice-minister, Information Office, State Council, China

Wang Shuo, editor, Caixin

Zhou Xisheng, vice-President, Xinhua News Agency

08:30 - 10:00 PE/VC: The Agony of Growth

The PE/VC industry is embracing an explosive growth. Investors now range from the social security fund, insurance companies, sovereignty wealth fund to individual investors. On-going economic restructuring and the launch of ChiNext have only fueled the expansion. Meanwhile, the industry is also plagued by illegal fundraising, corruption, inadequacy of qualified managers, etc.. The panel will discuss how to address the "agony of growth", effectively regulate the industry and identify new investment destinations.

Moderator: Neil Shen, founding managing partner, Sequoia Capital China

Panelists: Martin Halusa, CEO, Apax Partner

Steve Howard, vice-chairman, Global Private Equity Alliance

Fred Hu, chairman & founder, Primavera Capital Group

Lee Scott, former CEO, Walmart

John Studzinski, senior managing director, Blackstone

John Zhao, founder, CEO and Managing Director, Hony Capital

10:30 - 12:00 Opening Plenary: "Inclusive Development: Common Agenda & New Challenges"

Moderator: Zhou Wenzhong, secretary general, Boao Forum for Asia

Welcome Remarks: Yasuo Fukuda, chairman, Boao Forum for Asia Keynote Speech: the Chinese Leader

12:00 - 14:15 Buffet Lunch

13:00- 14:15 Boao Debate: Certainties & Uncertainties - Views from Think Tanks

The global recovery remains fragile and subject to a number of uncertainties. Government indebtedness, high unemployment, asset bubbles, commodity price fluctuation, etc. may wreak havoc on the international financial system once again. How do economists view the fundamentals and risks of the world economy in the coming years?

Moderator: Li Jiange, chairman, China International Capital Corporation

Panelists: Timothy Bond, chief economist, Asia Pacific, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Gordon

Shuh Chen, chairman, GreTai Securities

Market Yoichi Funabashi, editor-in-chief, Asahi Shimbun, Japan

Yasheng Huang, professor, Sloan School of Management, MIT

John Edwin Mroz, president and CEO, EastWest Institute

Paul Sheard, global chief economist, Nomura Securities International

13:00 - 14:15 Policy Briefing: The 12th Five-Year Plan

After over 3 decades of high-speed growth, China is embracing more complex challenges and bottlenecks, including energy and resources constraints. What major reforms can we expect in the next 5 years to move the Chinese economy forward and up the ladder?

Moderator: He Gang, Managing Editor, Caijing

Speaker: Zhang Ping, chairman, National Development and Reform Commission

Panelists: C. Lawrence Greenwood, Jr, vice-president, Asian Development Bank

Barry Naughton, chairman of Chinese international affairs, University of California, San Diego

Wei Jiafu, president & CEO, COSCO

Xia Bin, director, Institute of Financial Research, Development & Research Centre, State Council

14:30- 15:45 Inclusive Development: Sound and Orderly Growth

The concept of inclusive growth has been accepted as an important guideline to ensure that globalization and growth benefits all countries and peoples and goes hand in hand with social development. To what extent has this become a consensus among Asian countries and been translated into policies and actions?

Moderator: Zhang Yansheng, director, Institute for International Economics, National Development and Reform Commission

Speakers: Yasuo Fukuda, chairman, Boao Forum for Asia

Zeng Peiyan, vice-chairman, Boao Forum for Asia

Panelists: Andrew Forrest, CEO, Fortescue Metal Group Leif Johansson, president of AB Volvo & CEO of the Volvo Group

Long Yongtu, member, Council of Advisors, Boao Forum for Asia; former vice-minister, Ministry of Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation

Rajiv Kumar, director general, FICCI Zhang Qizuo, vice-president, Chengdu University

Zheng Xinli, permanent vice-chairman, China Centre for International Economic Exchanges

14:30 - 15:45 Global Shift of Industries: What's Next?

To what extent has the crisis changed the relocation of industries worldwide? How can emerging markets take advantage of the shift for their own economic restructuring? Which industries and companies will benefit?

Moderator: Victor Fung, chairman, the Li & Fung Group

Panelist: Frederico Pinheiro Fleury Curado, president & CEO, Embraer, Brazil

Carlos Gutierrez, the 35th secretary of commerce, USA

Hidetoshi Nishimura, executive director, Economic Research Institute of East Asia and ASEAN (ERIA)

Patrik Wohlhauser, chairman of the board, Evonik Degussa Gmbh

Zhang Xiaoqiang, vice-chairman, National Development and Reform Commission

Zhao Jianguo, chairman, China Southern Power Grid

14:30 - 15:45 Capital Inflow, Hot Money & Bubbles

Given the ample global liquidity, emerging markets have increasingly become the easy targets of speculative money. Exchange rate fluctuation, asset bubbles and inflation risks are by no means negligible and may well trigger a new round of financial crises in these countries. What are the responses of emerging markets?

Moderator: Qin Shuo, chief editor, China Business News

Panelists: Anthony Bolton, president - Investments, Fidelity International

John Drzik, president & CEO, Oliver Wyman Group

Jiang Jianqing, chairman, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Erh-Fei Liu, managing director, Country Executive and Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, China, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch

Yashihiko Miyauchi, chairman & CEO, Orix Corp.

Isaac Souede, chairman & CEO, Permal Group

15:00 - 16:15 China Embraces the World: A Decade of Shared Growth

2011 marks the 10th Anniversary of China's accession to the WTO. This session will review China's achievements in the past decade, lessons learned and implications to the world economy & shared growth of Asia as an emerging economy. Looking ahead, how will China continue to play a positive role in the multilateral trading system together with other members to bring about an inclusive development that benefits the international community?

Speaker: Chen Deming, minister of commerce, China

16:00 - 17:15 G20: At the Cross Roads

Major economies are at different stages of recovery. With varying policy objectives and diminishing shared interests, will the effectiveness, coordination and execution of G20 as a group be compromised? Can it reach substantive consensus in revamping the international monetary system, tightening financial regulation and capital flow control and redeeming global imbalance? What can be expected from the G20 Summit in France?

Moderator: Deborah KAN, anchor, Thomson Reuters

Panelists: Goh Chok Tong, senior minister; Chairman, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Guy Hands, chairman & chief investment officer, Terra Firma

Chen-Min Hsu, president, Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance

H. M. Nerurkar, managing director, Tata Steel Limited

Anand Sharma, minister, Department of Commerce, India

Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO, Schneider Electric

Shoei Utsuda, chairman, President & CEO, Mitsui & Co Ltd

16:00 - 17:15 Rethinking Education: University Presidents vs Corporate CEOs

Millions of university graduates can not find jobs each year. How has this changed the models of university education? Though not the sole indicator of university success, employment is high on the agenda of many university leaders. Which key qualifications do CEOs expect from graduates? How should the education system be changed to foster entrepreneurial and innovative-minded talents?

Moderator: Lee Kai-Fu, chairman & CEO, Innovation Works

Panelists: Richard Brodhead, president, Duke University

Tony Chan, president, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

R. Kim Fausing, COO, Danfoss

Jason Li, executive chairman, US-China Partnership Committee

Liu Chuansheng, chairperson, University Council, Beijing Normal University

Zhang Xinsheng, former vice-minister of Education

16:00 - 17:15 Drivers of the Next Wave of Growth

Many argue that new-type urbanization and industrialization of emerging markets will be the key drivers of the next wave of growth. If so, how "new" the process of urbanization & industrialization should be? Which industries will benefit most? How could advanced economies, with their capital and technologies, be a part of the process?

Moderator: Stephen Engle, reporter, Bloomberg Television

Panelists: Abdullah Saeed Bazid, executive vice-president, SABIC

John Chen, CEO, Sybase

Saad Abdul-Latif, CEO, PepsiCo AMEA

Atsutoshi Nishida, chairman, Toshiba Corporation

S. Ramadorai, vice-chairman, Tata Consultancy Services

Russell Scrimshaw, president, FMG International

16:00 - 17:00 Environmental Protection NGO Cocktail (Invitation Only)

Guests: Henry Paulson, 74th secretary of the treasury, the United States

Zhou Wenzhong, secretary general, Boao Forum for Asia

17:30 - 18:45 Avoiding the "Middle Income Trap": Asian Options

Thanks to rapid economic growth, more Asian economies will join the middle-income group, which will likely change the pattern of growth, leading to stronger regional domestic demand. However, Asia must be careful not to fall into the "Middle-Income Trap", whereby a country's growth begins to stagnate after it reaches middle-income level. Can emerging Asian economies avoid the "Middle-Income Trap"? And how?

Moderator: C. Lawrence Greenwood, Jr., vice-president, Asian Development Bank

Panelists: Tun Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, 5th prime minister, Malaysia

Octavio de Barros, chief economist, Banco Bradesco, Brazil

Cheng-Hsiung Chiu, chairman, SinoPac Bank Jordan Burk Hansell, president, NetJets

Li Ruogu, chairman & president, Export & Import Bank of China

Harsh Mariwala, chairman, Marico; President, FICCI

17:30 - 18:45 Risk Management: the Unknown Unknowns

As the global economy emerges from the economic recession of the past 2 years, companies around the world are faced with new challenges in managing growth amid increased risk and volatility, which the panel will discuss with a focus on risk assessment and management and avoiding another Black Swan.

Moderator: Joe Fuller, co-founder & CEO, Monitor Group

Panelists: Phupinder Gill, president, Chicago Merchandise Exchange (CME)

Huang Shuhe, vice-minister, State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, State Council

Lai Xiaomin, president, China Huarong Asset Management

Jerry Leamon, global managing director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Ren Hongbin, chairman, China National Machinery Industry Corporation

Cher Wang, chair, VIA Technologies Inc & HTC Group

17:30 - 18:45 Inflation, Deflation or Stagnation?

The world economy is still faced with uncertainties. Impact of fiscal stimuli and monetary easing begins to fade before new growth engines are identified and put in place. Sluggish demand leads to deflation in some parts of the world whereas ample liquidity blows up asset bubbles and the inflation risk in others. Will we have inflation, deflation or stagnation? How should governments respond? What are the implications for the business environment?

Moderator: Steve Dahllof, President & CEO, Asia Pacific, Ogilvy PR Worldwide

Panelists: Yves-Louis Darricarrere, executive vice-president, Total

Craig Emerson, trade minister, Australia Paulo Henrique, CEO, Vorolantim Novos Negocios (VNN), Brazil

Toshiro Mutoh, chairman, Daiwa Institute of Research

Xiong Weiping, general manager, Aluminum Corporation of China

Alberto Weisser, chairman & CEO, Bunge Limited

18:15 - 18:45 "10 Years of Boao" Photo Exhibition

19:00 - 20:30 "10 Years of BFA" Dinner Moderator: Yang Rui, anchor, China Central Television

20:30 - 22:00 Sponsors Cocktail

21:30 - 23:30 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Jazz Night

20:45 - 22:00 ChiNext: Driving Innovation

ChiNext, China's Second Board, is a success in rewarding entrepreneurship and innovation. Which experiences or lessons can be learned from ChiNext's overseas counterparts? How do listed companies, for their part, deal with new challenges in team-building, business model and investor relations?

Moderator: Wang Boming, editor-in-chief, Caijing

Panelists: Atsushi Saito, president & CEO, Tokyo Stock Exchange Group

Schive Chi, chairman, Taiwan Stock Exchange

Jonathan Slone, chairman & CEO, CLSA

Zhang Yichen, CEO, CITIC Capital Holding

Zhu Congjiu, assistant chairman, China Securities Regulatory Commission


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