Close to 1,000 domestic and international investors are among the1,700 delegates registered to attend the UBS Greater China Conference (GCC) which, this year, has thetheme of “Investing in the new normal". The 15th edition of the conference is scheduled to take place in Shanghai between 12 and 16 January 2015.
Keynote speakers include XIA Bin, Research Fellow, Counsellor of the State Council, Honorary Director-General of the Finance Research Institute, Development Research Center of the State Council and Athanasios ORPHANIDES, Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management, MIT, former Member of the ECB, and senior adviser of the Federal Reserve System. UBS Chairman, Axel WEBER, will deliver the opening address and join the keynote panel while tennis legend and grand slam winner, LI Na, is a special guest at the event.
“Following two decades of exponential growth, China is transitioning to the "New Normal". Growth is expected to continue to slow, but opportunities will still emerge for well-informed investors. The UBS Greater China Conference is an unparalleled forum which will be of interest to all investors focusing on China,” noted Chi Won YOON, Group Regional CEO ,Asia Pacific, UBS.
The GCC encompasses themed tracks, panel discussions and presentations delivered by leading economists and academics, award-winning UBS research analysts, policy makers, and senior executives of leading corporations. Day one of the conference will feature a discussion on managing China's transition to the "new normal" and three other tracks: "China's next phase" which explores the dramatic changes affecting the auto, oil substitute and banking sectors; "Into a new world", which looks into the economic and other forces that are reshaping the world; and "New leader, new agenda", which focuses on the new social and political agenda and the respective investment opportunities. On day two, discussion topics include: the further opening up of China; the challenges and opportunities that come with internet, data, and technological change; reversal of fortune; and reform.
UBS's flagship global conference, the GCC is the leading China investment forum with an audience comprising leading international investors and institutional fund managers based in China. This year in excess of 170 companies will gain access to the crème de la crème of China-focused institutional investors. Delegates also have the opportunity to participate in company tours spanning internet & e-commerce, media & entertainment, renewable energy, technology and healthcare sectors.