Financial Seminar - Hong Kong

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Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016

    • 8:30 amRegistration
    • 9:00 amWelcome Remarks

      Ashraf Safdar, Director, IHS Economics & Country Risk

    • 9:05 amOpening Remarks

      Dr. John Wong, Executives Global Network, Hong Kong

    • 9:10 amChina’s Economic Transition: Separating Fact from Fiction

      Brian Jackson, Senior Economist, IHS Economics & Country Risk

      Markets are increasingly bearish on China’s domestic economy, which is already several years into a critical transition. Unfortunately, critical components of the transition are often misunderstood. What is the timing and impact of key economic reform initiatives? Are expectations of One Belt, One Road driven-demand realistic? What do China’s 2016 Work Report and 13th Five Year Plan tell us about the economic trends that lie ahead?

    • 9:50 amChina’s New Energy Reality: Oversupply as Catalyst for Reforms

      Xizhou Zhou, Senior Director, Asia Gas & Power, IHS Energy

      China’s energy demand has slowed or stalled across nearly all commodities, with major repercussions for domestic and international players as oil, gas, and coal prices fell dramatically. One bright spot to have emerged from the turmoil is that this difficult period of oversupply is proving to be a catalyst for market reforms. Low fuel prices have reduced the risk of spikes from tentative moves toward more market-based pricing, and highlighted opportunities for the energy sector to become more open and competitive.

    • 10:30 amCoffee Break
    • 10:45 amThe Chemical Sector’s New Normal

      Paul Pang, Vice President and Managing Director of China, IHS Chemical

      How significantly have business conditions changed against the backdrop of slower economic growth and low oil prices? How will the industry deal with excess capacities? Will industry consolidation (M&A) happen, and if so, when? And finally, what is the impact of recent accidents on the sector’s credibility and profitability, both domestically and internationally?

    • 11:25 amOne Belt One Road: Opportunities across Asia

      Jim Diffley, Senior Director, IHS Economics

      Markets across Asia will be greatly affected by China’s economic transition. Which industries, and which countries, will be able to capitalize on expanding opportunities going forward? Where are the winners and losers as China projects outward?

    • 12:05 pmInvestment Opportunities Along the Belt and Road

      Mr. Johnson Chng, Partner, Silk Road Finance Corporation

    • 12:25 pmIn Conversation

      Johnson Chng, Partner, Silk Road Finance Corporation

      XiZhou Zhou, Senior Director, Asia Gas & Power, IHS Energy

    • 12:45 pmClosing Remarks

      Ashraf Safdar, Director, IHS Economics & Country Risk

    • 12:50 pmNetworking Lunch
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