stars China symposium 2018 
China - Back to the Future
22 - 25 April 2018 
Shangri-La, Chengdu


Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of China's economic, political, scientific, environmental and social trends and developments which will impact business and society worldwide over the next 3-5 years.
  • Broaden the horizon through interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue between top speakers and participants from companies and other organizations from China and all over the world.
  • Get on-the-ground impressions of the rapidly growing IT and high-tech ecosystem in Pidu, including discussions with a range of tech companies from local start-ups to global champions.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

16.00

Welcome Coffee

Shangri-La, Foyer, 1st Floor
17.00

Welcome Address

Toni SCHOENENBERGER, Executive Chairman, stars Foundation, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

Shangri-La, Nan River Room, 1st Floor
17.15

Showcasing Sichuan - Doing Business in Southwest China

YI Yang, Deputy Director General, Sichuan Provincial Investment Promotion Bureau, Chengdu

LUO Zongzhi, Deputy Mayor of Mianyang Municipal People’s Government, Mianyang

QIU Xudong, Deputy Secretary of Chengdu Tianfu New Area Party Working Committee, Chengdu

How does Southwest China fit into the Big Picture?

Joerg WUTTKE, President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (2014-2017); Chief Representative, BASF China, Beijing

Panel Discussion

YI Yang, Deputy Director General, Sichuan Provincial Investment Promotion Bureau, Chengdu

Joerg WUTTKE, President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (2014-2017); Chief Representative, BASF China, Beijing

19.00

Dinner, hosted by Sichuan Provincial Investment Promotion Bureau (SIPB)

Shangri-La, Mian Yang Hall, 2nd Floor

Monday, 23 April 2018

from 6.00

Breakfast

Shangri-La, Café Z, 1st Floor
7.30

Departure

Shangri-La, Lobby, 2nd Floor
8.30

Company Visit: Laoken

Chengdu High-Tech Zone West Park
10.30

Company Visit: Chuanrun

12.30

Lunch, hosted by Pidu District Government

Wyndham Hotel
14.00

Visit of Jingrong Exhibition Center

Jingrong Town
14.30

Visit of Youedata Exhibition Center

Jingrong Town
15.30

Pidu's Start-up Scene

Introduction to TusPark

Three Entrepreneurs present their Business Ideas

TusPark, Jingrong Town

Interactive discussion with the entrepreneurs in three break-out groups

16.30

Coffee Break

17.00

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Senior Representative of Pidu District

Senior Representative of Chinese Company

Senior Representative of Foreign Company

Panel Discussion

18.30

Dinner, hosted by Pidu District Government

Wyndham Hotel
20.00

Departure

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

from 6.00

Breakfast

Shangri-La, Café Z, 1st Floor
8.30

Shaping the New World Order

 

Shangri-La, Nan River Room, 1st Floor

Competition, Cooperation and Conflict: Can China and the USA get along?

HUANG Jing, Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy, Berlin

Trade and International Maritime Governance

YUAN Sha, Lecturer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for International Political Economy, School of International Studies, Peking University, Beijing

New Financial Architecture for the Asian Century

ZHAO Jianzhi, Assistant Professor in Economic Policy, Deputy Director, Center for Global Governance, School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA), Fudan University, Shanghai

China's Expanding Role in International Development

ZHENG Yu, Professor of International Studies, School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA), Fudan University, Shanghai

The Rise of China in the Global Context

Urs SCHOETTLI, Consultant on Asian Affairs, former East-Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Tokyo/Zurich

10.30

Coffee Break

Shangri-La, Foyer, 1st Floor
11.00

Panel Discussion with all five speakers

Shangri-La, Nan River Room, 1st Floor
12.00

Flying Lunch

Shangri-La, Foyer, 1st Floor
13.00

Departure

Shangri-La, Lobby, 2nd Floor
14.00

Visit of Tianfu Software Park Hi-Tech Window

Tianfu Software Park
15.00

Visit of Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park (SSCIP)

Chengdu High-Tech Zone South Park

SSCIP: the Platform for Innovation

Richard LIU, CEO, SSCIP, Chengdu

Chengdu High-Tech Zone

Senior Representative of Chengdu High-Tech Zone

Tour of the Park

WANG Menghao, General Manager, Industry Promotion, SSCIP, Chengdu

Coffee Break

Panel Discussion: From Braindrain to Braingain - How to Attract the Best Talent

Senior Representatives of Companies located in SSCIP

Richard LIU, CEO, SSCIP, Chengdu

WANG Menghao, General Manager, Industry Promotion, SSCIP, Chengdu

Flying Dinner, hosted by SSCIP

18.00

Departure

18.30

Visit of Luxelakes and A4 Art Museum

Introduction to Luxelakes

Boat Ride and Visit of Luxelakes Exhibition Centre

Introduction to A4 Art Museum

Guided Tour through the Exhibition

 

Luxelakes
20.30

Departure

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

from 6.00

Breakfast

Shangri-La, Café Z, 1st Floor
8.30

China and the World 2030: Business Risks and Opportunities

Michael BARBALAS, Former President and Vice Chairman for American Chamber of Commerce in China, Beijing

Charles LIU, Founder, Venture Partner, HAO Capital, Beijing

Eugene QIAN, Chairman of China Strategy Board, UBS Group, Shanghai

SUN Jian Jun, Head of GIC China, Regional Head for Real Estate in Greater China, Shanghai

WU Gang, Assistant Managing Editor, Caixin Global, Beijing

Shangri-La, Nan River Room, 1st Floor
10.15

Coffee Break

Shangri-La, Foyer, 1st Floor
10.45

Panel Discussion with all five speakers

Shangri-La, Nan River Room, 1st Floor
11.45

Concluding Remarks

Toni SCHOENENBERGER, Executive Chairman, stars Foundation, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

12.00

Flying Lunch, hosted by Light & Effects

Shangri-La, Foyer, 1st Floor
13.00

Option 1: Visit of Chongqing
(till Friday, 27 April, 14.00)

Shangri-La, Lobby, 2nd Floor
13.15

Option 2: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Moderation:

  • David ERNE, Director Asia, stars Foundation, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
  • Ulf Henning RICHTER, Professor at the School of Economics & Management, Tongji University, Shanghai

stars reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the programme. The full terms and conditions of stars are available here.

18 April 2018