stars China symposium 2019 
China's Moment of Truth - Thinking Big and Moving Fast
12 - 16 May 2019 
Chongqing, Crowne Plaza and Chengdu, Shangri-La


Objectives:

  • Broaden the horizon to better understand major global and Chinese trends which will impact business and society over the next three to five years, like G2, the Belt and Road Initiative, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Leading China’s Digital Disruption
  • Get on-the-ground impressions of the business and investment opportunities in Southwest China through visits and discussions with a range of companies in Chongqing and Chengdu from local start-ups to global champions
  • Engage in interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue to share experiences with peers across industries and from around the world
  • Contribute to the personal development of better “Leaders of the Next Generation” to drive responsible and sustainable actions

Sunday, 12 May 2019 - Chongqing

12.00

Opening of Conference Check-In

Crowne Plaza, Lobby, Ground Floor
13.00

Optional Early Bird Programme:

Chongqing City Tour

Meeting Point: Crowne Plaza, Lobby, Ground Floor
16.30

Departure for Opening Session

Meeting Point: Crowne Plaza, Lobby, Ground Floor
17.00

Welcome Drinks

Yan She Restaurant, Nan'an District
17.45

Welcome Address

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

18.00

Doing Business in Chongqing

ZHENG Yi, Vice President, Zhonghao Law Firm; Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce Southwest, Chongqing Organizing Committee, Chongqing

Discussion

19.00

SinoSwiss TechnoPark (SSTP) - Inland China's Gateway to the World

Dominik WIDMER, Vice President, SinoSwiss Holding; stars alumnus, Chongqing

19.15

Cocktails and Hot Pot Dinner, hosted by SSTP

Monday, 13 May 2019 - Chongqing

From 6.00

Breakfast

Crowne Plaza, Ginger Kitchen, 9th Floor
8.30

G2 - Can China and the United States get along?

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

HUANG Jing, Professor and Dean, Institute of International and Regional Studies, Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU); Member, stars Scientific Board, Beijing

Joerg WUTTKE, Chief Representative, BASF China; Former President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China; Member, stars International Board, Beijing

Crowne Plaza, Ballroom I, 11th Floor

Panel Discussion

10.00

Coffee Break

Crowne Plaza, Foyer, 11th Floor
10.30

How China's Belt and Road Initiative Shapes the New World Order

Joachim von AMSBERG, Vice President, Policy and Strategy, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Beijing

Dingding CHEN, Professor of International Relations and Associate Dean, Institute for 21st Century Silk Road Studies, Jinan University; Non-resident Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi); Founding Director and President, Intellisia Institute, Guangzhou

Crowne Plaza, Ballroom I, 11th Floor

Panel Discussion

12.00

Flying Lunch

Crowne Plaza, Ballroom III, 11th Floor
13.00

Departure for Liangjiang New Area

Meeting Point: Crowne Plaza, Lobby, Ground Floor
14.00

Visit of Liangjiang Digital Exhibition Center

 

Liangjiang New Area
15.00

Reception by Chongqing Liangjiang Commission

WANG Zhijie, Deputy Director, Chongqing Liangjiang Commission, Chongqing

16.30

Company Visit of BOE

Welcome Remarks

SUN Leilai, General Manager, BOE, Chongqing

Tour of the Factory

 

BOE - The World's Largest Display Manufacturer

ZHANG Jingkun, Director Southwest, BOE, Chongqing

Discussion

18.00

Visit of Bashu Ivy International School

Tour of the Campus and Welcome Drinks

What Does it Take to Make Students Ready for the Future?

WANG Guohua, Dean, Bashu Ivy International School, Chongqing

Discussion

19.30

Cocktails and Flying Dinner, hosted by Bashu Ivy International School

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 - Chongqing/Chengdu

From 6.00

Breakfast

Crowne Plaza, Ginger Kitchen, 9th Floor
Before 8.30

Room Checkout and Luggage Dropoff (to be sent to Chengdu)

Crowne Plaza, Lobby, Ground Floor
8.30

The Changing Landscape of Open Innovation and Intellectual Property in China

REN Shengce, Professor, Shanghai International College of Intellectual Property, Tongji University; stars alumnus, Shanghai

Crowne Plaza, Ballroom I, 11th Floor

Discussion

9.00

The Value of Trust in Business and Life

WANG Taili, Partner, East & Concord Partners, Beijing

LIM Siong Guan, Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; Former Group President, GIC; Former Head of Civil Service of Singapore; Member, stars International Board, Singapore

Urs SCHOETTLI, Consultant on Asian Affairs; Former East Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung (NZZ); Member, stars International Board, Tokyo/Zurich

Panel Discussion

11.00

Flying Lunch

Crowne Plaza, Ballroom III, 11th Floor
12.00

Departure from Hotel

Meeting Point: Crowne Plaza, Lobby, Ground Floor
14.05

Departure from Chongqing to Chengdu (307 km) by High-Speed Train (Top Speed up to 350 km/h)

Chongqing North Train Station
15.50

Arrival in Chengdu

Chengdu East Train Station
18.30

Welcome Cocktails

Shangri-La, Foyer, 1st Floor
19.00

Welcome Address

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

Shangri-La, Nan River Room, 1st Floor

Doing Business in Sichuan

YI Yang, Deputy Director General, Sichuan Provincial Bureau of Economic Cooperation, Chengdu

Discussion

20.00

Cocktails and Dinner, hosted by Sichuan Provincial Bureau of Economic Cooperation

Shangri-La, Fu River Room, 1st Floor

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - Chengdu

From 6.00

Breakfast

Shangri-La, Café Z, 1st Floor
8.30

Re-globalization: When China Meets the World Again

WANG Dong, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Executive Deputy Director, Institute for China-US People to People Exchange, Peking University; Secretary General, Pangoal Institution, Beijing

Shangri-La, Auditorium, 1st Floor

Discussion

9.00

China and the World 2030: Business Risks and Opportunities

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

Jayne PLUNKETT, CEO Asia and Member of Group Executive Committee, Swiss Re; Member, stars International Board, Singapore

Claus RETTIG, Chairman of the Board of Management, Evonik Ressource Efficiency, Member of the Extended Executive Board, Evonik Industries, Essen

WANG Shuo, Editor-in-Chief, Caixin Media; Member, stars International Board, Beijing

10.00

Coffee Break

Shangri-La, Foyer, 1st Floor
10.30

China and the World 2030: Panel Discussion

Shangri-La, Auditorium, 1st Floor
12.00

Flying Lunch

Shangri-La, Mooney's, 1st Floor
13.00

Departure from Hotel

Meeting Point: Shangri-La, Lobby, 2nd Floor
13.30

Visit of Chengdu Planning Exhibition Hall

Tianfu Avenue
15.00

Visit of Chengdu Science City Planning Exhibition Hall and Sky Moon Group Innovation Space

Chengdu Science City
15.30

From Chengdu to the World: Successful Companies Born and Grown in Chengdu

Tianfu Elite Conference Center

XGimi

Ivy WU, Head, Business Development and Overseas Marketing, XGimi, Chengdu

Envee

Wenda XI, Vice President, Envee, Chengdu

DroidHang

Tiantian XIE, Overseas Director, DroidHang, Chengdu

Panel Discussion

16.30

Young Startups Getting off the Ground in Chengdu

Lepao

DAI Dong, CEO, Lepao, Chengdu

Smart Mind

HUANG Tao, Algorithm Engineer, Smart Mind, Chengdu

Kuaishu

ZHU Zhiwei, Founder, Kuaishu, Chengdu

Discussion in Breakout Groups

18.00

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

Singapore-Sichuan High-Tech Innovation Park

SSCIP: the Platform for Innovation

Richard LIU, CEO, Singapore-Sichuan High-Tech Innovation Park (SSCIP), Chengdu

WANG Menghao, General Manager, Industry Promotion, Singapore-Sichuan High-Tech Innovation Park (SSCIP), Chengdu

Discussion

19.00

Cocktails and Flying Dinner, hosted by SSCIP

Thursday, 16 May 2019 - Chengdu

From 6.00

Breakfast

Shangri-La, Café Z, 1st Floor
8.30

How Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Change the Way we Work and Live

Shangri-La, Auditorium, 1st Floor

The Perspective of a (now listed) Chinese Unicorn

Rui WEN, General Manager, National Strategy Center, Meitu; stars alumnus, Shanghai

The Perspective of a Multinational Conglomerate

Jian Jun HU, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens China; stars alumnus, Beijing

The Investment Case: Promise and Reality

HUANG Yuanpu, Founder, EqualOcean, Beijing

Panel Discussion

10.00

Coffee Break

Shangri-La, Foyer, 1st Floor
10.30

Leading Digital Disruption in China and Beyond: The Case of Tech Giant Alibaba

JIANG Tao, Senior Strategic Director, Alibaba Group, Advisor, Alibaba Poverty Relief Fund, Hangzhou

Duncan CLARK, Chairman, BDA China, Author of "Alibaba - The House That Jack Ma Built", Beijing

Shangri-La, Auditorium, 1st Floor

Panel Discussion

12.00

Concluding Remarks

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

12.15

Flying Lunch

Shangri-La, Mooney's, 1st Floor
14.00

Optional Programme: Visit of Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (till 17.00)

Meeting Point: Shangri-La, Lobby, 2nd Floor

Moderation:

  • Mark DITTLI, CEO and Editor, The Market, Zurich, Switzerland

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

12 May 2019

Official Partner

Sichuan Provincial Bureau of Economic Cooperation

 
Symposium Partners

China Symposium Partner

Knowledge Partners
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Local Partners

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