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


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 business and investment opportunities in Southwest China through visits and discussions with a range of companies from local start-ups to global champions.

Sunday, 12 May 2019 - Chongqing

16.00

Welcome Coffee

17.00

Welcome Address

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

17.15

Doing Business in Chongqing

Senior Representative of Chongqing Investment Commission

Discussion

18.30

Cocktails and Dinner

Monday, 13 May 2019 - Chongqing

From 6.00

Breakfast

8.30

Insight by stars participant

N.N.

8.45

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

Panel Discussion

10.00

Coffee Break

10.30

How China's Belt and Road Initiative is Shaping 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

Panel Discussion

11.30

Expert Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)

G2 - Can China and the United States get along? - In-depth Discussion

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

Challenges and Opportunities for Foreign Companies Doing Business in China

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

How China's Belt and Road Initiative is Shaping the New World Order - In-depth Discussion

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

12.30

Flying Lunch

13.30

Departure

14.30

Liangjiang New Area Exhibition Center

 

Liangjiang New Area
15.30

Liangjiang New Area: Company Visit I

 

17.00

Liangjiang New Area: Company Visit II

19.00

Hot Pot Dinner, hosted by Sino-Swiss Technopark

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 - Chongqing/Chengdu

From 6.00

Breakfast

Before 9.00

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

9.00

Insight by stars participant

N.N.

9.15

The Value of Trust and China's Social Credit System

 

The Value of Trust in Business and Life

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

China’s Emerging Social Credit System

Senior Chinese Representative

Panel Discussion

11.00

Chongqing City Exhibition Hall / Chaotianmen

12.00

Lunch

14.00

Transfer from Chongqing to Chengdu by High-Speed Train

18.30

Doing Business in Chengdu

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

Discussion

19.30

Cocktails and Dinner

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - Chengdu

From 6.00

Breakfast

8.30

Insight by stars participant

N.N.

8.45

China and the World 2030: Business Risks and Opportunities

Christian KULLMANN, CEO, Evonik, Essen

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

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

10.15

Coffee Break

10.45

Panel Discussion

11.45

Flying Lunch

12.45

Departure

13.30

Chengdu Planning Exhibition Hall

15.00

Visit of Startup Champions in Tianfu Software Park (in Breakout Groups)

Camera360

XU Hao (tbc), CEO, Camera360, Chengdu

Envee

Silas WU (tbc), CEO and Director General, Envee, Chengdu

XGIMI

Aaron LIAO (tbc), Founder and CFO, XGIMI, Chengdu

17.00

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

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

Panel Discussion

Flying Dinner, hosted by SSCIP

Thursday, 16 May 2019 - Chengdu

From 6.00

Breakfast

8.30

Insight by stars participant

N.N.

8.45

The Promise and Reality of Artificial Intelligence

N.N.

N.N.

Panel Discussion

10.00

Coffee Break

10.30

Leading China's Digital Disruption

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

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

Panel Discussion

11.45

Concluding Remarks

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

12.00

Lunch

13.30

Optional Programme: Visit of Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (till 16.30)

Moderation:

  • Mark DITTLI, Independent Journalist and Author, Zurich, Switzerland

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

18 January 2019

Official Partner

Sichuan Provincial Investment Promotion Bureau (SIPB)

 
Symposium Partners

China Symposium Partner

Knowledge Partners
Knowledge Partner China

Local Partners

Local Partner Ctu (1)



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