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

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 CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee

Discussion

18.30

Cocktails and Dinner

Monday, 13 May 2019 - Chongqing

From 6.00

Breakfast

8.30

Executive Briefing

stars symposium participant

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

LU Miao, Co-Founder, Vice President and Secretary General, Center for China & Globalization, Beijing

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

Panel Discussion

10.30

Coffee Break

11.00

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

12.15

Flying Lunch

13.30

Departure

14.30

Liangjiang New Area Exhibition Center

 

16.00

Liangjiang New Area: Company Visit

 

19.00

Cocktails and 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

Executive Briefing

stars symposium participant

9.15

The Value of Trust in Business and Life

ZHAO Tingyang (tbc), Professor of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing

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

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

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 Sichuan

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

Discussion

19.30

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

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - Chengdu

From 6.00

Breakfast

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

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 GmbH, Member of the Extended Executive Board, Evonik Industries AG, Evonik, Essen

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

10.30

Coffee Break

11.00

Panel Discussion

12.00

Flying Lunch

13.00

Departure

14.00

Chengdu Planning Exhibition Hall

15.00

Visit of Chengdu Science City

Chengdu Science City: An Emerging High-Tech Innovation Zone

Senior Representative of Chengdu Science City

15.15

Mature Startups Born and Grown in Chengdu

XGimi Technology

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

Envee

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

Learnings

Ryan LIU (tbc), CEO, Learnings, Chengdu

Panel Discussion

16.15

Coffee Break

16.30

Young Startups Getting off the Ground

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Discussion in Breakout Groups

18.00

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

Executive Briefing

stars symposium participant

8.45

The Future of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Promise and Reality of AI

Ting CHENG (tbc), Dean of Engineering and Chair Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

China's AI Investment Landscape

HUANG Yuanpu, Founder, EqualOcean, Beijing

Panel Discussion

10.15

Coffee Break

10.45

Leading China's Digital Disruption: The Case of Alibaba

JIANG Tao (tbc), 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

Panel Discussion

12.15

Concluding Remarks

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

12.30

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 March 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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