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stars China symposium 2020

China and the Global Race for AI Supremacy

10-13 May 2020

Shenzhen, Futian Shangri-La

Objectives:

  • Get on-the-ground impressions in Shenzhen through visits and discussions with global high-tech champions like Huawei, Tencent and BYD, AI unicorns like UBTECH, DJI and iCarbonX, as well as with Shenzhen’s leading university SUSTech
  • 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 the China-US relationship, the Belt and Road Initiative, Big Data, AI and Digital Disruption
  • Engage in interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue to share experiences with peers across industries and from around the world and contribute to the personal development to drive responsible and sustainable actions
     

Sunday, 10 May 2020 - Shenzhen
11:30 Opening of Conference Check-in
  • Hotel Lobby, 1st Floor
12:00 Optional Early Bird Programme
  • Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby, 1st Floor
15:00 Welcome Coffee
  • Foyer, 3rd Floor
16:00 Welcome Address
  • Guangdong Room, 3rd Floor
16:15 Shenzhen and its Role as Tech Innovation Hub of the Greater Bay Area
  • Senior Representative of Shenzhen Municipal Government (tbc)  Shenzhen, China
16:45 Doing Business in Shenzhen - The Tech Capital of the World (Plenary Discussion)
  • Michael TAM  Chief Brand Officer, UBTECH, Shenzhen, China
  • Yinglan TAN  Founding Managing Partner and CEO, Insignia Venture Partners; stars Alumnus and Member, stars International Board, Singapore
  • Sherry XIAN  Chief Data Officer and Partner, iCarbonX, Shenzhen, China
18:30 Cocktails, Dinner and Networking with Local Entrepreneurs and Business Representatives, hosted by Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office (tbc)
  • Chairman's Room, 40th Floor
Monday, 11 May 2020 - Shenzhen
07:00 Breakfast
  • Café Zen, 1st Floor
08:00 Competition without Catastrophe: Can China and the US get along? (Plenary Discussion)
  • Michael BARBALAS  Former President and Vice Chairman for American Chamber of Commerce in China, Beijing, China
  • HUANG Jing  Professor and Dean, Institute of International and Regional Studies, Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU); Chief Strategist and Vice Chairman, Academic Committee, Grandview Institution; Member, stars Scientific Board, Beijing, China
  • Joachim VON AMSBERG  Vice President, Policy and Strategy, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Beijing, China
  • Guangdong Room, 3rd Floor
09:30 Networking Coffee
  • Foyer, 3rd Floor
10:30 AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order (Plenary Discussion)
  • Kai-Fu LEE (tbc)  Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures; Former President, Google China, Beijing, China
  • Joerg WUTTKE  President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Chief Representative, BASF China; Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
  • Guangdong Room, 3rd Floor
12:00 Lunch
  • Shangri-La Ballroom, 3rd Floor
13:00 Departure
  • Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby, 1st Floor
14:30 Visit of Huawei Ox Horn Campus
  • Dongguan
16:00 Departure
17:00 Visit of Huawei Headquarters
  • Longgang District
Tour of the Exhibition Center (in Breakout Groups)
Presentation and Plenary Discussion
  • Senior Representative of Huawei  Shenzhen, China
19:00 Cocktails and Dinner, hosted by Huawei
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 - Shenzhen
07:00 Breakfast
  • Café Zen, 1st Floor
08:00 Departure
  • Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby, 1st Floor
09:00 Visit of Tencent Headquarters (tbc)
  • Nanshan District
Tour of the Exhibition Center (in Breakout Groups)
Presentation and Plenary Discussion
  • Senior Representative of Tencent  Shenzhen, China
11:30 Departure
12:00 Visit of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)
How to Build Up a World-Class University from Scratch?
  • Senior Representative of SUSTech  Shenzhen, China
Presentation and Plenary Discussion
  • Top Researcher of SUSTech  Shenzhen, China
Tour of Three Labs (in Breakout Groups)
13:30 Networking Lunch with Researchers, Professors and Students, hosted by SUSTech
14:30 Departure
15:00 Visit of DJI Headquarters (tbc)
Tour of the Exhibition Center (in Breakout Groups)
Presentation and Plenary Discussion
  • Senior Representative of DJI  Shenzhen, China
  • Roland SIEGWART  Professor of Autonomous Systems, ETH Zurich; Founding Co-Director, Wyss Zurich; Member, stars Scientific Board, Zurich, Switzerland
17:30 Departure
18:30 Cocktails, Dinner and Networking with Local Entrepreneurs and Business Representatives, hosted by Zhengxuan Investment
  • Park Hyatt, Futian District
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 - Shenzhen
07:00 Breakfast
  • Café Zen, 1st Floor
08:00 China and the World 2030: Business Risks and Opportunities (Plenary Discussion)
  • Charles LIU  Founder and Venture Partner, HAO Capital, Beijing, China
  • WANG Shuo  Editor-in-Chief, Caixin Media; Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
  • LIM Chow Kiat (tbc)  CEO, GIC, Singapore
  • Jayne PLUNKETT (tbc)  Group Chief Risk Officer, Member, Group Executive Committee, AIA; Member, stars International Board, Hong Kong, China
  • Guangdong Room, 3rd Floor
09:30 Networking Coffee
  • Foyer, 3rd Floor
10:30 Closing Session
  • Top Business Leader (tbc)  
  • Guangdong Room, 3rd Floor
11:45 Concluding Remarks
12:00 Lunch
  • Shangri-La Ballroom, 3rd Floor
13:00 Optional Programme
  • Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby, 1st Floor

Moderation:
Mark DITTLI CEO and Editor, The Market, Zurich, Switzerland

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27 November 2019