Last year’s Party Congress saw China’s President emerge as the nation’s strongest leader since the era of Deng and Mao. As China’s political and business elite gather for their annual policy-setting meeting early next month, there has never been a better moment to assess where the past four decades of economic and political opening have brought us, and what are the likely pathways for the future.

Louis Kuijs is Oxford Economics’ chief China expert and a veteran IMF and World Bank economist with first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the Chinese administration at the highest levels. Join us at a high-level roundtable gathering to hear his insights on China’s transformation into an innovation and technology driven economy, and how its rising power and overseas expansion will impact on the global economy and geopolitical relations – especially the rising tension with Donald Trump’s U.S.

First 15-20 minutes is for networking
Lunch included

*Open to Media


  • Louis Kuijs (Head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics)

    Louis Kuijs

    Head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics

    Louis Kuijs is Head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics, based in Hong Kong. He leads the firm’s macroeconomic research and forecasting for Asia, oversees the team of economists across the region and serves clients globally, including through meetings and conferences.

    Before joining Oxford Economics, Louis held a number of senior positions in both the public and private sectors, including at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank in Beijing and, as Chief Economist for Greater China at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong. While with the World Bank in Beijing, he led the well-regarded China Quarterly Update, headed the Bank’s mid-term review of China’s 11th Five Year Plan and led research on China’s saving and investment, rebalancing, and long term growth and structural change.

    Mr. Kuijs is a well-known observer of the Chinese economy and contributes regularly to the international media.

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Member Price HKD 650
Standard Price HKD 750

Cancellation Policy

•    All cancellations must be notified in writing at least two working days prior to the event, or six working days prior to the conference. No-shows will be charged
•    When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled