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Registration and Networking Breakfast
Opening Remarks by Jack Lange, AmCham 2018 Chairman
Opening Keynote: U.S. vs China in a Digital World
Minxin PeiStephen RoachRobert Grieves
  • Minxin Pei (Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow & Director of the Keck Center for Int’l & Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College)

    Minxin Pei

    Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow & Director of the Keck Center for Int’l & Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College

    Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He is also a non-resident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Prior to joining Claremont McKenna College in 2009, he worked for a decade as a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and served as its director of the China Program from 2003 to 2008. Pei was an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University from 1992 to 1998. His research focuses on economic reform and governance in China and US–China relations. He is the author of From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union (Harvard University Press, 1994), China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (Harvard University Press, 2006), and China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay (Harvard University Press, 2016). Pei’s research has been published in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Daedalus, Asian Survey, the National Interest, Modern China, China Quarterly, Journal of Democracy, and many edited books. His op-eds have appeared in the Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fortune.com, Nikkei Asian Review, and Project Syndicate. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.

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  • Stephen Roach (Senior Fellow at Jackson Institute of Global Affairs, Senior Lecturer, School of Management at Yale University)

    Stephen Roach

    Senior Fellow at Jackson Institute of Global Affairs, Senior Lecturer, School of Management at Yale University

    Stephen Roach is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a Senior Lecturer at Yale’s School of Management. He was formerly Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s Chief Economist for the bulk of his 30-year career at Morgan Stanley, heading up a highly regarded team of economists around the world. Mr. Roach’s current teaching and research program focuses on the impacts of Asia on the broader global economy. At Yale, he has introduced new courses for undergraduates and graduate students on the “The Next China” and “The Lessons of Japan.” His writing and research also addresses globalization, trade policy, the post-crisis policy architecture, and the capital markets implications of global imbalances. Stephen Roach has long been one of Wall Street’s most influential economists. His work has appeared in academic journals, books, congressional testimony and has been disseminated widely in the domestic and international media. Roach’s opinions on the global economy have been known to shape the policy debate from Beijing to Washington. His latest book, Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China (Yale University Press, Jan. 2014) examines the risks and opportunities of the world’s most important economic relationship of the 21st century. His 2009 book, The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization (Wiley), analyzes Asia’s economic imbalances and the dangers of the region’s excess dependence on overextended Western consumers. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1982, Mr. Roach served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board and was also a research fellow at the Brookings Institution. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. Mr. Roach is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Investment Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the China Advisory Board of the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Economics Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin

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  • Robert Grieves (Founder & Chairman of Hamilton Advisors Limited)

    Robert Grieves

    Founder & Chairman of Hamilton Advisors Limited

    (Moderator)

    Robert T. Grieves is Founder and Chairman of Hamilton Advisors Limited, a strategic communications firm established in Hong Kong in 2009. Following a career in journalism for The Times (London) and The Economist, both in Beijing, and Time magazine and Forbes, in New York, Robert served in top-tier regional and global communications roles. His communications career includes senior positions at Burson-Marsteller, Head of Marketing and Communications for Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific, Global Head of Communications for The Bank of New York and President, Hong Kong, for Edelman.

    Robert is Vice Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a former Chairman (2015-2017) of the Council of Public Relations Firms of Hong Kong. He has lectured at Tsinghua University in Beijing, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and in Nanjing as a speaker at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council conference on Chinese brands.

    Robert graduated from Hamilton College magna cum laude with a B.A. in British literature and East Asian history, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.S. in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a concurrent certificate from Columbia’s East Asian Institute.

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Panel: Tech Deal Makers: Step into the World of Venture Capital
Terrance PhilipsDuncan TurnerMor Assia

The U.S. and China may be clear leaders in the world of Venture Capital, but the way investments are conducted in each country can be very different. That’s important, because VCs and startups have a largely symbiotic relationship: VCs provide the fuel and a guiding star for may aspiring and innovative startups, some of which have the potential to transform all of our lives. So, what is the recipe for success for VC investments? And the billion-dollar question, will the U.S. or China remain at the epicenter of the next wave of VC activity in the tech sector?

  • Terrance Philips (Managing Director, Asia Head of Private Equity, Client Coverage of Citi Private Bank, Asia Pacific)

    Terrance Philips

    Managing Director, Asia Head of Private Equity, Client Coverage of Citi Private Bank, Asia Pacific
  • Duncan Turner (General Partner, SOSV; Managing Director of HAX Shenzhen)

    Duncan Turner

    General Partner, SOSV; Managing Director of HAX Shenzhen
  • Mor Assia (Founding Partner at iAngels)

    Mor Assia

    Founding Partner at iAngels
Networking Break
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Sun LiangRob KoeppLarry WongKristie Lu StoutCarrie SuenTama ChurchouseJenny LeeJames Lloyd

1) China as a Global Trailblazer in Digital Economy
2) U.S. & China in FinTech Development

  • Sun Liang (Senior Director for Global Communications at Didi Chuxing)

    Sun Liang

    Senior Director for Global Communications at Didi Chuxing
  • Rob Koepp (Director; Chief Economist, The Economist Corporate Network at The Economist Group)

    Rob Koepp

    Director; Chief Economist, The Economist Corporate Network at The Economist Group
  • Larry Wong (Head of China Commercial and CPE Business, Senior Vice President, Commercial Group at HKT)

    Larry Wong

    Head of China Commercial and CPE Business, Senior Vice President, Commercial Group at HKT
  • Kristie Lu Stout (Anchor and Correspondent at CNN International)

    Kristie Lu Stout

    Anchor and Correspondent at CNN International
  • Carrie Suen (Head of International Legal at Ant Financial)

    Carrie Suen

    Head of International Legal at Ant Financial
  • Tama Churchouse (Editor of Crypto Capital at Stansberry Churchouse Research)

    Tama Churchouse

    Editor of Crypto Capital at Stansberry Churchouse Research
  • Jenny Lee (Head of Growth at WeLab Holdings)

    Jenny Lee

    Head of Growth at WeLab Holdings
  • James Lloyd (Asia-Pacific FinTech & Payments Leader; Partner (Corporate Finance Strategy) at EY)

    James Lloyd

    Asia-Pacific FinTech & Payments Leader; Partner (Corporate Finance Strategy) at EY
Luncheon
Luncheon Keynote: In the War Over Tech IPOsHKEX vs NYSE
Charles Li
  • Charles Li (Chief Executive at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd)

    Charles Li

    Chief Executive at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd

    Charles Li has served as Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) since 2010. In this role, Mr. Li has orchestrated some of the most significant strategic initiatives in HKEX’s history, including the acquisition of the London Metal Exchange in 2012, the launch of OTC Clear in 2013, and the introduction of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect in 2014, Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect in 2016, and Bond Connect in 2017. He has sought to strengthen Hong Kong’s role as an offshore Renminbi hub and led HKEX’s efforts to reform its listing regime to maintain Hong Kong’s competitiveness and secure its position as a leading IPO centre.

    Mr. Li was born in Beijing and grew up in Gansu. Before leaving China for further study, Mr. Li was an offshore oil worker in the North China Sea and then an editor-reporter for China Daily. After completing his Juris Doctor (JD) degree in the US, Mr. Li practiced law in New York with Davis Polk & Wardwell and Brown & Wood. Before joining HKEX, he was Chairman of JP Morgan China, prior to which he was President of Merrill Lynch China.

    Mr. Li obtained a BA degree in English literature from Xiamen University in 1984, an MA degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in 1988, and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1991.

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Panel: U.S. & China in Innovation & Technology: The New Era of "Coopetition"?
Jan MetzgerSabrina LinGang LuAndrew Weir

China is pushing to become “an innovation center for artificial intelligence” by 2030. Coopetition between China and the U.S. in AI will drive the next phase of major digital disruption. Can both nations forge a long-term collaboration for the future of innovation and technology? What are the challenges and opportunities ahead?

Moderated by Andrew Weir

  • Jan Metzger (Head – Asia Pacific, Corporate and Investment Banking at Citigroup)

    Jan Metzger

    Head – Asia Pacific, Corporate and Investment Banking at Citigroup
  • Sabrina Lin (Vice-President for Institutional Advancement at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

    Sabrina Lin

    Vice-President for Institutional Advancement at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Gang Lu (Founder & CEO of TechNode)

    Gang Lu

    Founder & CEO of TechNode
  • Andrew Weir (Regional Senior Partner at KPMG Hong Kong)

    Andrew Weir

    Regional Senior Partner at KPMG Hong Kong
Fireside Chat with Tech Leaders: The Rewards and Pitfalls of Big data
Anthony ScriffignanoMiles WenSanjeev ChatrathShai Oster

The world is experiencing technological breakthroughs and innovations at an hard-to-comprehend speed and which have fundamentally changed our lives, the way we communicate and how we do business. The volume at which new data is being generated is staggering. The application of big data analytics – understanding the mass of data and converting it into relevant, collective, actionable intelligence – offers great potential to improve everyday lives. However, the frontline in the evolution of data – in common with those of other new technologies – poses problems and challenges to governance and administration. What can we do to prepare for such potentially tremendous changes?

Moderated by Shai Oster

  • Anthony Scriffignano (Senior Vice President, Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet)

    Anthony Scriffignano

    Senior Vice President, Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet
  • Miles Wen (CEO & Founder of Fano Labs)

    Miles Wen

    CEO & Founder of Fano Labs
  • Sanjeev Chatrath (Managing Director, Region Head, Asia, Financial & Risk of Thomson Reuters)

    Sanjeev Chatrath

    Managing Director, Region Head, Asia, Financial & Risk of Thomson Reuters
  • Shai Oster (Asia Bureau Chief at The Information)

    Shai Oster

    Asia Bureau Chief at The Information
Closing Remarks
Networking Cocktail
End of Conference