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EY - In consumer-driven economy, leading the market means making “imperfect decisions”

Keynote interview: Daniel Zhang, CEO, Alibaba Group

In consumer-driven economy, leading the market means making “imperfect decisions”

Daniel Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group, was interviewed by EY Greater China Regional Managing Partner Albert Ng in the opening plenary session of Strategic Growth Forum China 2016.

EY - Daniel Zhang, CEO, Alibaba Group

Daniel Zhang, CEO, Alibaba Group

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EY - Plenary panel: New Normal in a changing world

Plenary panel: New Normal in a changing world

Under the “new normal” of slowing economic growth in China, traditional and emerging industries are facing new opportunities and challenges in transforming and upgrading. Panelists shared their insights and advice on the current business environment.


EY - Plenary panel: Navigating the Silk Road – China’s road to globalization

Plenary panel: Navigating the Silk Road – China’s road to globalization

The advent of the “One Belt One Road” strategy has accelerated the pace of outbound investment of Chinese enterprises and capital. Guests and panelists shared their views on unfolding development opportunities and provided their practical insights in overcoming the potential risks in overseas investment.


EY - Global brands – the rise and resilience

Panel: Global brands – the rise and resilience

To build a global brand, being able to successfully navigate unique challenges such as diversity, demographics, brand awareness and loyalty is critical.


EY - Panel: Urban development in China – a showcase of successful private public partnerships

Panel: Urban development in China – a showcase of successful private public partnerships

Private Public Partnerships (PPP) have been widely used in China since the early 1990s in transport, communication, energy and clean water. It has a key role in addressing the challenges arising from rapid urbanization, helping to deliver faster and smarter infrastructure. If designed well, PPP help to fill the investment gap as well as improve the quality and return on these projects whilst meeting the high expectations of the private sector.


EY - China’s bold pursuit of innovation and mass entrepreneurship

Panel: China’s bold pursuit of innovation and mass entrepreneurship

Innovation is considered a driver for development. However, one year in to policy changes on innovation funding, how has China’s government-led drive to boost entrepreneurship and innovation on a mass scale fared.


EY - Panel: Tomorrow’s planet – renewable energy in the age of information

Panel: Tomorrow’s planet – renewable energy in the age of information

May 2016 marks a much anticipated announcement by the Chinese government on its policies to support the development of new energy. Hear from policy makers, world-leading new energy industry players, academics and China’s technology leaders on the development of renewable energy and its future in China.


EY - Wei Sun Christianson, Co-CEO of Asia Pacific and CEO of China, Morgan Stanley

Keynote interview: Wei Sun Christianson, Co-CEO of Asia-Pacific and CEO of China, Morgan Stanley

China’s “New Normal”: Challenges and Opportunities

Wei Sun Christianson is a financial market veteran, a China expert and a remarkable female leader. In a thought-provoking keynote interview, Wei shared her insights into China’s “new normal” and the ways that the slowing growth rate might impact global markets.


Free Trade Zones in China, financial reform in China and cross-border service of Renminbi

Policy makers and executives of financial and non-financial services institutions shared their insights and views on the new normal of trade and financial system reform in China. They also examine the reform of Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in China, their key features and future development.

 

 

 

 


EY - Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple Computer Inc.

Keynote interview: Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple Computer Inc.

At the opening plenary session of day two of Strategic Growth Forum China, EY’s Asia-Pacific Deputy Area Managing Partner Patrick Winter interviewed one of the original disruptors of the information age, Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak.

EY - Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple Computer Inc.

Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple Computer Inc.

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EY - Plenary panel: The role of the financial and capital markets in China’s next phase of economic development

Plenary panel: The role of the financial and capital markets in China’s next phase of economic development

Financial and capital markets are key to economic development. They will play an increasingly important role in the “New Normal” phase of China’s economic development. In this plenary panel, participants shared their insights on how to strengthen such roles of the financial and capital markets.


EY - Panel: Digital World 2020 – eyeing the future today

Panel: Digital World 2020 – eyeing the future today

The impact of technology-enabled advances is profound, and transforming all aspects of life from the workplace, to entertainment and even healthcare. These huge disruptive forces are impacting every industry around the world.


EY - Panel: Digital World 2020 – eyeing the future today

Panel: The war for talent - rewarding, retaining and developing talent

The war for talent is now the “new normal.” Businesses are under intense competition for talent and workforce capability. To remain competitive and accelerate growth, companies need to look at people as part of an integrated business strategy.


EY - Panel: Made in China 2025 – how smart manufacturing drives China’s legacy

Panel: Made in China 2025 – how smart manufacturing drives China’s legacy

In an informative discussion, the panel explored how companies can realize the “Made in China 2025” the government’s action plan to transform the manufacturing sector.


EY - Panel: Staying power – how do family businesses create long lasting success?

Panel: Staying power – how do family businesses create long lasting success?

The rapid growth of social media and digital brands brings unprecedented opportunities to consumer products companies. How can we utilize social media to build an in-depth relationship with consumers whilst also improving profitability? This session saw a vigorous exchange of ideas between social media specialists and brand consultants on this hot topic.

 

 

 


EY - Panel: From vision to reality – Entrepreneurs tell their story

Panel: From vision to reality – Entrepreneurs tell their story

The rapid growth of social media and digital brands brings unprecedented opportunities to consumer products companies. How can we utilize social media to build an in-depth relationship with consumers whilst also improving profitability? This session saw a vigorous exchange of ideas between social media specialists and brand consultants on this hot topic.

 

 

 


EY - Panel: Health care reimagined – reshaping health care in emerging markets

Panel: Health care reimagined – reshaping health care in emerging markets

With an aging population and demand for health management on the rise, there is excellent market potential for investment in the healthcare industry. The panelists of this session provided their insights on the opportunities both now and in the future.

 


EY - Robert Zoellick 11th President, The World Bank

Keynote interview: Robert Zoellick 11th President, The World Bank

Robert Zoellick, World Bank president from 2007-12, shared his views on growth and trade, particularly with regard to China.

 

 

 

EY - Robert Zoellick 11th President, The World Bank

Robert Zoellick was responding to questions from Uschi Schreiber, EY Global Vice Chair – Markets and Chair of Global Accounts Committee

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Digital: How consumer products companies could make use of social media to promote their brand

The rapid growth of social media and digital brands brings unprecedented opportunities to consumer products companies. How can we utilize social media to build an in-depth relationship with consumers whilst also improving profitability? This session saw a vigorous exchange of ideas between social media specialists and brand consultants on this hot topic.