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Conference Day One

08:30

MORNING COFFEE AND TEA


09:30

Welcome remarks

Gary Liu, Chief Executive Officer, South China Morning Post  


09:50

Keynote: Economic future: Integration or tension? 

Hon. C Y Leung, Vice Chairman, National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference   


10:10

Panel: Disruption in Southeast Asia: How China can lead – and learn?

Panellists:
Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups  
Joe Tsai, Chairman, South China Morning Post Publishers and Vice Chairman, Alibaba Group
Thomas G. Tsao,  Founding Partner, Gobi Partners
Ming Maa, President, Grab

Moderator: Chua Kong Ho, Technology Editor, South China Morning Post


11:00

NETWORKING AND MORNING REFRESHMENTS



11:30

Panel: Politics: Economic cooperation amid political tensions

Panellists:
Stephen Groff, Vice President, Asian Development Bank  
Prof. Chang Hsin-kang, President Emeritus, City University of Hong Kong  
Dato' Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan, President, Malaysia-China Friendship Association  
Prof. Dr Edmund Terence Gomez, Professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya

Moderator: Zuraidah Ibrahim, Deputy Executive Editor, South China Morning Post


12:20

NETWORKING LUNCHEON


1:50

Malaysian investments into China

Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan, Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Bhd  


2:20

Panel: Lessons from Southeast Asia
Representatives of Malaysian companies will share insights on how they are investing and operating in China, along with what they’ve learned about how Southeast Asian companies can best work with Chinese counterparts.

Panellists:
Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, IJM Corporation
Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Francis Yeoh Sock-ping, Executive Chairman, YTL Group of Companies

Moderator: Eugene Tang, Business Editor, South China Morning Post


15:00

NETWORKING AND AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS


15:30

Track 1 -
DOING BUSINESS

Panel: Chinese businesses in Southeast Asia
How can Chinese businesses expand their footprint in SEA and capitalise on the region’s growth potential?

Panellists:
Patrick Ip, Managing Director, China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund

Ee-Ching Tay, Managing Director, Head of Southeast Asia M&A, J.P. Morgan

Georg Chmiel, Chairman, Juwai.com

Prof. Dato' Dr Chin Yew Sin,    Asia-Pacific Deputy President cum Chief Coordinator of MHSSATJ, United Nations and Asia-Pacific Advisor, Global One Belt One Road Association

Moderator: Tan Sri Michael Yeoh, Chairman of the World Chinese Investment and Economic Forum and Malaysia China Business Council  


Track 2 -
ENHANCING CONNECTIVITY

Panel: Asia connectedness
How can China and Asia enhance collaboration to further develop physical infrastructure, smart city initiatives, digital connectivity and people-to-people exchanges to improve connectivity?

Panellists:
Yasmin Rasyid, Founder and President, Eco Knights

Tan Yew Sing, President, Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce

Josh Munro, Executive Vice President of APAC, Megaport Limited

Moderator: Renato Lima de Oliveira, Assistant Professor of Management, Asia School of Business


Track 3 -
E-COMMERCE AND E-PAYMENT

Panel: 700 million consumers
Chinese companies are battling for market share in SEA’s promising e-commerce market. What are the opportunities and potential pitfalls?

Panellists:
Muhammad Fajrin Rasyid, Co-founder and President, Bukalapak.com

Roger Yuen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Clozette

Victor Tseng, Chief Communications Officer, Ctrip

Anita Ngai, Chief Revenue Officer, Klook

Moderator: Grace Yun Xia, Principal, Jungle Ventures


16:15

Track 1 - 
DOING BUSINESS

Panel: Islamic financing
How can Chinese companies tap into the Islamic finance market to raise funding?

Moderator: Ashraf Gomma Ali, Regional Head, Sharia and Governance, CIMB Islamic Bank


Track 2 -
ENHANCING CONNECTIVITY

Panel: Avoiding the Belt and Road 'debt trap'
How can regional governments tap on Belt and Road opportunities in a sustainable manner and is conducive for long term growth?

Panellists:
Stephen Groff, Vice President, Asian Development Bank  

Prof . Dr Belal Ehsan Baaquie, Professor, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)

Shan Saeed, Chief Economist, IQI Global

Moderator: Xiangwei Wang, Editorial Advisor,  South China Morning Post  


Track 3 -
E-COMMERCE AND E-PAYMENT

Panel: Cashless payments race
China’s tech firms are one of the world’s leading players in mobile payments and are rapidly expanding across Southeast Asia. Will they become a threat to home grown / regional businesses in penetrating the ‘unbanked’ population?

Panellists:
Cheong Chia Chou, Chief Executive Officer, 11th Street

Yang Zhan, co-founder, FOMO Pay

Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director, APAC, Kaspersky Lab

Syahrunizam Samsudin, Chief Executive Officer, Touch n Go

Moderator: Ridzuan Aziz, President, FinTech Association of Malaysia


16:45

CLOSING REMARKS FOR DAY ONE


17:00

Closing keynote

Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq bin Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports, Malaysia


17:30

Day One closing remarks


Later Event: October 11
Conference Day Two