AICB in collaboration with Tsinghua University, Beijing organised the AICB Global Banking Conference themed “China’s Banking Industry – Opportunities for Growth” on 1 – 2 August 2017 in Kuala Lumpur. The aim of the one and a half-day conference was to provide an engaging platform for industry participants to gain an in-depth understanding of the Chinese banking industry including the opportunities, threats as well as financial policies, reforms and risks. The Conference provided participants comprising mainly financial practitioners, with relevant knowledge required for business decisions for cross-border transactions or expansion plans. Participants also had the opportunity to have interactive dialogues and network with leading Chinese banking experts as well as business and technology experts on the various developments taking place in China.
The event brought to together several eminent speakers in finance and technology from China and Hong Kong including Stephen Xu Sitao, Chief Economist Deloitte China, Luo Ping, Chairman of Supervisory Board, Bank of Kunlun and Visiting Professor of Chinese Academy of Social Science, China, Mr Michael Dai, Senior Economist, Economics & Strategic Planning Department, Bank of China, Chi Lo Senior Economist, BNP Paribas, Ling Kong, Chief Technology Officer, Dianrong, China, Bill Song, Director of International Business, ZhongAn, Lucy Sun Tianlu, Vice Chairman, Shenzhen Outbound Alliance and other prominent bankers and captains of industry.
Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman of AICB said “This collaborative initiative is part of AICB’s efforts in our quest to provide our banking and financial practitioners an engaging platform to have robust debate and discourse on the various developments and opportunities in the area of banking taking place in the second largest economy in the world. Additionally, the Conference also highlighted significant discussions on disruptive technology and capitalising on Islamic finance as an alternative financing option. With these insights and experiences shared, we hope that our banking practitioners have gained an in-depth understanding to better serve the ever-rising bilateral trade, investment and financial flows between China and Malaysia.
The AICB-Global Banking Discourse Series is part of AICB’s continuous learning and thought leadership development on key issues and trends impacting the Malaysian Banking industry.