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  • Speaker | 24 April, 2017

    Chinese investments abroad – myths, hype & reality

    This event will look at how Chinese investments abroad are shaping the international stature of the new superpower and why calls for reciprocity, CFIUS (The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States), sensitive technology acquisitions and the China 2025 plan are shaping the new rules of the game.

    During this session, Andre Loesekrug-Pietri Chairman of ACAPITAL will present the latest trends on Chinese investments abroad, as well as focusing on some specific case studies – deals that went well, deals that went wrong, deals that were stopped by the Chinese regulators, deals that provoked outcry in target countries. He will elaborate on the current “glaciation” on Chinese outbound investments, the increased pressure to go west, some “dos and don’ts” both on the investing and on the receiving side, future opportunities and challenges facing Chinese CEOs. He will also present the latest bi-yearly ACAPITAL Dragon Index™. Featured in most international media since it was first released in 2011, the Dragon Index remains the leading source of data & trend analysis for China outbound investments. Finally he will discuss how Chinese ODI is a good proxy to measure the true internationalization of the Chinese economy and of Chinese corporates.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Andre Loesekrug-Pietri, Chairman of ACAPITAL, has over 10 years of experience working with Chinese private and state-owned companies. ACAPITAL is a European investment fund and has structured some of the most successful and well-known cross-border investments including Club Med and Bang & Olufsen.

    Speaker | 18 April, 2017

    In Search of New Sources of Economic Growth

    After decades of double-digit GDP growth, China is now entering in a new phase of economic development called the ‘new normal’. While pundits and economists discuss talk of economic slowdown and hard vs. soft landing, Dr Qiao Liu asks – as China’s economy transitions from investment-led to consumption-based, what will be the new sources of economic growth? In other words, what will drive China’s future?

    Drawing from insights in his recently-published book, “Corporate China 2.0: The Great Shakeup,” Dr. LIU will explore the new driving forces in this new economy, the vital role of Corporate China and what the government needs to do to lay a better foundation for China’s economic transition.  This talk will explore the questions surrounding this transformation and the future of China, itself: What are the new sources of economic growth? What role will Corporate China play in China’s economic future?What institutional changes/policy reforms should occur to promote entrepreneurship and foster great firms? How will China innovate?


    Dr. Qiao LIU is the Dean of the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University and a Professor of Finance. A renowned financial expert, Dr. LIU has published numerous articles at leading academic journals including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Journal of Accounting Research, and Economic Journal. He is co-author of the book Finance in Asia: Institutions, Regulation and Policy.