FutureChina Global Forum 2017

The FutureChina Global Forum was created by Business China in 2010 to provide a platform for sharing analyses and experiences about the trends and forces shaping China’s evolution. The programme of the Forum is designed to help participants get an integrated picture of China’s fast moving economy and society. This holistic approach contributes to a better understanding of what to expect from China as a business partner.

The FutureChina Global Forum has established itself as a major event for business executives and personalities with an interest in China. With the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China to be held end 2017, there is great interest in how the political leadership will evolve. At the same time, the external environment has changed under Donald Trump Presidency. How will the leadership transition of the two largest economies affect the region and the world?

The "Belt and Road" initiative unveiled in 2013 by President Xi Jinping has received worldwide attention. The recently concluded Belt and Road Summit sees further investments by China beyond its borders. Together with the strengthening and internationalisation of the Chinese Yuan, one cannot ignore the rise of China and needs to understand its impact on the region and the world.

At the same time, technological changes are rapidly disrupting traditional business models and value chains, causing economic dislocations which can spill over into the political and social space. Fast growing services sectors in the Chinese economy continue to be a bright spark in the economy. The future economy is also being contemplated in Singapore. What collaboration opportunities exist in these new frontiers?

In this context, a holistic approach integrating the business, political and societal dimensions of China’s new realities need to be taken in order to grasp the different forces and factors impacting the country’s development.

The eighth edition of the FutureChina Global Forum will bring together 400 participants, most of them senior executives. It will provide a privileged opportunity for a stimulating exchange of insights and analyses.

We look forward to seeing you at FutureChina Global Forum 2017.

Distinguished Speakers