Industrials, Financials, Communication Author: WIM Committee Nov 26, 2021 10:40 AM (GMT+8)

Will China remain an attractive investment destination in years to come?


WIM 2021 China & the World Summit I - Investing in China

20:00 - 23:00 (GMT+8) December 9, 2021 | Livestreamed Globally

Join us to get your questions about China answered. 

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World Innovators Meet China & the World Summit I - Investing in China is part one of the 2-day online conference to be streamed globally from 9th to 10th December. Do not miss the opportunity to learn more about China, which will soon become the world’s largest economy and remains a dynamic center for technological innovation.


20:00-20:05 Opening Speech

20:05-20:25 Keynote speech: Deciphering China's Regulatory Crackdown

What does the recent regulatory campaign mean for global investors?

Rory Green is Head of China and Asia Research at TS Lombard. He joined the company in 2018 as an economist covering China's mainland, South Korea and Taiwan. Prior to this Rory spent four years with PRC Macro Advisors, a Beijing-based economic research firm specializing in China’s political economy. From 2016, Rory was located in Seoul where he led the company’s Korea research. Rory holds an MSc in Economics from Beijing Normal University.

  20:25-20:45, Keynote speech: China's Financial Opening-up: A Pulse Check

How's the continuous opening-up going and how to benefit from it?

Diana Choyleva is a leading expert on China’s economy and politics. She is Chief Economist at Enodo Economics, an independent macroeconomic/political research, forecasting and training company. Diana is passionate about helping people around the world improve their understanding of China. Providing institutional research services, she has developed a suite of online training courses that teach how China's economy, political system and financial markets work and how they impact the world.

  20:45-21:05, Keynote speech: Building a China Portfolio Amid Global Uncertainty 

Which industries will China's next tech giants come from?

Phillip Wool, PhD is a Managing Director and Head of Investment Solutions at Rayliant Global Advisors, a quantitative asset manager focused on generating alpha from investing in China and other emerging markets. Prior to joining Rayliant, Phillip was an assistant professor of Finance at the State University of New York in Buffalo, where he pursued research on quantitative trading strategies and investor behavior, and taught investment management. Phillip earned his PhD in finance from UCLA.

  21:05-21:25, Keynote speech: Who's Next in China's Big Tech?

Which industries will the country's next tech giants come from?

Zhao Chen is the managing partner at Plug and Play, and is currently spearheading Plug and Play Tech Center's startup accelerator and investment activities in China. Chen's led and participated in investment and cross-border acceleration of over 100 startups in both China and the US, including Hexaflake AIGPU, Flexiv Robotics, ZifiSense, Authing, Xpower, Archifiction, Zhen Robotics, Yours Robotics, NRJ Nano Tech, King Weather, Woobo and AutoX.

  21:25-22:05, Keynote speeches: VC Angle: Trends and Startups to Watch in 2022

What are the key developments in China's VC space?

Oscar Ramos, an entrepreneur-turned-investor, is Partner at SOSV, Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, and Partner at MOX. He invests broadly across enterprise SaaS and cross-border Internet startups, manages the accelerator program, and serves on the Board of Directors of several portfolio companies. In his current role, Oscar has made investment decisions and helped accelerate the growth of 160+ startups. He holds a Masters of Engineering in Telecommunication from UPM.

Talent Tsatse is the investment director at ZEMU Capital Venture, a venture capital firm based in Shanghai, China. The firm seeks to invest in pre-seed, seed, pre-Series A, and Series A stage companies focused on the artificial intelligence, biotech, IoT and smart city sectors. Having lived in Asia for almost 15 years, Tsatse is keen on speaking to forward-thinking startup founders about investment opportunities and China commercialization strategies.

  22:05-22:25, Keynote speech: China Concepts Stocks in 2022

After the recent shakeups, are Chinese ADRs still investable?

Rahul Shah is Head of Financials Research at Tellimer, the emerging markets-focused research house and technology platform. Together with his global network of colleagues, he writes on the key themes that are defining the emerging markets' investment landscape. Rahul has close to 25 years of investment research experience and previously worked at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. He has degrees from the University of Cambridge and London Business School, and holds the FCA, CFA and CAIA charters.

  22:25-23:25, Networking

 Benefit from unique networking opportunities by connecting with other attendees at the event through our special 'virtual round table' on our live stream platform. Engage in themed group discussions and connect with like-minded industry peers and professionals from notable firms.

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About WIM

World Innovators Meet (WIM), a flagship event curated by EqualOcean since 2014, is an opportunity for international participants to join a discussion on the most pressing topics in China's key industries. In just seven years, WIM has grown from a local event in China into a global conference that connects China with the international community by bringing together 1,500+ speakers (including several Nobel laureates), 50,000 global attendees, and 2,000+ media and community partners.

This year, the World Innovators Meet 2021 (WIM2021) will be a hybrid event, combining both online and offline experiences. WIM2021's main venue is in Shanghai, China, with more than 200 speakers and 3,000 participants expected to attend and exchange ideas to foster greater cross-border economic integration.  WIM2021 covers 11 topics, including the hottest industries (from automotive to healthcare) and concepts (like carbon neutrality and 'Zhuan Jing Te Xin').  

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