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3rd Annual Symposium on EU-Asia Relations in Financial Services

Day 1 - Wednesday
Day 2 - Friday
Beijing, China
The Westin Beijing Financial Street Address: 9B, Financial Street, Xicheng District

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CEPS Event

3rd Annual Symposium on EU-Asia Relations in Financial Services




CEPS, the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) and Afore Consulting are organising the 3rd Annual Symposium on EU-Asia Relations in Financial Services. The event is supported by the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), the International Monetary Institute of Renmin University of China (IMI) and the Centre for Banking & Finance Law of University of Singapore (CBFL).

Following the success of two previous editions in Singapore (2014) and Hong Kong (2015), the 2016 Symposium on EU-Asia Relations in Financial Services will take place in Beijing, 25-27 May. China holds the G20 Presidency this year and celebrated the 40th anniversary of the EU-China partnership last year. The symposium provides a unique opportunity for global, European and Asian policy-makers, leading academics and industry executives to meet and discuss issues affecting the functioning of EU-Asian trade, investment, and financial services.

The cornerstone of the annual event is an informed and open exchange of ideas among decision-makers in small group discussions and plenary sessions, as well as during networking events. It offers many opportunities for interactive and frank dialogue, which is conducted under the Chatham House Rule. Discussions are then summarised and presented on the final day of the Symposium and debated in a plenary session.


This year's event will cover the following topics: the fundamental review of the trading book, corporate bonds, Fintech, innovation in payments, stock markets volatility, shadow banking, and asset management. 

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This event is open to around 100 participants (high-level regulators, policy makers, academics and sell-side and buy-side firm representatives). 

Speakers list
Hans-Dietmar Schweisgut

Ambassador of the European Union to China

Andrea Enria

Chairperson, European Banking Authority

Jing Ulrich

Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase

Pierre Van Peteghem

Group Treasurer, Asian Development Bank

Benedict Nolens

Senior Director & Head of Risk and Strategy, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission

Ben Shenglin

Executive Director, International Monetary Institute (IMI) & Founding Dean, Academy of Internet Finance, Zhejiang University

Esmond Lee

Executive Director (Financial Infrastructure), Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Alexander den Ruijter

Advisor to the Managing Director, European Stability Mechanism

Tae Yoo

Managing Director, Head of Client Business Development & FIC Development, Global Markets Division, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

Wang Jiangyu

Fellow at the Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL) and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Alex Lin

Vice Commissioner for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency of Japan

Michael Taylor

Managing Director, Chief Credit Officer Asia Pacific, Moody's

Thibault Heuzé

Financial Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to China 

Daniel Gros

Director, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Shunsuke Shirakawa

Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency of Japan

Zou Jiayi

Assistant Minister, Ministry of Finance, People’s Republic of China (TBC)

Qi Xiang

Director of International Department, China Banking Regulatory Commission (TBC)

Dimple Bhandia

Deputy General Manager, Financial Stability Unit, Reserve Bank of India (TBC)

Jae Hoon Yoo

CEO and Chairman, South Korean Central Securities Depository

Wan Tailei

Managing Director of International Department, National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (TBC)

Arvind Subramanian

Chief Economic Adviser, the Government of India (TBC)

Diego Valiante

Head of Financial Markets and Institutions, CEPS

Lorenzo Bencivelli

Financial Attaché, Embassy of Italy to the People’s Republic of China, Bank of Italy representative

Sherry Madera

Minister Counseller and Director, Financial Professional Services and ITC, UK Trade & Investment (TBC)

Helmut Wacket

Head Market Integration Division, DG Market Infrastructure and Payments, European Central Bank 

Nellie Dagdag

Executive Director, Sales and Solution Delivery, Asia of Omgeo

Chen Long

Vice President, Ant Financial Services Group (TBC) 

Yang Tao

Assistant Director, Institute of Finance and Banking, CASS & Director, Research Center of Payment and Settlement, IFB, CASS (TBC) 

Chen Yulu

Deputy Governor, The People’s Bank of China (TBC)

Jonathan Taylor

Vice-president, European Investment Bank

Benjamin Angel

Director, Directorate Treasury and Financial Operations, DG ECFIN, European Commission 

Qi Bin

Director-General, Department of International Affairs, China Securities Regulatory Commission (TBC)

Peter Kruschel

Director of Banking Supervision, The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority 

Qi Zhang

Director, International Department/Research and Information Department, Asset Management Association of China (TBC)