Symposium in Beijing to showcase EU-China Relations in Financial Services


Following the success of two previous editions in Singapore (2014) and Hong Kong (2015), the 2016 Symposium on EU-Asia Relations in Financial Services, organised by CEPS together with ASIFMA (Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association) and Afore Consulting, 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. Participation in the Symposium is by invitation only and limited to around 100 high-level regulators, policy-makers, academics and representatives of sell-side and buy-side firms. Click here to see the programme for detailed information about the topics to be discussed and the confirmed speakers.