Hong Kong, 10 July 2020: The 27th CITIC CLSA Flagship Investors’ Forum (“Forum”), Asia’s longest-running investment conference, will be held virtually from 8 to 16 September 2020, building on the success of the CITIC CLSA Japan Forum hosted virtually in May this year. The 28th Forum has also been confirmed and will be hosted at Rosewood Hong Kong, the venue initially selected for this year’s event, from 13 to 17 September 2021.
Overcoming the challenges of hosting an event of that scale on a virtual platform, CLSA will bring together 800 senior executives from more than 350 leading companies and 1,500+ investors representing international buy-side institutions via highly differentiated Zoom-hosted one-on-one and small-group teleconferences and thematic webinars. Specialist speakers will include experts on technology, health, environmental and social issues as well as geopolitical specialists and global finance and economics experts.
While the Forum will retain a regional focus, China access will be a key differentiator this year, leveraging CITIC Securities’s broad network of connections among corporates, government experts and industry specialists.
Edward Park, CEO of Institutional Equities, commented: “Feedback from investors and corporates was consistently positive following our first virtual Japan Forum in May. Despite limited preparation time, we organised nearly 900 meetings and 80 webinars across five days. This has motivated us to build a programme of even greater magnitude for our flagship event, with cutting-edge content and deep corporate access, all accessible on a user-friendly platform.”
Kai Kaufmann, Head of Corporate Access and Client Strategy, said: “Looking further ahead, the choice of Rosewood Hong Kong as the new venue for our Flagship Investors’ Forum is key to our forum strategy. This new harbourfront site’s expansive event space will provide all participants with a novel and enhanced Forum experience from next year onwards.”
Popular among global fund managers for its original content and investible ideas, the Forum is established as a main event on global fund managers’ calendars and a platform to connect with corporates, specialist speakers and CLSA’s award-winning research analysts.
Scores of world-leading guest speakers have presented their political and economic views at the Forums. Past participants include Bill Clinton, Kevin Rudd, John Kerry, Paul Volcker, Bob Geldof, Francis Ford Coppola, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, David Beckham, Paul Krugman and Michael Phelps.
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CLSA, CITIC Securities’ international platform, provides global investors and corporates with insights, liquidity and capital to drive their growth strategies.
Award-winning research, an extensive Asia footprint, direct links to China and highly experienced finance professionals differentiate our innovative products and services in asset management, corporate finance, equity and debt capital markets, securities and wealth management.
As part of CITIC Securities (SSE: 600030, SEHK: 6030), China’s leading investment bank, CLSA is uniquely positioned to facilitate cross-border capital flows and connect China with the world and the world to China.
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