27th CITIC CLSA Flagship Investors’ Forum opens today

Hong Kong


Earvin “Magic” Johnson to lead a stellar line-up of speakers Unrivalled corporate access with more than 420 companies presenting to investors

Hong Kong, 8 September 2020: The 27th CITIC CLSA Flagship Investors’ Forum (“Forum”), Asia’s longest-running investment conference, opens today. The Forum will gather more than 420 leading listed and private companies, and over 3,100 institutional investors from around the world in an entirely virtual setting. Extended to seven days, this year’s event will comprise more than 12,000 corporate access unique virtual interactions, across thousands of one-on-one and small-group meetings. Six days of back-to-back webinars will feature CLSA’s leading economists, strategists and analysts, high-profile thought leaders and personalities, as well as top management of leading companies from APAC and beyond.

This year’s content is divided into four key market-driving themes: China, Macro & Trade; Attention Economy; ESG; and, Leadership, Inspiration and Innovation. China access will be a key differentiator, leveraging CITIC Securities’ broad network of connections among corporates, government experts and industry specialists. More than 220 participating corporates come from mainland China and Hong Kong, including approximately 70 A-share listed companies.

Keynote speakers include NBA Hall of Famer, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who epitomises ‘Leadership, Inspiration and Innovation’. He will share the story of his remarkable rise and his philosophy for success. Steve Hansen, former head coach of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team, will outline the skills and mindset required to achieve and sustain world-class performance.

A dominant feature of this year is the escalating US-China tensions. On the ‘China, Macro & Trade’ day, Academy Award winning American Factory directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, and producer Yiqian Zhang, will discuss the making of the documentary, and the clashing of cultures in a factory environment.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web and CTO, Inrupt, will feature on the ‘Attention Economy’ day. He will explain his newly envisaged system, The Solid Project, in which internet users regain control of their data for a more decentralised and transparent experience.

High on the ESG agenda, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, and economist and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard University Rebecca Henderson, will explore how global economies can develop in a sustainable manner, at a time of unprecedented environmental and social upheaval.

Shaun Cochran, Head of Research at CLSA, commented: “We believe that Asia, and China in particular, currently offer better risk reward than developed markets, which have led global markets thus far this year. With our 2020 virtual forum we continue to bring investors world-class content from CLSA analysts, corporates and industry experts to help them find the best exposure for their portfolios across the most compelling investment themes throughout Asian markets.”

Kai Kaufmann, Head of Corporate Access and Client Strategy, added: “We are fully embracing the virtualisation of corporate access during these challenging times and will deliver Asia’s best known and longest running investor conference in an entirely virtual format this year. More than 420 leading corporates from APAC and beyond, representing a combined market capitalisation of just under USD9 trillion, will be hosting virtual meetings with more than 3,100 investors from around the world. This represents a powerful endorsement of CLSA’s franchise value and quality of relationships with both corporates and institutional investors.”

The 27th CITIC CLSA Flagship Investors’ Forum will be held virtually from 8 to 16 September 2020.

Conference delegates will be able to connect with each other in meetings and webinars upon a click of a button via CLSA’s brand new conference website which is optimised for PC and mobile devices, easy to navigate and offering a wealth of new features.

Next year’s CITIC CLSA Flagship Investors’ Forum will be held in Rosewood Hong Kong from 13 to 17 September 2021.


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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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