Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao to headline the 30th CITIC CLSA Investors’ Forum

Hong Kong


Hong Kong – 7 September 2023: Symbolising Asia’s enduring strength as an investable powerhouse punching above its weight, the headliner at this year’s 30th CITIC CLSA Investors’ Forum will be Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, one of the “greatest pound-for-pound boxers of all time”. On 13 September, CITIC CLSA clients will have the chance to hear his incredible tale of resilience, grit and endurance.

Revered around the world, Pacquiao’s meteoric rise from humble beginnings to world-class sporting legend resonates with millions. He remains the only boxer to win a world championship in eight different divisions, with an incredible record that stands at 62 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws. However, Pacquiao’s glory goes beyond his illustrious sports career. A known philanthropist and civic leader, he was first elected to the Philippines House of Representatives in 2010, was re-elected in 2013 and went on to serve in the Senate from 2016-2022.

Running from 11-14 September at the Rosewood Hong Kong, the 30th CITIC CLSA Investors’ Forum will offer a captivating agenda, drawing on CITIC CLSA’s deep Asia expertise and unrivalled access. In celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Forum will unpack the critical macro, geopolitical and strategic issues that dominate investment portfolios and bring together 900+ senior executives from almost 400 leading companies to hear from 13 keynotes, 36 expert speakers and 43 award-winning CITICS and CLSA analysts.

Edward Park, Chief Executive Officer of Institutional Equities at CLSA, said: “With the constant shifting of economic regimes, Asia’s emerging markets are set to lead global financial markets through an aspirational journey. As a global financial institution deeply rooted in Asia for over 30 years, CITIC CLSA is positioned to reveal narratives that offer investors new opportunities in Asia, explore breakthroughs in financial technology and uncover resilience in the face of macroeconomic uncertainty.”

Among other world-class speakers and big-picture thinkers, the Forum will host Ahmed Mazhari, President of Microsoft Asia, who will delve into the next wave of AI technology and its implications for human ingenuity and data safety; Bjorn Lomborg, President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, who will cross-examine mainstream concerns and seek to dispel media fearmongering with data-driven perspectives on pressing global issues; Michael Pettis, Professor of Finance at Peking University, who will present often-overlooked perspectives on the Chinese economy; and Owen Mahoney, President and CEO of Nexon, who will address the rapidly changing entertainment sector’s growth outlook.

Shaun Cochran, Head of Research at CLSA, added: “We are excited to have a bonafide Asian hero as the headliner of the region’s leading investment forum. Manny’s story of rising from humble beginnings to a global leadership position mirrors that of his native Asia. We are confident his reflections on what it takes to push through adversity and scepticism to achieve the seemingly impossible will entertain, inform and inspire our audience.”



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Peter Joblin
Director of Communications, CITIC CLSA
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Lizzie Wang
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