9-13 September • Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Scores of world leaders have recognised the power of the CLSA audience and used our Forums to present their nations' political and economic messages directly to investors who will make a difference in their markets.
Past participants include Lord Mervyn King, Bill Clinton, Yanis Varoufakis, Alan Greenspan, Al Gore, Jean-Claude Trichet, Sarah Palin, Desmond Tutu, Paul Volcker, Micheal Phelps, Craig Venter, Francis Ford Coppola, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, David Beckham, Jared Diamond, Pedro Domingos, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Jonathan Taplin, Ken Goldberg, Frank Luntz, Ellen Jorgensen, Carmen Reinhart and Joseph Stiglitz.
Below we unveil the first of our keynote and specialist speakers. Watch this space for more announcements in the coming days.
President and Global Strategist
Renowned strategist David Roche offers his independent view on the US-China trade tensions, how it is a multiyear trend and how China has prepared its trade-war trenches.
Professor of Economics
Matthias Doepke is an expert in understanding long-run economic growth and the role of family decision making. His recent work looks at demographic change, family economics, the role of political and cultural change in economic development, and redistributional effects of inflation.
University of Toronto
Adriana Robertson sheds light on index investing and argues that it is not passive, in reality, but rather a form of delegated management. This leaves investors in "index" funds with less protection, and potentially facing higher risks than investors in actively managed mutual funds.
Collective Decision Engines
Chief Science and Technology Officer for New York's new cultural artspace, The Shed, Slavin integrates science and technology into projects across exhibition, performance, publishing and everything in between, with an emphasis on designing and deploying the ultimate 21st Century visitor experience.
Owner of Synbiolab Consulting
Synthetic biology is genetic biotech made more efficient and powerful with the addition of engineering principles, robotics and AI. CLSA U guest speaker Dr Ellen Jorgensen explains all and profiles the key companies bringing this industry to life.
The Wizard and the Prophet
Science journalist and New York Times best-seller author, Charles Mann, explains two diametrically opposed views that shape our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how we choose to live in a world of 10 billion people.
Curtin University, Western Australia
Dudley Kingsnorth has a wealth of mining-industry experience, having held positions in operations, project development, marketing, consulting and business development at Bechtel. Alcoa, Shell (Billiton), Rio Tinto, Greenbushes and Ashton Mining. He provides independent advice on the rare-earths and lithium markets to companies and government agencies worldwide.
China Water Risk
Director of China Water Risk and author of several CLSA U Blue Books, Debra Tan returns to IF to highlight the water dilemma the Greater Bay Area is facing amid worsening climate risk. Her analysis of the impact of water risks on the power, mining, agricultural and textiles industries is considered instrumental in understanding global water challenges.
David Hart is the director of sustainable-energy consultancy, E4tech, and visiting professor at Imperial College London's Centre for Environmental Policy. He is an expert advisor, consultant and researcher on hydrogen's role as storage for intermittent power.
Founder and Chairman
Facts Global Energy
Always a crowd favourite, energy expert Dr Fereidun Fesharaki will provide his views on the state of the oil market. The founder of Facts Global Energy is well-recognised for pioneering oil and gas industry analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s.
Herman Brodie is the founder of Prospecta Limited. Over the past 18 years, he has advised some of world's leading fund-management groups and financial institutions on behavioural finance and its applications. He is co-author of The Trust Mandate: The behavioural science behind how asset managers really win and keep clients (2018).
Verity Studios and Professor, ETH Zuric
Raffaello D'Andrea is best known as co-founder of Kiva Systems, a robotics company that revolutionised material handling through the deployment of thousands of autonomous mobile robots in warehouses. Kiva was bought by Amazon in 2012 for US$775m, and it remains the ecommerce giant's most transformative acquisition. It radically changed how Amazon fulfils millions of orders and saves it up to US2.5bn per year.
Emerging Transport Advisors
Key strategic advisor and thought leader Timothy Papandreou will join us to talk about the future of mobility and automation. As the former strategic-partnerships manager at Google X and Waymo, Papandreou collaborated with cross-functional teams to launch the world's first commercial fully self-driving ride hailing service.
Plus One Robotics
Erik Nieves is founder of San Antonio-based startup Plus One Robotics - a 3D-vision and controls developer for robotic automation in the logistics and ecommerce markets. A passionate robotics advocate, he is a contributor to the US Robotics Roadmap and author of several articles on advances in robot technology.
Respected entrepreneur Mark Seeger has a leadership background spanning diverse areas, from laptop design to tourism, electric cars and fashion. As head of Mission Motorcycles, Seeger led an innovation-focused electric-motorbike company that achieved significant funding and was sold in 2014.
Head of Economic Research
CLSA chief economist Eric Fishwick kicks off the Forum with his assessment of the state of play, and strategy going forward. Eric worked in developed-economy fixed-income markets, with the Industrial Bank of Japan (1991-96) and Nikko Europe (1997-99), before focusing on Asian equities. He was voted Asiamoney's best regional economist in 2009 and again in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Previously, he served as a permanent advisor to the British Parliament in the House of Commons.
Professor of Globalisation and Development
University of Oxford
Ian Goldin takes a multi-disciplinary approach to address the growing short-term preoccupations of modern politics and business, and to identify ways of overcoming today's gridlock in key international negotiations. Particular areas of focus include: climate change, disruptive technological advancements, ageing, bioethics, infectious disease, poverty and political conflict.
Lord Bagri Professor of Economics
London Business School
Renowned for her contributions to global finance, Hélène Rey's research focuses on many of the big questions in macroeconomics with an emphasis on international capital flows, exchange rates, the international monetary system and the theory of financial crises.
The week's offering will be comprehensive. In addition to seven tracks of presentations, and thousands of hours of multilevel meetings, every day over a working lunch we will showcase a speaker who will challenge you to think outside the box. Collectively, they will make you better understand what the future holds and how what's coming will affect the way you make your investment decisions today.
investors from around the world
senior executives from nearly 300 of the region's leading companies
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Throughout the week, there will be a host of extra-curricular activities for you to choose from: there's something for everyone. Invitations will be sent to registered delegates in due course.
Wind down after the first day of the forum at CLSA's welcome cocktails. A relaxing night of great conversation and music.
Sample some of the best food Hong Kong has to offer at a selection of the city's most interesting and enticing eateries.
Party at one of Hong Kong's latest hotspots. Turn up the heat as we bring everyone together for a spectacular evening.
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Access our award-winning research as well as tools for screening, comparing and charting more than 1,300 Asian equities. This unique 24-hour online service also retrieves data from analysts' models and global data feeds from leading vendors.
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