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Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2012

Asia in the changing world: Moving towards sound and sustainable development

The Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference (BFA AC) 2012 took place in Boao2012
Hainan China from 31 March to 3 April. This is the 7th consecutive year for Deloitte as the Intellectual Supporting Partner of this premier international forum in Asia.  At this year's conference themed "Asia in the changing world: Moving towards sound and sustainable development", the number of delegates exceeded 1,400, of which 77% were entrepreneurs coming from across the globe.  A senior delegation of Deloitte partners led by Global Deputy CEO, Brian Derksen, Chairman of Deloitte Center for Cross-Border Investment & Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, USA, Robert Kimmitt, Asia Pacific CEO Chaly Mah, China Chairman Joseph Lo and China CEO Chris Lu participated to discuss with other business leaders, politicians and intellectuals on topics related to maintaining a stable environment and promoting continuous development in Asia amid economic uncertainty arising from international debt crises.

Deloitte at BFA AC: 2012 participation

Young Leaders Roundtable: Defining Happiness

Time & date: 2:30 - 4:30pm, Sunday, 1 April 2012

Audit Partner Jennifer Qin was Deloitte's young leader representative sharing her insights on happiness and the role of young leaders during this session televised by CCTV and open to all media. 


Chinese Private Enterprises Roundtable

Time & date: 3:45 - 5:15pm, Sunday, 1 April 2012

Deloitte China CEO Chris Lu and Deloitte China Clients & Markets Managing Partner James Chen moderated this discussion on the transition towards a sustainable business model and the financing strategies in times of austerity and depressed market for private enterprises. This roundtable was chaired by the Chairman of All-China Private Enterprise Federation Bao Yujun, with Governor of Henan Province Guo Gengmao as a special guest.

Session summary: Read key themes and discussion points (in Chinese only)


China CEO Roundtable: China sustained and MNC strategy

Time & date: 3:45 - 5:15pm, Sunday, 1 April 2012 

Deloitte Global Deputy CEO Brian Derksen, Chairman of Deloitte Center for Cross-Border Investment and Former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of the Treasury Robert Kimmitt, and Deloitte China Research and Insight Center Director Ken DeWoskin were moderators. 

Session summary: Read key themes and discussion points (in Chinese only)


Panel discussions 

Transformation of Emerging Economies: Moving up the value chain

Time & date: 3:50 - 5:05pm, Monday, 2 April 2012

Deloitte Global Deputy CEO Brian Derksen was a panelist on the discussion about the impact brought along by the transformation of emerging economies. Other panel speakers included Senior Managing Executive Officer of Sumitomo Corporation Kenji Kajiwara, Chairman & CEO of Neusoft Corporation Liu Jiren, US Ambassador and Former Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, Vice Minister of State Assets Supervision & Administration Commission of China Shao Ning, and Vice Chairman of TCS Ramadorai Subramanian.


Cooling off the 'Hot Money

Time & date: 10:45am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Chairman of Deloitte Center for Cross-Border Investment and Former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of the Treasury Robert Kimmitt was a panelist on the discussion about strategies for managing hot money in Asia. Other panel speakers were Chairman of SinoPac Paul Chiu, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of China Investment Corporation Jing Liqun, Professor of Tsinghua University Li Daokui, Former Vice Minister of MOFTEC Long Yongtu, and Founder & CEO of Terra Firma Tim Pryce.

BFA conference session summaries and post conference report

As the Intellectual Supporting Partner of BFA Annual Conference, Deloitte has been asked by BFA to work together with Caijing magazine, the media intellectual supporting partner, to develop session summaries immediately after each session for distribution to world media and publication on BFA's official website.  

Deloitte has also been invited to develop a co-branded post conference report for the fourth consecutive year.  Read Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference Report 2011 for an overview of the high level discussions during the BFA Annual Conference last year.

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