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Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2013, 6 - 8 April

Asia seeking development for all: Restructuring, Responsibility & Cooperation

Boao 2013

This is the 8th consecutive year for Deloitte as the Intellectual Supporting Partner of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference (BFA AC).  This year, President Xi Jinping will be the opening keynote speaker of the conference themed "Asia seeking development for all: Restructuring, Responsibility & Cooperation".  A senior delegation of Deloitte partners led by Deloitte Global Managing Director, Clients, Services & Talent Roger Dassen, Deloitte Asia Pacific CEO Chaly Mah, Deloitte China Chairman Joseph Lo, Deloitte China CEO Chris Lu and Deloitte Taiwan CEO Clark Chen will be participating to discuss with business leaders, politicians and intellectuals on topics related to achieving common economic development and progress in the Asian region.

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Deloitte at BFA AC: 2013 participation

Young Leaders Roundtable

Development for all: The mission of education

Deloitte China's Audit Partner Jennifer Qin will be a young leader representative to share her insights on the role and mission of education during this session which will be televised by CCTV and open to all media.

Time & date: 9:15 - 11:15am, Saturday, 6 April 2013

Moderators: Rui Chenggang, Director & Anchor, China Central Television

Commentators:

  • Elaine L. Chao, 24th United States Secretary of Labor
  • Ma Weihua, Executive Director, President & CEO, China Merchants Bank
  • Zhang Yaqing, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

Chinese Private Enterprises Roundtable

Investment options and strategies for private enterprises at times of economic transformation

Private sector leaders will share their input to sum up the private sector growth in the past year, as well as challenges and solutions.

Time & date: 9:30 - 11:30am, Saturday, 6 April 2013

Moderators: Chris Lu, Deloitte China CEO, and  James Chen, Managing Partner, National Clients & Markets of Deloitte China

Discussion leaders:

  • Bao Yujun, Chairman, China Private Sector Association
  • Li Jiange, Chairman, China International Capital Corporation
  • Neil Shen, Founding & Managing Partner, Sequoia China Fund
  • Zhang Weiying, Professional Of Economics, Peking University

China CEO Roundtable (Closed-door)

Facing a new decade of transition

Asia Pacific/China CEOs from 40 MNCs will discuss three macroeconomic issues pivotal to their businesses – China's external relations, financial sector and state-owned enterprises.

Time & date: 9:30-11:30am, Saturday, 6 April 2013 

Moderators: Chaly Mah, Deloitte Asia Pacific CEO, and Ken Dewoskin, Director, Deloitte China Research and Insight Centre (CRIC)

Introduction by:  Roger Dassen, Deloitte Global Managing Director, Clients, Services & Talent 

Panel discussion

Fictitious economy vs real: The balancing art of emerging markets

Participating panel speakers will discuss how emerging markets shall balance its fictitious economy vs the real, decoupling of the fictitious economy from the real and the re-booting of the real economy.

Time & date: 3:15 - 4:30pm, Sunday, 7 April 2013 

Moderator: Stephen Groff, Vice President, Asian Development Bank

Panelists:

  • Roger Dassen, Deloitte Global Managing Director, Clients, Services & Talent
  • Edmund Phelps, Nobel Prize Laureate (2006)
  • William Rhodes, Senior Advisor, CITI
  • Wendell Willkie II, Senior Vice President, MeadWestvaco
  • Zhang Yansheng, Secretary-general, Academic Committee, NDRC

CEO Brainstorming (Closed-door)

Global investment climate update

Deloitte Global Managing Director, Clients, Services & Talent Roger Dassen will participate in this closed-door meeting.

Time & date: 4:45 - 6:15pm, Sunday, 7 April 2013 

Moderator: Nik Gowing, Presenter, BBC World News

BFA conference session summaries and post conference report

As the Intellectual Supporting Partner of BFA Annual Conference, Deloitte has been asked by BFA 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 fifth consecutive year. Read Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference Report 2012 for an overview of the high level discussions during the BFA Annual Conference last year.

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