The Agenda

Future of Finance China 2024 | Agenda

Friday, 21 June 2024 | Beijing, China
08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 10:30

Welcome Address

Keynote speech

Leadership dialogue: Outlook on China’s economy and financial services industry in a turbulent world

China's economic resurgence faces global headwinds during the transition to a new growth model. This leadership dialogue promises a dynamic exchange of ideas among distinguished economists and leading industry players. The conversation will centre on how China’s financial sector can support economic recovery while maintaining financial stability.

  • How to ensure both global economy and financial stability in this turbulent environment?
  • China's Economy: Short-term and medium-term outlook
  • Priorities in China’s economic policy
  • High-quality development and high level of opening up of China’s financial service industry
  • Technology and innovation reshape a new chapter
10:30 – 10:50

Fireside Chat: Great Transition: The Personalization of Finance is Here

Emmanuel Daniel, chairman of The Asian Banker and Jame DiBiasio, the founder and editor of DigFin will come together in a dialogue session, in which, we will hear more about how financial institutions and financial market transform to cope with the upcoming “financialization of everything” in the hyper-personalisation era.

10:50 – 11:15

Tea/Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00

Enabling and accelerating digital finance

The financial service industry has undergone a significant transformation over the last ten years, with technology becoming the key driver of growth, taking place of scale. This session will explore the next stage digital evolution and how technological breakthroughs are used in practical applications.

  • Digital banking: offering unique and differentiated financial services
  • Building intelligent risk management system with digital technologies
  • How digitalisation reshapes the wealth management landscape
  • Attract and market to Gen Z customers
12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:45

Unlocking the power of data: Maximising value

In the age of digital transformation, data has become the lifeblood of the financial industry, fueling core functions across the entire system. From marketing and risk control to credit assessment, daily operations, and customer service, data-driven insights are essential. However, as data volumes surge, financial institutions must improve data pipeline performance, foster data trust, and leverage data-driven decision-making. This session will explore strategies to provide customers with integrated, personalised financial services within a safe and controlled environment.

  • Big data analytics harnessed to personalise user experiences
  • Data sharing in credit assessment
  • Data security: A foundation of trust
13:45 – 14:30

Unlocking financing opportunities for SMEs through financial technology innovations

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain are closing information gaps for financial institutions (FIs). This session explores how FIs and technology companies can create a more inclusive financial ecosystem for SMEs by helping them gain creditworthiness.

  • Providing comprehensive financial services based on industrial chain
  • Finding innovative solutions to unlock sources of capital
  • Technology-driven supply chain finance enhances financing efficiency
14:30 – 15:00

Tea/Coffee break

15:00 – 15:30

The Asian Banker China Awards Program Report

The Asian Banker Institute will present the main findings of the 2024 China Awards, give forecasts for industry trends, and highlight exemplary industry best practices.

  • Introduction to the Awards Program: Process, methodology and scorecard/li>
  • Development status and overview of China's financial services industry
  • Findings and best practices
15:30 – 16:15

New developments in RMB internationalisation

This session will examine the internationalisation of the renminbi (RMB), a topic garnering widespread attention. It will cover the factors impacting this process, such as geopolitical dynamics, trade strategies like the Belt and Road Initiative and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, reforms in China's financial markets, and the expanding applications of the digital yuan (e-CNY). Discussions will focus on the present status of RMB internationalisation, its main obstacles, and the opportunities that could emerge despite the prevailing global uncertainty.

  • Progress in the internationalisation of RMB
  • Further open up the financial sector, and advance RMB internationalisation
  • Innovation in cross-border RMB investment and financing
16:15 – 17:00

Shaping tomorrow: The future of AI

The emergence of generative AI and large AI models marks a significant shift. AI has transformed from a research topic to an accessible technology poised to drive a new industrial revolution. The closing session dives into how AI is reshaping fundamental processes across industries and the world at large, promising game-changing results.

  • Generative AI and large AI models: powering transformation
  • The looming singularity?
  • The next frontier in AI technology
  • Maintaining control in an AI-powered world

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*This is a working agenda, content and speakers will be updated in a timely manner.

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