ASIFMA 8th China Capital Markets Conference


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ASIFMA 8th China Capital Markets Conference

15 May 2018, Hong Kong

Overview of the Event

ASIFMA was pleased to present our 8th annual Asian edition of China Capital Markets Conference. 

With the continuous and valuable support from our members, the regulatory bodies and the key industry influencers, ASIFMA had strengthened its foundation in China as part of its overall advocacy efforts to further develop the country’s capital markets, which was a key area of focus for us. We aimed at continuing the high-level dialogues among the significant stakeholders at ASIFMA’s 8th China Capital Markets Conference, from which we explored a broad coverage of China’s capital markets including fixed income, currencies, equities, asset management and regulatory topics.

This signature conference of ASIFMA provided an industry-wide and timely platform for global and regional policymakers, senior regulators, sell side, asset managers, corporate treasurers, infrastructure and green financing firms, fintech firms and China-watchers to discuss the various developments of China’s capital markets.

It recorded attendance from 300 to 500 in the past years and participants enjoyed the in-depth and comprehensive dialogues as well as the active networking sessions. We received very positive feedback from them who found the speakers compelling, the discussions highly informative and interactive, and the debates interesting and thought provoking.

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Event Factsheet

  Date: Tuesday 15 May 2018
  Location: Conrad Hong Kong (Grand Ballroom, Lower Lobby)
  Objective: Bring together high-level regulators, ASIFMA members and their clients, issuers and treasurers, invited guests of both sell side and buy side to discuss key China capital market developments. Topics will be across China macro, fixed income, FX, equities, regulatory and asset management aspects. Attendees will participate in both interactive and networking sessions.
  Program Format: One-day conference featuring keynote speeches, panel discussions, concurrent roundtables and networking opportunities. The conference will be conducted in English.
  Speakers: Asian and global policy-makers, central bankers, issuers and treasurers, leading market practitioners from both sell side and buy side and industry experts in China capital markets.
  Sponsorship: Sponsorship opportunities are open to ASIFMA members and non-members. Active China markets practitioners are particularly encouraged.
  Delegate Profile: This event is expected to attract 400-500 participants including regulators, policy makers, issuers and treasurers, sell side and buy side representatives, across Asia, UK and the US, initially by invitation-only and then marketed to a wider audience.
  Delegate fees: Complimentary admission may be offered to selected regulators, buy side, corporate treasurers and speakers. Discounted delegate fee of USD320 will be offered to members of ASIFMA and the conference Endorsers, while the original price is USD400. Various sponsorship packages include complimentary delegate passes.
  Marketing: The conference is promoted through engagement of ASIFMA members in Asia and internationally, and by leveraging the contacts and connections of the conference Endorsers.
  Media Contact: This event is open to the press. For media inquiry, please contact Corliss Ruggles (
  ASIFMA Contacts: Laurence Van Der Loo, Senior Manager – Office of the CEO (
Michelle Cheung, Senior Manager – Head of Events and Conferences (
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The full program was as follows:

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Plenary Sessions

08:30-08:40 Welcome Remarks
08:40-08:55 Keynote
08:55-09:40 Panel Discussion 1 – China Macro Economy 2018
09:40-10:25 Panel Discussion 2 – How can China become an International Financial Centre?
10:25-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 Panel Discussion 3 – Accessing Chinese Markets
11:30-12:15 Panel Discussion 4 – Going Offshore and Outbound Investments
12:15-13:15 Lunch



13:15-13:55 Panel Discussion A5 – China FX & Local Rates: Trends and Opportunities, Including Hedging
13:55-14:35 Panel Discussion A6 – Infrastructure and the Belt and Road Initiative
14:35-14:55 Coffee Break


13:15-13:55 Panel Discussion B5 – Green Finance
13:55-14:35 Panel Discussion B6 – Equities Market Development Including Stock Connect
14:35-14:55 Coffee Break


14:55-15:35 Panel Discussion 7 – China Interbank Bond Market: Developments and Opportunities, Including Bond Connect
15:35-16:15 Panel Discussion 8 – FinTech in China and the Emerging Technologies


*This is a session of 4 simultaneous roundtables, each representing a designated topic with moderators leading the discussion. Delegates are able to join any table of their choosing.

16:15-16:55 Roundtable 1 – China Securitisation in a Global Context
Roundtable 2 – The Impact of the Cybersecurity Law
Roundtable 3 – Tax Issues Affecting China Capital Market Developments
Roundtable 4 – Foreign Ownership of Banks, Asset Managers, Trusts and Securities Companies
16:55-17:00 Closing Remarks


We were honored to have confirmed the following distinguished speakers for the conference. 

Supporting Organizations

ASIFMA expressed our gratitude to the valuable support from our confirmed supporting organizations!

Event Sponsors

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Media Partners:


Registration Details

For ASIFMA’s 8th China Capital Markets Conference, at Conrad Hong Kong on Tue 15 May 2018, the pre-registration system has been closed. All new interested parties will be considered as last-minute walk-in guests and please note the following arrangements for these requests:

1. Change your registration / Share your transferable delegate pass

Go to the conference venue on-site. Tell our receptionist there whom you replace. Present your business card. Our receptionist will manage the change of name on your pass.

2. Add a delegate

Additional admission pass can be bought at the reception desk of the conference venue on-site. Delegate fee will apply. We accept cash payment in HKD only given the last-minute request. An official receipt will be sent to you via email after the event upon request.

On-site Delegate Fee:
*Members of ASIFMA, Guests of Conference Sponsors and Endorsers – HKD2,500 (equivalent to USD320)
*Non-Members – HKD3,120 (equivalent to USD400)

No more complimentary pass is available except for approved regulator, buy side and corporate treasurer.

3. Cancel a registration

– Send your confirmation of cancellation to and ASIFMA will follow up accordingly.


Media Policy:

This conference is open to the press. For all the media policy and inquiry, please contact our Head of Communication, Corliss Ruggles, at

ASIFMA reserves the right to revoke registration or deny access to the event. ASIFMA reserves the right to remove, bar, or expel any attendee or guest from the conference for disruptive, disrespectful, or possibly illegal conduct, statements, or actions or for any reason which may tarnish the conference, ASIFMA, or its members, in ASIFMA’s sole discretion.

Venue Location

This conference was held in:

Grand Ballroom, Lower Lobby

Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong 
Tel: +852 2521 3838 

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