NEXT CHINA: 'China is the best consumer story on the planet' - highlights from today's conference - SupChina

NEXT CHINA: ‘China is the best consumer story on the planet’ — highlights from today’s conference

The NEXT CHINA conference just concluded on Wednesday from The Times Center in New York City, and what an event it was. SupChina will have a lot more coverage in the days ahead, but for now, here are some highlights from each of the events (find a full live-tweet of the event via the hashtag #NextChina).

(Here’s how you can watch [or re-watch] the entire conference.)

Welcome Remarks by Anla Cheng, SupChina CEO:

Morning Keynote by Michael Chu, global CEO of private equity firm L Catterton:

POLITICS: The Next Five Years in Chinese Leadership, with Cheng Li, director of the John L. Thornton China Center; Mike ForsythNew York Times reporter; Elizabeth Economy, expert on Chinese domestic and foreign policy; and Michael Szonyi, director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and professor of Chinese history at Harvard University; moderated by Jeremy GoldkornSupChina editor-in-chief:

Oh, and:

MACROECONOMICS: Outlook for 2018, with Stephen Roach, formerly chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and its chief economist; Andy Rothman, investment strategist at Matthews Asia; Donald Straszheim, senior managing director at Evercore ISI; moderated by Dinda Elliott, director of the Center of Business at China Institute. Andy Rothman echoed the message of Michael Chu’s earlier keynote when he observed, “China is the best consumer story on the planet,” noting that total consumption from Chinese households will soon rival U.S. households.

PHILANTHROPY: How Does Giving Amongst Chinese on Two Continents Differ, with John Long, CEO of Highridge Partners; Shirley Wang, founder and CEO of Plastpro Inc.; Walter Wang , chairman and CEO of JM Eagle and Quenan Group (China); Lulu C. Wang, founder and CEO of Tupelo Capital Management; Vivian Long, director of programs for the Long Family Foundation (LFF); Crysti Chen, co-founder and managing partner at UniWill Ventures; Adley Chan, assistant professor of clinical occupational therapy in the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy; Ben Niu, president of Laoniu B & S Foundation; moderated by Betty Liu, anchor on Bloomberg TV:

Lunch Keynote by Peter Walker, retired senior partner of McKinsey & Company:

FINANCE and INVESTMENTSJoseph Zeng, CEO of Greenwoods Asset Management HK; Eric Almeraz, CFA and co-founder of Apis Capital Advisors, LLC in 2004; Yong Ma, executive vice president of Bank of China New York; Kenny Tjan, country head of Value Partners Asset Management Singapore; moderated by Wendy Cai, partner at Oenus Capital:

TECH: China vs. U.S. Tech — Who Leads? with Anna Fang, CEO and partner of ZhenFund, an early-stage venture capital firm in China; Savio Tung, recently retired as the chief investment officer of Investcorp; Frederick Demopoulos, co-founder of Qunar, who has been deeply involved in the Chinese media and internet industries for over 10 years; moderated by Kaiser Kuo, SupChina editor-at-large:

HEALTHCARE: The Future of Private Healthcare in China, with Roberta Lipson, CEO and founder of United Family Healthcare (UFH); John Foster, 37-year veteran of private equity investing; Peikwen Cheng, co-founder of Yiviva, a clinical-stage biotech company launched out of Yale University; Chun Meili, director at both Community Global Insights and Johnson & Johnson; moderated by James P. McCarron III, a partner at Innovating Global Health:

FIRESIDE CHAT: U.S.-China space relations — featuring Leroy Chiao (@AstroDude), a former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander; moderated by Merit Janow, an internationally recognized expert in international trade and investment.

Sinica Live Podcast: Jeremy Goldkorn and Kaiser Kuo with Yukon Huang , a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.:

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