Sunday, April 19

09:00 – 10:30 Price Fluctuations and Emerging Market Strategies

               (ICC, Level 1, Dong Yu Grand Ballroom A)

What implications do drastic fluctuations of oil, grain and ore prices have on trade, investment and the economies of emerging market countries? How should governments and businesses respond? What steps can be taken to reduce the volatility of such crucial commodity prices at the international, national and company levels?

Moderator: Stephen ENGLE, TV Correspondent, Bloomberg Television

Panelists: ZHANG Xiaoqiang, Vice Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission

FU Chengyu, President, CNOOC

Klaus ENGEL, Chairman of the Executive Board, Evonik Industries AG

Russell SCRIMSHAW, Executive Director Commercial, FMG

XU Lejiang, Chairman, Baosteel Group Corporation

Mohamed AL-MADY, CEO, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

09:00 – 10:30 Managing in Periods of Volatility

               (ICC, Level 1, Dong Yu Grand Ballroom B)

Most companies’ primary response to the economic crisis is to cut costs to preserve margins and cash. A number of companies with strong balance sheets, however, view the crisis as an opportunity to take a more strategic approach, allowing them to emerge stronger and more competitive in the global marketplace as a result. What are the most promising opportunities to pursue and the appropriate strategies to deploy during this period of volatility?

Moderator: Joe FULLER, Co-Founder and CEO, Monitor Group

Panelists: LI Rongrong, Chairman, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of the State Council

RAMADORAI S., CEO & Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services

WEI Jiafu, President & CEO, COSCO

Susan CHANG, Chairwoman, Taiwan Financial Holding Co. Ltd

Jae Won CHEY, CEO, SK Holdings

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:30 Private Equity & Venture Capital: Opportunities in Emerging Markets

              (ICC, Level 1, Dong Yu Grand Ballroom A)

With global financial crisis and economic slowdown, what are the opportunities and challenges facing VC/PE in the Emerging Markets? Fund raising might be much more difficult but asset valuation has come down a lot. At the same time leverage become difficult to secure. What should be in place to regulate the PE/VC industry and encourage funding for innovative small and medium companies especially in the technology areas?

Moderator: Neil SHEN, Founding Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital China

Panelists: DAI Xianglong, Chairman, National Council for Social Security Fund, China

Christopher BOWER, Chairman & CEO, Pacific Corporate Group

Bob NELSEN, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Arch Venture Partners

LIU Erh Fei, Head, China Region, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch

ZHANG Yichen, CEO, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited

11:00 - 12:30 Best Practice of Doing Business in Emerging Markets

              (ICC, Level 1, Dong Yu Grand Ballroom B)

Clearly, even with the global downturn, emerging market countries like China and India offer big potential for growth. Business leaders from both emerging market nations and developed countries will share their experiences doing business in emerging markets as well as their insights into bringing best practices to bear in markets very different from the US and Europe.

Moderator: Christopher GRAVES, President & CEO, Asia Pacific, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Panelists: Balalsubramanian MUTHURAMAN, Managing Director, Tata Steel Limited

Michael TRESCHOW, Chairman, Ericsson Group

LI Dongsheng, Chairman & CEO, TCL Corporation

Par OSTBERG, Senior Vice President, Volvo Group

12:45 - 14:45 Luncheon Session: Time for a Green New Deal?

              (ICC, Level 1, Dong Yu Grand Ballroom C&D)

The current financial crisis should not overshadow an even more pressing crisis facing mankind: environmental degradation and global warming. The UN Secretary General has called for a “Green New Deal,” urging governments to increase investments in clean energy, eco-agriculture, as well as energy-efficient transportation and housing. Is his call for a “Green New Deal” a realistic one in addressing both environmental degradation/global warming and economic slowdown in this time of economic hardship? How do we best incentivize countries and organizations to “go green”? Which organizations have taken the lead in going green and what can the rest of us learn from them?

Moderator: Christopher GRAVES, President & CEO, Asia Pacific, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Speaker: His Excellency Mr. Matti VANHANEN, Prime Minister, Finland

Panelists: WAN Bentai, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Environmental Protection, China

Jayoung KOO, President & CEO, SK Energy

Steen RIISGAARD, President & CEO, Novozymes A/S

13:00 - 16:00 TV Forum: The China Factor in the New Globalized Era

              (Gold Coast Hot Spring Hotel, Level 1, Boao Room)

15:00 - 17:30 International Financial Crisis and Cross-Straits Financial Cooperation

               (ICC, Level 1, Dong Yu Grand Ballroom A)

Financial experts and bankers from across the Taiwan Straits will explore the impact of the international financial crisis on the financial industries, lessons to be learned, ways of cooperation to deal with the crisis as well as the prospect of financial cooperation across the Straits.

Co-Chairs: CHEN Jinhua, Honorary Chairman, China Federation of Enterprises; Chief Advisor, Boao Forum for Asia

Fredrick CHIEN, Senior Advisor, Cross-Strait Common Market Foundation

15:00 - 16:30 Financial Crisis and International Tourism

              (ICC, Level 1, Dong Yu Grand Ballroom B)

The global financial crisis has brought major challenges to the world’s tourism industry. Against such a background, it is crucial for government officials and tourism industry practitioners to assess the impact and challenges, leverage on favorable conditions and potential opportunities, seek channels of cooperation and explore policy options and measures to stimulate tourism development, thereby facilitating the global economic recovery.

Moderator: Angela Chow, Presenter, Phoenix TV

Panelists: Geoffrey LIPMAN, Assistant Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization

SHAO Qiwei, Chairman, China National Tourism Administration

Yoshiaki HOMPO, Commissioner, Japan Tourism Agency, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Sastihara PICHAICHANNARONG, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Sport, Thailand

CHEN Cheng, Vice Governor, Hainan Provincial Government

GAI Zhixin, Chairman, China International Travel Service Group Co. Ltd.

16:30 - 17:00 Break

17:00 - 18:00 Boao TV Debate: The Next Competitive Edge of Asia

              (Sofitel Hotel, Oriental Theatre, 1st Floor)

As export-led models and foreign capital flows become less viable, it is now imperative for Asian economies to seek out and build their own competitive advantages. What critical transformation and structural adjustments does Asia need to undertake to stand on its own feet? Should central planners rather than private enterprise pave the way ahead? In an age of protectionism, what can finance Asia’s next growth – domestic consumption, innovation, human capital?

Moderator: Martin SOONG, Anchor, CNBC

Panelists: Susan WHITING, Vice Chair, The Nielsen Company

XU Xiaonian, Professor, China Europe International Business School

John RUTLEDGE, Former Financial Advisor of U.S. Presidents

FAN Gang, President, National Economic Research Institute, China

18:30 - 19:00 Press Conference

              (ICC, Level 1, Peacock I)

18:30 - 20:00 Farewell Dinner

              (Sofitel Hotel, River Ranch BBQ Restaurant)

20:15 - 22:00 Farewell Party

              (ICC, Level 2, Main Hall)

Performed by: Benshan Media ZHAO Benshan Xiao Shen Yang


Editor:Xiong Qu