Frankfurt / Germany, November 20, 2017 – The 2nd CEINEX Financial Markets Forum was filled with senior experts from finance, industry and politics from Europe and China and highlighted the 20th EURO FINANCE WEEK, Europe’s largest meeting point for the finance and insurance industry taking place in Frankfurt/Germany. The Frankfurt based China Europe International Exchange (CEINEX) brought the European and the Chinese capital markets further together in support of deepened cooperation with the real economy, in particular the advanced manufacturing industry. Closely followed by 300 guests in Room Harmony of the Congress Center almost 30 high-level international experts shared their insights and debated current topics in financial markets and Sino-European/German real and macro-economic relations in four sessions and three keynote speeches.
Experienced experts and senior management from European and Chinese government departments, regulators, enterprises, financial institutions and intermediaries as well as researchers covered the most relevant global topic for future development by intensively discussing the financial connectivity along the Belt & Road Initiative. How the finance sector can support the cooperation of the real economy was debated also under the light of “Made in China 2025” and “Industry 4.0”. In a multi-level approach that includes debt as well as equity financing, options mentioned were to issue bonds in the CEINEX market place or to become part of the CEINEX D-Share market. Panelists and guests welcomed the announcement by Dr. CHEN Han, Co-CEO CEINEX, about the launch of the D-Share market in 2018, where China A-Share listed companies will issue stocks in Frankfurt under European rules and regulations, making the Chinese stock market better accessible for international investors. In the morning sessions an outlook on the Chinese-European M&A market was given and substantiated by successful real business experiences from Chinese companies investing into the European market. The first session underlined the internationalization of the Renminbi and how it could change international trade and business relations.
Dr. CHEN Han, Co-Chief Executive Officer CEINEX, commented: “In conferences such as the CHINA DAY – CEINEX Financial Markets Forum international market participants, researchers and policy makers as well as politicians get together for intense discussions and public exchange. CEINEX is proud to successfully have arranged the “2nd CEINEX Financial Markets Forum” and together with our partners shape the future of the cooperation of the financial markets and the real economy. Many Chinese companies are going out for international business, seeking partners globally. This creates the need for more diversified financial services. Banks, intermediaries and other financial services shall develop multiple financial connectivity levels to serve the real economy. CEINEX brings these participants from finance and real economy together and develops innovative products to support them: In 2018 we will have the first global industry leading Chinese blue chip A-Share companies starting the D-Shares listing in Frankfurt on the CEINEX market place. “D” stands for Deutschland, and for Déguó, the word for Germany in Chinese.”
The CHINA DAY – CEINEX Financial Markets Forum was organized in cooperation with Bank of China, Hauck & Aufhäuser, HSBC and the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce. The unique mix and great variety of speakers from China and Asia coming to Frankfurt for this forum made this conference a great success and lead information source for anyone interested in business and financial relations with China.
Speaker list (in alphabetical order): Michael O. Bentlage, CEO Hauck & Aufhäuser, Dr. Stephan Bredt, Director Ministry of Economics of the State of Hesse, Dr. CHEN Han, Co-CEO CEINEX, CHEN Jin, CEO SINO-CEEF Europe, Dr. Christian Cornett, Partner, King Wood & Mallesons, Thorsten Giehler, Head of Strategy and Policy, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ, Michael Hsih, Chief Representative Officer Beijing Deutsche Börse, Sven Jürgensen, Co-Head Corporate Treasury Solutions Germany, Austria & Nordics and Head of RMB Working Group HSBC Germany, Dirk Ley, Head of German Sales and Director Global Banking and Markets HSBC Germany, Dr. Helen Liang, Head of China Desk, Member of the Executive Board, Hauck & Aufhäuser, Jan Masek, Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions HSBC Germany, Bernd Meist, Managing Director Bank of China Frankfurt, Jochen Metzger, Director General of Payments and Settlement Systems Deutsche Bundesbank, Hiroki Miyazato, Chairman Haitong Bank Lisbon, Sonja M. Müller, Director China Competence Center Chamber of Commerce Frankfurt, Marcus Pratsch, Head of Sustainable Investment Research DZ Bank, Dr. Christian Storck, Partner Linklaters, Carl-Ludwig Thiele, Member of the Executive Board Deutsche Bundesbank, TO Honson, Chairman KPMG Asia Pacific & KPMG China, WANG Shunqing, Consul General People’s Republic of China in Frankfurt, Roman Wollscheid, Partner Transactions PwC, Dr. WU Mei, General Manager Joyson Europe, XU Donghua, Head of Research Institute of Machinery Industry Economic and Management, ZHANG Nai, Chief Representative Officer London Shanghai Clearing House, ZHENG Ying, Managing Director Shang Gong Europe, ZHENG Zeng, Director Institute of Market Economy and Competition Policy Research of NDRC, ZHU Weige, Counsellor and General Director Economic Department Consulate General China in Frankfurt
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Based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, CEINEX is a joint venture established by Shanghai Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse Group and China Financial Futures Exchange. As the first market place for RMB- and China-related investment products in the Chinese offshore market, it acts as a unique bridge between the Chinese and international financial markets. CEINEX is dedicated to provide reliable offshore RMB- and China-related financial instruments to investors, so as to promote RMB internationalization.
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