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Time: 8:30am – 4:10pm
Address:  Room S421, Level 4, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Established in March 2006, the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre is an independent policy think tank that focuses on Hong Kong’s long-term competitiveness and socioeconomic well-being. Since its inception, we have released more than 20 major research reports, including regional economic development in the context of Hong Kong-Guangdong cooperation. With a view to capturing the enormous opportunities arising from the emerging economies in the region, our PRD research series cover a wide range of topics – Hong Kong-Shenzhen Metropolis, the PRD Metropolis, Hong Kong-Shenzhen education cooperation. It is worth noting that Hong Kong-Guangdong collaboration is one of the key areas covered by the recently released National Five-Year Plan (“the Plan”). Another focus of the Plan is Hong Kong’s important role as a leading global financial centre in parallel with Shanghai, which will function as another international financial centre of China. As an independent policy think tank, we seek to bring together renowned experts, decision makers, policymakers and opinion leaders in Hong Kong and around the world to explore different aspects of Hong Kong’s long-term competitiveness. As our annual highlight, the Bauhinia Thought Leaders Forum 2010 aimed to examine Hong Kong’s changing roles under the Plan. Focusing on off-shore RMB business, financial cooperation between Hong Kong and Shanghai, Hong Kong-Guangdong collaboration and the future development of Shenzhen’s Qianhai, the Forum targeted 400 key persons in the Government as well as the business, research and academic circles in Hong Kong and the mainland.
Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSARG
Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Founding Chairman, BFRC
Vice-President, Academy of Macroeconomic Research, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
Director-General, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the People's Government of Guangdong Province
Vice Mayor, Shenzhen
Welcome Address Mr Anthony Wu Chairman, Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre (BFRC)
Dr Zhu Wenhui Senior Research Fellow, BFRC
Dr Guo Wanda Vice President, China Development Institute (Shenzhen-China)
Mr Anthony Wu Chairman, BFRC & Chairman, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce