Bauhinia-Chatham Research Conference: the Pearl River Delta as a Financial Centre

Date: 2011-06-13

Time: 9:00am-5:15pm

Address:  Room S226-S227, HKCEC (Old Wing), 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre (“the Centre”), an independent policy think tank established in Hong Kong in March 2006, joined the Chatham House of the United Kingdom in organising an international research conference in Hong Kong on 13 June 2011 to examine the development challenges and growth opportunities of Hong Kong as an international financial centre of Greater China and the East Asian region in the wake of the Mainland’s financial reform, the National 12th Five-year Plan as well as the internationalisation of the Renminbi.

Held on the occasion of the Centre’s 5th anniversary, the conference represents a unique research partnership which the Centre has formed with the Chatham House. This international research project also involved the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai (a leading China-based international business school), the Epoch Foundation (a business-led research centre in Taipei) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

The conference sought to leverage on insights from trend analysis and international comparisons to achieve a constructive policy dialogue among the national and city policy makers, bankers, academics and research experts and representatives from the financial services sector.

We were pleased to have invited Prof K C Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the HKSAR Government and Norman Chan, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Monetary Authority, to address the morning session of the conference, followed by high-level panel discussions on Hong Kong’s IPO hub status and Hong Kong-Shanghai collaboration.

There was also a smaller research roundtable in the afternoon for selected researchers and experts.


Featured Speakers

Paola Subacchi

Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House

Norman Chan

Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

K C Chan

Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, HKSAR