The Boao Forum for Asia


The Boao Forum for Asia

Asia's New Future: Towards a Community of Common Destiny

26 - 29 March 2015, Boao, Hainan Province, China

Deloitte's participation

A decade was a long time in such a fast developing and growing region as Asia.  That's how long Deloitte served as Intellectual Supporting Partner of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference. It had been a great way for Deloitte to track Asia's evolution, and to engage with the BFA and fellow delegates from governments, businesses and academia to address how we could all work together to balance economic growth and sustainable development in Asia for mutual and long-term success. 

A senior delegation of Deloitte partners attended the BFA AC 2015 to join fellow business leaders, politicians and intellectuals to discuss topics related to 2015 theme  "Asia's new future: Towards a community of common destiny". The senior executives included:

  • Steve Almond, Global Chairman, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
  • Lawrence Chia, CEO, Deloitte China
  • Jae Sool Lee, Chairman, Deloitte Korea
  • Paul Siu, National Managing Partner, Clients, Industries & Markets, Deloitte China
  • Norman Sze, Northern Region Managing Partner, Deloitte China
  • Sitao Xu, Chief Economist, Partner, Deloitte China
  • Dora Liu, National Financial Services Industry Audit Leader,  Deloitte China
  • Cindy Sun, Clients, Industries & Markets Partner, Deloitte China

China CEO Roundtable (Closed-Door)

(By invitation only)

Lawrence Chia, Deloitte China CEO, set the scene for 2015 China CEO Roundtable. Sitao Xu (Steven), Deloitte China Chief Economist moderated a discussion among China CEOs of multinational corporations doing business in China.

Roundtable overview: 
Senior executives of major multinational corporations with significant investments in China participated in an invitation-only, closed-door session to exchange views, experiences and ideas on adapting their current business models to the realities of Asia's dynamic developments.

Welcome Remarks

  • Lawrence Chia, Deloitte China CEO 
  • Sitao Xu (Steven), Chief Economist, Partner, Deloitte China
  • Xinghai Fang, Bureau Director, Office of the Central Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs, China
  • Carlos Gutierrez, Former Secretary of Commerce, the United States
  • Jenny Shipley, Former Prime Minister, New Zealand

 27 March 2015

Time: 09:30 - 11:30

Venue: ICC, Level 1, Peacock 1

Private Sector Roundtable

Norman Sze, Managing Partner, Northern Region, Deloitte China, was the moderator of Private Sector Roundtable

Roundtable Overview:
  • This was an annual gathering of private sector leaders
  • A review of trends impacting private sector growth in the past year
  • Challenges and the way forward
  • Norman Sze, Managing Partner, Northern Region, Deloitte China
  • Yujun Bao, Former Vice-Chairman, The All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce
  • Xiaoqi Liao, Former Vice Minister of Commerce; Chairman, China World Trade Center
  • Shijin Liu, Vice Minister, The Development Research Center of the State Council
  • Xiaoqiang Zhang, Former Vice Chairman, NDRC
  • Xin Zhang, CEO, SOHO China Ltd

Date: 27 March 2015

Time: 09:30 - 11:30

Venue: ICC, Level 1, Dong Yu Grand Ballroom C

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) & the New Development Bank

Steve Almond, Global Chairman, Deloitte was one of the panelists in this session.
Session Overview:
  • AIIB and the New Development Bank (also known as the BRICS Bank) emerged as new players in the global financial system. To what extent would the Bretton-Woods system, with IMF and the World Bank at its core, be changed by these new forces?
  • Governance and business models of AIIB and the BRICS Bank
  • Steve Howard, Secretary General, The Global Foundation
  • Steve Almond, Global Chairman, Deloitte
  • Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister, Pakistan
  • Huaibang Hu, Chairman, China Development Bank
  • Martin Jacques, Senior Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University
  • Ruogu Li, Former Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of China
  • Josette Sheeran, President and CEO, The Asia Society
  • Jenny Shipley, Former Prime Minister, New Zealand
  • Mark Suzman, President for Global Policy Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Date: 28 March 2015

Time: 17:15 - 18:30

Venue: ICC, Level 1, Dong Yu Grand Ballroom D

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