Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2019

Pre-conference Report

As BFA's Intellectual Supporting Partner for 15 years, Deloitte has committed its expertise, insights and global resources to helping the BFA Academy prepare the pre-conference report, enabling attendees to stay at the forefront of change and envision the future.

BFA Chairman Ban Ki-moon, Vice Chairman Zhou Xiaochuan and Secretary General Li Baodong contributed to the preface, which features their views on the future of Asia Pacific's economy and the BFA, as well as insightful interpretations of the 2019 theme – "Shared Future, Concerted Action, Common Development".

Deloitte Global Chairman David Cruickshank, as one of the representatives of the forum's collaborators, also penned his perspectives on closer regional economic cooperation for the publication. This year, besides launching the Asia Pacific Investment Confidence Barometer for the first time, the report highlights Deloitte's comprehensive, in-depth take on Economic Prospects, the Belt and Road Initiative, Smart Manufacturing, Digital Transformation, Future of Retail, Technology Innovation, 5G, Fintech and Artificial Intelligence.

Here's a glimpse of all the topics: 

  • Economic Outlook in Asia Pacific
  • Asia Pacific Investment Confidence Barometer
  • Outlook of Belt and Road International Power Cooperation
  • Industry 4.0 Readiness Survey 
  • Smart Manufacturing Priorities
  • Outlook for Digital Life Service Ecosystem
  • New Retail Reinvigorates China's Imports | New technologies, new models and new channels 
  • 5G: Reshaping Every Industries
  • The New Physics of Financial Services | How artificial intelligence is transforming the financial ecosystem
  • Survey Finds Biopharma Companies Lag in Digital Transformation | It is time for a sea change in strategy
  • Ten Trends in AI's Commercial Application in China

Deloitte has also launched a series of research and thought leadership reports centered on the key discussions at the 2019 conference, delivering new perspectives and facilitating knowledge sharing. 

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