2014 APEC Women Leadership Forum

 

 

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“ Asia-Pacific economy would grow by an additional $89 billion annually if women were able to achieve their full economic potential ” (The United Nations)

 

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia Pacific region. It is the only international intergovernmental grouping in the world committed to reducing barriers to trade and investment without requiring its 21 member economies to enter into legally binding obligations. It accounts for approximately 40 percent of the world’s population, approximately 55 percent of world GDP and about 44 percent of world trade.

APEC’s 21 member economies are Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; The Republic of the Philippines; The Russian Federation; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States of America; Vietnam

Organizer: APEC Women Leadership Forum
Location: Beijing, China
Date: August 21-22, 2014

 

 

Invitation from the Forum Executive Co-chairs

 

Dear Friends & Distinguished Guests,

On behalf of the APEC Women Leadership Forum, it is our greatest honor and delight to welcome most of you back to China this year to attend the APEC Women Leadership Forum 2014 on 20-22 August 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Beijing.

With your strong and continuing support in promoting a greater inclusion of women globally, we will be one step closer towards expanding inclusive prosperity and realizing empowerment in the region.

The theme for this year’s event, Connect • Role Models • Inclusive Growth, will discuss on how to enhance business networking, congregate role models to mentor next-generation leaders, explore new growth strategies to harness sustainable growth, and challenges and opportunities faced by women in business.

We very much look forward to welcoming you all in the beautiful summertime of Beijing city this August.

Yours sincerely,

Wang Lili
Chairwoman, ICBC (London) Ltd. & (Argentina) S.A.
Kim Sung-Joo
Chairwoman & CEO
Sungjoo Group & MCM Holding
Cher Wang
Chairwoman
HTC Corp & VIA Technologies
Doris M. Ho
President & CEO
A. Magsaysay Inc.
Diane Wang
Founder & CEO
DHgate.com
Kathy Gong
Chairwoman
KG Inc & Seeway Investment
Xu Shuqing
Chairman of the Board & President
Zhongheng Group
 

 

“ It will take time. It will take our concerted effort. But I am convinced that if we come into pursuing the promise of this participation age and unleashing and harnessing the
economic potential of women, we will see a new and better future. ” (Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton)

 



 

The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) was established by the APEC Economic Leaders in November 1995. This private sector body presents recommendations to the APEC Leaders in an annual dialogue and advises APEC officials on business sector priorities and concerns. ABAC comprises up to three senior business people from each APEC economy where the appointments are made by the Leader of the member economy concerned. ABAC represents a diverse range of sectors which includes small and large enterprises.

Essentially, the APEC policy direction is provided by the 21 APEC Economic Leaders. Strategic recommendations provided by APEC Ministers and the APEC Business Advisory Council are considered by APEC Economic Leaders as part of this process. Thus, ABAC provides APEC Economic Leaders with a business perspective on APEC issues through an annual meeting and a formal report. The annual report contains recommendations to improve the business and investment environment in the APEC region.

 



 

Agenda

“Connect • Role Models • Inclusive Growth”

Forum Program

Wednesday
20 August 2014
FORUM REGISTRATION • Grand Ballroom Foyer
3:00pm – 6:00pm APEC Women Leadership Forum Registration
7:00pm – 9:00pm

SOCIAL COCKTAIL RECEPTION • Grand Ballroom 2
Hosted by KG Inc & Seeway Investment

 

“Connecting with Chinese Cultural Art and Artists

 

Social networking reception with Chinese cultural art exhibition and fashion show along with a warm networking with its esteemed artists • Canapés will be served with refreshing beverages

Thursday
21 August 2014
FORUM DAY ONE • Grand Ballroom 1
9:00am – 9:30am

APEC WOMEN LEADERSHIP FORUM

9:05am – 9:15am

Opening Address

 

by Mr. Wang Jinzhen, Vice Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

9:15am – 9:25am

Welcome Address

 

by Mdm. Meng Xiaosi, Vice Chairwoman, All-China Women’s Federation, People’s Republic of China

9:25am – 9:30am

Greeting Remark

 

by Ms. Kathy Gong, Chairwoman, KG Inc & Seeway Investment

9:30am – 10:40am
SESSION 1

FORUM ANNUAL DEBATE
Presented by Xinhua International

 

“Women Can Have It All: Agree or Disagree?”

 

Arguing for the Motion:

  • Prof. Wu Qing, Head of the Honourary Council, Beijing Cultural Development Center for Rural Women
  • Ms. Nicole Still, Founder, VIAJIYU; Founder, Drink Digital; Co-Founder, The Balmain Boat Company

 

Arguing against the Motion:

  • Ms. Chen Lu Yu, Host & Program Supervisor, A Date with Lu Yu, Phoenix TV
  • Dr. Zhang Huaying, Vice President, Sustainability, Greater China & Korea, Coca-Cola China Ltd.

 

Moderated by Mr. Jin Jing, Deputy Director, TV Desk, International News Department, Xinhua News Agency

10:40am – 11:00am REFRESHMENT BREAKGrand Foyer & Grand Ballroom 2
11:00am – 11:10am
SESSION 2

FORUM ADDRESS ON THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF CHINA’S ECONOMIC RISE

 

“What are the Implications of China’s Rise for ASEAN and APEC? What are the Challenges and Opportunities?”

 

Keynote address
by Dr. Nalinee Taveesin, Former Thailand Trade Representative & Former Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, Royal Thai Government

11:10am – 11:20am
SESSION 3

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

 

“From Farm to Freedom, Peace by Piece”

 

Featuring Dr. Jill Robinson, Founder & CEO, Animals Asia

11:20am – 11:30am
SESSION 4

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

 

“Passion Creates Possibilities”

 

Featuring Mr. Stefen Chow, Photographer

11:30am – 12:30pm
SESSION 5

FORUM DIALOGUE ON ETHICS IN BUSINESS

 

“In A Dynamic Marketplace, Ethical Behaviour Is Good Business”

 

In a highly globalized and litigious world, how do different cultures have different viewpoints of ethics in business? If we must, how do we reconcile without selling our souls, and more importantly, how do we prepare ourselves?

 

Panel discussion with:

  • Mr. Chen Hong, Chairman, The Hina Group
  • Ms. Lu Zhiying, Vice Chair & Chief Branding Officer, Tsinghua Tongfang Co., Ltd.
  • Mrs. Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, CEO, Sintesa Group
  • Ms. Kaori Sasaki, President & CEO, ewoman Inc.; President, UNICUL International, Inc.

 

Moderated by Ms. Cheng Lei, Anchor, Biz Asia, CCTV-News

12:30pm – 2:00pm BUFFET LUNCH • Grand Ballroom 2
2:00pm – 3:00pm
SESSION 6

DIALOGUE ON DIGITAL ECONOMY

 

“The Art and Science of Data Mining”

 

How big really is the predictive analytics in big data market? How well do we understand our consumers?

 

Panel discussion with:

  • Ms. Michelle Guthrie, Managing Director, Partner Business Solutions, APAC, Google Inc
  • Ms. Angela Wang, Senior Vice President & Board Secretary, Neusoft Corporation
  • Ms. Joy Tan, President, Global Media & Communications, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Dr. Gu Xuemei, Engineering Director & Site Lead, Google Greater China

 

Followed by an open discussion between panelists and forum participants, moderated by Ms. Han Wei, Managing Editor, Caixin Online & Caixin – China Economics & Finance, Caixin Media

3:00pm – 3:20pm REFRESHMENT BREAKGrand Foyer & Grand Ballroom 2
3:20pm – 4:20pm
SESSION 7

DIALOGUE ON GLOBALIZATION OF MODERNIZED TRADITIONAL-CHINESE MEDICINE
Presented by Zhongheng Group

 

“Embracing the Future of Traditional-Chinese Medicine”

 

What kind of regulatory and policy frameworks would reshape the TCM industry? How are innovative technologies unleashing the potential of modernized TCM? What is the industry doing to promote more awareness towards global acceptance of TCM?

 

Panel discussion with:

  • Ms. Xu Shuqing, Chairman of the Board & President, Zhongheng Group
  • Prof. Zhou Ningxin, Health Bureau Diagnosis Expert, The Central Committee & The Central Military Commission, People’s Republic of China; Founding Committee Member & President – Asia Pacific, International Society of Robotic Surgery
  • Dr. Wu Naifeng, President, Tasly Holding Group
  • Ms. Ninie Wang Yan, Founder & CEO, Pinetree Senior Care Services Co., Ltd.

 

Moderated by Mr. Wang Fengfeng, Senior Editor, Xinhua News Agency

4:20pm – 5:20pm
SESSION 8

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING AND FORUM ONE-ON-ONE DIALOGUE

 

“Aspire to Inspire:We Need More Role Models”

 

Featuring Mrs. Kim Sung-Joo, Chairperson & Chief Visionary
Officer, Sungjoo Group & MCM Holding AG, moderated by Mr. Paul Lee, CEO, KG Inc; President, Seeway Investment

5:00pm – 7:00pm FREE & EASY BREAK
7:00pm – 10:30pm

EXPERIENCE OF CHINESE IMPERIAL NIGHT • Grand Ballroom 2
Hosted by KG Inc & Seeway Investment

 

Unwind with uniquely Chinese imperial dining experience specially served with live music and ‘fashiontainment’

7:05pm – 7:20pm

Welcome Greeting Remarks

 

by Forum Executive Co-chairs:

 

  • Mdm. Wang Lili, Chairwoman, ICBC (London) Ltd. & (Argentina) S.A.; Former Executive Director & Senior Executive Vice President, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)
  • Ms. Kim Sung-Joo, Chairwoman & CEO, Sungjoo Group & MCM Holding AG
  • Ms. Doris Magsaysay Ho, President & CEO, A. Magsaysay, Inc.
  • Ms. Diane Wang, Founder & CEO, DHgate.com
  • Ms. Kathy Gong, Chairwoman, KG Inc & Seeway Investment
  • Ms. Xu Shuqing, Chairman of the Board & President, Zhongheng Group
7:20pm – 10:30pm IMPERIAL CUISINE WITH WANTON DELIGHT
7:30pm – 8:00pm

APEC WOMEN LEADERSHIP FORUM AWARD CEREMONY
The Award honours outstanding individuals for their achievements and tremendous contribution to the local communities:

 

“APEC 2014 Most Outstanding Women Award” recipients:

 

  • H.E. Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Ambassador Delia Domingo-Albert, Former Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Philippines (2003-2004); Senior Advisor, SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV & Co.)
  • Dr. Nalinee Taveesin, Former Thailand Trade Representative & Former Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, Royal Thai Government
  • Ms. Chris Lee, Singer & Music Producer
  • Mdm. Sun Xiaoyun, Renowned Calligrapher; Curator, Jiangsu Art Musuem
  • Mdm. Wang Yinxian, Chinese National Master of Arts and Crafts; Master Artist, Redware Pottery
  • Prof. Li Chuanzhen, Professor, China Art Research Institute; Renowned Artist
  • Prof. Fang Lili, Professor, China Art Research Institute; Renowned Scholar, Anthropology of Art
  • Prof. Ouyang Qiming, Professor, Capital Normal University; President, Beijing Kunqu Opera Club
8:10pm – 9:30pm

FASHION FOR-A-CAUSE
Presented by C Oriental Luxurious Jewelry & X.zhining

 

“Timeless Vogue: The Imperial Oriental Jadeite”

 

A fashion show and live auction commenced where 30% of the fund raised will be donated to a Torch of Love Foundation.

9:30pm – 10:30pm FREE & EASY NETWORKING WITH CHINESE FLAIR
 
Friday
22 August 2014
FORUM DAY TWO • Grand Ballroom 1
9:00am – 9:40am
SESSION 9

FUND PRESENTING TO “TORCH OF LOVE FOUNDATION”

 

Featuring Ms. Joy Cheng, Founder & President, Torch of Love Foundation

9:40am – 10:40am
SESSION 10

DIALOGUE ON SMEs, CONNECTIVITY AND CAPACITY-BUILDING

 

“Breaking Barriers: Bridging SME Access to International Markets”

 

What roles can public-private partnership play to foster capacity-building environment?

 

Panel discussion with:

  • Ms. Ruan Xizi, Chairwoman, C Oriental Luxurious Jewelry
  • Ms. Jane Zheng Fengjuan, Chief Director, Sales, eHi Car Services
  • Ms. Diane Wang, Founder & CEO, DHgate.com
  • Ms. Xing Houyuan, Vice President, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC)

 

Moderated by Ms. Cheng Lei, Anchor, Biz Asia, CCTV-News

10:40am – 11:00am NETWORKING BREAK • Grand Foyer & Grand Ballroom 2
11:00am – 11:40am
SESSION 11

FORUM ONE-ON-ONE DIALOGUE

 

“The Vigor and Vitality of Chinese Culture and Art”

 

Featuring a one-on-one dialogue with Mr. Xu Qinsong, President, Guangdong Painting Academy; Vice Chairman, China Artists Association, moderated by Ms. Zhang Yumei, Senior Editor, Guangming Daily; Art Critic & Curator

11:40am – 12:40pm
SESSION 12

DIALOGUE ON INTERNET FINANCE AND BANKING FINANCE

 

“China’s Competitive Financial Landscape: Internet Financing vs Traditional Banking”

 

What are the risks to alternative financing, such as internet financing and peer-to-peer lending, for SMEs? How will the finance industry looks like in the next 10 years?

 

Panel discussion with:

  • Mdm. Wang Lili, Chairwoman, ICBC (London) Ltd. & (Argentina) S.A.; Former Executive Director & Senior Executive Vice President, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)
  • Ms. Elaine La Roche, Independent Non-Executive Director, China Construction Bank
  • Ms. Jing Ulrich, Managing Director & Vice Chairman, Asia Pacific, JP Morgan Chase
  • Ms. Lv Haiyan, Senior Vice President, CreditEase
  • Ms. Shirley Chen, Chairwoman, CICC Private Equity; Managing Director, China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC)

 

Moderated by Ms. Cheng Lei, Anchor, Biz Asia, CCTV-News

12:40pm – 2:00pm BUFFET LUNCH • Grand Ballroom 2
2:00pm – 2:10pm
SESSION 13

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

 

“Transforming Healthcare: The Rise of Robotic Surgery”

 

Featuring Prof. Zhou Ningxin, Health Bureau Diagnosis Expert, The Central Committee & The Central Military Commission, People’s Republic of China; Founding Committee Member & President – Asia Pacific, International Society of Robotic Surgery

2:10pm – 3:10pm
SESSION 14

DIALOGUE ON INNOVATION ECONOMICS

 

“The Trend of Future Economy: Innovation Economics””

 

What are the determinants of innovation? How important is inclusive innovation to drive sustainable inclusive growth?

 

Panel discussion with:

  • Ms. Kim Sung-Joo, Chairperson & Chief Visionary Officer, Sungjoo Group & MCM Holding AG
  • Ms. Yang Li, Founder & Chairwoman, X.zhining (Beijing) Fashion Co., Ltd.
  • Ms. Hung Huang, CEO, China Interactive Media Group; TV Host & Writer
  • Ms. Diane H. Gulyas, Director, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; Former President, Performance Polymers, DuPont

 

Moderated by Ms. Eunice Yoon, Senior Correspondent, CNBC Asia Pacific

3:10pm – 3:20pm
SESSION 15

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

 

“Food Security and Living a Sustainable Life in China”

 

Featuring Dr. Shi Yan, Chairwoman, Shared Harvest Farm

3:20pm – 3:30pm
SESSION 16

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

 

“Caring for the Children of Tomorrow”

 

Featuring Mr. Victor K. W. Kan, National Director, World Vision China

3:30pm – 3:50pm AFTERNOON TEA • Grand Foyer & Grand Ballroom 2
3:50pm – 4:50pm
SESSION 17

DIALOGUE ON PHILANTHROCAPITALISM AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

 

“Paying It Forward: Philanthrocapitalism or Social Enterprise?”

 

What can business do to be a more responsible element in society? Is there a role for civil society and the state to demand not just corporate responsibility, but also corporate accountability, for instance, in the areas of taxation and corruption?

 

Panel discussion with:

  • Dr. Wu Qing, Head of the Honourary Council, Beijing Cultural Development Center for Rural Women
  • Ms. Cherie Nursalim, Executive Director, Giti Group
  • Mr. Serge Pun, Chairman, Serge Pun & Associates (SPA) Group
  • Ms. Cynthia Wu, Executive Director, Shin Kong Life Foundation; Director, Shin Kong Financial Holdings

 

Moderated by Mr. Brett Rierson, Director, UN World Food Programme China

4:50pm – 5:30pm
SESSION 18

FORUM ONE-ON-ONE DIALOGUE

 

“The Importance of Role Models”

 

Featuring a one-on-one dialogue with Mr. Goh Kiat “Wu” Chun, Actor, Brunei Darussalam, moderated by Ms. Kathy Gong, Chairwoman, KG Inc & Seeway Investment

5:30pm – 6:30pm
SESSION 19

DIALOGUE ON GENDER EQUALITY AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH

 

To achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, UNDP believes it is essential to bring a cultural transformation in the way the organization conducts its own business (UNDP Report on Gender Equality, February 2014)”

 

What do we need to do to narrow the gap of inequality in order to achieve inclusive growth?

 

Panel discussion with:

  • H.E. Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Ambassador Delia Domingo-Albert, Former Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Philippines (2003-2004); Senior Advisor, SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV & Co.)
  • Mrs. Kim Sung-Joo, Chairperson & Chief Visionary Officer, Sungjoo Group & MCM Holding AG
  • Prof. Chen Taotao, Professor, Department of Finance, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

 

Moderated by Ms. Julia Broussard, Country Programme Manager, UN Women, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

6:30pm – 6:40pm

FORUM CLOSING REMARKS

 

“Invitation to The Philippines’ APEC 2015 Year”

 

  • Ms. Xu Shuqing, Chairman of the Board & President, Zhongheng Group
  • Ms. Kathy Gong, Chairwoman, KG Inc & Seeway Investment
6:40pm – 10:00pm

CLOSING COCKTAIL • MCM Store at Wangfujing in88 Boutique

 

Official vehicles will be on standby at the Lobby Foyer will be transferring participants to the venue

Saturday
23 August 2014
HALF DAY TOUR AT THE GREAT WALL • Lobby Entrance
Hosted by KG Inc & Seeway Investment
7:00am – 1:00pm The Great Wall was built over 2,000 years ago during the Qin Dynasty under the leadership of Qin Shi Huangdi, the First Emperor
7:00am – 9:00am Shuttle to the Mutianyu Great Wall of China
9:00am – 10:00am Free & Easy at the Great Wall
10:00am – 11:00am Shuttle to the Beijing Cultural Development Center for Rural Women
11:00am – 11:30am Courtesy visit to the Beijing Cultural Development Center for Rural Women • Hosted by Dr. Wu Qing
11:30am – 1:30pm Shuttle to the Grand Hyatt Beijing

 

 

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