Luzhou: 24 November 2012: More than 150 economists, finance professionals, entrepreneurs and artists gathered at the Jiucheng Hotel in Luzhou, China today for the FTChinese Economic Forum 2012 to share insights on the economy and explore the city’s cultural heritage.

Co-organised by the Financial Times, FTChinese.com and Luzhou Laojiao Group, this one-day event consisted of keynote speeches, panel discussions and a city tour of Luzhou. Fuan Li, former head of innovation regulation, CBRC and Yongfa Zhou, vice general secretary, China Banking Association delivered keynote speeches on the regional financial market’s development and banking service.

Yan Kang, partner & vice president, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Greater China and Jian Jin, general business development manager, Deloitte China, moderated two keynote panel discussions on the regional financial market and luxury consumption in China respectively. During the city tour, delegates explored local attractions including the National Vintage Square and the Chunyang Wine Cellar, and attended a salon of high-end Chinese liquor.

Lifen Zhang, associate editor, Financial Times and editor-in-chief, FTChinese.com, said, “FT and FTChinese.com are delighted to co-host this first ever economic forum in southwest China to inspire local talent through innovative topics such as regional market and luxury goods we discussed today.”

Other distinguished speakers included:

• Ke CHEN, Vice Mayor of Luzhou

• Wenzhong LIANG, Representative of Equity Affairs, Industrial Securities

• Dongjun SHEN, President, TESIRO

• Xiaobing SHEN, Chief Researcher, China Development Bank Securities

• Hongtao WANG, General Manager, Equity Division, Taikang Life

• Yuqing XIE, General Secretary, Sichuan Banking Association

• Xianzhong XU, Governor, Luzhou City Commercial Bank

• Liang ZHANG, President, Luzhou Laojiao Group

For more information about the 2012 FTChinese Economic Forum in Luzhou, please visit http://www.ftchinese.com/lz2012en

 

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