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2015 Full Programme

China Business Summit 2015: Game Changers

9 November 2015

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7.00 – 8.00am Registration & Coffee
8.00 – 8.45am Scene-Setting & Big Picture for the Summit (Light Breakfast)

Fran O’Sullivan (Co-chair), Managing Director, NZ INC.
Michael Barnett (Co-chair), CEO, Auckland Chamber of Commerce

  • RT HON JOHN KEY, Prime Minister
  • His Excellency Wang Lutong, Ambassador to New Zealand
8.45 – 9.45am Session 1: China’s Game-Changing Market: View from the Top Table

Moderator: Cathy Quinn, Chair, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

  • Christopher Luxon, CEO, Air New Zealand
  • Theo Spierings, CEO, Fonterra
9.45 – 10.30am Session 2: Is China (and NZ) Heading for a Hard Landing? Will the TPP and Australia’s China FTA Change the Competitive Environment for NZ with China?

Moderator: Michael Barnett

  • Huang Xiaoguang, CEO, ANZ China
  • Mike Frith, Senior Economist, NZ Super Fund
  • Shamubeel Eaqub, Independent Economist
  • Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, NZ International Business Forum
10.30 – 11.00am Morning Tea/Networking
11.00 – 12.00pm Session 3: Making the Most Out of Chinese Investment in New Zealand: What are the New Trends? Is Lochinver the New Norm? Does Perception Matter?

Moderator: Fran O’Sullivan

  • Terry Lee, Director Pengxin International
  • Quentin Quin, GM Capital, NZTE
  • Martin Thomson, Chair, NZCTA
  • Jeremy Gardiner, CEO, NZ Premium Whitebait Ltd
  • Liam Dann, Business Editor, NZ Herald
12.00 – 1.00pm Lunch/Networking
1.00 – 1.50pm Session 4: What’s Next in China? Hear from Two Leading China Commentators

Moderator: Fran O’Sullivan

  • Andrew Browne, Pulitzer Prize China Columnist, Wall Street Journal
  • David Mahon, CEO, Beijing-based Chief Executive of Mahon China
1.50 – 2.30pm Session 5: Optimising Returns from China: What are the Strategies for Reaching the Right Customer Segments? What’s Changing and How is New Zealand Placed to Play?

Moderator: David Green, Managing Director, Institutional New Zealand, ANZ

  • Professor Keith Woodford, Agri-Food Systems, Lincoln University
  • Dean Hamilton, CEO, Silver Fern Farms
  • Chris Hopkins, CEO, Scott Technology
2.30 – 3.00pm Session 6: Keynote: The China Challenge – Digital Disruption vs. Disruption in Commerce

  • Kestrel Lee, Executive Creative Director, George P Johnson, Greater China
3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea
3.30 – 4.15pm Session 7: On the Couch: Heroes and War Stories

Moderator: Pat English, Executive Director, New Zealand China Council

  • Dr Xiaoying Fu, Director, Kiwa Digital
  • Julian Beavis, CEO, FoodCap International
  • Mark Tanner, Managing Director, China Skinny
4.15 – 5.30pm Session 8: On the Couch: Innovate or Perish: Succeeding in China’s Rapidly Innovating Markets

Moderator: Brett O’Riley, CEO, ATEED

  • Andy Hamilton, CEO, The Icehouse
  • Tony Wei, Director, China Hub Inc.
  • Hongbo Xu, President, Innohub
  • Andrew Bowater, Director of Public Affairs, Huawei
  • Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Economic Development
5.30 – 5.45pm Summit Close and Prize Draw

Michael Barnett & Fran O’Sullivan

Sponsored by Air New Zealand and Regus

5.45 – 7.00pm Networking Drinks with Mayor Len Brown

Sponsored by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)