East Tech West
October 17 - 18, 2023

East Tech West 2023


For the fifth year running CNBC, the world’s most recognizable business news brand, is returning to China to present East Tech West – an invite-only technology retreat. Setting the stage in Nansha, East Tech West will bring together the world’s most influential technology trailblazers to the Greater Bay Area, the next global hub of tech innovation.

This year, CNBC brings you an immersive experience that will captivate you with enlightening discussions, thought-provoking debates, and dynamic, interactive sessions, all expertly presented by influential leaders and innovators from around the globe. This year’s carefully curated program includes topics such as ‘Investment Perspectives’, ‘Advancing Sustainability’, ‘Navigating Automotive Evolution’, ‘The Intersection of Digital Horizons’, and ‘Healthcare’s Tech Revolution’.


Robert H. McCooey, Jr.

Robert H. McCooey, Jr. is Vice Chairman, responsible for leading business development for new listings in both Latin America and Asia Pacific, as well as overseeing relationship management with companies throughout their corporate lifecycle. He also works closely with premier financial sponsors globally to optimize and integrate interactions across Nasdaq’s Corporate Services teams, ensuring long-term partnerships and relationships.
During his 15-year tenure at Nasdaq, Robert has held a number of key roles across New Listings and the Capital Markets Group, as well as building what is Nasdaq’s highly successful listings franchises in APAC and Latin America.
Prior to joining Nasdaq in 2006, Robert founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Griswold Company, a brokerage firm, from 1988 until 2006. He was a member of the New York Stock Exchange Board of Executives from 2003-2006.
Robert served on the NYSE’s Group Market Performance Committee, was chairman of the NYSE’s Technology and Planning Oversight Committee and served on the Boards of the NYSE Foundation, the Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC) and the Committee for Review, part of NYSE Regulation. He is a member of the National Organization of Investment Professionals (NOIP).
Robert is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

Kobe Ge

Mr. Kobe (Chenhao) Ge is the Head of China at NYSE, who oversees NYSE’s China operation, leading the franchise’s commercial outreach and business development in the region. Mr. Ge advises companies through their various stages of growth, and supports them looking to tap the U.S. capital markets via a NYSE listing. Prior to joining NYSE in 2021, Mr. Ge worked at multiple US-listed companies, responsible for corporate finance and strategic development activities, including equity and debt financings, investor relations, strategic M&As, and investment-portfolio management. Mr. Ge started out his career as an investment banker with Citigroup in Hong Kong. Mr. Ge received an M.A. in Economics from New York University, an MPhil in Finance from University of Cambridge, and a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Berkeley.

Jun Wang

Jun Wang serves as chief financial officer of iQIYI, a leading provider of online entertainment video services in China. Mr. Wang has been responsible for major capital market transactions and has helped the Company successfully raise over 7.9 billion USD since IPO in 2018.

Prior to joining iQIYI, Mr. Wang had over 14 years experience in TMT investment and banking, specialized in corporate finance and M&A.

Mr. Wang holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts from Tsinghua University and an MBA degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Anthony Lin

Anthony Lin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Bay Area in October 2020.

Prior to assuming his role as CEO of GBA at Standard Chartered, Anthony acted as CEO of Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited from March 2017 and responsible for the Bank’s business in Taiwan. He also had various experience in other international bank with Bank of America and Deutsche Bank. He was the President of Bank of America, N.A. China ("BANA China") and Head of Corporate Banking ("CBK"). He was responsible for overall management of BANA China in terms of governance, strategy setting and franchise development. Anthony had also worked for Deutsche Bank (China) Co. Ltd. as Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Banking Coverage ("CBC") and Head of Trade Finance and Cash Management Corporate ("TFCMC").

Anthony has over 20 years solid experience in banking industry. Since his joining Standard Chartered as a Management Trainee in 1995, he held various positions during his 18-year tenure in Hong Kong and Shanghai. His last position with Standard Chartered Bank was Managing Director, Head of Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered China. Other senior positions included Managing Director, Head of Origination & Client Coverage (“OCC”) East China; General Manager of Shanghai Branch covering both Consumer and Wholesale business plus management of 6 branches in East China; Director of Business Planning and Strategy for OCC China.

Anthony was selected as the “Leading Talent in Shanghai” in 2012 by the Organisation Department of Shanghai Municipal Party Committee and received the "Elite Foreign Bank Trade Finance Manager Award" from the Credit Rating Centre, Ministry of Commerce and the "Economy Magazine".

Anthony holds a bachelor degree of Computer Science and MBA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Lu Zhang

Lu Zhang, Founder and Managing Partner of Fusion Fund, is a renowned Silicon Valley-based investor, a serial entrepreneur, and a Stanford Engineering alumna. With a strong technical background, Lu has extensive experience bringing a broad range of technologies to commercialization and deep domain expertise in AI in healthcare, Enterprise AI/Networks, Edge Computing, and Data Privacy.

Prior to starting Fusion Fund, Lu was a serial entrepreneur and materials science researcher. Lu is a first-generation immigrant originally from Inner Mongolia. At the age of 21, she built a medical device company for Type II Diabetes diagnosis based on her graduate school research in Stanford University. Following the acquisition of her startup by a leading public medical device company, Lu began investing in and supporting early-stage entrepreneurs. This eventually led her to create Fusion Fund in 2015. Since then, Lu has built a distinguished eco system and established her reputation in the VC industry. She was honored as Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum (Davos), Silicon Valley Women of Influence, Best 25 Female early-stage investor by Business Insider, Featured Honoree of VC of Forbes 30 under 30 and Town & Country 50 Modern Swans - Entrepreneurship Influencer.

Lu frequently speaks at high-profile tech conferences such as World Economic Forum (Davos), Future Investment Initiative (FII), Web Summit, SuperReturn, etc., and she is a guest lecturer at Stanford University and Wharton. Lu serves as a board member of many portfolio companies, the Board and Chairwomen of the Youth Council of Future Science Award, and Jury Board of the Cartier Women Initiative and Young Leader Award. She holds an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Dr. Junqing Wei

Dr. Junqing Wei is the head of KargoBot. KargoBot, incubated by DiDi Autonomous Driving, aims at sustainable, scalable commercialization of robotrucks. Dr. Wei acted as Vice President of Global Engineering at Aptiv Mobility Group, overseeing Aptiv’s R&D and product development efforts in autonomous driving.

Dr. Wei graduated from Tsinghua University and obtained a Master and Ph.D. degree at the ECE of Carnegie Mellon University, with research focus on the perception, planning, and operating systems of autonomous vehicles.

Martin Xu

Mr. XU joined Honor Device Co., Ltd. as the Corporate Senior Vice President in March 2021. He is mainly responsible for Public Affairs and Government Relations. Mr. XU manages corporate relations with global governments, international organizations, and industry associations. His primary responsibility is to manage global business risks and build a favorable business environment. He is also responsible for participating in and contributing to the industrial policy development and CSR development of Honor.
Prior to joining HONOR, Mr. XU held different positions in Huawei for over 15 years. He worked in Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, and Shenzhen China, serving as the Director of Public Relations, Vice President of Sales, Director of the board for Huawei in the United Kingdom, Managing Director for overall business with Telecom Italia, and President of Global Government Affairs.

Wen Han

Wen Han founded Windrose Technology in March 2022. Prior to founding Windrose, Wen was the Chief Strategy and Financial Officer at autonomous trucking company Plus.

Wen received his MBA degree from Stanford University, and previously worked at Bridgewater Associates and GSR Ventures. Previously Wen received his Bachelor’s degree from Williams College, majoring in Mathematics, Economics, and Spanish.

Justin Gong

Justin Gong joined XAG as the Co-founder in 2013, taking charge of corporate strategy and marketing. As an entrepreneur specializing in rural economy and social innovation research, Justin has been dedicated to promoting and scaling up digital technology in agricultural production. With the mission of advancing agriculture, XAG is an agriculture technology company that focuses on using robots, drones, and new energy technology to empower agriculture. Since founded in 2007, XAG has developed an agricultural drone, unmanned ground vehicle, autopilot console, agriculture IoT, and smart agriculture system, which provides farmers with precise, nimble, cost-effective unmanned solutions to overcome the challenge of labor shortage and environmental pollution. In 2016, Justin Gong founded XAG Academy, which so far has trained more than 120,000 talents for smart agriculture applications. In August 2018, Justin gate-crashed the Forbes China 30 Under 30, marking his contribution in the field of agriculture.

Ting Song

Ting Song, AI and NFT artist, graduated from Tsinghua University, the first crypto artist in the world be collected by a national museum. Her 2020 individual exhibition "The Re-cyborg Cathedral and Bazaar” is Asia’s first ever blockchain- based AI art exhibition. In 2021, she was awarded as NFT Leader of the Year by PANEWs and 2020 Crypto Artist of the Year by CCVALUE, listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Artists and shot a featured video called by Chanel Culture Fund; In 2022, she became the second Asian artist to be included in NVIDIA's global AI art gallery, in the same year her solo exhibition "Re-cyborg Art History: Physical for Digital" was held in New York. Her AI-Film won 23 global film festival awards on 13 countries. She and her NFT works have been widely reported by CCTV, Xinhua News Agency, Vogue, Forbes, CNBC, etc.

Edward Tian

Edward is Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer of Well-Link Technologies. In addition to his CFO role, he is also the company's acting Chief Strategy Officer.

Edward was General Manager of Strategy and Investment at Kingsoft Cloud and set up the company's investment arm in 2018. Before that, he was President of International Business of Tong Ren Tang, China's biggest pharmaceutical company.

When he was in the UK, Edward worked as Senior Consultant at Monitor Deloitte, and Director of International Business Development at Outfit7. He received his MBA degree at London Business School as Annual-fund Scholar, and also received scholarship from and studied at University of Cambridge.

Edward has been writing for 10 yeas as columnist for Enterprise Management, China Development Review, Social Entrepreneur etc.. He has published several books on strategy and management in China, including national bestsellers Beyond Execution and Winner’s Matrix.

Min Yu

BS of Business from the University of Melbourne.
In charge of finance, financing & investment, strategy planning, etc.
Former CFO of So-Young International Inc. (NASDAQ: SY), former CFO of 500.com Ltd. (NYSE: WBAI) and EASYPNP.com and served as VP at Deutsche Bank HK office.

Lewis Hong

Lewis Hong is the Co-Founder and General Partner of FP Solutions VC (www.fpsolutions.vc). Former SpaceX executive, Stanford and Oxford alumni, Lewis is focused on disruptive early-stage hardware investments. He has extensive entrepreneurial, management experience and consistently delivered results in a wide range of industries. Whether it’s building the world’s first rocket factory, the highest density battery pack, or a fast casual franchise, Lewis was able to successfully make something from nothing, and enjoy the journey from 0 to 1.

Dr. Cheng Guo

Dr. Cheng Guo is the Founder & CEO of STEPVR, a leading metaverse technology company worldwide.

STEPVR aims to unleash the creative power of mankind with metaverse technologies. Founded in July 2013 by Dr. Guo Cheng, STEPVR has dedicated its first 9 years focusing on the research and development of the full spectrum of technologies required to create an authentic virtual reality experience. With core technologies such as laser positioning, motion capture, robotic haptic, omnidirectional motion system, and over 80 patents, STEPVR invented the first hardware system that can replicate the five senses of a user in the metaverse.

Bertrand Chen

Bertrand Chen is the CEO of Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), a neutral, not-for-profit consortium whose mission is to enable efficient, paperless and sustainable growth in global trade with its data infrastructure and ecosystem of partners. GSBN facilitates trusted collaboration between participants across the shipping industry to enable greater efficiencies, paperless trade as well as supporting the shipping industry’s decarbonisation transition.

GSBN’s ecosystem includes shipping lines, terminals, banks, application developers and other consortia. Its network accounts for more than half of containers handled globally. Bertrand oversees the consortium’s overall strategy with a mandate to serve the best interests of the industry at large.

Bertrand is passionate about unlocking business value in traditional businesses through digital transformation and data science. Bertrand previously served as the Group Data Scientist at CK Hutchison Holdings, a conglomerate headquartered in Hong Kong with global business interests spanning Telecom, Retail, Critical Infrastructure, Energy and Terminals. In his role, Bertrand worked with business units across different industries at various stages of digital transformation, to partner with leading technology vendors and innovative startups to make the digital leap and create new business models to capture new opportunities. Given the global nature of his role, Bertrand has worked in several markets including the U.S., Canada, EU, Australia, Hong Kong and Greater China.

Prior to this, Bertrand spent a decade on Wall Street as a trader in credit and equity derivatives for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch in New York City and in Hong Kong. Today he brings this experience to break down silos between the global supply chain and the financial system which underpins it.

Bertrand holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Financial Engineering from Columbia University and an MSc in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Centrale Paris.

Mark Qiu

Mr. Chunchao Qiu (邱純潮), is executive Director and executive president of RoboSense. Mr. Qiu obtained master’s degree in business administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (香港中文大學). He is primarily responsible for overseeing the execution of the overall strategy, business development and management of the Group.

Mr. Qiu has over eight years of experience in the LiDAR solutions market. He has been holding senior management position and directorship in several subsidiaries of our Group, including the supervisor of Optixpan Semiconductors since October 2016, supervisor of Suzhou Xijing MEMS since November 2017, supervisor of Shanghai Lubo since December 2018, and director of Hong Kong Suteng since June 2021.
Mr. Qiu was recognized by Forbes in the 30 Under 30 Asia List 2018 and the 30 Under 30 China List 2018, and by Hurun Report (胡潤百富) in Hurun China Under 30s To Watch 2019 (2019 胡 潤Under 30s創業領袖). He was also honored by Human Resource Bureau Nanshan District (深圳市南山區人力資源局) as “High-level Talent” in Nanshan District of Shenzhen (深圳市南山區“領航人才”) in January 2022.

Dr. Xuefeng Yu

Xuefeng Yu, co-founder, Chairman and CEO of CanSino Biologics Inc. He received his master's degree in microbiology from Nankai University in 1988, and his doctorate in microbiology from McGill University in Canada in 1997. Dr. Yu has over 30 years of experience in biotech research and development. During his service in Sanofi Pasteur in Canada, he used to hold the positions of scientist of product development and the global director of bacterial vaccine development, where he was one of the youngest leaders of the management team.

In 2009, Dr. Yu returned back to China and established CanSino Biologics Inc. (CanSinoBIO), an innovative biopharmaceutical company dedicated to exploring best solutions to the prevention of diseases through cutting edge research & development, advanced manufacturing and commercialization of innovative vaccine products for human use worldwide. With his rich experience in the industrial development of biological products and enterprise management and operation, CanSinoBIO has established a robust pipeline of 17 vaccines preventing 12 diseases, including the world's initial vaccine for Ebola virus disease Ad5-EBOV, the Recombinant Novel Coronavirus Vaccine (Adenovirus Type 5 Vector) approved in over 10 countries and granted EUL by the WHO, the Group A and Group C Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (CRM197) and the Group ACYW135 Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (CRM197) approved by NMPA in China. Recently, our inhaled COVID-19 vaccine Convidecia Air has been approved as booster dose in China.

Dr. Yu led the construction of the company's first vaccine manufacturing facility, whose design, construction and operation conform to international GMP standards. He also successfully drove the listing of CanSinoBIO on the main board of the HKEX and Sci-Tech Innovation Board (STAR Market) of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, making it the first "A+H" dual listing vaccine company. Under the leadership of Dr. Yu and his team, CanSinoBIO continues to the research and production of innovative and affordable vaccines for global public health security, empowering people to lead a healthy and better life.

Mu Chen

Chen Mu is the Chairman of BigOne Lab, Co-editor of Baiguan News, and Director of Canopy. He is also a guest lecturer at the Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance and a specially appointed expert of Beijing City. He graduated from the University of Virginia.

BigOne Lab is dedicated to developing data products for corporate clients and global institutional investors. It has received over 100 million yuan in investments from Shanghai International, ZhenFund, CGC, and S&P. BigOne Lab serves hundreds of global investment institutions, consumer brands, and new economy companies, including Sequoia Capital, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Yum China, L'Oreal Paris, Zippos, Didi, Meituan, Genki Forest, and Luckin Coffee.

Adaline Zheng

Ms. Adaline Zheng joined UOB China in February 2018. She currently serves as the Head of Wholesale Banking of UOB China in charge of all wholesale banking functions including Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Financial Institutions, Structured Trade & Commodity Finance, Transaction Banking, Investment Banking and related support functions.

Ms. Zheng is a seasoned banking professional with more than 20 years of experience in banking industry with extensive knowledge in wholesale banking (for both commercial and investment banking business) and branch general management.

Prior to joining UOB China, Ms. Zheng was the Managing Director and Shanghai Branch General Manager, Standard Chartered Bank China, where she started her career in 2002 as a Management Trainee.

Adaline holds a Bachelor Degree in International Finance from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Sam Radwan

Sam Radwan is the CEO of Enhance International LLC a consultancy established 15 years ago to serve the to the Healthcare, Insurance & Financial Services industries in Greater China. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei the company looks to bring best practices from the US & Europe to Greater China. Sam has met and provided advise to several top health reform influencers in Greater China including the Director General of health reform at China’s Health Ministry, top healthcare reform scholars at the China think tank: China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), the current and former Health Ministers of Taiwan, as well as the c-level executives at the top private health insurers including China Life and Taikang. Working closely with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, former White House advisor and Affordable Care Architect as well as former Biden Covid Adviser, Enhance International LLC looked to bring US best practices to China by facilitating the publication of Dr. Emanuel’s book “Prescriptions for the Future” in China as well as co-authoring the chapters on Mainland China & Taiwan’s healthcare trends, in Dr Emanuel’s recent book “Which Country has the World’s Best Healthcare”. Sam has been quoted and featured often on the topic on CNBC, The Economist, Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, amongst others.

Glenn Hou

Glenn Hou is the founding partner of China Insights Consultancy (CIC), responsible for overall operation of the company and consultancy business in strategy development, investment and financing and IPO in TMT, consumer, and healthcare industry.

With over 18 years’ experience in consulting services, Glenn has managed and been engaged in over 1,000 consulting projects and numerous IPOs. As a sophisticated expert in industry consultancy, Glenn maintains close working relationship with many prestigious stock exchanges all over the world.

With profound insights in a variety of industries, Glenn provided consulting services to many top tier companies, including Baidu, Didi, Beike, Sina Weibo, Tuhu, KEEP, Zhihu, Li Auto, JD Logistics, Nayuki, Dingdong, Medbanks, United Imaging, CanSinoBIO, Kangji, MGI, Burning Rock, Alphamab, Angelalign, Transcenta, Genor Biopharma, Huakang Biomedical, MicroPort, Huaxia Eye, AIM Vaccine, Frontier Biotech, Zhaoke, MicroTech Medical, etc.

Yina Fu

YINA Fu joined East West Bank (China) Ltd. as President in September 2021. With her leadership, the bank’s business has achieved historical high records in both loan and deposit in 2 straight years. Prior to East West Bank, YINA has worked at Capital One, Standard Chartered, HSBC and Alibaba Group with over 27 years management experience in commercial banking and fintech industry.

Shan Li

Shan leads the China Business in NCS and is responsible for shaping the strategic growth in the China market. She oversees NCS’ business and operations to help clients digitally transform in the future economy.

With more than 14 years of experience, Shan is committed to help organisations achieve their business goals and be future-ready to meet the demands of enterprise digitalisation and innovation. This includes ideation and co-creation with clients as well as building a vibrant partners ecosystem.

Prior to joining NCS, Shan held the position of Managing Director in Accenture. Her focus was to help Fortune Global 500 companies and leading technology companies with digital business transformation.

She graduated from Tsinghua University with a master's degree in electronic engineering.

Matthew Graham

Matthew Graham, founder and managing partner of Ryze Labs, provides the long-term strategic vision for the firm and is the ultimate authority on investment and other strategic decisions. Matthew is based in Beijing and has been living and working in China for more than ten years. He founded Ryze Labs, formerly known as Sino Global Capital, in 2015, initially as a sell-side tech investment banking platform with a focus on representing international technology companies in China for strategic partnership and investment. Matthew has been involved in blockchain industry since 2013 and has since supported many great entrepreneurs and companies through good and bad times.

Dr. Jiade J. Lu

26 years experience in radiation therapy.​

Specialty: Dr. Liu specializes in the treatment for various commonly-seen and complicated orthopedic diseases.​

Academic Achievements: Dr. Lu is a series editor of practical guides in radiation oncology published by Springer. He also edited over 9 English textbooks and several Chinese monographs in radiation oncology, including an English textbook of “Radiation Oncoloqv: An Evidence-Based Approach” and a Chinese monograph of “Adcances in the management of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma”; In recent years, Dr. Lu published over 100 academic papers in worldwide or nationwide authoritative journals such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, Head and Neck.​

Li Tian

Li is an investor and founder, founder of impact investment company and partner of time series fund, which focus on investing exceptional enterprises with disruptive innovation and long-term growth. Graduate from Johns Hopkins University, with nearly 10 years of investment experiences included working on as Vice president in Hillhouse, Senior investment manager in Bytedance group, Senior investment manager in Softbank China Venture Capital. Led investment in over 20 deals and invested in couple uni-corns, focused on investing real entrepreneurs and disruptive innovative companies related to multiple industries including EV-autonomous driving, enterprise service, ESG, industry transforming, metaverse, Global Chinese.

Li loves partnering with thoughtful visionaries who have the grit to turn their dreams into reality, and build long term strong, sustainable business through unpredictable economic cycles.

Chloe Wang

Chloe Zixin Wang, joined Yang Cheng Fund (HQ in Guangzhou) in 2023, focusing on integrated circuits and new technology investments. Chloe currently manages 5 funds and is based in Shanghai. She has 10 years’ work experiences in both media industry and investor relations. Chloe started her career with Thomson Reuters' New York bureau as a TV reporter in 2016 allowing her a distinctive regional perspective on some of today’s most important news stories. Chloe conducted 8 hours live at 10 Downing Street on Brexit Day in 2016, as the only Mandarin-speaking reporter in the UK. Before London, her Biz Show broadcasted from Reuters' Times Square studio, focusing on energy, fin-tech and manufacturing. She also hosted a weekly wrap to talk about New York Life.

Chloe worked in Beijing at the Business Channel of China Central TV in the International Department dealing with foreign affairs, public relations as a media coordinator. She travelled extensively to Hong Kong, Washington DC as well as Dubai and London to attend events and conferences. Chloe helped CCTV negotiate with Reuters, Bloomberg, CNBC and CNN to set-up a long lasting cooperation.

Chloe is a skilled interviewer, adept at close questioning and has interviewed politicians, business leaders as well as economists, including Boris Johnson, Christine Lagarde, the CEOs of Alibaba Jack Ma and Siemens’ Joe Kaeser; Chloe was the official London Olympic Games Correspondent. She also reported from Boston on the story of “the US’ manufacturing industry” and Washington DC on the “Sino-US elations”. She produced a series of stories in Beijing about "Ambassadors’ views on China's Deepened Reforms’’ in 2013.

Before Chloe Z worked in the Department of Public Information of the United Nations Headquarter in NYC. Chloe travelled to Bethlehem in 2014 and joined the BBC’s documentary filming there. By the age of 25, she had travelled to 99% provinces in China.

Chloe has an honorary degree in International Relations and a Master of Laws degree in International Corporate and Commercial Law from St. Andrews and York University, respectively. She completed the EMBA course of Women's Leadership at Saïd Business School of Oxford University during 2020 to 2021.

Dong Liu

Dong Liu serves as the Head of Intelligent Driving at JD Logistics, bringing to the role a wealth of R&D experience in vehicle development and autonomous driving. Liu led the launch of JD’s sixth-generation autonomous delivery vehicle, optimized for public road usage, where he oversaw algorithmic upgrades and cost-effective vehicular modifications to satisfy the algorithmic capabilities and cost requirements for commercialized unmanned delivery. Under Liu's leadership, JD Logistics’ intelligent driving team has pioneered the implementation of commercialized autonomous delivery, seamlessly integrating unmanned processes across all facets from public road transit to in-building delivery, significantly curbing last-mile delivery costs.

Xiangmin Fan

Xiangmin Fan is the founder and CEO of CAS-Ruiyi, a leading healthcare technology company focusing on early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological diseases. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Xiangmin is supported by the Hundred Talents Plan of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is appointed as an ACM Distinguished Speaker, and the Chair of ACM SIGCHI China Chapter. Xiangmin’s research interests mainly focus on intelligent user interfaces, he has authored over fifty publications in premier HCI venues. His scientific research achievements have been successfully applied in key domains such as education and healthcare.

Mark Clayton

From the UK, Mark qualified as an accountant at the age of 20 and soon after moved to China in pursuit of personal, cultural and professional growth. Since his arrival in Guangdong, China in early 2005, Mark has gained a wide range of experiences, management expertise and a deep understanding of Chinese culture. His skills and foresight with business development has allowed the C2W Group to expand and grow to the family of companies it is today. In 2020, Mark was elected to the Vice Chairman of BritCham Guangdong.

Mark is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, a member of accounting bodies AAT & CIMA and a MSc in Global Management. Mark has a passion for charity and giving back to the community, his greatest achievement was received in February 2019 becoming an International Peace Award laureate, having his work over the years recognized in the Field of Philanthropy.

Sihan Bo Chen

Sihan Bo Chen is the Head of Greater China and Head of Asia, GSMA Ltd. GSMA is the world largest mobile trade association and Sihan represents GSMA in Asia, especially China to closely work with governments, mobile industry leaders and its ecosystem, to encourage industry innovation, promote advanced technologies and business models, and enhance the sustainable growth in the industry. Sihan joined GSMA in 2011 from London then relocated to Hong Kong later of the year. She was the Vice President, Business Development of Asia and has been the key figure and leader in the development of GSMA in Asia. Prior to GSMA, Sihan has extensive experience in media, government relationships and business management in both mainland China and United Kingdom. Sihan holds an MBA degree from University of Surrey and Bachelor of Arts in Education.

Zhang Hang

ZHANG Hang is the Senior Vice President of iQIYI, responsible for the product, technology, operations, and business of iQIYI's membership services. He also oversees the product and technology for iQIYI's VR APP and DreamVerse Studio (its offline XR content production arm).

James Chang

Mr. James Chang is a member of the PwC Mainland China and Hong Kong Management Board. He is responsible for the Regional Economic Clusters business in China. He is committed to promoting the integrated and coordinated development of China’s city clusters, including the Greater Bay Area and the Yangtze Delta, covering Infrastructure Layout, Industrial Collaboration, Public Services Sharing, and Ecological Co-Construction and Environmental Co-Governance.

Luyi Mo

Dr. Luyi Mo, vice president of Pony.ai and head of Guangzhou-Shenzhen R&D Center, is leading the development and deployment of Pony.ai‘s Robotaxi service.

Under the leadership of Dr. Mo, Pony.ai launched China's first self-driving robotaxi fleet service (PonyPilot) in Guangzhou in December 2018. To date, the service has been successfully expanded to five cities across the globe.

Prior to Pony.ai, Luyi Mo worked in NetEase as a senior engineer overseeing the development of gaming engine. Dr. Mo holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Zhejiang University and a doctoral degree in computer science from Hong Kong University. She won ACM-ICPC champion in her undergraduate.

In June 2020, Mo Luyi was awarded "2020 Women in Technology" by Forbes China; in November 2021, she was granted the "2021 China's Most Future-Oriented Influential Women" by Fortune Magazine.

Niu Min

With concentration on entrepreneurship and investment in the commercial space industry, Mr. Niu Min is one of pioneers in China’s commercial space. As the first investor who proposed and completed the layout of the entire commercial aerospace industry chain in China, Mr. Niu’s notable and successful investments include LANDSPACE, MINOSPACE and TSC Laser Technology. Currently, Mr. Niu is mainly committed to the in-orbit delivery of aerospace engineering and the development of new generation space vehicles.

Jerry Huang

Mr. Jerry Huang holds a Master’s Degree in Bioengineering. He is currently Vice-General Manager of Guangdong Walvax Biotechnology. Jerry has been engaged in the biopharmaceutical industry for over 12 years and is mainly responsible for the vaccine industrialization construction, such as HPV vaccine, Bacterial vaccine and mRNA vaccine.

Wang Xuan

Ms. Wang Xuan is Strategy Director of Geespace, with over 10 years of strategy and marketing experience in technology industry. She is currently in charge of business plan define, strategic partnership and ecosystem building. She led strategic cooperation with industry partners to advocate the cutting-edge R&D and application of satellite navigation and communication technology. She promoted business cooperation with Zeekr, Volvo etc., helping to accelerate the development of satellite data services in smart mobility and driving the global growth of Geespace.

Tasos Zavitsanakis

Tasos has over 18 years of experience in the financial services sector in UK and APAC. He is the Co-Head of the APAC Sustainable Finance Office, which is part of UBS Group Chief Sustainability Office, and its objective is to enable and enhance business divisions ESG capabilities and support UBS client's sustainability agenda in transition, decarbonization and impact as well as to represent the firm in its external stakeholder engagements.

In addition, Tasos leads UBS's global Carbon working group, he has represented UBS in the Taskforce for Voluntary Carbon Offset Markets and the development of Carbonplace, a carbon credit settlement infrastructure platform and other UBS efforts in Carbon product development.

Tasos holds a Master in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the American College in Greece. He holds certificates in in Sustainable Investing from CSP University of Switzerland, CFA ESG Investing, Sustainability and Climate Risk from GARP and Circular Economy from Cambridge and is a Certified Al Gore Climate Reality Leader speaker. He has further advanced his knowledge in Alternative Investments from Harvard and Impact Investing from Columbia university.

Chibo Tang

Chibo has been investing in tech startups in China for nearly 15 years. He is Head of Gobi's Greater Bay Area (GBA) practice, and manages multiple funds affiliated with the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund as the exclusive General Partner (GP). He has led investments in numerous unicorns in the region, including Airwallex, AutoX, Amber Group, Animoca Brands, and WeLab. Chibo is recognized in the industry as Silicon Dragon Venture Capitalist of the Year 2017, Top 25 Global Corporate Venturing Rising Star 2019, Top 10 Global Corporate Venturing Emerging Leader 2020, Asia's Most Influential 2021 by Tatler Magazine, and China's Top 20 Most Influential GP by the China LP Club.

Albert Liu

Albert Liu, Kneron’s founder and CEO. After graduating from the Taiwan National Cheng Kung University, he got the scholarships from Raytheon and the University of California to join the UC Berkeley/UCLA/UCSD research programs, and then got his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Before establishing Kneron in San Diego in 2015, He has worked in R&D and management positions in Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics R&D centre, MStar and Wireless Information.

Albert has been invited to give lectures of computer vision technology and artificial intelligence at the University of California, as well as to be a technical reviewer for many internationally renowned academic journals. In addition, Albert owned more than 30 international patents in the areas of artificial intelligence, computer vision and image processing. He has published more than 70 papers in major international journals and received the IEEE Darlington Award and IEEE CTSoc Awards.










In the backdrop of a year characterized by global economic challenges, encompassing escalating interest rates and inflationary pressures, the global capital markets are grappling with a pervasive sense of ambiguity. In this session, we talk to Kobe Ge on the challenges and opportunities facing Chinese entrepreneurs as they navigate the intricate landscape of international capital markets.


Kobe Ge, Head of China, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)



While today’s AI technology may not match the far-fetched plots of science fiction novels, it is gradually reshaping our world. Embracing and adapting to the challenges brought by AI will present a unique opportunity in the decades to come. Join us as we explore the transformative potential of AI and its implications for investors navigating the evolving landscape.


Lu Zhang, Founder and Managing Partner, Fusion Fund

Li Tian, Founder, Impact Investment; Partner, Time Series Asset Management



As extreme weather events continue to affect regions worldwide, the imperative of shaping a sustainable future has never been more evident. Within this context, China’s approach to ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), shaped by its role as both an advocate for sustainability and a complex economic powerhouse, presents a multifaceted case. We will discuss sustainable investments, covering renewable energy, clean tech, and environmental initiatives, as we address global investors’ growing interest in sustainability amid the urgent drive for carbon neutrality.


Robert H. McCooey, Jr., Vice Chairman, Nasdaq



Standard Chartered is one of the global banks that are banking on the Greater Bay Area, a region that is an important gateway connecting China to the World. In this one-on-one interview with Anthony Lin, the bank’s Greater Bay Area CEO, we hear how Standard Chartered is growing its presence in this growth region.


Anthony Lin, CEO, Greater Bay Area, Standard Chartered Bank



China’s Capital Connection 

This year has been challenging and uncertain for global IPO markets, despite successful listings from Arm, Instacart and Klaviyo. One of the bright spots – the stock exchanges of Shanghai and Shenzhen, which outpaced their global counterparts in the first half of the year. In this roundtable, we discuss the outlook for China’s IPOs at a time when Beijing is putting a pause on equity listings and consider the capital growth opportunities for Chinese companies.



In the mobile industry’s pursuit of deploying networks and solutions to address societal and environmental needs, it encounters substantial challenges. Rapid technological advancements, the persistent digital divide, and the intricacies of a complex industry ecosystem all demand our attention. How can the mobile industry effectively navigate the fast-paced world of technological advancements while keeping sustainability at its core? How can it maintain its ESG focus while bridging the digital divide and ensuring profitability? What collaborative strategies can stakeholders in this multifaceted ecosystem employ to advance sustainability initiatives?


Sihan Bo Chen, Head of Greater China, GSMA

Martin Xu, Corporate Senior Vice President, Honor Device Co., Ltd



China has bold plans to turn the Greater Bay Area that connects 11 cities into a hub for technological innovation and a new engine for growth and innovation. What can we expect for “China’s next big thing” in the coming years? Our panel shares their perspective.


Adaline Zheng, Managing Director, Head of Wholesale Banking, UOB (China)

Glenn Hou, Founding Partner, China Insights Consultancy (CIC)

James Chang, Managing Partner of Regional Economic Clusters and South Markets, China Financial Services Leader, PwC China





In a world grappling with the daunting task of combating climate change while fostering sustainable economic development, the shipping industry emerges as a linchpin of global commerce. It’s embarked on an audacious voyage towards decarbonization, leaving its mark on sectors as diverse as logistics and finance. In this session, we will discuss the transformative influence of technology and dependable data and how these forces drive eco-conscious investments and mobilize capital for tangible, decarbonization-driven projects.


Bertrand Chen, CEO, Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN)



We will explore innovative practices and technologies that are revolutionizing the farming industry, discover how these methods preserve the environment, ensure food security, support local economies, and promote healthier, more resilient communities. We will also discuss the future of agriculture and how it aligns with global sustainability goals.


Justin Gong, Co-Founder, XAG



In today’s landscape, where transportation costs hold substantial sway over consumer goods pricing, we embark on an exploration of pioneering solutions aimed at cost reduction while upholding the principles of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives. Our discussion will focus on optimizing supply chains and leveraging innovative transportation methods to reduce carbon footprints and directly influence consumer goods prices.


Wen Han, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Windrose Technology

Mark Clayton, Vice Chairman, BritCham Guangdong; Group CFO, C2W Group

Tasos Zavitsanakis, Co-Head, Sustainable Finance APAC, UBS



Charting China’s Course to a Sustainable Future

As one of the world’s largest economies, China has a leading role to play in charting a course towards a sustainable future. In the face of worsening climate change and a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, sustainability efforts have gained momentum. Why should sustainability be a priority at a time when there are many external challenges? And how can China’s enterprises emerge at the forefront of innovation and change?





The advent of autonomous driving is ushering in a transformative era for the automotive industry, our transportation systems, and our daily routines. It promises safer roads, reduced traffic congestion, and increased mobility for all. However, achieving fully autonomous vehicles requires the seamless integration of an array of cutting-edge technologies, from artificial intelligence and sensor systems to connectivity solutions and advanced software. This panel discussion will dive deep into these technologies, their current state, challenges, and the future prospects they hold.


Dong Liu, Head of Intelligent Driving, JD Logistics

Mark Qiu, Executive Director and Executive President, Robosense

Luyi Mo, Vice President and Head of Guangzhou-Shenzhen R&D Center, Pony.ai



Discover how space and satellite technologies are propelling the future of driverless cars. From GPS-based localization to satellite imagery and connectivity, uncover the seamless integration that empowers autonomous vehicles to navigate, adapt, and revolutionize urban mobility.


Lewis Hong, Co-founder and general partner, FP Solutions VC



China has big plans for its commercial space sector, with suborbital space travel expected in 2025. Since China opened its space industry to private sector development in 2014, the industry is taking off. From rocket launches to satellite applications, we discuss how Chinese space start-ups build their core competitiveness.


Xuan Wang, Strategy Director of Geespace



Beijing has big plans for its commercial space sector, with suborbital space travel expected in 2025. Since China opened its space industry to private sector development in 2014, the industry is taking off. From rocket launches to satellite applications, we discuss why investors are pouring millions into Chinese space start-ups and where the opportunities are.


Niu Min, Founder and CEO of FutureSpace



In this session, we will discover how driverless technology is revolutionizing transportation, making it safer, more efficient, and environmentally friendly. We talk to Wei Junqing, a visionary from Kargobot, to unravel the cutting-edge technologies propelling these changes and their profound impact on the cargo industry.


Dr. Junqing Wei, Head, KargoBot



In today’s fast-changing world, driverless technology is changing the way we think about transportation, focusing on safety, efficiency, and being eco-friendly. In this session, we’ll talk about how self-driving tech is shaking up the trucking industry, making logistics more efficient. We’ll also look at the investment potential in driverless trucks, from new startups to established companies.


Min Yu, CFO, Inceptio Technology



Electric Dreams: How China is Driving Ahead with EVs 

China continues to speed ahead with its electric dreams. In 2022, the number of electric vehicles (EVs) sold hit a record 6.8 million, compared to the 800,000 sold in the US. China is expected to approach the tipping point within the next decade, where EVs will surpass conventional vehicle sales. In this roundtable discussion, we consider the factors that have contributed to the acceleration in the domestic EV market and the trends to watch as China drives onto the next phase of its EV dominance.  



In this session we will explore how VR, AR, and AI are reshaping conventional sectors, revolutionizing remote work and training, revolutionizing healthcare diagnosis and treatment, and fundamentally transforming the landscape of gaming and entertainment.


Dr. Cheng Guo, Founder and CEO, STEPVR

Hang Zhang, SVP, iQiyi



In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, Generative AI has emerged as a groundbreaking technology that promises to reshape industries, from art and entertainment to healthcare and finance. In this session, we will focus on the transformative capabilities of Generative AI and delve into its potential for collaboration and future developments.


Albert Liu, Co-Founder and CEO, Kneron

Chloe Wang, Partner and VP, Yang Cheng Fund



China is moving past its 20th century status as the manufacturing hub of the world. Today, China is an integral part of the world’s innovation ecosystem. In this panel, we discuss the future of China’s digital economy.


Yina Fu, President, East West Bank (China) Ltd.

Shan Li, President, NCS China



In today’s data-driven business landscape, the ability to harness the full potential of data analytics is a game-changer. We will explore the significance of predictive analytics in forecasting trends, customer behavior, and market dynamics.


Jun Wang, CFO, iQiyi

Mu Chen, Chairman, BigOne Lab



The world of gaming has transcended mere recreation, evolving into a multi-billion-dollar industry deeply intertwined with cutting-edge technology. This synergy has given rise to novel digital ecosystems.


Ting Song, AI and NFT Artist

Edward Tian, Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer, Well-Link Technologies

Matthew Graham, Founder, Ryze Labs





The integration of technology into healthcare delivery is reshaping patient experiences, optimizing medical processes, and opening new frontiers for innovation. We will discuss impact and potential implications of this.


Xuefeng Yu, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, CanSino Biologics Inc.

Sam Radwan, Partner and Co-Founder, ENHANCE International LLC

Dr. Jiade J. Lu, Vice President, Heyou International Hospital



From drug development to improving patient care, technology is helping to boost efficiencies in China’s healthcare sector. This comes at a time when the country faces a rapidly declining population. As emerging technologies like artificial intelligence are reshaping the healthcare industry, we discuss the role AI is playing in solving some of the country’s biggest challenges and what this means for the future of healthcare.


Jerry Huang, Vice-General Manager, Guangdong Walvax Biotechnology



We will discuss the most recent developments in biotechnology and the thriving landscape of biotech startups and delve into investment strategies within this dynamic field.


Chibo Tang, Managing Partner, Gobi GBA



The global population is experiencing a significant demographic shift with a rapidly aging population, and it has become increasingly important to explore innovative solutions to ensure the health and well-being of seniors. We will discuss the role of technology in addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with an aging population.


Xiangmin Fan, Founder and CEO, CAS-Ruiyi Co., Ltd



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