Events: SCMP’s China Conference Launches First-Ever Southeast Asia Edition in Manila to Expand Global Footprint​


HONG KONG – The ​South China Morning Post announced today the first Southeast Asia instalment of its successful ‘China Conference’ series to be held in Manila on 18-19 February. Themed “​Opportunities in Southeast Asia’s Growth Story”​, the thought leadership conference will focus on ASEAN’s growing relationship with China and its path towards becoming the world’s fourth-largest economy in 2030.

China Conference: Southeast Asia will ​cover key aspects of cooperation between China and Southeast Asia including economic reform, regional stability and infrastructure investment. Offering insights into the region’s growing economy, the event will also dive into business opportunities and emerging trends in technology and innovation from across the region. The forum will also include discussions on key growth issues such as sustainable development, women in leadership, and the role of global technology in Southeast Asia.

The event will feature a compelling line-up of top government officials and policymakers, global entrepreneurs and business and technology experts such as ​Hon. Carlos G. Dominguez III​, Secretary of the Department of Finance for the Republic of the Philippines; ​Jack Ma​, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Advocate; ​Ambassador Jose Santiago Sta. Romana​, the Philippines’ Ambassador to China​; Ambassador Delia Albert​, Former Secretary (Minister) of Foreign Affairs, Asia; Ambassador Huang Xilian​, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of the Philippines; Juanito Victor Remulla​, Governor of Cavite; ​Dr Jayant Menon​, Lead Economist, The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and ​founder and president of the Center for China and Globalization ​Dr Wang Huiyao​.

“Southeast Asia is one of the world’s great growth stories, and this edition of the China Conference is a timely opportunity to examine ASEAN’s rising impact and the future of China’s partnerships and influence in the region,” said Gary Liu, CEO of SCMP. “We must examine the factors underlying ASEAN’s economic growth, technological innovations and infrastructural complexities to understand the future opportunities and risks in the region. SCMP looks forward to providing expert dialogue at China Conference: Southeast Asia to build even more well-informed perspectives.”

SCMP’s China Conference has been held in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and the United States. Visit​ for more details.

Other speakers at China Conference: Southeast Asia include:

●  Dr Jayant Menon​, Lead Economist, The Asian Development Bank (ADB)

●  Dr​ ​Deborah Elms,​ Founder and Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre

●  Kenny Man​, Head of International Investment and Senior Director, Ant Financial

●  Patrick Ip,​ Managing Director, China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund

●  Dr Wang Huiyao​, Founder and President, Center for China and Globalization

●  Jixun Foo​, Managing Partner, GGV Capital

●  Thomas Tsao​, Co-founder, Gobi Partners

●  Maoi Arroyo​, Co-Founder, IgniteImpact.Fund

●  Jose Avelino ‘JOJO’ Flores​, Co-Founder, Plug and Play Tech Center

●  Carlo Delantar, ​Co-Founder, Core Capital

●  Henry Motte-Muñoz​, CEO and Founder, Edukasyon

●  Vincent Lau​, Co-Founder and CEO, Maria Health

●  Nick Soriano​, Managing Director, Shanghai GeoHarbour Philippines

●  Pat Dwyer​, Founder & Director, The Purpose Business

●  Manny Ayala, ​Managing Director of Endeavor Philippines

●  Tan Bin Ru,​ CEO (Southeast Asia), OneConnect Financial Technology

●  Ooi Huey Tyng​, Managing Director, GrabPay

●  Alexander Feldman​, President & CEO, US-ASEAN Business Council

●  Charles H. Fine​, Ph.D., Chrysler LGO Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School; CEO,

President and Dean, Asia School of Business

●  Robin Hu, ​Senior Managing Director and Head, Sustainability and Stewardship Group,


Kindly click​ ​here​ for the full agenda, list of speakers, and additional information.

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