FutureChina Global Forum 2023

Created by Business China Singapore in 2010, the FutureChina Global Forum (FCGF) was inaugurated by Singapore's Founding Prime Minister and our Founding Patron, the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. FCGF has provided an international platform for business leaders and experts around the world to share their experiences and analysis of the new trends and forces driving China's evolution to become one of the world's largest economies.

FCGF, Asia’s most prestigious bilingual international forum, returned for its 14th edition on 27 October 2023 (Friday) at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore.

Speaking to more than 800 government officials, business leaders and thought leaders, from Singapore, China, and the region, the Guest of Honour, Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies of Singapore, opened the forum with his keynote address.

Themed “Pathway to Clarity – Charting the Future”, FCGF 2023 brought together 37 leading experts to dissect developmental trends driving China’s economy. Engaging debates were sparked as speakers exchanged opinions on the latest geopolitical, economic and social issues, leaving attendees with insightful takeaways.

Panel Videos

Pathway to Clarity - Charting the Future


Cesar Purisima
Founding Partner, Ikhlas Capital and Former Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines

Chin Siat Yoon
Former Singapore's Ambassador to The People's Republic of China

Jia Qingguo
Member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC, Professor and former Dean, School of International Studies of Peking University

Jörg Wuttke
President Emeritus, EU Chamber of Commerce in China

Robin Hu (Moderator)
Vice Chairman Asia and Operating Partner, Temasek and Non-Resident Ambassador, Timor Leste

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New Face of International Trade and Globalisation


Benjamin Quek
Managing Director and Group Head of Greater China Business Office, Metals & Mining for Global Corporate Banking, OCBC

Guan Tao
Global Chief Economist and Managing Director, BOC International (China)

Jayant Menon
Senior Fellow, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

Sumana Rajarethnam
South-east Asia Director of the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, The Economist Group

Xing Yuqing
Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo

Chia Kim Huat (Moderator)
Partner and Regional Head, Corporate & Transactional Practice at Rajah & Tann

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Strategic Philanthropy – Enabling Wealth for Lasting Impact


Catherine Loh
CEO, Community Foundation of Singapore

Feng Lun
Founder, Vantone Group and Chairman of the Yufeng Group

Laurence Lien
Chairman and Acting CEO, Asia Philanthropy Circle

Lionel Li Xiaobo
Founder and Chairman, Li Foundation

Zhou Zhaocheng (Moderator)
Chairman, Super Hi International Holding Ltd

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China’s New Game Plan: Reigniting Economic Engines and Realigning International Relations


Yuen Yuen Ang
Alfred Chandler Chair Professor of Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University

Bert Hofman
Director, East Asian Institute

Li Cheng
Founding Director of the Centre on Contemporary China and the World & Professor of Political Science at the University of Hong Kong

Paul Haenle
Maurice R. Greenberg Director’s Chair, Carnegie China

Yao Yang
Professor, China Center for Economic Research and the National School of Development, Peking University

Han Yong Hong (Moderator)
Associate Editor, Lianhe Zaobao

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Advancing A Thriving Future with Finance and Investment in China


Ai Hao
Assistant General Manager and Country Head, BOC (Singapore)

Liu Yuanchun
President, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Shen Jianguang
Vice President & Chief Economist, JD.com

Tommy Xie
Head, Greater China Research & Strategy, OCBC

Pang Yee Ean (Moderator)
Founder and Director, Urbina Capital

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Thinking AI - Ethics, Application and Regulations


John Wu
Founder and Chairman, FengHe Group

Raja Koduri
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Mihira AI

Yan Shuicheng
Managing Director, Kunlun 2050 Research and Co-CEO of Skywork AI

Jiang Changjian (Moderator)
Associate Professor, School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University

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Fuelling Energy Transition - Making Net Zero Possible


Frederick Teo
CEO, GenZero

He Jihong
Chief Financial Officer, H World Group

Sun Wei
Vice Chairman, Golden Concord Holdings Limited

Zhou Xin
Executive Vice President, Product and R&D Operation, NIO

Chen Gang (Moderator)
Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore

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For full synopses of the forum panels, visit the FutureChina Global Forum 2023 microsite.

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