The 4th Annual China Outbound Investment Summit

12-13 September 2018, Shanghai, China

In 2014, China celebrated two major milestones relating to its economic growth and globalization strategy as it became the world’s largest economy, and the 2nd largest FDI source, trailing only the USA.On 30 November, the IMF decided to include the yuan in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket starting from 1 October 2016.

These milestones, coupled with the successful launch of the Shanghai Free Zone in 2013, and subsequent state approval of 3 additional free trade zones in Tianjin, Guangdong and Fujian,is promising to solidify China’s presence even further as a global economic force in both investment and trade. As such, the opportunity to capitalize on China’s outbound investment and unprecedented relaxation of capital controls is paramount, actualized in December 2015 with the China Outbound Investment Summit, hosted in Shanghai by Invest In in collaboration with the China government and the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

About the Organizer


境外投资 INVEST IN, as China’s leading provider of outbound investment news and information, has for five years been the go-to source of information for over 27,000 senior executives and investment intermediaries.

Since the conception of the 境外投资 INVEST IN platform in 2010, China’s private and state owned enterprises, investment groups and HNWI have developed an ever-increasing appetite to expand their corporate assets and operations globally. This local demand has been successfully met by 境外投资 INVEST IN’s widely recognized publications and events on Chinese outbound investment, and has been influential in the success of over 50 Investment Promotion and Economic Development agencies’ success stories in Greater China.


About the Summit


To that end, and to further continue our ideology of working with foreign governments, free zone authorities and other economic development organizations, 境外投资 INVEST IN is proud to announce the Second Annual 境外投资 INVEST IN China Outbound Investment Summit, to be held in Shanghai. With over 300 senior executives from China’s most powerful private & state-owned enterprises in attendance, the 境外投资 INVEST IN Free Trade Zone Summit provides a premium platform for business development, information exchange and a much needed resource for Chinese business leaders looking to expand their operations globally.

09:30 – 09:35 Welcoming Remarks

09:35 – 10:05 Session 1: Facing a New Chapter of Globalization through Chinese Outbound Investment

10:05 – 10:35 Session 2: Zacatecas, a Gateway of Opportunities

10:35 – 10:45 Session 3: Perspectives on Challenges and Strategies for Sustainable Economic Growth and Development

10:45 – 11:15 Networking Coffee Break

11:15 – 11:45 Session 4: Case Study on Using Foreign Direct Investment as an International Market Entry Strategy

11:45 – 12:40 Session 5: Panel Discussion –What’s the Next after the Temporary Turnaround of China’s ODI?

12:40 – 14:00 Networking Luncheon

14:00 – 14:30 Session 6: The Latest Developments in US and European Digital Cross-Border Policies in an Era of Big Data, and its Impact on Chinese Enterprises’ International Business

14:30 – 14:50 Session 7: How World-Class Ports are Bridging Global Trade Investments between Europe and Asia

14:50 – 14:55 Session 8: Invest In Sharjah, Guiding Your Success

14:55 – 15:25 Networking Coffee Break

15:25 – 15:55 Session 9: When Culture Diversity Challenge the Overseas Investment and Trade of Chinese Enterprises

15:55 – 16:50 Session 10: Panel Discussion–Navigating Cross-Border Risks and Challenges Associated with Your Overseas Investments

16:50 – 17:00 Closing Remarks & Lucky Draw

17:00 – 18:00 Networking Cocktail

09:30 – 09:35 Welcoming Remarks

09:35 – 10:05 Session 1: FTZs and Free Ports, Modernizing and Boosting China’s Economic Development

10:05 – 10:35 Session 2: Free Trade Zones, the Ideal Springboard for Overseas Investment

10:35 – 11:05 Session 3: How do Enterprises Positively Make Use of Premium Bonus of Free Trade Zone Policies?

11:05 – 11:35 Networking Coffee Break

11:35 – 12:30 Session 4: Panel Discussion –Special Trade and Economic Zones, the Gateway for a Competitive Edge in the Global Marketplace

12:30 – 14:00 Networking Luncheon

14:00 – 14:30 Session 5: A Global Perspective on Upgrading Cross-Border Trade with the Assistance of International Shipping and Logistics

14:30 – 14:50 Session 6: Trade Facilitation in the New Era

14:50 – 14:55 Session 7: A World Destination and the Gateway to International Trade

14:55 – 15:25 Networking Coffee Break

15:25 – 15:55 Session 8: Cross-Border Financing for Go-Global and Bring-In of Chinese Enterprises

15:55 – 16:50 Session 9: Panel Discussion–Making Free Trade Agreements Work for You as a Path to Belt and Road Expansion

16:50 – 17:00 Closing Remarks & Lucky Draw

17:00 – 18:00 Networking Cocktail

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