Agenda    



Tentative Programme


Day 1: 12 October 2017


08:30-10:00
Registration

10:00-10:30
INAUGURATION: OPENING AND WELCOME SPEECH

Welcome Speech
Representative of Shenzhen Municipal Government [TBC]
Yi Xiaozhun, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization
GU Xueming, President, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, MOFCOM

Moderator
Zheng Yanling, Secretary-General, Shenzhen Logistics and Supply Chain Management Association (SLSCMA)
10:30-11:00
KEYNOTE SPEECH – THE NEW GLOBAL ROAD MAP

Pankaj Ghemawat, Global Professor of Management and Strategy and Director of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management at the Stern School of Business at New York University and Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School

11:00-13:00
SESSION 1: NEW TRENDS IN GLOBAL ECONOMY, GLOBALIZATION AND GVCS

We are living in turbulent times, with the global economy undergoing adjustment and rapid transformation. In this panel, leading economists and GVC researchers outline the global economic landscape, identify challenges encountered in globalization, and analyse the factors reshaping global production chains in the mid- to long-term. Panellists will also discuss new opportunities and challenges faced at national, regional and global levels, in both developing and developed countries, and explore possible solutions based on sound policies, including those that reinforce GVC strategies.

Key Questions
  • What are the general trends in the global economy? Where is it heading to in the next five years in terms of business strategy and approaches to globalization and continued integration?
  • How might anti-globalization and de-globalization affect the world economy?
  • Is there a slowdown of expansion of GVCs? Is the GVC model still a useful driving force for economic and trade growth?
  • Are GVCs still an effective tool for developing countries to achieve rapid growth?
  • Presentation
    Robert B. Koopman, Chief Economist, World Trade Organization

    Panel Discussion
    Pankaj Ghemawat, Global Professor of Management and Strategy and Director of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management at the Stern School of Business at New York University and Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School
    Marion Jansen, Chief Economist, International Trade Centre (ITC)
    Hubert Escaith, Visiting Scholar at Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) – WTO Chair Programme
    Eric Thun, Peter Moores Associate Professor in Chinese Business Studies at Saїd Business School, University of Oxford
    Xiao Feng, Vice President, Onetouch Alibaba

    Moderator
    Robert B. Koopman, Chief Economist, World Trade Organization

    Summit Dialogue (Q&A)

13:00-14:30
Luncheon and networking

14:30-17:00
SESSION 2: THE GOVERNANCE OF GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS

How are relations along value chains actually formed and what are the governance structures along production segments? Are there deciding factors for a successful crossborder value chain? The summit will invite leading researchers to outline conceptual frameworks for GVC governance. Business representatives will provide their thoughts based on their real-world experience. Discussions connecting theory and practice will provide a valuable opportunity to enrich the knowledge and understanding of GVC governance and various supply chain models. The panel will also explore the basis for creating synergy in policy environments at regional, national and global level, which could facilitate the location or relocation of GVCs, and eventually promote regional, national and global economic growth.

Key Questions
  • What are the main factors affecting the formation of governance structures in GVCs?
  • What are the main models of GVC governance? How are these models being used in current GVCs? How will those models evolve in the future?
  • What are the roles that the governments could play in shaping and reshaping the governance structure?
  • What is the role of international organisations? What actions could be prioritized?
  • Presentation
    Gary Gereffi, Professor and Director of the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness at Duke University

    Panel Discussion
    Gary Gereffi, Professor and Director of the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness at Duke University
    Deborah Elms, Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre
    Hubert Escaith, Visiting Scholar at Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) – WTO Chair Programme
    Eric Thun, Peter Moores Associate Professor in Chinese Business Studies at Saїd Business School, University of Oxford
    Li Guanghui, Vice President of Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, MOFCOM
    Feng Xiangyang, Director, Futian District Enterprise Development Service Center
    Gao Wei, Chairman, Shenzhen Run In-time Supply Chain Management Co. Ltd.

    Moderator
    Marion Jansen, Chief Economist, International Trade Centre (ITC)

    Summit Dialogue (Q&A)

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