HONG KONG, 3 November 2015 –

SCMP Group Ltd (SEHK: 583), Asia’s leading media holding company, yesterday launched the inaugural South China Morning Post China Conference, a thought leadership platform that garnered government and corporate leaders to share insights on Chinese enterprises going global.

The South China Morning Post China Conference was a well-timed platform that explored topics pertinent to the surging expansion of Chinese companies and state-owned enterprises in the global marketplace. Held at Kowloon Shangri-La, the full-day conference centered on four core dimensions: acquiring overseas investments, set-up complexities, inorganic growth strategies (including M&A and AIIB) and growth sectors (including big data, cloud computing and renewable energy).

The conference was officiated by the Honourable C Y Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as the Guest of Honour, and included the following speakers:

  • Ou Xiao Li, Counsel, Department of Western Region Development, National Development and Reform Commission
  • Chen Shuang, Executive Director & CEO, China Everbright Ltd
  • John Zhao, Chairman and CEO, Hony Capital & Executive Vice President of Legend Holdings Corporation
  • Frank Lyn, China and Hong Kong Markets Leader, PwC
  • Alex Wang, Vice President of CTO Group, ZTE Corporation
  • Dr Witman Hung, Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong, Shenzhen Qianhai Authority
  • Dr Kelvin Wong, Executive Director and Deputy Managing Director, COSCO Pacific Limited
  • Cho Tak Wong, Chairman, Fuyao Glass Industry Group
  • Dr Liu Li Gang, Chief Economist, Greater China, ANZ
  • Zhang Gao Bo, Founding Partner & CEO, Oriental Patron Financial Group
  • Nicholas Kwan, Research Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
  • Francis Ho, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong

Inaugurating the South China Morning Post China Conference, Mr Robin Hu, CEO of the SCMP Group, remarked: “The South China Morning Post China Conference focuses on China as a source, rather than a destination, of capital, technology, talent and best practices. It is about success stories of China’s companies in their quest for markets and assets overseas, as well as learnings from thought leaders on growing challenges and opportunities faced by Chinese companies in world markets. The South China Morning Post is proud to launch the China Conference to capture this narrative.”

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The South China Morning Post China Conference was organised by the award-winning SCMP Events and Conferences team. For more information about upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities, please visit or telephone +852 2680 8187.

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About SCMP Group Ltd and South China Morning Post

SCMP Group Limited (SEHK: 583) is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong’s internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership.

First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through and e-reader editions, South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received over 160 awards in 2014-15 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities. Other titles in the Group include the Sunday Morning Post, (南早.com), (南早香港指南.com), STYLE, Destination Macau, The PEAK, HK Magazine and The List.

Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoBride, Harper’s BAZAAR, Harper’s BAZAAR Art, Harper’s BAZAAR Bride, Esquire, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Décoration, and ELLE Accessories; and operates,,, and in Hong Kong.

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