The South China Morning Post Presents, China Conference: Southeast Asia – Powering Regional Growth Through Technology, Talent and Collaboration

Hong Kong, (March 16, 2023) – The South China Morning Post (SCMP) is proud to present the 5th edition of the China Conference: Southeast Asia, which will take place on 29-30 March at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. The 2-day hybrid conference brings together government representatives, business leaders and industry experts for expansive dialogues on the many areas China and Southeast Asia are powering the transformation of the APAC and global economy through deployment of technological, net-neutral, financing and infrastructural strategies.


Our esteemed speakers on the day include:

  • K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law of Government of Singapore
  • Paul CHAN Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • Tengku Zafrul Aziz, Minister of International Trade & Industry of Government of Malaysia  
  • Sun Haiyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Singapore
  • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
  • Dennis Chiu, Founder, Far East Consortium
  • Mariel Dimsey, Secretary-General, HKIAC
  • Shayan Hazir, Chief Digital Officer, ASEAN, HSBC
  • Wee Shann Lam, Deputy Chief Executive (Technology), Land Transport Authority, Singapore
  • Catherine So, Chief Executive Officer, South China Morning Post
  • Jasmmine Wong, CEO, Greater China and Singapore, Inchcape
  • Kai Wu, Group Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager, APAC, Airwallex


A full list of the conference’s speakers can be accessed here


Deep dive topics on the day include:


  • Seizing Opportunities: How Southeast Asian economics are adapting to shifting US-China relations
  • Diversifying Asian supply chain in the next 10 years
  • Imagining the international financial hub 2.0
  • Digitalising Southeast Asia: Following China’s superapp technology development path?
  • Driving into the Fossil Fuel Free Future in Asia: the electric vehicle ecosystem in Southeast Asia
  • Resolving international disputes: the Asian hub for arbitration and mediation


The full agenda can be accessed here


The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. It is the recipient of hundreds of awards for its journalistic excellence, from such prestigious organisations as the World Association of News Publishers and the Online News Association. A digital-first media organisation, SCMP is also home to Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China, and publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.

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