Changing China: Embracing innovation to build better treasury
3 November 2021 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM HKT
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Corporates across the globe continue to be impacted by the pandemic, with treasurers facing supply chain issues, business disruption challenges and revenue loss. Amidst this landscape, digitization stands out for the speed with which it is being adopted globally. Corporate treasuries from multinational corporations (MNCs), in particular, are rolling out strategies to upgrade and digitize the treasury function. For regional and global treasurers, this requires an understanding of the local market environment and nuances especially in fast-changing markets like China.

China plays a crucial role in the global operations of MNCs, with the country being a favored manufacturing hub and regional headquarters destination in Asia. The world’s second largest economy, the first among major markets to bounce back, is on track for post-pandemic economic recovery. The country, despite ongoing trade tensions and sustainability issues, remains an important growth market, particularly for Western multinationals who are looking to capitalize on this growth potential.

Moreover, China represents one of the largest and among the most promising markets when it comes to digitization. Thanks to its legions of adopters – the millions of consumers – the country is embracing technology and innovation at an unprecedented pace. Indeed, digital payments have become ubiquitous and e-commerce has become an integral part of many company’s business model, beyond the retail sector. MNC treasurers in China are also facing rapid changes brought about by new regulatory guidelines to facilitate cross-border transactions.

The Asset Events+, in association with BNP Paribas, is pleased to be hosting to explore the challenges and opportunities for multinational companies in China and discuss how they can leverage technology to improve the treasury function.

The forum will examine the following:

  • China macroeconomic outlook, updates on e-CNY and digital trends
  • Cross-border funding & transactions: latest regulatory development and best practices
  • Challenges and priorities for MNCs in China
  • How do MNCs adapt their global treasury strategy into China
  • Digital treasuries: what are the key considerations in building digital treasuries
  • ESG: Embedding ESG factors in the treasury and supply chain
3 November 2021 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM HKT
3:50 PM (HKT)
Access to webinar opens
4:00 PM (HKT)
Welcome remarks
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu
The Asset
4:05 PM (HKT)
Opening remarks
CG Lai
CG Lai
BNP Paribas China
4:15 PM (HKT)
China Macro Outlook
XD Chen
XD Chen
chief China economist
BNP Paribas
4:35 PM (HKT)
Panel discussion
  • What are the challenges and priorities for MNCs in China?
  • How do multinationals adapt their global treasury strategy into China?
  • What issues do they face in building digital treasuries?
  • How can corporate treasurers leverage technology to improve cash management, particularly cross-border cash pooling?
  • How do MNCs manage the offshore funding for onshore operations?
  • How can they mitigate risks associated with digital payments?
  • How can corporate treasurers embed ESG factors in the treasury function?
  • How can technology play a role in sustainable supply chain finance solutions?
Ernest Mui
Ernest Mui
Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific
Louise Zhang
Louise Zhang
head of transaction banking, China
BNP Paribas
Inga Kudzmaite
Inga Kudzmaite
regional treasury director, Asia
Irene Zhu
Irene Zhu
regional CFO
Getinge APAC
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu (moderator)
The Asset
5:20 PM (HKT)
5:25 PM (HKT)
Closing remarks
5:30 PM (HKT)
End of discussion


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