Helen started the career from Taiwan and moved to Shanghai in Y2004. More than 18 years experiences in various finance functions, including the external audit and corporate finance. Currently work in Bollore group in China as financial controller to take care both China and Hong Kong perimeters. Current major focus is to work with the greater China management team as the business partner to play an important role on business decision making, operational management, tax planning, treasury management, and other subjects beyond finance scope.
In 2015, China’s growth rate fell to 6.9%, the lowest in almost a quarter of the century. In the past decades, the country relied heavily on its debt-fuelled growth model in infrastructure, housing and heavy industries in particular for a double-digit growth figure. Now China is entering a new stage of development with the growth rate slowing down. As Chinese President Xi Jinping has called this phase of growth the “new normal”, China’s economy is reconstructing and rebalancing towards consumer spending and technological innovation.
CFOs in China today are concerned about maintaining the profit margin and earning performance during the economic transition. In such a transition, with the growth rate widely expected at a slower pace, how should the financial planning for the next few years be done?
The 5th CFO Innovation Shanghai Forum will focus on identifying the possible challenges and new risks posted to our CFOs, as well as looking for opportunities and change in their strategic business planning to adapt to the economic transition. The speaker presentations and panel discussions aim to harvest the answers CFOs look for to survive and thrive through China’s economic transition. The issues to be addressed include:
- The possible challenges and opportunities to arise from the change of the economic climate
- The CFOs’ approach to the debt-growing environment facing extended risk
- response to the liberalization of the Chinese currency
- the innovative financing methods in China
- technological innovation within the financial function
- impacts of disruptive technologies in business
- E-commerce as a new growth driver
- Skillsets CFOs in China require to thrive in the economic transition
This closed-door forum will provide CFOs, financial controllers, treasurers and other finance executives the opportunity to spend one day immersed in a productive environment with peers from large enterprises and multinationals, as well as business specialists and other experts.
An impressive panel of A-list CFOs coming from both Multi-National Companies and top national companies in Shanghai will gather to have peer-to-peer discussions and share insights to help CFOs risk-proof their business and gain a better understanding of today’s economic environment, industry issues and future market outlook.