2012, the End or the Beginning? — 2011 Halter Financial Summit Was Held
GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — December 10-12, 2011, HFG China held the 2011 Halter Financial Summit over the weekend at the Guangzhou Shangri-La hotel. Approximately 1,500 people attended the Summit with the main theme of “2012, the End or the Beginning?”. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown were among the keynote speakers for the event.
During his speech before approximately 1,300 attendees, President Carter highlighted many of the great changes and accomplishments that he witnessed China achieve during his lifetime. In regard to Sino-American relations, he said, “China’s economic development is helpful to the U.S. and the global economy.” He highlighted the importance of China and the United States working together to eliminate poverty, work toward world peace, and protect the environment.
Mr. Gordon Brown discussed many of the issues facing the global economy and the future for the European economy. He expressed his confidence in the continued growth of the global economy, but also emphasized that there are many challenges that Europe is currently facing. He mentioned that there are many opportunities for European companies to invest in China and Chinese companies to invest in Europe. Globalization and the increasing interdependence between China and Europe are paramount to boost the global economy for the future.
The Halter Financial Summit also featured panel discussions and speeches delivered by prominent individuals both in and outside of China. The topics included China’s macroeconomic outlook, international strategies for Chinese companies, and forecasts for global currencies in the coming year. Some of notable speakers were Madam Li Xiaolin, President of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries; Mr. Li Jun, Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of China; Professor Dai Lunzhang, Senior Researcher of People’s Bank of China and Executive Vice President of China Institute of International Economic Relations; and Pieter Bottelier, Former Chief of the World Bank’s Resident Mission in China. These prominent individuals shared their in-depth knowledge to raise the issues facing the global and Chinese economy, as well as possible solutions for the near and long term future.
On the afternoon of the second day of the Summit, attendees partook in several sub-forums that covered topics ranging from Asian and European capital markets to the privatization process. These sub-forums featured experts from their respective fields who gave presentation and held panel discussions to share their in-depth knowledge with the audience and each other. The sub-forums were co-hosted with HFG China by many major institutions including, Deutsche Borse AG, Deloitte, Kepler Capital Markets, and many others. Their extensive knowledge was a boon to the Summit as they shared their expertise with attendees.
The final day of the Summit was marked by company presentations and one-on-one meetings between companies and investors. This day was the capstone of an extremely successful event that addressed many of the challenges and opportunities in the current market.
The 2011 Halter Financial Summit is the second major financial summit organized by HFG China. When Mr. Zhihao Zhang was asked for the reason that many of the topics discussed over the course of the Summit was related to M&A transactions, he replied that 2012 will be the beginning of a trend of outbound M&A transactions as Chinese companies seek ways to address the appreciation of the Renminbi, inflation, and access to technology and branding.
About HFG China
HFG CHINA is a leading financial advisory firm that provides high-growth Chinese enterprises with comprehensive financial services. HFG CHINA offers a wide range of investment banking and asset management services including public-listing advisory, securities underwriting, M&A advisory, etc. HFG CHINA provides Chinese companies with public-listing services in major global capital markets including U.S., Germany and Hong Kong. HFG CHINA has successfully taken numerous Chinese companies public on major U.S. exchanges, and helped a number of companies complete their pre-IPO financing. Founded in 2003, HFG CHINA consists of a group of professionals who have many years of working experience at top firms dealing with investment, financing and legal affairs. This is an elite team with rich experience of global capital operation and deep acknowledge of the financing demand of local Chinese companies. In 2009, HFG CHINA became a listing partner of Deutsche Borse, the largest exchange in the world. With the consent of all council members, HFG CHINA officially joined China Mergers & Acquisitions Association (CMAA) as council member company in April, 2011
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