Upcoming: 2017 BRICS Think Tank Symposium to be held in Beijing

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Upcoming: 2017 BRICS Think Tank Symposium to be held in Beijing

2017-03-15

 

Strengthening Financial Cooperation and Promoting BRICS Development


2017 BRICS Think Tank Symposium


March 22nd , 2017   Beijing·China

 

Renmin University of China, No.59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100872

 

Hosts:

 

China Council for BRICS Think-Tank Cooperation (CCBTC)

 

Renmin University of China (RUC)


Organizer:

 

Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY)


Agenda

 

(Working languages: English, Chinese)


March 22nd, 2017 (Tuesday) Morning


Venue: Guoxue Guan Auditorium 116, Renmin University of China

 

08:00-09:00   Registration


09:00-11:50   Opening Ceremony (Public Event)


Moderator:Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY)

 

Opening Remarks:

 

- Liu Wei, Vice President, China Council for BRICS Think-Tank Cooperation (CCBTC) & President of Renmin University of China (RUC)


- Luan Jianzhang, Secretary General, China Council for BRICS Think-Tank Cooperation & Director General, Research Office, International Department of the Central Committee Communist Party of China


- Zhang Jun, Director-General of the International Economic Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People`s Republic of China


Group Photo (10:00-10:15)


Keynote Speeches(09:45-11:45) (10 minutes each)

 

- Andrey Denisov, Ambassador, Russian Embassy in China


- Marcos Caramuru de Paiva, Ambassador, Embassy of Brazil in Beijing


- Dolana Msimang, Ambassador, South African Embassy in Beijing


- Amit Narang, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India in Beijing


- Paulo Nogueira Batista Jr., Vice President of BRICS Development Bank (TBD)


- Li Keyong, Vice President, China Council for BRICS Think-Tank Cooperation & President of Sichuan International Studies University


- Zhao Jinping, Research fellow and Director-General of the Research Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC)


- Zhou Qiangwu, Director of International Economics and Finance Institute, the Ministry of Finance


- Wu Xiaohua, Vice President of Academy of Macroeconomic Research, NDRC


12:00-13:00  Lunch (Huixian Restaurant, 3rd Floor, Invitation Only)


March 22nd, 2017 (Tuesday) Afternoon

 

Venue: Room 602, Wenhua Building, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY)

(Closed-door, Round table talk, Invitation only, Working languages: English, Chinese)


13:30-15:00  Session I: Global Economic Governance and Role of BRICS

 

In this session, how to further promote the reforms and governance on international financial institutions, improving international financial and monetary system, enhancing representativeness of emerging market countries and developing countries, as well as how BRICS can earn more rights to speak in international financial system and global economic governance will be discussed.


Moderator: Liu Zongyi, Research Fellow at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), Visiting Fellow of RDCY


Panelists (8 minutes each, and 15 minutes for free discussion):


Vladimir Yakunin, Founder and Chairman of Supervisory Board, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Head of the Department for State Governance at Moscow State University, Russia


Shi Jiyang, President of China Africa Development Fund


Wang Mingyu, Vice President of Tianjin Foreign Studies University


Priyadarshi Dash, Research Associate of Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India


Zhao Changhui, Chief Country Risk Analyst of the Export-Import Bank of China, Senior Fellow of RDCY


David Maimela, Researcher of Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), South Africa


Wang Lei, Director of the BRICS Cooperation Center, Associate Professor of School of Government at Beijing Normal University


Andrey Kobyakov, Member of the Board of Organizers, Moscow Economic Forum; Director, International Business Connections & Networking, Russia


15:00-16:30  Session II: BRICS’ Financial Cooperation: Process Assessment and Future Prospective

 

In this session, the assessment of BRICS financial cooperation process will be discussed and corresponding advice will be given concerning how to strengthen BRICS monetary policy coordination, improve financial supervision and financial service ability, improve Contingent Reserve Arrangement and establish monetary funds, enhance cooperation between anti-money laundering and illegal assets returning, as well as adding new members to the New Development Bank, etc.


Moderator: Zhang Guangping, Director of Political Party Affair Division, Research Office, International Department of the Central Committee Communist Party of China


Panelists (8 minutes each, and 15 minutes for free discussion):


Irina Yarygina, Professor of Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russia


Jaya Josie, Senior Research Manager, Economic Performance & Development (EPD), Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa


Marsel Salikhov, Director for Economic Research, Head of Department, Institute for Energy and Finance, Russia


Xu Jiajun, Deputy Director of Center for New Structural Economics at Peking University


Binod Singh, Director of BRICS Policy Research Institution, India


Cheng Shi, Manager of Research Department, ICBC International Holdings Limited


Priyanka Pandit, Doctoral Scholar at Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Visiting Fellow of RDCY, India


16:30-16:40  Coffee break


16:40-18:10  Session III: BRICS’ Financial Cooperation and China

 

In this session, how China, Presidency of the BRICS in 2017, will consolidate the previous achievements as the BRICS cooperation comes into its second decade, enhance BRICS financial cooperation, implement more China`s initiatives in aspects of Free Trade Zone, infrastructure construction and development finance along with the construction of the `Belt and Road` initiative will be discussed, in order to fortify cooperation confidence and lift BRICS cooperation to a new level.


Moderator: Cheng Cheng, Associate Research Fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY)


Panelists (8 minutes each, and 15 minutes for free discussion):

 

Agi Veres, Country Director of United Nations Development Programme in China


Kholodkov Viacheslav, Head of Department, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), Russia


Jiang Shixue, Director of the Centre of Latin American Studies, Shanghai University


R.J. Thomas, China Country Manager of Brand South Africa


Andrey Shelepov, Researcher of Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR), Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Russia


Liu Ying, Researcher, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China


Rasigan Maharajh, Chief Executive Officer of National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS), South Africa


Anupam Manur, Research Fellow of Takshashila Institution, India


18:10-18:20  Closing

 

Closing Remark: Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY)