Event Details

China’s financial centers have a four-tier structure, with Hong Kong as China’s window to global capital and the offshore center for China. Shanghai is the commercial-financial center, and Beijing is the political financial center. Shenzhen is integrated into China’s financial center networks, as well as being a satellite of Hong Kong. China’s “One Belt, One Road” strategy has the potential to significantly transform its relations to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Key infrastructure components include railroads, telecommunications, real estate, and other horizontal or vertical infrastructure. Success of the strategy has the potential to accelerate Asian economic development and to significantly alter China’s financial centers, which may become the largest conduits of global capital.

David Meyer, Senior Lecturer in Management of Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, will share his in-depth research on the transition of China's financial centers and implications for the "One Belt One Road" strategy. Steven McCord, Head of Research of North China and Head of Retail Research of Asia at Jones Lang LaSalle, will focus on OBOR and its effect on the China commercial real estate market. In the following panel discussion, they will be joined by Sean Wang, Vice President of Greater China and Managing Director of North China at DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield, with insights on China's oversea investment in the current context. Henri Tan, Senior Manager of AmCham China Member Operations Department, will moderate the event.

Seats are limited. Please register online in advance to secure your spot.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
10:05 AM - 10:40 AM
China's Financial Centers and Implications for OBOR
10:40 AM - 10:55 AM
OBOR and Its Effect on the China Commercial Real Estate Market
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Steven  McCord (Head of Research, North China, and Head of Retail Research, Asia at Jones Lang LaSalle)

    Steven McCord

    Head of Research, North China, and Head of Retail Research, Asia at Jones Lang LaSalle

    Steven is the Head of Research for North China for JLL, overseeing a team of 11 full time researchers in North China. Steven regularly briefs real estate investment funds to enable better-informed investment strategies and analyzes the competitive landscape for commercial real estate. Steven's work appears in the Retail Intelligence publications released publicly, white papers, blog posts, detailed data-rich presentation decks, and a data subscription service. He undertakes market study / competition analysis consultancy on behalf of developers, investors, and retailers. Also, in his second role as Head of Retail Research, Asia, he manages site selection studies that prioritize cities and properties for retailer expansion. Steven has worked in China since 2005.

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  • David  Meyer (Senior Lecturer in Management at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis)

    David Meyer

    Senior Lecturer in Management at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis

    David Meyer is Senior Lecturer in Management at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, teaching international business, with a focus on Asia. Prior to this he was Professor of Sociology & Urban Studies at Brown University. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago. His publications include five books and monographs and over sixty articles and book chapters. His book, Hong Kong as a Global Metropolis (Cambridge University Press, 2000), interpreted that city as the pivot of Asian business networks. Recent publications deal with the transformation of Hong Kong as a financial center, China’s financial centre networks, job mobility of financiers coming to Hong Kong, network governance at the State Banks of China, the banking networks of Asian financial centers, private wealth management in Asia, high-frequency trading on exchanges, including on Hong Kong’s and Singapore’s, Hong Kong and Singapore as network hubs of global capital, and Shenzhen in China’s financial center networks.

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  • Sabrina  Wei (Head of North China Research at DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield)

    Sabrina Wei

    Head of North China Research at DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield

    Sabrina Wei, Head of North China Research in DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield. Sabrina Wei has more than 15 years of real estate experiences. As Head of North China Research in DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield, she helped the company set up the research team, led a team in 6 cities to develop research standards and approaches, published more than one hundred research reports and white papers. Being one of the spokespersons of the Company, she was occasionally interviewed by prestigious medias such as Washington Post, Bloomberg, Reuters, China Daily, Xinhua News, etc.

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Cardholding Member
Member Price RMB 90
Member Price (Pay at the door) RMB 150
Employee of Member Company
Standard Price RMB 250
Door Price RMB 250
Standard Price RMB 350
Door Price RMB 350

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