Founding Partner, FreeS Capital
峰瑞资本创始合伙人
Feng Li
​李丰

Mr. Feng Li is the founding partner of FreeS Fund, which focuses its investments on the consumer sectors as well as opportunities with unique technological innovation angles in China and globally. Mr. Li has extensive experience in the venture capital and private equity investment industry and is well known in the investment community for his unique views on secular economic trends.

He has made many successful investments in companies such as CreditEase (NYSE listed), LAIX (NYSE listed), 360 Finance (NASDAQ listed), Bilibili (NASDAQ listed, HKEX listed), Three Squirrels (China SZSE listed), Unity (NYSE listed), BAIRONG (HKEX listed), Coinbase (NASDAQ listed). Mr. Li has received numerous awards from authorized institutions and media such as China Venture, Zero2IPO Group, 36Kr, Forbes and etc.

Prior to FreeS Fund, Mr. Li was general partner and member of the management committee at IDG Capital. He graduated from Peking University in China with a Bechalor’s degree in Chemistry and University of Rochester in the US with a MS in Chemistry Degree.

Co-founder and President, Analysys
易观联合创始人兼总裁
Yi Liu
刘怡

Ms. Liu joined Analysys in 2000 and is currently the President of Analysys. She holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Beijing Normal University and a master's degree in management from Guanghua College of Peking University. After joining Analysys, she is fully in charge of the business operation of Analysys, and is an outstanding female leader and business value practitioner in China's big data analysis and TMT industry. At the same time, she also serves as a big data strategy consultant for the Ministry of Commerce, the National Bureau of Statistics and other positions, actively promoting the implementation and practice of the national big data strategy and digital economy.

Head of Asia Economics (ex Japan) and Chief China Economist, Credit Suisse
瑞信亚洲经济组主管(除日本)、首席中国经济学家
David Wang
​王一

Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr Wang was an economist in the research department of International Monetary Fund (IMF), primarily responsible at various times for macroeconomic forecasting of Asian countries and the Eurozone countries. Before the IMF, Mr Wang was a researcher for BlackRock’s Multi-asset Solutions team, specializing in tactical asset allocation, country, and sector rotation within the equity and commodities spaces. Mr Wang started his career in the financial industry as an analyst at Morgan Stanley, focusing on convertible debt underwriting and equity derivative valuations.

Mr Wang holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University and received his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago, during which he also functioned as a research assistant at the Chicago Federal Reserve.

Co-founder & CEO, GaiaWorks
盖雅工场联合创始人兼CEO
Simpson Zhang
章新波

As the co-founder and CEO of GaiaWorks, Simpson Zhang has become one of the pioneers and leaders in the field of workforce management in China. Before the foundation of GaiaWorks, Mr. Zhang gained rich experience in the workforce management software and HR management software industry. He creatively designed Plan, Do, Check and Action (PDCA) workforce management model, which is a breakthrough in the field of workforce management in China. This model includes the whole process of smart scheduling, complex time and attendance, workforce activities, sales performance management and workforce analytics. Graduated from Zhejiang University in 2003 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, he loves hiking, swimming and marathons. 

In 2009, he founded GaiaWorks that had become the first local cloud-based workforce management service provider in China. Currently, it has become the largest workforce management software provider in Asia Pacific. It helps more than 1,500 companies in 24 countries and regions in Asia Pacific with nearly 5 million users in scheduling, time and attendance, working hours and performance. GaiaWorks currently provides workforce management services for high-end manufacturing, retail chains, modern services, and government and corporate clients. The goal of GaiaWorks is to help companies reduce costs, increase efficiency, engage and satisfy employees. 

Panelists

Moderator

Zheming is an expert on strategic communication, stakeholder engagement, crisis management, and policy advocacy. In 2019, he founded Taskforce Consultancy, a Beijing-based strategic communications and stakeholder engagement firm. He is actively involved with many of the firm's clients, including UN Women, PICC Group, Hongkong Land, Envision Group, LONGi Group, etc. Prior to starting his own consultancy firm, Zheming served as the Public Relations & Public Affairs Director for a Chinese conglomerate going global, providing consultation to the group senior executives on their global stakeholder engagement. He was also closely involved in the group's M&A activities, crisis management, relationship with international press, and CSR efforts. Before this in-house role, Zheming was a news anchor and broadcast reporter for China Central Television's English news service. He covered many major events including the 2016 G20 Summit in Hangzhou, the Military Parade in 2015, KMT leader Hung Hsiu-chu's visit to the Chinese mainland in 2016, as well as breaking news including the 2015 August 12 Tianjin Port Explosions. For many times, he sat down with senior political, business leaders, artists for interviews. Zheming also worked for Albright Stonebridge Group, a leading global strategic consultancy founded by the US former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, as well as Weber Shandwick. Zheming has a BA degree in public relations from Communication University of China. He also studied at the MBA program at Peking University's National School of Development.

Zheming Xing
邢哲铭
Founder & President, Taskforce Consultancy
Taskforce Consultancy 创始人兼总裁

Macroeconomics

宏观经济

Data from China’s seventh national census signals an unprecedented shift in China’s population structure. Lower birth rate reduces China’s demographic dividend; increasing educational attainment improves human capital; a new generation of youth believing in the rule of law brings labor market revolutions. An aging population puts significant pressure on China’s labor market and the government’s retirement policies. The structural changes to China’s demography also bring changes in people’s spending, saving, and investing behaviors, which presents new challenges and opportunities for the economy. For our discussion, we invited a panel of prominent speakers to discuss China's demographic changes with insights from the seventh national census from different perspectives.

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