Euronext hosts first pan-European Investor conference in China


In partnership with Bank of China

Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, Paris – 26 September 2016– Euronext announced today its first pan-European Investor conference in China, aimed at raising the profile of its listed companies among Chinese investors. The event will take place in Beijing on 27th September 2016. It will be attended by 20 large issuers from across all the Euronext countries (Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Portugal) and over 80 Chinese investment firms represented by around 140 individuals.

Organised by Euronext and the Bank of China, and in partnership1  with Bank of China International, Haitong,  ING Bank and Natixis, the event will allow investors to interact with representatives of European listed companies and learn more about investment opportunities in Euronext’s markets.

A gong ceremony hosted by senior representatives from Bank of China and Euronext will kick off the event, followed by the European Chinese Economic Forum2 , featuring discussion panels on a variety of subjects, such as current developments in the European economic market and investment in Europe in a post-Brexit world. Keynote speakers include top-level experts from Bank of China, Banque de France, DLA Piper, Haitong, ING, Natixis, and Paris Europlace.

The conference will culminate in a roadshow which will introduce and showcase Euronext listed companies4 from Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Portugal to Chinese investors in small group meetings and bilateral meetings. The roadshow will give these listed companies a unique opportunity to directly address investors selected to be highly representative of the Chinese investor community targeting Financials, Industrials, Consumer Goods, Technology, and Basic Materials, among other.

Lee Hodgkinson, Head of Markets and Global Sales at Euronext, said, "‎Following the success of our long-running Pan-European Investor Days in the USA, we are delighted to expand the concept to China. This is a powerful opportunity to create value for our clients, connecting European issuers with Chinese investors and expanding our global reach. ”

Mr GAO Yingxin, Executive President BOC, said: “BOC is very much honoured to co-organize the first Pan European Days in China together with Euronext, providing a dialogue and communication platform for European issuers and Chinese investors. This high-level event is a great opportunity to achieve a fruitful EU-China capital cooperation through the enhancement of mutual understanding and trust, and the broadening of financing and investment channels. BOC will continue our efforts towards EU-China financial collaboration in the long run.

José Maria Ricciardi, Chief Executive Officer of Haitong Bank, said: “Being a European bank that belongs to one of the major Chinese financial Groups, Haitong, it is a great honour that Haitong Bank sponsor this pioneer event. This is a breakthrough for Portuguese companies to raise awareness of the opportunities that China investors can offer them, as well as raise their profile among such an important investor base. Haitong is the second largest investment bank in China, and it’s the leading investment bank in Hong Kong, with a growing presence in what we normally call Southeast Asia; but strives to become a global bank. For Haitong Bank, this is a huge privilege to be one of the major players in this endeavour. With this in mind and aligned within our global strategy, we are proud to partner with Euronext and the Bank of China, in making this event a true success and “the bridge” between China and Europe.”

Maurits Duynstee, Head of Corporate Clients and Products Netherlands at ING, said: “We are excited to bring our Benelux corporate clients to the first edition of the Pan European Days Conference in Beijing. As Chinese investors increasingly shift their investment focus towards Europe, this Conference allows our Benelux corporate clients to access a still relatively untapped and very large capital market. Thanks to the much appreciated support from Bank of China, our clients will be able to directly interact with Chinese institutional investors and showcase their investment story, helping them to further diversify their investor base.”

Alain Gallois, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate & Investment Banking, Asia Pacific at Natixis, said,“The tremendous growth of Chinese investment into Europe is creating new and expanding development prospects for European and Chinese companies. We are proud to sponsor the first Euronext Pan-European Investor Conference in China, which serves as a vibrant meeting point between China and Europe, and is in close alignment with our strategy of leveraging our deep European roots and close relationships with our clients in China to enable unique and value-accretive cross-border transactions. ”

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1List of Partners and Sponsors:
3  Full list of Speakers:
4European companies participating in the Pan-European Investor Days: Ackermans & van Haaren, Arkema, Barco, Boskalis, CTT, EDP, Engie, Essilor, Galp Energia, Klépierre, Mota Engil, NOS, Orange, Proximus, Randstad, REN, ST Microelectronics, Total, Unibail Rodamco, and Veolia.

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