Policy Meeting on the outcomes of the Fifth Plenum

  • Date
    30 October 2020 - 30 October 2020
  • Beijing Time
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Venue
    Four Seasons Beijing Four Seasons Beijing Tang I, third floor 48 Liangmaqiao Rd, San Yuan Qiao, Chaoyang, Beijing
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The EU SME Centre and the European Chamber are delighted to invite you to join the first Policy Meeting of the EU SME Centre’s Phase III, which was launched on the 1st October 2020 for an 18-month period. In this inaugural event, Mr Chen Long, Partner at Plenum, and Ms. Imogen Page-Jarrett, Research Analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, will provide a hot off the press press analysis of the Fifth Plenum, specifically with regards to China’s mid- and long-term strategy, embodied in the 14th Five-Year Plan and in the leadership’s vision for 2035. The conversation will be moderated by Mr. Renzo Isler, the newly appointed Director at the EU SME Centre.

The event will take place on the 30th October from 10:00 – 11:30 at Four Seasons Beijing and will be held under Chatham House rules. The registration starts at 09:30 AM.

Address: Four Seasons Beijing Tang I, third floor 48 Liangmaqiao Rd, San Yuan Qiao, Chaoyang, Beijing


09:30-10:00: Registration & Networking

10:00-10:10: Opening Remarks

10:10-11:00: Presentations by Chen Long and Imogen Page-Jarrett

11:00-11:30: Discussion and Q&A


Registration & Networking


Opening Remarks


Presentations by Chen Long and Imogen Page-Jarrett


Discussion and Q&A

About the speakers and moderator

Chen Long

Chen Long is a co-founder and partner of Plenum, a research firm covering Chinese politics and economy.

He previously worked as the China economist for Gavekal Dragonomics for six years. As a PBOC watcher, he writes extensively on China’s monetary policy, exchange rate policy, banking system and financial markets.

He is quoted frequently by the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg, and he also writes columns for the South China Morning Post and the Strait Times. A native Beijinger, he was educated at Peking University.

Imogen Page-Jarrett

Imogen is a research analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Access China service, which provides analyses of China’s provinces and cities. She conducts regional research and forecasts, and advises clients on economic and policy developments in China. Imogen is also the analyst for Cambodia and Laos in the Asia division. Imogen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, having graduated from the University of Cambridge with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese studies. She also holds a master’s degree in public policy from Peking University. Imogen joined The EIU in June 2019. Since then she has published articles on education, consumer and retail, healthcare, public policy and international relations. She has also appeared in international media speaking on topics including the US-China trade war, the Belt and Road Initiative and cybersecurity. Prior to joining the EIU, Imogen worked for the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, where she managed some of the Chamber’s key publications and coordinated work on aviation and aerospace policy issues. She has also worked for US-based consultancy APCO Worldwide and the British Embassy in China.

Renzo Isler

Before taking up the post of Director of the EU SME Centre, Mr. Isler was for eleven years CEO of Generali China Life (中意人寿), one of the top foreign insurers in China. Mr. Isler has worked for the Generali Group for 44 years with long-term assignments in three continents, gaining wide knowledge and understanding of the world of insurance.

With economics background developed in Italy and USA, he held different management positions and has been sitting on numerous Boards of Insurance and Financial Companies in USA and Europe. In 2012 he received the award for Best Italian Manager in China. He retired in 2016 but remained with the Generali Group as Senior Consultant for China till July 2020.

Part-time trainer and motivator at international development programs for Generali Group’s young talents, has been invited for lectures on Life Insurance and leadership in and outside of China. He contributes occasionally with articles on Italian media about China.

Meeting Registration and Cancellation

This is a closed meeting open to consortium partners’ management and relevant stakeholders of EU SME Centre Phase III including embassies or consulates only. If you meet the criteria and would like to attend, please send your information to Muyang Zhang (intern008@europeanchamber.com.cn) with subject line and your information by Thursday, 29th October noon.You will receive a confirmation email. A maximum of two representatives from each stakeholder may attend if the capacity allows it.

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