Boao Forum For Asia Annual Conference 2024

Location: Boao, China Date: March 26—29, 2024


The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2024 will be held in Boao, Hainan, under the theme Asia And The World: Common Challenges, Shared Responsibilities.

Global delegates from government, business, academia, and the media will exchange ideas on four overarching topics — global economy, social development, international cooperation, and scientific and technological innovation. They will explore how Asia and the world can work together to address challenges and key issues.

Oliver Wyman will participate in panel discussions and roundtables that will discuss topics such as the energy sector, new energy vehicles, global trade fragmentation, and the strategies multinational companies can adopt in China.

Access the full agenda, here.


March 27, 14:45—16:00 CST
The Future Of New Energy Vehicles

Ben Simpfendorfer, partner and the Asia Pacific lead for Oliver Wyman Forum, will join a panel discussing the evolving landscape of the global new energy vehicles sector. The session will cover:

  • The accelerated pace of technological innovation in new energy vehicles, the growth of the industry, and the expected iteration or upgrade of related technologies
  • The relationship between the energy revolution and the automotive revolution, and how they can better promote each other
  • The extent of which the future of new energy vehicles would be shaped by fierce international competition


March 27, 19:30—21:00 CST
Multinational Corporation (MNC) CEO Roundtable

Ben Simpfendorfer will also join a closed-door session with multinational corporation (MNC) CEOs to discuss their strategies on China. The session will cover:

  • The evolving role of regional headquarters for MNCs amidst global geopolitical uncertainty and increasing trade fragmentation
  • The strategies MNCs can adopt to enhance their local presence and operations as the global economy, Chinese market, and policy landscape continue to evolve
  • The opportunities for MNCs as Chinese companies expand globally, and how MNCs can capitalize on this trend to accelerate their growth in China