Highlights from Bain's involvement in select regional summits
China Business Roundtable: Digital Transformation of Strategic Industries
On November 9-10, 2016, 150 participants gathered in Guangzhou to network and explore China's vision to promote digital transformation for strategic industries in the region, its reform trajectory and opportunities for collaboration between the public and private sectors.
Expert Vice President Gerry Mattios was a panelist in the session on "Digital Transformation of Service Industries", which addressed how emerging service industries can adapt to a new socioeconomic context and digital disruptions to serve as China's next growth engine.
India – "Fostering an Inclusive India through Digital Transformation"
At the India Economic Summit from October 6-7, 2016 in New Delhi, Bain was represented by Sri Rajan and Gopal Sarma.
As a featured speaker in the televised CNBC Asia session "India means business?", Sri Rajan discussed how to make India a more attractive destination for business, addressing dimensions such as land and labor challenges, infrastructure and investment gaps and cooperative and competitive federalism.
Sri Rajan also took part in the session "Is the start-up movement in India in a bubble, or is it a gold mine?". He discussed how to develop a culture of entrepreneurship in times of a funding paradox, explore the role of government in the start-up drive, and expand the potential for job creation and growth.
Colombia — "Reigniting Latin America's Inclusive Growth"
At the Latin America Summit held in Medellin from June 16-17, 2016, Bain was represented by José de Sá and Rodrigo Rubio.
During the press conference on trade, Rodrigo Rubio highlighted the findings from the "Enabling Trade" report, which resulted from a year-long joint project between the World Economic Forum and Bain. The report emphasizes the need to remove non-tariff trade barriers, particularly in the medical device industry, while taking highly focused measures to boost key parts of the value chain and targeting initiatives to improve global competitiveness.
Africa — "Connecting Africa's Resources through Digital Transformation"
The African summit was held in Kigali, Rwanda from May 11 to 13, 2016, and convened regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to discuss digital economy catalysts that can drive radical structural transformation, strengthen public-private collaboration on key global and regional challenges.
Bain was represented by three Africa-based Bain partners: Innocent Dutiro, Torsten Lichtenau and Tiaan Moolman.
Tiaan Moolman was a discussion leader in the session on "Growth beyond Commodities", which addressed how Africa's largest economies are rethinking investment decisions and policy reforms during the downturn in commodity prices.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – "Shaping the ASEAN Agenda for Inclusion and Growth"
The 25th World Economic Forum on ASEAN took place in Kuala Lumpur from June 1-2, 2016.
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) demonstrates the region's aspiration to remove barriers to the free flow of goods, services and people while improving sustainability, infrastructure and livelihoods.
Bain Partner Thomas Olsen led a discussion on "Realizing ASEAN Capital Markets 2026", which focused on what must be done to deepen regional capital markets with a particular emphasis on the "Future of Futures" and the evolution of OTC and derivative markets and infrastructure.
Bain was also represented by Young Global Leader Seow-Chien Chew and Partners Dale Hardcastle, Florian Hoppe, Satish Shankar and Till Vestring.