Presentations

Selected talks and conference presentations

2017

  • Invited participant: Workshop and seminar on ‘International financial centres after the global financial crisis and Brexit’, 15-16 June, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.
  • Invited participant: Workshop on ‘Asia/Global Production Networks’, 8-9 June, City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University.
  • Presenter: ‘Regional dynamics of investment banking in Asia: An analysis of M&A activities (co-authored with Kurtulus Gemici), 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, 5-9 April, Boston, USA. 
  • Panellist: ‘Brexit and the City: Financial geography after the UK’s EU referendum’, 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, 5-9 April, Boston, USA. 

2016

  • Invited lecture: ‘Finance and the state: A developmentalist view from Asia’, 14 December, Lecture Series, Winter 2016/2017: Frontier Regions of Global Finance, Department of Human Geography, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. 
  • Presenter, session co-convenor and chair: ‘Remaking the global economy: actors and dynamics’, 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, 29 March-2 April, San Francisco, USA.
  • Panellist: ‘Becoming financial: everyday spaces, practices and actors’, 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, 29 March-2 April, San Francisco, USA.

2015 

  • Panellist: ‘Launch of the Global Network on Financial Geography’, Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography, 19-23 August 2015, Oxford.
  • Presenter, session co-convenor and chair: ‘Financialisation of everyday life’, Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography, 19-23 August 2015, Oxford.
  • Invited speaker: ‘Singapore as International Financial Centre: Economic, Urban and Social Dimensions’, Distinguished Speakers Series, 15 July 2015, Dunman High School.
  • Presenter: “Decentering ‘global’ finance: ‘Alternative’ financial networks and spaces?”, 2015 Annual Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 21-25 April, Chicago, USA.

2014 

  • Presenter, session co-convenor and chair: ‘International financial centres and regional development’, RGS-IBG Conference 2014, 26-29 August 2014, London.
  • Invited lecture: ‘Financialisation, financial citizenship and the state: The case of banking reforms in Singapore’ (金融化,金融公民与国度:新加坡银行业改革的案例研究), School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, 17 November 2014.

2013  

  • Invited participant: Workshop on ‘Deconstructing offshore finance’, 2-3 September, St Peter’s College, University of Oxford.
  • Presenter, session co-convenor and chair: ‘Integrating finance into global production network’, RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2013, 28-30 August, London.
  • Invited paper presentation: Research seminar on offshore services production in Asia, University of Amsterdam and Kasetsart University, Bangkok, 25-26 April 2013.
  • Keynote speaker: Social Studies Symposium on ‘Revisiting Singapore’s Strategies for Economic Development in a Globalising World’, Academy of Singapore Teachers (Ministry of Education), 19 April 2013.
  • Panellist: ‘Geographical Reflections on China’s Reform and Transformation’, 2013 Annual Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 9-13 April, Los Angeles, USA.

2012 

  • Presenter: ‘The making of financial subjects: Lehman Brothers minibonds and financial regulation in Singapore’, 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 24-28 February, New York, USA.
  • Panellist: ‘The Rise of the BRICS Knowledge Intensive Service Economy’, 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 24-28 February, New York, USA.

2011 

  • Presenter and chair: ‘Rolling back the  market? Lehman Brothers minibonds in Hong Kong and Singapore’, Third Global Conference on Economic Geography, Seoul, South Korea, 28 June – 2 July 2011.

2009 

  • Public talk: ‘The roles of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing as financial centres in a China banking strategy’, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, 8 July. 
  • Presenter and discussant: 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 21-27 March, Las Vegas, USA

2008 

  • Seminar presentation: ‘Competition or complementarities as financial centres? Examining Shanghai in relation to Beijing and Hong Kong’, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, 13 May 2008.
  • Presenter: 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 15-19 April 2008, Boston, USA

2007 

  • Presenter, session chair & panellist: Second Global Conference on Economic Geography, Beijing, China, 25-28 June 2007.
  • Presenter: ‘Systems, power and practices: The building of financial markets in Shanghai’, 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 17-21 April 2007, San Francisco, USA
  • Co-organiser: Postgraduate Workshop on Globalisation and World Cities (GaWC) and China, University of Loughborough, 15 January 2007.

2006

  • Selected participant: Summer Institute in Economic Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 25-30 June 2006.
  • Presenter and session co-convenor: ‘Approaches to markets: The case of Shanghai’, RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2006, 29 August-1 September.
  • Public lecture: ‘Walking the Chinese road to marketisation: The development of Shanghai as a financial centre’, University of Nottingham London Office, 28 November.
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