BOAO, China, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As a well-known representative of P2P lending platforms and the co-founder of Lending Club, as well as the founder and CEO of Dianrong.com, Soul Htite was invited to attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA)2015 Annual Conference.
BFA is the first international conference organization headquartered in China and the most influential forum held in China. A high ranking Chinese official also attended this year's conference and delivered the opening ceremony speech. The fact that a representative of the P2P lending industry was invited to attend such a high-level forum is no doubt the latest indication of the astonishing popularity of P2P lending in China.
The theme of this year's conference was Asia's New Future: Towards a Community of Common Destiny. Entrepreneurship and innovation were the two highlights. The Internet industry, including P2P lending, was given greater prominence and became the most noteworthy topic of discussion and also the focus in the conference.
On the first day of the annual conference, Internet Finance Report 2015 – The Clustering of P2P Internet Lending was released in the sub-forum Internet Finance: Self-Discipline and Regulation.
Besides Soul Htite, Ping Xie, Deputy General Manager of China Investment Corporation, Chaomei Chen, Chief Risk Officer of the world's largest P2P lending company Lending Club, Gregory Gibb, Chairman and CEO of Lufax – a subsidiary of China Ping An Group – and other P2P industry heavyweights also participated in the discussion about the P2P lending industry.
According to Soul Htite, the co-founder of Lending Cluband the founder of Dianrong.com, the schedule of BFA 2015 Annual Conference was very "tight".
On the afternoon of Mar. 27th, Soul Htite participated in the sub-forum Internet vs. Traditional Business to discuss with the guests such topics as how "Internet + Finance" can contribute to the transformation of China's economy.
On the evening of Mar. 27th, Soul Htite participated in the BFA Gala and delivered the keynote speech for the evening event.
On the morning of Mar. 28th, Soul attended the BFA Annual Conference opening ceremony and listened to a keynote speech by a high ranking Chinese official.
On the morning of Mar. 29th, the last day of the forum, Soul Htite participated in a high-profile Internet-based Approach sub-forum with Pan Shiyi, President of SOHO China, Liu Qiangdong founder and CEO of JD.com, Cao Guowei, President and CEO of Sina Group, Liu Shengyi, Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent, and other VIPs in the industry to discuss the nature of internet-based approach and business.
It is not difficult to understand why P2P lending was given such a prominent role at the BFA Annual Conference. During the past year, the rapid development of internet finance greatly spurred the innovation and transformation of China's financial sector. Internet finance, with its Chinese characteristics, attracted the attention of the global financial sector while P2P was the segment with the fastest growth in the internet finance industry.
Before establishing Dianrong.com, Soul Htite created the technological platform for the world's largest P2P lending company, Lending Club. Soul Htite said that it was a real pleasure to meet the world's top business leaders and share the latest ideas on how internet technologies can transform financial affairs and the world.