The China SCF Innovation Summit Forum enters its sixth year as it returns to the city of Shenzhen this month.

The conference – which runs from 18 to 20 March – is set to attract at least 600 supply chain finance practitioners from banks, fintechs and other non-bank providers.

The event is organised by the Chinese company 10,000 Link which has developed strong links with the SCF Community with the aim of fostering greater collaboration between European and Chinese SCF practitioners.

Michiel Steeman, SCF Community founder, made a keynote speech at the company last year and will be looking to repeat his success this year.

Other speakers this year include: Du Juan, COO at electronics firms TCL, Professor Hua Song at Renmin University, Beijing, and Ning Zhang from the tech firm C2FO, among others. China Merchants Bank is also putting forward a speaker as is the private arm of the World Bank, the IFC.

The topics addressed at the event will be wide-ranging, covering the rise of the fintechs in China and their impact on the SCF market; the impact of new government financial regulation, the growth of the Industrial Internet as well as opportunities for greater partnerships between Chinese and European companies.

“We expect to cooperate with more global enterprises and learn from each other, with Chinese supply chain going outside and international supply chain coming in,” said a spokesperson from 10,000 Link.