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May 01 2017

Xisu Wang

Published by under China and Asia

Expert on Business Opportunities in China

Xisu WangDr Xisu Wang worked with the first western companies to establish businesses in China, including EDS, Unilever and Caradon Electric, which has provided him with rare insights into the new and unique challenges involved in forming Sino-US joint ventures. Now based in Beijing and still consulting to foreign companies doing business in China, Xisu provides insightful commentary on socio-economic and geo-political issues in China.

“Xisu Wang’s views on the socio-economic issues and challenges that the Chinese Government faces in satisfying the demands of their vast and diverse population are both insightful and instructive.”


In detail

He lived his early life under the shadow of the then new Chairman Mao and Communist China. As a young man he realised that China was slowly opening up to the west, he left his position as Associate Professor and Dean of Nanjing University and became the first student from mainland China to complete post graduate studies in America, earning a PhD at Harvard University followed by an MBA at MIT. He returned to China in the late 1980s.


What he offers you

Dr Wang is a personable and knowledgeable individual who speaks with great authority on the evolution and future of China’s place in the world today, from the inside out and the outside in. He provides fascinating insights into working in China and offers organisations invaluable advice and information.


How he presents

With meticulous preparation, Dr Wang leaves no stone unturned in his highly informative and engaging presentations which are essential for any company wishing to expand into China.

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Apr 26 2017

FAN Gang

Published by under China and Asia

Director of the National Economic Research Institute

FAN GangFAN Gang is a Professor of Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Director of the National Economic Research Institute, China Reform Foundation. He is a highly distinguished economist and an advisor to the Chinese Government and he also works with a number of leading international organisations.

Prof. Gang is renowned as one of China’s leading experts on Chinese economics


In detail

Prof. Gang is a prolific author and has written over one hundred academic papers on issues connected with the Chinese economy in addition to eight books. Most recently he was invited by Harvard University to be a visiting fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research


What he offers you

Prof. Gang shares with his audiences his unique insight into China’s economy and guides decision makers through the intricate processes involved in successfully expanding into the Chinese Market. He also offers a trenchant account of China’s recent performance and an upbeat assessment of its ability to maintain its high growth rate.


How he presents

His invaluable presentations are filled with examples and information from his experience in China and he is in great demand as a keynote speaker at leading economic summits the world over.

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Nov 05 2012

Haiyan Wang

Published by under China and Asia,Women Speakers

Co-Founder, China India Institute

Haiyan Wang SpeakerHaiyan Wang is Managing Partner of China India Institute, a research and consulting organization with a focus on creating winning global strategies that leverage the transformational rise of China and India. A native of China, she has spent the last twenty years consulting for and managing multinational business operations in China and the US in several different industry sectors.

“It’s India and China, not India or China” Haiyan Wang


In detail

Haiyan Wang received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade and a master’s degree in International Business from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. She also holds an M.B.A. from The University of Maryland at College Park. Her opinion pieces have appeared in top international media such as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CEO Magazine, The Economic Times, China Daily, The Times of India, as well as other outlets. In the late 1980s, she worked for Minmetals, one of the 20 largest enterprises in China and a global Fortune 500 company. In the US, she began her career working as a management consultant with Kepner-Tregoe, Inc. and served as Director of Business Development at E-Steel Corporation. She also served as a senior marketing and operations executive at PTI Inc.


What she offers you

Haiyan Wang presents an insider’s perspective on how people from various social layers of China see the shifting landscape and their role in it. She will bring alive the hot button issues facing people from different walks of China that matter to government and business decision makers both within China as well as outside. Drawing on her broad international experience, she consults with clients and speaks at conferences on building and exploiting global presence, especially in China.


How she presents

Shedding light on the brutal competition for today’s markets and resources in China and India, Haiyan Wang’s fascinating and informative presentations give deep understanding and insight in a clear and easily digestible style.
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Oct 01 2012

Long Yongtu

Leading Expert on Chinese Economics, Legal Affairs

Long Yongtu speakerMr. Long Yongtu is responsible for trade negotiations and multilateral economic and legal affairs. He is the Chief Negotiator for China’s resumption of GATT contracting party status and its accession to the World Trade Organization.

Mr. Long is also in charge of the multilateral economic and trade affairs between China and the United Nations development agencies. He led the first Chinese delegation to OECD in Paris in January 1995 and established the relationship of dialogue partner with the organization. He is fully involved in APEC affairs and attended the APEC trade ministers meetings and informal meetings of economic leaders held in Seattle, Jakarta, Osaka, Manila, Vancouver Auckland, Brunei and Shanghai.


In detail

Mr. Long is active in promoting regional economic cooperation. He led the Chinese delegation to join five northeast countries in creating the Regional Economic Development Cooperation Committee of the Tumen River Area and chaired the Committee’s first ministerial meeting in Beijing in April 1996.

Mr. Long is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of International Business and Economics, visiting professor of the Peking University, Tsinghua University and the Nankai University as well adjunct professor of Zhejiang University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Huadong University of Science and Technology. He frequently attends and addresses at high level seminars on economic and trade policies, such as the Global Panel in the Netherlands, the Awashima Forum in Japan and the Pacific Economic Forum as well as seminars held by the British Royal Institute, the US Asia Society, the US Asian Fund, OECD, the Asian Development Bank, the Harvard University, the Singapore National University and the Australian National University.

He received his BA Degree of British and American Literature in the Guizhou University in 1965 and had his post graduate study in economics at the London School of Economics from 1973 to 1974. He joined the Ministry in 1965 and served as a diplomat in the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations in New York from 1978 to 1980. From 1980 to 1986, he worked in the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), first in New York headquarters and then in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as the Deputy Resident Representative of the UNDP Office.

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Jul 30 2012

John Thornton

Published by under China and Asia,Leadership

Former President of Goldman Sachs

John Thornton speakerJohn Thornton is Professor and Director of Global Leadership at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is a former President and Co-COO of Goldman Sachs. In 1983, Thornton founded and developed Goldman Sachs’ European mergers and acquisitions business. He served as co-CEO of Goldman Sachs International in London from 1995 to 1996 and was Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia from 1996 to 1998. Mr Thornton is a director of Intel, Pacific Century Group, Ford Motor Company, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and News Corporation. He is also Chairman of the Board of The Brookings Institution.

“If I can contribute to the way China evolves and how that relates to the outside world and the US, that would be a good thing”


In detail

Mr Thornton earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oxford University, and a master’s degree from Yale School of Management. Mr. Thornton joined Goldman Sachs in 1980 in the Mergers Department. He became a partner in 1988 and co-chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs International in 1995. He was named president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs in 1999.


What he offers you

In his presentations John Thornton explains his decision to leave Wall Street and teach the Chinese elite at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He also offers audiences an insider’s view of the future of China and the vast opportunities that Asia presents to companies wishing to expand their international operations.


How he presents

An accomplished teacher, Mr Thornton’s invigorating presentations are immaculately prepared and tailored to fit individual client’s needs.
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Jun 15 2012

Chris Johnson

Published by under China and Asia

The CIA’s Former Top China Analyst

Chris Johnson speakerChris Johnson is a senior adviser and holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS. An accomplished Asian affairs specialist, Mr. Johnson spent nearly two decades serving in the U.S. government’s intelligence and foreign affairs communities and has extensive experience analyzing and working in Asia on a diverse set of country-specific and transnational issues.

“An accomplished Asian affairs specialist”


In detail

Chris worked as a Senior China Analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he played a key role in the analytic support to policymakers during the 1996 Taiwan Strait missile crisis, the 1999 accidental bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, the downing of a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft on Hainan Island in 2001 and the SARS epidemic in 2003. Chris served as an intelligence liaison to two secretaries of state and their deputies on worldwide security issues and in 2011 was awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Superior Honor Award for outstanding support to the secretary and her senior staff.


What he offers you

Chris offers unrivalled expertise in dealing with Asia. His knowledge of China’s internal dynamics helps provide leading analysis to audiences who want to expand into China and Asia.


How he presents

An informative and direct speaker, Chris Johnson’s presentations are tailored made to suit individuals clients needs and are based on his extensive research and ongoing research.
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Apr 30 2012

Roger Camrass

Founder & Member of the Fujitsu Executive Institute and Senior Associate at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University

Roger Camrass speakerRoger Camrass is an accomplished author and international business strategist with over 25 years of experience in tackling Innovation in rapidly changing corporate environments. From 1999-2001 Roger headed Ernst & Young’s European electronic commerce practice and in September 2003 he was appointed Executive Director of Fujitsu Plc.

Innovative Strategist in a Connected World


In detail

A graduate of Cambridge University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he became a research fellow at MIT, participating in the early design of the Internet. After numerous senior roles in the UK, Netherlands and the USA, he headed Consulting Operations of Butler Cox plc, followed by appointments as Partner at Arthur D. Little (92-94), and then European President of SRI (the Stanford Research Institute).


What he offers you

An innovative and provocative thinker with unequalled practical experience, he demonstrates how to channel the ever more disruptive and radical forces of change in the connected world to your company’s advantage. His expertise on organisational structure and innovation in today’s business environment expands into consumer trends and individual development within the corporation.


How he presents

A highly provocative and inspiring speaker, Roger is in great demand as an advisor, speaker and facilitator for senior executives around the globe.
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Mar 05 2012

Peggy Liu

Published by under China and Asia,Women Speakers

Strategic Thinker and China Clean Technology Expert

Peggy Liu speakerPeggy Liu is an internationally recognized expert on China’s energy landscape. She is the Chairperson and co-founder of JUCCCE, the Joint-US China Collaboration on Energy, a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the way China creates and uses energy. She is an advisor to the Katerva Challenge for innovative climate change solutions and an executive advisor to Marks & Spencer on sustainable retailing.

“My life is about bringing everyone to the table – and making sure the table provides the conditions that help get things done.”


In detail

Peggy was honoured as a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment in 2008, an energy adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2009, the Hillary Laureate of 2010 for climate change leadership, a Forbes “Women to Watch in Asia” in 2010, a Huffington Post “Greatest Person of the Day” in 2011, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Energy Architecture 2011. She is the winner of The Economist debate “Why China is doing more than the US in climate change leadership. She has extensive non-profit management experience in a wide range of sectors and has a passion for making the world a better place.


What she offers you

Peggy offers fascinating insights on how China is transforming itself from the factory of the world into the Cleantech laboratory of the world. She is a dynamic speaker and can address a wide range of topics relating to the environment and climate change. She has extensive knowledge of developments in China, both on the ground and at the policy level, and links this to the broader global agenda.


How she presents

Peggy is a lively, engaging and charismatic speaker, who is passionate about changing the world to create a more sustainable future.
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Jan 23 2012

Geshe Tenzing Tamding

Tibetan Buddhist Monk, Spiritual Director

Geshe Tenzing Tamding speakerGeshe Tenzing Tamding is a Spiritual Director of Buddhist centers in Japan, USA, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Bulgaria, and sixteen Buddhist centers in Spain. He has received intensive study of Tibetan grammar, literature, religious texts and memorization of basic debates in the monastery of Ganden Shartse, having spent a total of 27 years in a monastery. He has completed all the courses of the five major areas of knowledge such as Buddhist Perfection of Wisdom, Madhyamika, Metaphysics, Logic and Monastic Discipline with distinction, achieving the highest academic honor in the School Gelugpa.


In detail

Geshe Tenzin has been the personal translator for His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama to the Chinese in teaching important spiritual and religious ceremonies. Having received the highest ranking as Geshe Lharampa and being the youngest Geshe Lharampa, SS Dalai Lama sent him to spread the authentic dharma to monastic institutions and Buddhist centers around the world. He has created a foundation called Chu Sup Tsang Foundation for the preservation of Tibetan culture, art and Buddhism. The main objective of the foundation is to recreate the main Gelugpa monastic universities.


What he offers you

Geshe Tenzing Tamding offers an interesting perspective of the corporate world challenges and management, utilizing century tested principles of the Buddhist approach. He talks about the balance between the material and the spiritual world outside and in each person individually.


How he presents

Geshe Tenzin conveys the Dharma in a clear and straightforward way. His lessons can be easily understood and applied by his audiences in everyday life.
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Oct 10 2011

Professor C S Kiang

Founding Dean of College of Environmental Science Peking University

C S Kiang speakerC.S. Kiang is the Founding Dean of the College of Environmental Sciences at Peking University. Currently, he is the CEO of Sustainable Development Technologies and Vice Chairman of Global Urban Development. He is a Councilor of the World Future Council, a member of the Advisory Board of the Climate Change Capital, a member of International Council of Asia Society and a member of the Global Agenda Council of Climate Change of the World Economic Forum among other roles.

“Climate change is an unprecedented crisis for humanity”


In detail

Professor C. S. Kiang received a B.S. in Physics from National Taiwan University and PhD in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He spent more than 30 years in the United States, where he worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the School of Geophysical Sciences, Georgia Tech, and other institutions. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Kiang has played a very active role in assisting China in the development of a modern and sustainable economy.


What he offers you

Prof. Kiang explains to his audiences around the world how his vision is to set up the basic infrastructure for the development of leadership in sustainable development, exploring the world impact of what China can do for the world in the 21st century.


How he presents

His speaking style coupled with an incisive understanding and enlightened capacity to explain and discuss global issues has contributed to his high popularity and reputation.
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