China´s economic growth might be slowing down a bit, and its economy might not be the boost the global economy needs, but the luxury goods industry could be the exception. China´s consumers, whether at home or abroad, are still buying themselves silly.
President Xi Jinping might be spoiling the party a bit with his anti-corruption drive, but apart from the liquor departments, luxury goods are selling a lot. A few of the speakers at the China Speakers Bureau can give you some guidance.
Rupert Hoogewerf founded in 1999 the Hurun China Rich List.
Since then, the size and scope of the China Rich List has grown at an exponential rate and has become an eagerly awaited annual event for China’s private sector. Released every October, the 2012 list includes 1000 names, with a minimum threshold of USD 300 million
The list is the flagship product of Hurun Report, a luxury publishing and events company founded by Hoogewerf in 1999, which produces 20 Chinese-language magazine issues a year aimed at China’s wealth creators. Hoogewerf’s close personal relationship with many of China’s leading entrepreneurs provides the basis for the company’s busy calendar of events.
Shaun Rein is the Managing Director of the China Market Research Group (CMR), the world’s leading strategic market intelligence firm focused on China. He is one of the world’s recognized thought leaders on strategy consulting in China.
He is the author of the book “The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that will Disrupt the World” published in March 2012 by John Wiley & Sons in the US.
Millions of readers read his weekly column for CNBC on business in China. He previously wrote a weekly column for Forbes on business in China and leadership.
Tom Doctoroff is the leading authority on marketing in China. His successful book What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism, and China’s Modern Consumer has found its way to the shelves of almost every company working in China. Mr. Doctoroff switches in his speeches easily from a hand-on approach to a higher level, and prevents any confusion by telling again many real life stories from the dynamic marketing scene in China.
In a very visual style, loaded with telling examples Mr. Doctoroff tells the compelling story of China’s emerging consuming middle class. His humor and dynamics makes his subjects attractive for highly diverse audiences.
Ben Cavender is a senior analyst with The China Market Research Group (CMR) focusing on strategic planning and brand positioning. Next to his boss, Shaun Rein, he has become one of the leading voices of his firm.