Category Archives: Bureau Announcements

Harry Broadman joins China Speakers Bureau

Globally recognized authority on China’s enterprise and banking reforms Harry Broadman has decided to join the China Speakers Bureau. Dr. Broadman has 40+ years as senior business executive and board director throughout the emerging markets; Pioneering thought-leader on global business growth strategy, risk and innovation. He is a private equity investor and former PwC Emerging Markets Investment Leader. His long track record included functions like Chief of Staff, U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisors, World Bank Official,  Harvard Faculty.

The China take on digital transformation

Digital transformation is key in the planning of companies, governments and individuals, as the world is changing beyond recognition. But for the world outside China it often remains unclear how the most innovative country is going to influence their digital future. 

Speakers at the China Speakers Bureau can help you to make sense out of this often disruptive change of the world. Here we bring together a group of leading experts on China and how its digital transformation is going to change the world outside China too.

Diving into China business strategies

China’s companies are going global in a fast speed. A few decades ago China was only a few percent of the global economy, but those days are far behind us. What happens in China, now has global impact, and what Chinese companies do, cannot be ignored.

Best seasonal wishes in the year of the dog

The holiday mood has already been kicking in at the China Speakers Bureau, and just-in-time we can wish our following the best seasonal wishes. While we keep an eye on our mailbox during those holidays, response time might slow down, while we try to have a good time. We hope you will also have time to enjoy the upcoming slow-down and get-together time.

What do Chinese companies do different?

Slow, bureaucratic and not eager to innovate. In many ways Western companies seem different from their Chinese counterparts. Those Chinese companies are not only growing like crazy, they innovate fast and increasingly organize themselves differently, internally, how they invest in other companies and deal with their competitors. Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu are the biggest names, but under the private enterprises in China, they are certainly not alone. Take Haier, Huawei, Yili, Mengniu and Xiaomi.

How to deal with Chinese investors?

How to deal with Chinese investors? That question is asked more frequently by government agencies, startups, larger and smaller companies outside China, and even soccer clubs. Capital is flowing over from China to the rest of the world, partly through the massive One Belt, One Road (OBOR) investment program. But many Chinese companies, private and state-owned, also have their own investment agenda.

At the China Speakers Bureau, we offer a range of speakers who can help you to deal with that question. There might not be one answer, but as China’s economic standing in the world changes, looking for possible answers becomes more crucial for the world outside China.

Mark Greeven joins China Speakers Bureau

Associate professor Mark Greeven of the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou has agreed to join the China Speakers Bureau. Dr. Greeven is a leading authority on competition in China. He is co-author of the book Business Ecosystems in China: Alibaba and Competing Baidu, Tencent, Xiaomi and LeEco, comparing five leading corporate organizations in China.

Let us help you to find our best speakers on China

From our latest sales figures we learned what we already suspected: between 80 and 90 percent of the requests for a speaker we get are for specific names. Mostly potential clients have been going around on the internet, identify a speaker, and then make the link to the Chinese Speakers Bureau. That is fine for us, and makes our work easier, but not necessarily the best way to the best speaker.

Lead time for a speaker: 3-6 months

Getting a professional speaker on your meeting or conference is not everybody’s daily business. While in most cases, timing is no issue, sometimes we get request for a meeting in one, two weeks time. We can work fast in emergencies, but in general we can go our job best when we have a lead time of three to six months.

Fake news on the CSB and Christian Wulff

The former German president Christian Wulff has been wrongfully mentioned in an article of the Wirtschaftwoche as a speaker of the China Speakers Bureau. We noted the article in the magazine, but could not read it since it was behind a firewall for ad blockers, and thought diligent journalists would figure out this would be fake news.