Category Archives: Featured Speakers

Ma, Jason

Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ, Author of Young Leaders 3.0, B20 Member for the G20
Travels from Palo Alto, CA

Gillis, Paul

Paul Gillis is a leading expert on accounting and auditing issues in China. As a retired partner at PWC (1976-2004) he teaches accounting, auditing and finance at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking university since 1997. He travels from Beijing.

Manning, Tom

Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, former CEO of companies in China, Asia, Europe and the United States. Travels from Chicago.

Johnson, Ian

Writer focusing on civil society, culture and religion. Awarded with a Pulitzer prize, Ian Johnson worked for twelve years for the Wall Street Journal as feature writer and bureau chief. He is now a regular contributor to the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, and National Geographic. He travels from Beijing and Berlin.

Bean, William Bao

Investment Partner at SOS Ventures and Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, the first and longest running startup accelerator program in China based out of Shanghai

Zhang Ying

Professor on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Towson, Jeffrey

Best-selling author at Peking University and expert on how Chinese companies and consumers are disrupting global markets. He is based in New York and Beijing.

Zhang Lijia

Zhang Lijia is a writer, journalist, and social commentator. She is the author of the popular memoir “Socialism is Great!” She is currently working on a book on prostitution in China. She travels from Beijing.

Rein, Shaun

Shaun Rein is the Managing Director of the China Market Research Group, 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. In 2012 he published the bestseller “The End of Cheap China.” He travels from Shanghai.

Kuo, Kaiser

Kaiser Kuo is an American-born writer, rock musician, technology watcher and cultural commentator. In June 2010 he became director international communication at China’s largest search engine, Baidu.com. Baidu was the first Chinese company to become part of the NASDAQ-100 index.