Category Archives: economy

Nijs, Annette

Annette D.S.M. Nijs, currently Executive Director Global Initiative of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), is a former Cabinet Minister for Education, Culture and Science in the Netherlands and a former member of the Dutch Parliament. Before joining CEIBS, Annette established the Europe China Institute at Nyenrode Business University where she held the position of Managing Director of the institute. She travels from Amsterdam.

Marchi, Sergio

Sergio Marchi was a Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. Honourable Sergio Marchi is also the former Canadian Ambassador to the World Trade Organization and UN; Canadian Cabinet Minister of International Trade, the Environment and Immigration; and a range of private sector advisory positions. From 2004 to 2008 he served as the President of the Canada-China Business Council. He is currently a special partner at the Pace Global Advantage consultancy. He travels from Geneva, Switzerland.

Leung, Andrew

Andrew Leung is chairman of Andrew Leung International Consultants. He is an international China specialist, with a background of forty years of senior official positions in commerce, industry, banking, finance and overseas diplomatic representations. Leung helped set up HK Standard Chartered Asia Ltd., is former chief official representative to United Kingdom and fourteen EU and non-EU countries, including Russia, Switzerland and Norway. He travels from London.

Kroeber, Arthur

Arthur Kroeber is a respected writer and commentator on Chinese economy and Chinese companies. He has been the managing director and head of research at Dragonomics since 2002. He is also a regular contributor to the opinion page of the Financial Times and a consultant to Oxford Analytica. His articles have also appeared in the Economist, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Wired, and other publications. He travels from Beijing.

Hoogewerf, Rupert

Rupert Hoogewerf is founder and compiler of the Hurun China Rich List. 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. He travels from Shanghai.

French, Paul

Paul French is former Chief China Market Strategist at Mintel. As a China specialist he has been quoted in a wide variety of publications including the Financial Times, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal Asia, the South China Morning Post and the LA Times. In 2012 he published the very popular book “Midnight in Peking.” The rights for a TV-show on the book have been sold He travels from Shanghai.

Flemming, Sam

Sam Flemming is co-founder and CEO of CIC, the first and leading Internet Word of Mouth (IWOM) research and consulting firm in China. CIC is at the forefront of exploring Chinese digital culture, helping leading brands in China such as Pepsi and Nike understand how the Internet Word of Mouth is impacting and can be used to impact marketing communications, product research and development, reputation monitoring and public relations. He travels from Shanghai.

Fischer, Bill

Bill Fischer is a Professor at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he specializes in issues relating to corporate strategy, particularly in technology-related organizations, and in the management of operations and technology, as well. He is former dean of CEIBS in Shanghai. In 2012 Bill Fischer co-published The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen. He travels from Lausanne, Switzerland

Dodson, Bill

Bill Dodson is the author of “China Inside Out: 10 Irreversible Trends Reshaping China and its Relationship with the World.” A highly animated and energetic speaker, he presents in a clear way the trends impacting China’s markets, business interests invested in the country and international relations with other nations. In the summer of 2012, his new book is expected: China Fast Forward: The Technologies, Green Industries and Innovations Driving the Mainlands Golden Future. He travels from Suzhou.

Doctoroff, Tom

Tom Doctoroff is the leading authority on marketing in China. His successful book Billions: Selling to the New Chinese Consumer has founds 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. He travels from Shanghai.