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.
How do Chinese companies work? What is, beyond the obvious propaganda, their real agenda? How is technology and AI kicking in? Are Chinese companies competitors to fear, or are there strategies to collaborate with them?
When you are interested in those questions, please check out one of the following speakers. Of course, we are happy to give you a tailor made advice.
Shaun Rein just published his latest book The War for China’s Wallet: Profiting from the New World Order, after his earlier bestsellers The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia and The End of Cheap China, Revised and Updated: Economic and Cultural Trends That Will Disrupt the World.
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.
Mark Greeven is Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China’s top university Zhejiang University, the Director for the MBA program Global Entrepreneurship Program, research fellow at China’s National Institute for Innovation Management and the Center for Global R&D and Innovation.
His key themes are how and what we can learn from the novel ways of organizing business by Chinese IT companies, digital business ecosystems, China’s innovation imperative (speed, scale and disruption) and China’s hidden innovators (change makers, hidden champions and underdog tech ventures, for instance, NIO and Malong.
He co-published his book Business Ecosystems in China: Alibaba and Competing Baidu, Tencent, Xiaomi and LeEco (Routledge, 2017) and his second book ‘Chinese hidden innovators: from Alibaba to Zongmu’ is expected early 2019.
Dr. Mark Greeven is a Chinese speaking Dutch academic based in Hangzhou, China with a ringside seat on fast-evolving developments in Chinese management and innovation. He is Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China’s top university Zhejiang University, the Director for the MBA program Global Entrepreneurship Program, research fellow at the China’s National Institute for Innovation Management and the Center for Global R&D and Innovation. Before moving to China, he worked as faculty at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He is selected on the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 next generation business gurus.
William Bao Bean investment Partner at SOS Ventures (SOSV) and Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, the first and longest running startup accelerator program in China based out of Shanghai.
SOSV is the #1 Most Active Seed Investor in the world in 2Q17 according to TechCrunch CrunchBase. William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was Managing Director supporting China investments. While at Innov8 he led investments including Yodo1 (mobile games), GMobi (smartphone platform), DemystData (fintech), Lekan (children’s video platform), and Massive Impact acquired by GMobi. Previously, William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, a venture capital firm backed by Softbank and Cisco. While at SoftBank he led investments in Silk Road Telecom (SRT) – mobile SaaS, Playspan – a payment platform acquired by Visa (NYSE: V), Punch Entertainment – a Vietnam mobile game developer acquired by DeNA (Tokyo: 2432), and Peacesoft – a Vietnam eCommerce and payment platform backed by eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) and MOL Group (NASDAQ: MOLG). William spent 11 years as an equity research analyst most recently with Deutsche Bank where he was top three Internet analyst in Asia and responsible for Asia Internet and Telecom Equipment and China Tech, Media and Telecom. In 2006 he was ranked #3 All-Asia analyst for Technology/Software and IT Services by Institutional Investor Magazine. In 2005, he was ranked #1 stock picker in Technology, Media and Telecom, and #3 overall for China/Hong Kong by Starmine Thompson Reuters.
Zhang Ying, professor on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
Zhang Ying can cover a wide range of China related subjects, including Chinese economy and its transition, Chinese firms catching up in the world, Chinese entrepreneurship and digital transformation (fin-tech to fin-life).
“In China, nothing is impossible … nothing is easy.”
Mark Schaub is a prolific speaker who wastes no time in avoiding the real challenges in doing business in China.
As a lawyer he had extensive experience in negotiating deals, firing people and otherwise dealing with the ignorance of companies entering the Chinese business minefield.
Mark Schaub has 15 years of legal experience in China and was the first foreign lawyer to enter a Chinese law firm.