Category Archives: Bureau Announcements

Harry Broadman will visit Beijing end May

Renowned trade negotiator Harry Broadman will be visiting Beijing next month from 22 till 26 May. He is still having some time slots available to attend conferences and events during that short period.

Experts on the US-China trade war at the China Speakers Bureau

The official trade war between the US and China seems to be entering its end game. But that does not mean the hostilities will end. Making sense out of what the world’s first and second-largest economies will do will only be slightly easier. A few speakers at our office might be able to help you out.

Harry Broadman joins Berkeley Research Group

Harry Broadman has joined the global consulting Berkeley Research Group as a managing director and will be leading the new Emerging Marketing Practise. He will remain in Washington DC.

The Belt and Road initiative: all roads lead to China (updated)

One of the major global initiatives by China was the massive Belt and Road Initiative, reviving the old silk roads. In May 2017 a major international conference showed what our experts were already expecting: now all roads lead to China. Even countries who suffered from difficult relations with China, including both Koreas, appeared in Beijing.Larger than the former Marshall Plan after the Second World War, OBOR is going to redefine global trade.

Tom Doctoroff joins electric car craze

China veteran Tom Doctoroff will join the electric vehicle startup Evelozcity in Los Angeles as head of marketing and leaves his current position at Prophet, he announced, according to Marketing-interactive. The company will get a more sexy name down the road.

Strategy experts at the China Speakers Bureau (updated)

Making sense out of China has always been challenging, although the questions companies and people have to ask themselves change permanently. From a rather uregulated booming economy, now dealing we a tsunami of new rules, anti-corruption and a – relatively – slowing economy changes the strategic questions you have to deal with And while everybody has an opinion, at the China Speakers Bureau we are happy to have a range of expert opinions on China´s strategic challenges. We have a selection here (but you can always ask for more).

Media experts at the China Speakers Bureau (updated)

China´s media industry might be one of the toughest to grasp for the outside world. All media are state-owned, very much restricted, and got recently into trouble because they have been extorting companies. Nothing is what you might expert. Some guidance is needed, and fortunately we have a range of media experts at the China Speakers Bureau.

Fintech experts at the China Speakers Bureau (updated)

From a cash country, where transactions were done by moving plastic bags with money between bank branches, China has turned into a leading force in fintech or financiel technology. Mobile payment are standard. Bitcoins and blockchain technology found in China early adopters. Social media have – more than anywhere in the world – adopted payment systems to facilitate online trade.

Closing down on Google+

The China Speakers Bureau has been pretty active on Google+ over the past years, and it is with regret we noticed that Google+ is halting its activities. Google has experimented much in setting up social networks but has never been able to develop a successful operation in this field. Our accounts and pages on Google+ will fizzle out, as the deadline for Google+ activity has now been set on early April.

Sara Hsu joins SupChina as fintech columnist

Financial analyst Sara Hsu has joined the leading China information website SupChina as a columnist with a bi-weekly contribution on financial technology.