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Cavender, Ben

Ben Cavender is a senior analyst with The China Market Research Group (CMR) focusing on strategic planning and brand positioning. He graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Government and Asian Studies. He travels from Shanghai.

Lee, Michael Justin

Professor Lee is the author of the best-seller The Chinese Way to Wealth and Prosperity: 8 Timeless Strategies for Achieving Financial Success. Firmly rooted in both the Chinese and American culture, he is an ideal bridge between both. He travels from Maryland, USA.

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.

Mok, Andy

Managing director of Red Pagoda Resources. He provide rigorous research-driven and data-rich presentations that provide audiences with ammunition to blast through existing biases and conventional wisdom about China to reveal game-changing insights that enable market-beating investment and business strategy decisions. Travels from Beijing

Roy, James

James is Associate Principal at the China Market Research Group (CMR). He specializes in helping retailers and consumer goods companies understand consumer behavior in China and develop effective strategies to succeed in the world’s most promising retail market. He has worked with retail clients including KFC, Hugo Boss, Shanghai Tang, Chloe, MCM, Ashley Furniture, and Groupe Adeo.

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.

Schaub, Mark

Mark Schaub a partner at King & Wood and Mallesons, the largest law firm in China and Australia combined. He 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. He travels from Shanghai

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.

Wei Gu

Wei Gu, CFA, is one of the best followed China commentators. Based in Shanghai, she enjoys a front-seat view of the rapid developments of Chinese businesses and finance, as well as wealth and luxury trends.

Feather, Frank

Frank Feather has been a Special Advisor to the Chinese Government on economic modernization and market reform for 27 years. He works with China’s top think tanks under the State Council, and many of his ideas and strategies have contributed to China’s spectacular economic progress. He travels from Toronto, Canada.

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