Howard French is associate professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and former New York Times correspondent in Africa, Japan, and China. As correspondent for the New York Times, he was not only an alert observer of the society he was in, but was able to compare and connect between those worlds, much to the benefit of his audience. He travels from New York.
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
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.
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.
Helen Wang is a contributor to Forbes and a sought-after speaker. Her book, “The Chinese Dream,” is based on over 100 interviews with the new members of the Chinese middle class. Currently, Wang divides her time between consulting for companies doing business in China and helping non-profit organizations make a difference. She travels from Silicon Valley.
Victor Shih is assistant professor political science at Northwestern University and aleading specialist on China’s financial systems. Victor Shih has also consulted for the US government and the private sector on risk scenarios and “black swan” events related to China. He travels from Evanston, Ill.
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.
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.
William Overholt is a senior research fellow at the Kennedy School of Government. In 2007 he published “Asia, America, and the Transformation of Geopolitics.” Dr. Overholt is also the author of the bestseller “The Rise of China,” one of the most compelling books on China’s economic transformation in the 1990s. He travels from Cambridge, Mass.
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.
Xu Ping is a senior partner at, King & Wood and Mallesons, the largest law firm of China and Australia combined, and head of the firm’s Foreign Direct Investment Group in Beijing. Ms. Xu specializes in foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer and international arbitration. She travels from Beijing.
Tricia Wang is a sociologist, technology researcher, and ethnography who studies how people use digital communication technologies in cities. She investigates the impact of digital computing (mobiles and internet) on our social interaction in and with public urban space. She is passionate about demystifying the ways non-elite or edge communities (i.e. migrants, rural villagers, or informal workers) make use of digital tools in everyday life. She travels from New York, USA
Wendell Minnick is an author, commentator, journalist and speaker who has spent nearly two decades covering military and security issues in Asia. He is an expert on military and security issues in Asia. He travels from Taiwan.
Heleen Mees is columnist and contributing editor to Foreign Policy. She was Assistant Professor in Economics at Tilburg University and starts teaching at NYU Wagner in September 2012. She will promote in August 2012 on the role of China in the financial crisis. She travels from New York
Marc van der Chijs arrived last century as an expat for Daimler-Benz, but booked his largest successes as the co-founder of China’s largest video hosting site Tudou and until February 2011 as CEO for the game developer Spil Group Asia. He is now a serial internet entrepreneur and angel investor. He travels from Vancouver, Canada.
Zhang Juwei is the Deputy Director General of the Institute of Population and Labor Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is a leading expert at one of China’s most prominent think tanks on China’s economic development and its implications on labor. He travels from Beijing.
Jeremy Goldkorn is publisher and editor of Danwei.com, an online TV-personality, and shows the other side of China’s society in an informal tone with both critical and quirky elements. Coming from a solid media and advertisement background, Goldkorn has outspoken viewpoints on China’s media and Internet industries and is frequently interviewed by the Chinese and Western press for his views on media developments, and on Sino-African relations. He travels from Beijing.
Wei Gu, CFA, is the Wall Street Journal editor for wealth and luxury. Before that, Wei was one of Reuters’ first columnists, initiated the product for Reuters Chinese News in 2005. She travels from Hong Kong.
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. He travels from Beijing.
Jianmao Wang is professor of economics and associate dean at China Europe International Business School. He analyses the political choices the Chinese government is making, and sometimes its inability to execute them. Professor Wang gives us a peek behind the doors that mostly remain closed for the outside world. He travels from Shanghai.
Janet Carmosky is one of the leading voices on China business in the US. With a heavy experience of a wide range of industries in China, its culture and way of dealing with the people. In a hands-on way she has a very convincing story for both beginners and veterans in dealing with China. She travels from New York.
William Bao Bean is managing director of Singtel Innov8 since the end of 2010. Singtel Innov8 is focused on investing in and driving innovative services and technology from around the world, especially China, to its 350m subscribers in Asia and Africa. He travels from Shanghai.
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.
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.
Paul French is 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.
Building bridges between China and the US has become his passion, ever since Mark Obama Ndesandjo lost his job after 9/11 and found a new homeland in China. As an accomplished business man, he decided that there is more into life than making money. He started to teach piano at orphanages and has been heavily involved in charity events in China. He travels from Shenzhen.
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.