Big changes on our monthly list of most-sought speakers for September, compared to August 2011. A few speakers saw their position rise firmly, and four re-entered our top-10. Paul French heads our listing for the first time, after he published his latest book “Midnight in Peking”, a book he described
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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
Jasper Becker is one of the leading voices on China’s development, setting his reputation as an author with a monumental work “Hungry Ghosts” on China’s secret famines that changed the world’s perception on China. He worked over twenty years as a foreign correspondent in China. He travels from Beijing.
Paul Denlinger’s life reads like a Who Is Who of business in China. As a senior manager he worked in the past two decades both Chinese and Western companies — including Shanda, Unilever, Philips, TSMC, Acer, Walt Disney, McDonald’s, BMW and even the state-owned newswire Xinhua is on his reference list.
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.
Zhang Jun is the Chang-Jiang Professor of Economics at Fudan University and Director of the China Center for Economic Studies. Prof. Zhang is a respected scholar and commentator on China’s economic reform who speaks regularly on Chinese TV stations and publishes dozens of articles in papers annually. He travels from Shanghai.