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.
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
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.
China has emerged as the second-largest economy in the world but has a hard time telling the world its story. Dr. Shirley Yu is one of the very few exceptions in profiling herself as a solid China-voice, giving an alternative viewpoint on a mostly Western take on the developments of China and the world economy. She is a political economist, board member, author, broadcaster, a global thinker on China and travels from London.
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.
Wang Haiyan´s China India Institute is a research and advisory organization with a focus on creating winning global strategies, organizations and mindsets that leverage the transformational rise of emerging markets, foremost China and India. She has also been an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD.