A "Go" board, also known as "Chinese Chess," symbolizes the strategic competition and interdependence of the U.S.-China relationship.

Navigating Competitive Interdependence

Day 1 (online)
Nov 10
6 to 9 pm ET
Day 2 (in person)
Nov 11
3 to 6 pm ET
Why attend?
The ideological and political differences between China and the U.S. continue to grow, but the world's two largest economies remain inextricably linked.  


Can the two countries maintain global stability while pursuing their own national interests? Yes they can, suggests NEXTChina 2021 Keynote speaker and veteran diplomat Ryan Hass in his new book, STRONGER: Adapting America's China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence.  

What is competitive interdependence? At NEXTChina 2021, Hass and a range of leading China-focused executives, thought leaders, and decision-makers will share their unique perspectives on how to navigate the enormous business and geopolitical complications of the coming decade. In intimate networking sessions, speakers and attendees will connect their work and aspirations with what’s NEXT in Sino-global relations.

Day 1 – All Online
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Day 2 – In-Person
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CONFIRMED CONFERENCE SPEAKERS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Hear from world-class leaders

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Nancy A. Fischer

International Trade Advisor, Pillsbury
Pillsbury

Nancy Fischer leads the Pillsbury law firm’s Public Practices and Public Policy teams and is recognized as an authority on international trade law.

Nancy advises a global clientele on international trade matters and dispute resolution and the impact of U.S. regulations on worldwide trade and investments. She provides guidance on export controls; economic sanctions; CFIUS reviews; FCPA and other anti-bribery laws; trade remedies; customs laws; and WTO and NAFTA disputes. Nancy has represented large industry coalitions in disputes, including a group of nuclear utilities in the first antidumping matter before the U.S. Supreme Court.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Navigated the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) review process for a Chinese government-owned client acquiring a global semiconductor equipment provider, successfully obtaining CFIUS clearance for the transaction.
  • Conducted extensive internal investigation on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Brazilian anti-corruption law compliance for a Japanese company investing in the Brazilian shipbuilding industry.
  • Conducted extensive internal investigation for a private security contractor regarding alleged criminal and civil violations of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and prepared comprehensive voluntary disclosures.
PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • Recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers USA in International Trade, including Export Controls & Economic Sancations; CFIUS; and Trade Remedies & Trade Policy.
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S., for her work in International Trade (2015 – 2020). The Legal 500 U.S. named Nancy a Leading Lawyer in their 2020 guide, with testimonial noting “Nancy Fischer is closely familiar with current trends impacting the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States; she is a go-to source where there are questions about recent transactions, regulatory or legislative developments.”
  • Selected as a finalist for the Compliance Lawyer of the Year Award during the 2020 Women in Compliance Awards.

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Wayne Silby

Chairman, SynTao
SynTao

Mr. Silby is Chairman and co-founder of SynTao. He is founding Chairman of Calvert Funds, a $14 billion investment management group noted for their leadership in the area of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI). Furthermore, Mr. Silby serves as President of Calvert Social Investment Fund, supervising its private equity activities, and as Co-Chair of Calvert Foundation, a $200m investment intermediary that directs capital into needy communities.

Mr. Silby also co-founded Social Venture Network, a group of socially oriented entrepreneurs and investors, and Calvert Social Venture Partners, one of the first socially oriented venture capital funds. He also started the Emerging Europe Fund for Sustainable Investment, a $60 million OPIC private equity fund focused on Central Europe.

Mr. Silby chairs ImpactAssets, a $200 million donor advised fund, and SynTao, Ltd., a CSR consulting firm in Beijing, China. He has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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Peter Hessler

Writer, journalist, and author

Peter Hessler is a writer of narrative nonfiction and the author of four books. Originally from Columbia, Missouri, he has spent most of his writing life overseas. In 1996, he joined the Peace Corps, which sent him to Fuling, a small city in southwestern China. For two years, he taught English and American literature at Fuling Teachers College, an experience that eventually became the subject of his first book, River Town, which was published in 2001. This book was followed by two others about China: Oracle Bones (2006), and Country Driving (2010). Together they comprise Hessler’s “China trilogy,” covering the decade in which he lived in the country, from 1996 until 2007.

During this period, China underwent enormous change, and Hessler recorded the moment through observing the experiences of average citizens. For the most part, he avoided writing about the famous and the powerful, instead focusing on farmers, factory workers, students, teachers, traders, and small entrepreneurs. Most of his subjects reflected two key social dynamics of this era: the mass migration from the countryside to cities, and the tens of millions of Chinese individuals who had known poverty but were now becoming members of the new middle class.

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Winston Ma

Founding Partner, CloudTree Ventures

Winston Ma is an investor, attorney, author, and adjunct professor in the global digital economy. He is one of a small number of native Chinese who have worked as investment professionals and practicing capital markets attorneys in both the United States and China. Most recently, he was Managing Director and Head of North America Office for China Investment Corporation (CIC), China’s sovereign wealth fund, for 10 years. Prior to that, Mr. Ma served as the deputy head of equity capital markets at Barclays Capital, a vice president at J.P. Morgan investment banking, and a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

A nationally certified Software Programmer as early as 1994,  Mr. Ma is the book author of China’s Mobile Economy (Wiley 2016, among “best 2016 business books for CIOs”), Digital Economy 2.0 (2017 Chinese), The Digital Silk Road (2018 German), China’s AI Big Bang (2019 Japanese), and Investing in China (Risk Books, 2006). His new books in 2020 are “The Hunt for Unicorns: How Sovereign Funds Are Reshaping Investment in the Digital Economy” (Wiley October 2020) and “The Digital WarHow China’s Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain, and Cyberspace” (Wiley December 2020).

He was selected a 2013 Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and has been a member of the Council for Long-Term Investing and Council for Digital Economy and Society. He is a member of New York University (NYU) President’s Global Council since inception, and in 2014 he received the NYU Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Craig Allen

President, USCBC

On July 26, 2018, Craig Allen began his tenure as the sixth President of the United States-China Business Council (USCBC), a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing over 200 American companies doing business with China. Prior to joining USCBC, Craig had a long, distinguished career in US public service. His last government position was as US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam (December 2014–July 2018). Before that, Craig served in Washington as Deputy Assistant Secretary for China (2012–2014) in the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia (2010–2012). He served previously as Senior Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in South Africa (2006– 2010), and as Senior Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in Beijing (2003–2006). When in Beijing, he was promoted to Minister Counselor rank in the Senior Foreign Service. While on a foreign service assignment to the National Center for APEC in Seattle (2000–2002), Craig worked on APEC summits in Brunei, China, and Mexico. Earlier posts were as Deputy Senior Commercial Officer and Commercial Attaché at the US Embassy in Tokyo (1995–2000), as Commercial Attaché at the US Embassy in Beijing (1992– 1995), and as Director of the American Trade Center in Taipei (1988–1992). He started his career in government in 1985 as a Presidential Management Intern in ITA at the Department of Commerce. Craig received a M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University (1985), and a B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from the University of Michigan (1979).

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Sarah Kutulakos

Executive Director, CCBC
Canadian Chinese Business Council

Sarah joined the CCBC in 2007 and has since revitalized CCBC’s role as Canada’s premier bilateral trade and investment organization. Sarah has re-centered the Council’s activities around providing business services, catalyzing business growth and activity, and advocating for stronger Sino-Canadian bilateral trade and investment. This has resulted in extensive public outreach activities, internal infrastructure improvements, the launch of new programs such as the Business Incubation Centre, and thriving member relations.

Prior to joining CCBC, Sarah worked for 11 years in marketing, product development, and management with a major multinational corporation, where she had multiple assignments involving China. Sarah managed worldwide product businesses that marketed to China and used China-based sources of supply. She was also involved in several projects requiring cooperation with the Chinese government. Sarah has led both established and start-up businesses within the context of a global corporation and has broad emerging market business experience, and has been involved in the Greater China region since the late 1980’s when she lived and worked in Taiwan. There, she was the first non-Chinese employee of a local high-tech start-up firm, where she gained a deep understanding of Chinese business practices.

A fluent Mandarin speaker, Sarah’s interest in China began at the University of Wisconsin, where she studied Chinese, marketing, and international business. She holds an MBA in finance and operations from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. She frequently speaks on China issues, including marketing, trade, investment, and Canada-China relations.

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James McGregor

Greater China Chairman. APCO Worldwide
APCO

James McGregor is Greater China Chairman for APCO Worldwide where he serves as a senior advisor on China business, political and communications strategies for a wide variety of multinational corporations. He is also the author of two highly regarded books: No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers: The Challenges of Chinese Authoritarian Capitalism; and One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China. As a journalist, McGregor was bureau chief in Taipei and Beijing for The Wall Street Journal. Switching to business, he was CEO of Dow Jones in China and later founded a China-focused research and advisory firm for hedge funds. McGregor also served as chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, National Committee on US-China Relations, Global Council of the Asia Society and is on the board of the US-China Education Trust. He has lived in China for 30 years and usually splits his time between Shanghai and Beijing. Due to COVID and closed borders he is currently working from his Minnesota lake house.

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Howard French

Career foreign correspondent and global affairs writer

Howard W. French is a career foreign correspondent and global affairs writer and the author of four books, including three works of non-fiction, a work of documentary photography.

He worked as a French-English translator in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in the early 1980s, and taught English literature for several years at the University of Abidjan. His career in journalism began as a freelance reporter for The Washington Post and other publications in West Africa. He joined The New York Times in 1986, and worked as a metropolitan reporter with the newspaper for three years, and then from 1990 to 2008 reported overseas for The Times as bureau chief for Central America and the Caribbean, West and Central Africa, Japan and the Koreas, and China, based in Shanghai. During this time, his coverage was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; he was twice the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award, and his work received numerous other awards.

From 2005 to 2008, alongside his correspondence for The Times, French was a weekly columnist on global affairs for the International Herald Tribune.

His most recent non-fiction book, titled “Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power,” was published by Knopf in March 2017, and was widely reviewed and featured by The Guardian and other publications as one of its notable books of the season.

He is the author, previously, of “China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa,” published by Knopf in May 2014. China's Second Continent was named one of 100 Notable Books of 2014 by The New York Times, and was cited by The Economist, The Guardian and Foreign Affairs and several other publications as one of the best books of 2014.

He is also the author of  "A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa" (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), which was also named a non-fiction book of the year by several newspapers.

His book of documentary photography, “Disappearing Shanghai: Photographs and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life,” was published in 2012 (Homa and Sekey). It was produced in collaboration with the Chinese poet and novelist, Qiu Xiaolong. The photography from this project has figured in solo and group exhibitions on three continents and has been acquired in both museums and private collections.

French is the President of the board of directors of the IRIN News Agency. He was a 2011-12 fellow of the Open Society Foundations. Other awards include an honorary doctorate from the University of Maryland.

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Evan Feigenbaum

Vice President at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Evan A. Feigenbaum is Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was also the 2019-20 James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, where he is now a practitioner senior fellow. Initially an academic with a PhD in Chinese politics from Stanford University, his career has spanned government service, think tanks, the private sector, and three regions of Asia. From 2001 to 2009, he served at the U.S. State Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia (2007–2009), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia (2006–2007), Member of the Policy Planning Staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific (2001–2006), and an adviser on China to Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick. He is the author of three books and monographs, including The United States in the New Asia (CFR, 2009, co-author) and China’s Techno-Warriors: National Security and Strategic Competition from the Nuclear to the Information Age (Stanford University Press, 2003), as well as numerous articles and essays.

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Jerry Wang

CEO and Founder, Haitou Global
Haotou Global

Jerry Wang is the Founder and CEO of Haitou Global. Jerry founded Haitou Global in New York in 2014, as an Investment as a Service (IaaS) global asset allocation platform. Haitou Global manages a Registered Investment Advisor and a Broker-Dealer in the U.S. Haitou Global allocates capital in the U.S. and to emerging markets including China, India, Southeast Asia, Africa and LATAM through an emerging market credit fund and an early-stage venture fund.
Before founding Haitou Global, Jerry was an Investment Manager at the University of Notre Dame Investment Office, managing alternative investments in the U.S. and Asia.
Jerry received a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Tsinghua University and a Master's degree in engineering and business administration from the University of Notre Dame. Jerry holds CFA and CAIA charters. Southeast Asia, Africa, and LATAM through an emerging market credit fund and an early-stage venture fund. Before founding Haitou Global, Jerry was an Investment Manager at the University of Notre Dame Investment Office, managing alternative investments in the U.S. and Asia. Jerry received a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Tsinghua University and a Master's degree in engineering and business administration from the University of Notre Dame. Jerry holds CFA and CAIA charters.

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Kaiser Kuo

Sinica Podcast Founder and SupChina Editor at Large

Kaiser Kuo is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast, the most popular English-language podcast on current affairs in China, which he hosts with Jeremy Goldkorn. The show has run since April 2010, and has published nearly 400 episodes. Until April 2016, Kaiser served as director of international communications for Baidu, China’s leading search engine. In 2016, Kaiser returned to the U.S. after a 20-year stint in Beijing, where his career spanned the gamut from music to journalism to technology. Kaiser also spent a year in Beijing from 1988 to 1989, when he co-founded the seminal Chinese heavy metal band Tang Dynasty as lead guitarist. He then served as editor-in-chief at ChinaNow.com, one of China’s first bilingual online magazines. He was China bureau chief for technology and business magazine Red Herring and worked as Director of Digital Strategy for Ogilvy & Mather in Beijing. In May 2016, he was honored by the Asia Society with a leadership award for “revolutionizing the way people live, consume, socially interact, and civically engage.” He speaks frequently on topics related to politics, international relations, and technology in China. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, two children, Goldendoodle “Potsticker,” and ever-expanding drum kit.

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Jeremy Goldkorn

Editor in Chief and Sinica Podcast Co-Host
Editor in Chief and Sinica Podcast Co-Host

Jeremy Goldkorn is editor-in-chief of SupChina and co-host of the Sinica podcast. He moved to China in 1995 and became managing editor of Beijing's first independent English-language entertainment magazine. In 2003, he founded the website and research firm, Danwei, which tracked Chinese media, markets, politics, and business. It was acquired in 2013 by the Financial Times. He has lived in a worker's dormitory, produced a documentary film about African soccer players in Beijing, and rode a bicycle from Peshawar to Kathmandu via Kashgar and Lhasa. He moved to Nashville Tennessee in 2015 and is a board member of the Tennessee China Network.

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Anla Cheng

CEO and Founder, SupChina
CEO and Founder, SupChina

Anla Cheng is the Founder and CEO of SupChina, an independent digital China news, business, events, consulting marketplace platform and podcasts with social media/website. We inform and connect a global audience regarding the business, technology, politics, culture and society of China. Prior to this, Ms. Cheng ran a Family Office of Asian Hedge Fund of Funds. Centenium Capital. Her career included work as Asia Head, SVP at Robert Fleming, (bought out by JP Morgan). Her career began at Goldman Sachs, then Citi where she was a Pacific Basin analyst, then became an Asian Portfolio Manager for both Institutional and Private Wealth Group. Ms. Cheng received her MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. She is a Trustee of the following Boards: Vice-Chair of China/US at TNC (The Nature Conservancy); Facing History and Ourselves(past Chair of China Project); Vice-Chair at China Institute; and past Trustee and current member of Committee 100. Ms. Cheng is also China/ Global Council Member of Brookings and a Member of NCUSCR and Columbia University's China Global Center. SupChina/Sinica (podcasts) have received multiple awards from Asia Society; China Institute; the New York Chinese Cultural Center; Ascend; and The Chinese Cultural Foundation.

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Bob Guterma

COO & Chief Product Officer, SupChina
COO, SupChina

Bob Guterma is SupChina’s Chief Operating Officer. He lived in China for eight years, during which time he worked as an M&A-focused management consultant before joining a venture-backed Chinese information services startup called Capvision — “the GLG of China.” Since then he has held partner-level positions with a digital agency called Bantam Social Media and a due diligence and operations improvement consulting firm called Point86, where he led engagements for Fortune 500 and private equity clients.

Agenda

All times shown are in EDT

Nov 10  //  Online

6:00 – 9:00 pm EDT
6:00 pm

Opening Remarks

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6:05 pm

Opening Keynote

Ryan will discuss the thinking behind his new book STRONGER: Adapting America's China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence, and what is in store for the two countries for the rest of Biden’s first term and beyond.

6:15 pm

Fireside Chat

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6:45 pm

Panel - China in the Post-Pandemic World Order

China was the likely source of COVID-19, and the first country to experience the pandemic. But it was also the first to control the virus, first to release a vaccine, and the first to economic recovery. How will these developments ultimately change China's position in the world?

7:25 pm

Panel - Corporate America Confronts the China Conundrum

How can companies properly navigate the strange and often unclear political and business challenges of operating in both China and the U.S. and other global markets whose consumers and political leaders have very different tastes, needs, and aims for the futre? Our panel speakers will examine best — and worst — practices for global companies and discuss how U.S.-China tensions are shaping the future of global business.

8:45 pm

Closing Keynote

Cheah Cheng Hye is the Co-chairman at Value Partners, one of Asia’s largest independent asset management firms. He will share some of his insights into how the financial world is changing in China and what to pay attention to in 2022.

8:55 pm

Closing Remarks

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Nov 11 //  New York City In-Person

3:00 – 6:00 pm EDT | China Institute, 40 Rector Street
3:00 pm

Opening Keynote

Joyce will share with us what J.P. Morgan is observing globally through their data and how China is changing the game in ways never before seen.

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Joyce Chang

Chair of Global Research, J.P. Morgan

Joyce Chang is Chair of Global Research for J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank, a global leader in Banking, Markets and Investor Services. J.P. Morgan’s Global Research professionals study all sectors in which the firm does business, including equities, fixed income, currency and commodities, emerging markets, derivatives and structured finance. Joyce was most recently Global Head of Research, a role she held for more than five years (2014-2019). She was previously Global Head of Fixed Income Research and began her career as an Emerging Markets Strategist. From 1997 through 2012, Joyce held top rankings in Institutional Investor surveys for Emerging Markets research, earning 25 #1 individual rankings. In 2014, she was inducted into the Fixed Income Analyst Society Hall of Fame. Joyce was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch and Salomon Brothers prior to joining J.P. Morgan Chase in 1999. She serves on the Board of Directors of Trickle Up and Girls Inc. and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Inter-American Dialogue. She is the Senior Sponsor for J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank Women on the Move Network, the network for employees of Asian heritage (AsPIRE) and Nonprofit Board Service. She has been named as one of Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance by American Banker since 2012 and included in Barron’s list of the 100 Most Influential Women in Finance since 2020. Joyce holds an M.P.A. from Princeton and serves on its External Advisory Council for the Center for Public Policy, and has a B.A. from Columbia from where she was awarded the John Jay award for professional achievement and serves on its Board of Visitors.

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3:15 pm

Live Sinica Podcast

Kaiser and Jeremy will chat with legendary China correspondent and author Peter Hessler, author of Rivertown, Oracle Bones, and Country Driving, who recently returned to the U.S. after teaching at Sichuan University in Chengdu.

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Peter Hessler

Writer, journalist, and author

Peter Hessler is a writer of narrative nonfiction and the author of four books. Originally from Columbia, Missouri, he has spent most of his writing life overseas. In 1996, he joined the Peace Corps, which sent him to Fuling, a small city in southwestern China. For two years, he taught English and American literature at Fuling Teachers College, an experience that eventually became the subject of his first book, River Town, which was published in 2001. This book was followed by two others about China: Oracle Bones (2006), and Country Driving (2010). Together they comprise Hessler’s “China trilogy,” covering the decade in which he lived in the country, from 1996 until 2007. During this period, China underwent enormous change, and Hessler recorded the moment through observing the experiences of average citizens. For the most part, he avoided writing about the famous and the powerful, instead focusing on farmers, factory workers, students, teachers, traders, and small entrepreneurs. Most of his subjects reflected two key social dynamics of this era: the mass migration from the countryside to cities, and the tens of millions of Chinese individuals who had known poverty but were now becoming members of the new middle class.

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Kaiser Kuo

Sinica Podcast Founder

Kaiser Kuo is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast, the most popular English-language podcast on current affairs in China, which he hosts with Jeremy Goldkorn. The show has run since April 2010, and has published nearly 400 episodes. Until April 2016, Kaiser served as director of international communications for Baidu, China’s leading search engine. In 2016, Kaiser returned to the U.S. after a 20-year stint in Beijing, where his career spanned the gamut from music to journalism to technology. Kaiser also spent a year in Beijing from 1988 to 1989, when he co-founded the seminal Chinese heavy metal band Tang Dynasty as lead guitarist. He then served as editor-in-chief at ChinaNow.com, one of China’s first bilingual online magazines. He was China bureau chief for technology and business magazine Red Herring and worked as Director of Digital Strategy for Ogilvy & Mather in Beijing. In May 2016, he was honored by the Asia Society with a leadership award for “revolutionizing the way people live, consume, socially interact, and civically engage.” He speaks frequently on topics related to politics, international relations, and technology in China. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, two children, Goldendoodle “Potsticker,” and ever-expanding drum kit.

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Jeremy Goldkorn

Sinica Podcast Co-Host

Jeremy Goldkorn is editor-in-chief of SupChina and co-host of the Sinica podcast. He moved to China in 1995 and became managing editor of Beijing's first independent English-language entertainment magazine. In 2003, he founded the website and research firm, Danwei, which tracked Chinese media, markets, politics, and business. It was acquired in 2013 by the Financial Times. He has lived in a worker's dormitory, produced a documentary film about African soccer players in Beijing, and rode a bicycle from Peshawar to Kathmandu via Kashgar and Lhasa. He moved to Nashville Tennessee in 2015 and is a board member of the Tennessee China Network.

4:35 pm

Networking Rooms

Join our speakers in intimate cocktail rooms and take the opportunity to develop connections with top business leaders from around the world. Cocktail room invitees are capped at 20 to create an atmosphere of mentorship and networking and allow you to have meaningful interactions with the speakers.

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Craig Allen

President, USCBC and former US Ambassador

On July 26, 2018, Craig Allen began his tenure as the sixth President of the United States-China Business Council (USCBC), a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing over 200 American companies doing business with China. Prior to joining USCBC, Craig had a long, distinguished career in US public service. His last government position was as US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam (December 2014–July 2018). Before that, Craig served in Washington as Deputy Assistant Secretary for China (2012–2014) in the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia (2010–2012). He served previously as Senior Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in South Africa (2006– 2010), and as Senior Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in Beijing (2003–2006). When in Beijing, he was promoted to Minister Counselor rank in the Senior Foreign Service. While on a foreign service assignment to the National Center for APEC in Seattle (2000–2002), Craig worked on APEC summits in Brunei, China, and Mexico. Earlier posts were as Deputy Senior Commercial Officer and Commercial Attaché at the US Embassy in Tokyo (1995–2000), as Commercial Attaché at the US Embassy in Beijing (1992– 1995), and as Director of the American Trade Center in Taipei (1988–1992). He started his career in government in 1985 as a Presidential Management Intern in ITA at the Department of Commerce. Craig received a M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University (1985), and a B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from the University of Michigan (1979).

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Winston Ma

Founding Partner, CloudTree Ventures

Winston Ma is an investor, attorney, author, and adjunct professor in the global digital economy. He is one of a small number of native Chinese who have worked as investment professionals and practicing capital markets attorneys in both the United States and China. Most recently, he was Managing Director and Head of North America Office for China Investment Corporation (CIC), China’s sovereign wealth fund, for 10 years. Prior to that, Mr. Ma served as the deputy head of equity capital markets at Barclays Capital, a vice president at J.P. Morgan investment banking, and a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. A nationally certified Software Programmer as early as 1994, Mr. Ma is the book author of China’s Mobile Economy (Wiley 2016, among “best 2016 business books for CIOs”), Digital Economy 2.0 (2017 Chinese), The Digital Silk Road (2018 German), China’s AI Big Bang (2019 Japanese), and Investing in China (Risk Books, 2006). His new books in 2020 are “The Hunt for Unicorns: How Sovereign Funds Are Reshaping Investment in the Digital Economy” (Wiley October 2020) and “The Digital War – How China’s Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain, and Cyberspace” (Wiley December 2020). He was selected a 2013 Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and has been a member of the Council for Long-Term Investing and Council for Digital Economy and Society. He is a member of New York University (NYU) President’s Global Council since inception, and in 2014 he received the NYU Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Wayne Silby

Chairman and Co-Founder, SynTao

Mr. Silby is Chairman and co-founder of SynTao. He is founding Chairman of Calvert Funds, a $14 billion investment management group noted for their leadership in the area of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI). Furthermore, Mr. Silby serves as President of Calvert Social Investment Fund, supervising its private equity activities, and as Co-Chair of Calvert Foundation, a $200m investment intermediary that directs capital into needy communities. Mr. Silby also co-founded Social Venture Network, a group of socially oriented entrepreneurs and investors, and Calvert Social Venture Partners, one of the first socially oriented venture capital funds. He also started the Emerging Europe Fund for Sustainable Investment, a $60 million OPIC private equity fund focused on Central Europe. Mr. Silby chairs ImpactAssets, a $200 million donor-advised fund, and SynTao, Ltd., a CSR consulting firm in Beijing, China. He has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. ‍

6:00 pm

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does this networking room work?!

Dive deeper into our speaker’s backgrounds as it relates to China.

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Is there a moderator?

SupChina provides moderators for each room along with a featured speaker originating from our main program or another highly visible China expert.

Can I ask questions?

Yes! You are encouraged to.

Will my contact information be shared with my room?

No, we do not share attendee contact information with the other participants ahead of time, but we encourage you to share your contact information during the program.

Will I know who is in my room ahead of time?

Yes, we will share titles and companies to our guests ahead of time. Rooms are hand-curated by SupChina staff to ensure natural and valuable conversations are had.

Do I get to introduce myself?

Certainly, everyone will introduce themselves at the beginning of the session.

Is there a dress code?

Certainly, everyone will introduce themselves at the beginning of the session.

What language will the rooms be in?

The cocktail rooms will be in English, if there is enough demand for a Chinese speaking room we will facilitate.

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