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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.

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CONFIRMED CONFERENCE SPEAKERS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Hear from world-class leaders

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Dr. Fred Hu

CEO, Primavera Capital

Fred is Primavera Capital Group’s Founder, Chairman and CEO. He oversees the firm’s overall strategy, talent development and culture, and assumes the primary responsibilities in establishing and maintaining the firm’s long-term partnerships with global investors.

Prior to forming Primavera, Fred was Partner and Chairman of Greater China at Goldman Sachs and a member of Goldman’s Partnership Committee. He previously served as an economist at the International Monetary Fund. He also served on the Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Development Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, and was an independent director of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.

Fred is currently the non-executive chairman of Yum China Holdings Inc. and serves on the boards of ICBC, Ant Group, and UBS Group AG. In addition, he is the co-chair of the Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Council, a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the China Medical Board, a member of the HKEX Mainland China Advisory Group, the Global Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia University, Harvard Kennedy School’s Dean’s Leadership Council and Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council.

Fred holds a Master in Engineering Science from Tsinghua University and a Master and PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

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Lili Zheng

DEP Managing Partner, Deloitte

Ms. Lili Zheng is a senior US international tax partner with more than 30 years of experience in the field. She has substantial experience in cross-border tax planning and is responsible for Deloitte’s overall cross-functional services to multinational companies investing Asia as well as Chinese & Asian clients investing in the US. Leveraging on her extensive experience in Deloitte offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, Beijing, San Jose and Hong Kong, Lili provides practical and implementable solutions to MNCs on their cross-border investment structuring, IP planning, JV planning, M&A, entry and exit strategies. She is a trusted advisor with substantial experience in advising PE/VC funds and their portfolio companies in IPO positioning & restructuring to access different capital markets in the US, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan. Fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, Lili has a deep understanding of the unique considerations of companies from Asia Pacific on their cross-broader greenfield investments in the US and related supply chain impacts in various industries including but not limited to life sciences and healthcare, technology, financial services and manufacturing. Outside Deloitte, Lili is a member of the Board of Directors at Huayuan Science and Technology Association in Silicon Valley, and a member of BayHelix. Lili received her BS in Accounting and Finance from UC Berkeley and MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University. She is a licensed CPA in California and New York and a member of AICPA.

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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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Angela Chao

CEO, Foremost Group

Angela Chao is Chairman and C.E.O. of Foremost Group, an American shipping company with worldwide operations. Founded in 1964, Foremost Group is an industry leader in incorporating fuel-efficient designs and technology in its fleet of modern and eco-friendly bulk carriers and has a worldwide reputation for its commitment to reliability, exceptional performance and high ethical standards.

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Catherine X. Pan-Giordano

Partner, Dorsey

Catherine X. Pan-Giordano is a Partner and Corporate Group Head in the firm’s New York office and leads the firm’s globally recognized U.S.-China transactional practice. As a highly skilled attorney and trusted advisor, and one of the most prominent Chinese-speaking business lawyers in New York, Catherine is relied on by our clients to handle their strategic corporate transactions and to solve complex legal problems for their business. She has a strong client following among some of the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions and business leaders. She frequently serves as their chief outside legal counsel. Catherine, together with the government grants lawyers and white-collar criminal defense lawyers at Dorsey & Whitney’s China Initiative Task Force, has successfully helped scientists, researchers, universities and research labs navigate the difficult territory of the Department of Justice’s “China Initiative” investigations and case. Catherine serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, the executive body of the Firm.

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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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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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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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Yasheng Huang

Professor of Global Economics, MIT

Yasheng Huang is the Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and Faculty Director of Action Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Between 2013 and 2017, he served as an Associate Dean in charge of MIT Sloan’s global partnership programs and its action learning initiatives. His previous appointments include faculty positions at the University of Michigan and at Harvard Business School.

Huang is currently involved in research projects in four broad areas: 1) a book project titled The Nature of the Chinese State, 2) collaboration with researchers at Tsinghua University to create a complete database on historical technological inventions in China, 3) as a co-PI in “Food Safety in China: A Systematic Risk Management Approach” (supported by Walmart Foundation, 2016-on), and 4) research on venture finance, production of scientific knowledge, work of the future in China. He has published numerous articles in academic journals and in media and 11 books in English and Chinese.

At MIT Sloan, Huang founded and directs China Lab and India Lab, which have provided low-cost consulting services to over 360 small and medium enterprises in China and India. Between 2015 and 2018, he ran a program in Yunnan province to train small and medium women entrepreneurs (funded by Goldman Sachs Foundation). He has held or received prestigious fellowships such as the National Fellowship at Stanford University and the Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Fellowship. He was named by the National Asia Research Program as one of the most outstanding scholars in the United States conducting research on issues of policy importance to the United States. He is or has been a Fellow at the Center for China in the World Economy at Tsinghua University, a Research Fellow at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, a Fellow at William Davidson Institute at Michigan Business School, and a World Economic Forum Fellow. He has served as a consultant at World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and OECD and is serving on a number of advisory and corporate boards of non-profit and for-profit organizations.

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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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Adam Toooze

Director and Teacher, Columbia University

Adam Tooze teaches history at Columbia University where he directs the European Institute. His most recent book is Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World's Economy (2021). He writes the Chartbook Substack. Previously, he was Reader in Twentieth-Century History at the University of Cambridge and Gurnee Hart Fellow in History at Jesus College, Cambridge.After leaving Cambridge in 2009, he was for six years professor at Yale University as Professor of Modern German Historyand Director of the International Security Studies,succeeding Paul Kennedy. In 2002 he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for Modern History for his first book, Statistics and the German State, 1900–1945: The Making of Modern Economic Knowledge. He is best known for his economic study of the Third Reich, The Wages of Destruction, which was one of the winners of the 2006 Wolfson History Prize,nd an extended history of the First World War with The Deluge, published in 2014. He then widened his scope to study the financial crash of 2008 and its economic and geopolitical consequences with Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World, published in 2018, for which he won the 2019 Lionel Gelber Prize.

He writes for numerous publications, including the Financial Times, London Review of Books, New Left Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and Die Zeit.

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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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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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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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Yun Sun

Director at the Stimson Center

Yun Sun is a Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center. Her expertise is in Chinese foreign policy, U.S.-China relations and China’s relations with neighboring countries and authoritarian regimes.

From 2011 to early 2014, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, jointly appointed by the Foreign Policy Program and the Global Development Program, where she focused on Chinese national security decision-making processes and China-Africa relations. From 2008 to 2011, Yun was the China Analyst for the International Crisis Group based in Beijing, specializing on China’s foreign policy towards conflict countries and the developing world. Prior to ICG, she worked on U.S.-Asia relations in Washington, DC for five years. Yun earned her master’s degree in international policy and practice from George Washington University, as well as an MA in Asia Pacific studies and a BA in international relations from Foreign Affairs College in Beijing.

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Lizzi C. Lee

Economist/Journalist, Wall St TV

Lizzi C. Lee is an economist turned journalist. She is currently working at the New York-based independent Chinese language media outlet Wall St TV, covering the intersection of politics and economics in China and the world. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from MIT and a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Wellesley College. Follow her on Twitter @wstv_lizzi

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Jude Blanchette

Freeman Chair, CSIS

Jude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, he was engagement director at The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, where he researched China’s political environment with a focus on the workings of the Communist Party of China and its impact on foreign companies and investors. Prior to working at The Conference Board, Blanchette was the assistant director of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California, San Diego.

Blanchette has written for a range of publications, including Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy, and his Chinese translations have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. His book, China’s New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong, was published by Oxford University Press in 2019.

Blanchette is a public intellectual fellow at the National Committee on United States-China Relations and serves on the board of the American Mandarin Society. He is also a senior advisor at Martin+Crumpton Group, a geopolitical risk advisory based in Arlington, Virginia. He holds an M.A. in modern Chinese studies from the University of Oxford and a B.A. in economics from Loyola University in Maryland.

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Jan Berris

Vice President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Jan Berris has been with the National Committee on United States-China Relations since 1971 – beginning as program associate, moving on to program director, and then vice president. She is responsible for overseeing all program activities of the Committee. This includes being actively involved in preparation and operations for the visits to the United States of hundreds of Chinese delegations (including the 1972 Chinese Ping Pong Team, the first PRC group to come to this country), and sending hundreds of American delegations to China (she has traveled to China over 165 times since 1973, with people and groups as diverse as a tennis team and a Supreme Court Justice). It also includes developing such ongoing flagship programs as the Public Intellectuals Program, U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium, Young Leaders Forum, and the Committee’s Track II projects. At the request of the State Department, she coordinated Chinese press activities during Premier Deng Xiaoping's February 1979 visit to the United States, and has been the lead for the Committee’s hosting of major welcoming events for all of the senior-most Chinese leaders. Prior to her work at the Committee, Ms. Berris was a foreign service officer – stationed at the American Consulate in Hong Kong and in Washington, D.C. She held many part time jobs before joining the Foreign Service, among them assistant to Professor Richard H. Solomon, during which time she helped research his book Mao's Revolution and the Chinese Political Culture. Ms. Berris has a B.A. in Chinese studies (University of Michigan, June 1966) and an M.A. in Japanese studies (University of Michigan, June 1967). She speaks Chinese, Hebrew, and Spanish – in descending levels of fluency. Ms. Berris has written articles for various publications and contributed chapters to several books on China.

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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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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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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.

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Anla Cheng

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. Ms. Cheng has spoken at multiple venues and magazines including, Milken Institute Singapore/ Abu Dhabi; keynote at The Economist, London; Columbia University; NYU; Committee 100, China Institute; NCUSR; Leaders Magazine to name a few. "  Thanks.

Agenda

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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 - From the Frontline and Beyond the Headlines – Insights on the Latest Developments in China

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 future? 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.

8:05 pm

Will China survive the Red New Deal?

Is communism coming back? Since late last year, China has seen one regulatory crackdown after another, from fintech to online games, after-school education to ride-sharing, cryptocurrencies to online fandoms. Now Xi Jinping is talking up the notion of "common prosperity," which is giving palpitations to China's billionaires. The crackdowns and official rhetoric is roiling markets and provoking heated debate both inside and outside China over what is actually happening, why it's happening now, and what it all means.

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

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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.

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Panel - Can You Still Make Money in China?

Hear from some of our networking speakers as they share about the challenges and exciting opportunities of being a business leader in today's interdependent world.

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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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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. ‍

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Winston Ma

Fmr. Mg Director of CIC

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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Jerry Wang

CEO, Haitou 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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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

Fmr. Mg Director of CIC

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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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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Jan Berris

VP, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Jan Berris has been with the National Committee on United States-China Relations since 1971 – beginning as program associate, moving on to program director, and then vice president. She is responsible for overseeing all program activities of the Committee. This includes being actively involved in preparation and operations for the visits to the United States of hundreds of Chinese delegations (including the 1972 Chinese Ping Pong Team, the first PRC group to come to this country), and sending hundreds of American delegations to China (she has traveled to China over 165 times since 1973, with people and groups as diverse as a tennis team and a Supreme Court Justice). It also includes developing such ongoing flagship programs as the Public Intellectuals Program, U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium, Young Leaders Forum, and the Committee’s Track II projects. At the request of the State Department, she coordinated Chinese press activities during Premier Deng Xiaoping's February 1979 visit to the United States, and has been the lead for the Committee’s hosting of major welcoming events for all of the senior-most Chinese leaders. Prior to her work at the Committee, Ms. Berris was a foreign service officer – stationed at the American Consulate in Hong Kong and in Washington, D.C. She held many part time jobs before joining the Foreign Service, among them assistant to Professor Richard H. Solomon, during which time she helped research his book Mao's Revolution and the Chinese Political Culture. Ms. Berris has a B.A. in Chinese studies (University of Michigan, June 1966) and an M.A. in Japanese studies (University of Michigan, June 1967). She speaks Chinese, Hebrew, and Spanish – in descending levels of fluency. Ms. Berris has written articles for various publications and contributed chapters to several books on China.

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Peter Hessler

Writer 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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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. ‍

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Closing Remarks

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  • A meaningful way to form new connections and opportunities
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Frequently Asked Questions

How does this networking room work?!

Networking rooms will take place at the in-person event to be hosted on November 11, 2021 at China Institute. Each attendee will be able to choose and participate in one room featuring one of our event speakers and a small group of other attendees. In the room attendees will be able to hear more from the speaker and directly interact and ask them questions.

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?

The dress code is business casual and only for the in-person session held on November 11.

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.

Early Bird Tickets — 50% discount through April 12

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