Event Details

Please join us for EICN HK's End-of-Summer Gathering on Thursday, August 29th. This is an opportunity to reconnect, network, and gain valuable insights into the state of the China economy.

Simon Cox, China Economics Editor for The Economist, will be kicking off the evening with an update on China's current economic landscape and sharing his analysis on how policymakers are looking to promote growth in 2024 amid the country's ongoing recovery efforts.

Simon's talk will touch on the current and future prospects for the world's second-largest economy, offering a glimpse into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

We appreciate your continued support and partnership, and we hope you can join us for this enriching event.

Please RSVP to secure your spot.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us at eicn_hongkong@economist.com


17:30 - 18:00
Registration & Networking
18:00 - 18:30
Presentation & Discussion
18:30 - 20:30


  • Simon Cox (China Economics Editor and Senior Economics Writer, Hong Kong at The Economist)

    Simon Cox

    China Economics Editor and Senior Economics Writer, Hong Kong at The Economist

    Simon Cox is the China economics editor at The Economist, based in Hong Kong. He has spent over 15 years with the newspaper, including stints in London and Delhi. In 2014, he left journalism to become an investment strategist and Managing Director for BNY Mellon, before returning to the paper in 2016.

    During his career at The Economist, Mr Cox has written a variety of special reports. He examined the world’s arduous recovery from the global financial crisis (“The Long Climb”, 2009), China’s surprisingly resilient economy (“Pedalling Prosperity”, 2012) and the exaggerated perils of the middle-income trap (“Out of the Traps”, 2017). He also originated the Li Keqiang index, an unofficial proxy for China’s growth.

    Outside of his day job, Mr Cox edited “The Growth Report”, published by the Commission on Growth and Development, chaired by Nobel laureate Michael Spence. He contributed to the Oxford Companion to the Economics of China and he edited “Economics: Making Sense of the Modern Economy” (Profile Books). He has also been a frequent guest on television and radio, including CNBC, Bloomberg and the BBC.

    He studied at Cambridge, Harvard and the London School of Economics.

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  • Edward Chui (Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Edward Chui

    Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Edward Chui is the Hong Kong Director at the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network (EICN), and is responsible for program development and engaging with top executives in the region on key economic and political issues as well as industry-specific analysis to support their businesses in Hong Kong.

    Mr Chui has worked in the Greater China region for over 20 years. Before coming to The Economist Group, he was a consultant with Chesapeake Pacific Capital Management overseeing a range of thought leadership projects on the ultra-high net worth, family office, philanthropy, and next generation wealth succession. He was also Vice President at The Private Bank at JPMorgan in Hong Kong working with senior management in the expansion of the Asia Pacific business through special programs and wealth management publications for clients. Mr Chui also possesses extensive experience in the media and technology sectors having worked at StarTV, a subsidiary of NewsCorp, AlterEgo Networks in Silicon Valley and EF Education focusing on the China mobile business.

    Mr Chui has a BA in Government from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.

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