Event Details

Corporates have always sought efficient working capital, sustainable solutions and digitisation for their supply chains. But with increasing geopolitical anxieties and risks, supply-chain diversification is now top of mind in corporate boardrooms. The impact of geopolitical events on global trade and logistics cannot be understated. As the world navigates through unpredictable times, supply chains are being exposed to the downsides of a system that prioritises efficiency over resilience. How should companies think about supply-chain shifts and which markets stand to benefit the most? Join our panel of industry leaders as they share insights on how companies are adopting diverse strategies to address global trade changes and uncertainties while, in some cases, reducing their exposure and "de-risking" from China.

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


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration and networking
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Presentation and breakfast
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Panel Discussion and Q&A


  • Theo Novak (Executive Director Capital Markets, Asia Pacific Head of Institutional Capital, Greater China at JLL)

    Theo Novak

    Executive Director Capital Markets, Asia Pacific Head of Institutional Capital, Greater China at JLL

    Theo is an Executive Director and leads JLL’s Asia Pacific Capital Markets team in Hong Kong and is also Head of Institutional Capital, Greater China. Theo advises on a wide range of services including: cross border transactions, market entry strategy, investment sales, buy-side advisory, portfolio sales, joint-venture and co-investment structuring, equity raisings, debt, and structured transaction across Asia. Theo has transacted over USD7 bn in China alone. 

    Theo has been with JLL since 2011, originally joining the Shanghai Capital Markets team, concentrating on the China market. In 2013 Theo relocated to Singapore to join the Asia Pacific Capital Markets team in a regional capacity. In 2019 Theo relocated to Hong Kong for his current role. Prior to joining JLL, Theo spent five years at DTZ in the investment department based in Shanghai.

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  • Juan Penagos (Chief Executive Officer at International Trading Fashion and Apparel Supply Limited)

    Juan Penagos

    Chief Executive Officer at International Trading Fashion and Apparel Supply Limited

    Juan Penagos is a visionary and accomplished business leader, known for driving transformative growth and delivering exceptional results. With a track record of success in textile industry more than 35 years.

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  • Nick Marro (Lead for Global Trade & Analyst, Asia and China at The Economist Intelligence Unit)

    Nick Marro

    Lead for Global Trade & Analyst, Asia and China at The Economist Intelligence Unit


    Nick has a particular focus looking at the intersection between geopolitics and trade, and regularly delivers briefings on how to navigate the shifting era of globalisation, particularly in the context of China’s evolving relationship with the West. Nick also concurrently helps to lead the EIU’s award-winning coverage of China, Taiwan and Macau. In that role, he shapes the EIU’s view on China-Taiwan relations, including how companies and governments can mitigate the risks attached to cross-Strait ties.

    Nick previously conducted trade research in Beijing with the US-China Business Council, where he advised US companies on the Chinese market. He graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in Foreign Affairs and Chinese, and holds graduate certification from the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies.

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

    Edward Chui

    Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Mr. Edward Chui is the Hong Kong Director at the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network.

    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 JP Morgan 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 Star TV, a subsidiary of News Corp, Alter Ego 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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Salon III & IV

M/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
1 Harbour Road

Wanchai, Hong Kong SAR (China)

If you have any questions please contact Mabel Chang

Contact Organizer

+852 25853831

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