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Our yearly Asia Business Outlook Survey (ABOS) is back. Drawing on the views of business leaders at some of the world's largest multinationals across the Asia Pacific region, the survey offers critical insight about business trends, new risks and opportunities, and companies' strategic priorities. Against the backdrop of an uncertain international environment owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and geopolitical volatility, this year's ABOS is more important than ever.

Please join us for a breakfast event where our Beijing Director will review the survey findings and, subsequently, engage in a conversation with a panel of experts.

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 Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.

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 Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Coffee Break
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


  • Alfredo Montufar-Helu (Beijing Director of The Economist Corporate Network)

    Alfredo Montufar-Helu

    Beijing Director of The Economist Corporate Network

    Alfredo is responsible for overseeing The Economist Corporate Network in Beijing. Based in China since 2013, he has focused on analysing the business implications of policy, economic and political developments for companies investing and operating in China, and in the broader Asian region. This with the aim of distilling complex issues and conveying clear takeaways on how to capture business opportunities and respond to emerging challenges.

    Before joining The Economist Corporate Network, Alfredo was Associate Director for KPMG's Global China Practice, where he led and contributed to numerous thought leadership projects, including flagship reports, customised business briefings, and policy proposals for Chinese authorities. He also played a large role in events programming and outreach, including leading the design and coordination of high-profile events aimed at senior executives. Prior to that, Alfredo worked for J Capital Research, Eurasia Group and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Alfredo has a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) from Georgetown University, and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Mexico's Center of Research and Teaching in Economics (aka. CIDE).

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  • Alan Beebe (President at American Chamber of Commerce in China)

    Alan Beebe

    President at American Chamber of Commerce in China

    Alan Beebe is President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China based in Beijing. He has over twenty-six years of business experience in Asia, including eighteen years in Mainland China.

    As President, Alan oversees all advocacy, programs, partnerships and insights provided by the Chamber to support the business growth of nearly 900 foreign corporations operating in China, including most of the U.S. Fortune 500. He leads major advocacy initiatives related to trade tariffs, market access, cybersecurity, Made in China 2025, China’s NGO law and structural imbalances in U.S. – China trade and investment.

    Prior to joining AmCham China, Alan held various senior executive positions in China with EY, IBM, and management consulting firms AT Kearney and PRTM. He also led a Beijing based start-up for five years, the China Greentech Initiative, which merged in 2014 with the Paulson Institute.

    He holds a Master’s degree from Yale University in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of NebraskaLincoln in the U.S. He is a Board of Advisor of the Yale Club of Beijing and in that capacity promotes academic and cultural exchanges between the U.S. and China. He is a fluent speaker of mandarin Chinese, and reads and writes Chinese.

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  • Dr Wei Li (Professor of Economics & Associate Dean at CKGSB)

    Dr Wei Li

    Professor of Economics & Associate Dean at CKGSB

    Dr Li Wei is Professor of Economics, Associate Dean of English MBA, Director of the Case Center and Director of the China Economy and Sustainable Development Center at CKGSB. He formerly served as a professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia. Previously, he was a research associate at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Studies and taught at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

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  • David Xie (Director at CIC Capital)

    David Xie

    Director at CIC Capital

    David Xie is Director of CIC Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Investment Corporation (CIC). He is responsible for CIC Capital's infrastructure investments globally, particularly in transport, utilities and energy. David sits on the board of Heathrow Airport, Cadent Gas and Interpark. Prior to joining CIC in 2011, David worked 11 years in various capacities at Merrill Lynch. David is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and has an MBA degree from Georgetown University.

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