Event Details

After decades in China – including fifteen years with the Economist Corporate Network – Mary Boyd is returning to Canada.

Join us for an Economist-themed farewell to an Old China Hand, and a "dual circulation" welcome to the new editorial team.

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.


5:30 PM - 6 PM
6 PM - 7:30 PM
Cocktail party


  • Simon Rabinovitch (The Economist)

    Simon Rabinovitch

    The Economist

    Simon Rabinovitch is Asia Economics Editor of The Economist. He is the author of an essay on the Chinese economy, “The global centre” (published this year), and a special report on the Chinese financial system, "Big but brittle" (2016). He previously served as a correspondent with the Financial Times and Reuters in Beijing, Shanghai and London, reporting on finance and economics. The joint winner of a Society of Publishers in Asia award for coverage of China, Simon’s commentary has appeared on BBC and NPR. He also had a brief stint as a table-tennis reporter during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Outside of journalism, Simon has served as National Secretary for the Rhodes Scholarships for China, a scholarship for students to attend the University of Oxford. He has a BA from McGill University and an MPhil from the University of Oxford.

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  • Mary Boyd (Network Director, Shanghai of The Economist Corporate Network)

    Mary Boyd

    Network Director, Shanghai of The Economist Corporate Network

    Mary Boyd is responsible for programme development and client servicing in Shanghai. She also provides research and conceptual support on China for Economist Corporate Network programmes. Before joining the Economist Group Mary Boyd was in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, serving on assignment in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and China (in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing). Since leaving government service she has researched and published on economic development and governance issues in China, and has undertaken consultancy work for the World Bank and other international institutions, as well as multinational companies. She has written for a number of Economist Intelligence Unit publications, including Country Report, China Hand and Business China. She co-authored the Economist Intelligence Unit report: Taking on the Competition: Domestic Companies in China. Ms Boyd has an MA (area studies) and an MSc (public policy and management) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and has also completed language studies at Nanjing University. Her research interests include local governance and decentralisation policies and public-sector reform.

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