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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (3 PM - 4 PM)

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Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, Head of Technology at KPMG Hong Kong)

Anson Bailey

Head of Consumer & Retail, Head of Technology at KPMG Hong Kong

Anson joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1999 and is currently a Partner based in the Hong Kong office heading up the Consumer & Retail Practice in the ASPAC region. He is part of the KPMG Global Consumer & Retail Steering Group as well as being a member of the Global Technology Innovation Centre and the Cluster Leader for the Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice based in Hong Kong.

Anson has been active in driving a number of thought leadership reports and executive briefings for senior executives covering innovation and consumers in China and across Asia. He has worked with many corporates to understand the complex markets we live in and current levels of disruption being seen with recent reports including Connected Cities – insights across the ASPAC region and The Changing Face of Commerce series.

Today, he not only mentors the next generation of go-to-market professionals at KPMG but continues to work with a growing number of C-level executives as a trusted advisor in providing the best in client innovation whilst acting as the Lead Partner for a number of strategic accounts in both the consumer and technology arena across the Asia Pacific region.

He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events around the globe and has completed his Executive Masters in Technology & Innovation with the Poly University as well as the MIT Executive Leadership & Innovation Program.

Christopher Brewer (Senior Consulting Partner at Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific)

Christopher Brewer

Senior Consulting Partner at Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific

Christopher has spent close to two decades in the turbulence that has fundamentally altered the landscape for businesses today, globally and even more so in Asia - digital, consumer behaviour, innovative competition and evolving market conditions are just some of the forces in play that businesses must keep pace with for above category growth. As Senior Partner at Ogilvy Consulting, Chris helps clients identify growth opportunities, simplify, solve and transform around complex business and marketing issues for growth.

From the outset in his career, he has been frontline with end consumers, giving Chris an intimate, and more importantly, human understanding of the behaviours and natively digital experiences they demand - something he fervently keeps at the heart of all strategy. At Ogilvy, Chris has created transformational strategy for clients that include HSBC, Huawei, Marriott International, Asia Miles, Ralph Lauren, AXA and SwissRe, resulting in both palpable business outcomes and award-winning work.

Chris has been based in Asia for over a decade, where he calls Hong Kong home, proudly, providing him access to sixty percent of world's population, on average within four hours (assuming no delays of course). Here, across Asia, he unites integrated teams, combining crafts and creativity, across geographies and cultures, both left and right brain, to meet the business ambitions of our clients with real-world solutions.

Jesper Knutell (President of Corporate Solutions at EF English First Language Training (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)

Jesper Knutell

President of Corporate Solutions at EF English First Language Training (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

After working in several technology startups in the late 90s and early 00s, Jesper joined EF in 2004. He was tasked with developing EF’s corporate business first in Sweden, then Spain and UK before taking the role of VP Sales for South Europe and Middle East. Having worked with a large number of multinationals around the world, he had a wealth of experience in business management and strategy. In September 2018, he moved to China to head up the corporate division of EF China. Jesper believes talents are critical to driving business success. With more and more companies involved in the process of economic globalization, how to build talents with international vision and innovation awareness are an important challenge for companies in China.

Janet Pau (Director, Hong Kong of The Economist Corporate Network)

Janet Pau

Director, Hong Kong of The Economist Corporate Network

Janet Pau is the Director of The Economist Corporate Network in Hong Kong. She brings her experience working with top executives throughout Asia, coupled with economic knowledge and industry insight to help organisational leaders and their teams gain a holistic, practical appreciation of the opportunities and challenges in Greater China and across Asia.

Before joining The Economist Corporate Network, Janet was Program Director for the Asia Business Council, developing and delivering content for private forums for an all-CEO membership in Asia for more than a decade. Prior to that, she was Manager at the Global Business Policy Council at consulting firm A.T. Kearney in Washington D.C., where she led consulting projects and intellectual capital publications for senior executive clients in both business and government.

Janet’s publications include Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation (Wiley, 2012) and Building Energy Efficiency (Encyclopaedia of China Publishing House, Chinese edition, 2008). She was an op-ed contributor and columnist for the South China Morning Post from 2011 to 2019. She has also contributed opinion pieces and book chapters, and spoken at various local and regional business conferences.

She serves on the leadership team of Hong Kong-based charity Beyond Foundation, which advocates for children with special needs and their families. She was a member on the Hong Kong Government’s Antiquities Advisory Board, Museum Advisory Board, and Central Policy Unit.

Janet received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and psychology with honours from Yale University and a Master in Public Policy specializing in economic policy and competitiveness from Harvard University.

Dan Wang (Analyst, Access China at The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU))

Dan Wang

Analyst, Access China at The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU)

Dan is an analyst at The EIU’s Access China service, which offers analyses of China’s provinces and cities. She leads regional research and forecasts, and advises clients on economic and policy developments in China as well as global outlook.

Dan joined The EIU in 2015. She has published on a wide range of topics since then. She is the main writer for several special reports including China Consumer 2030 and China’s Emerging City Rankings. She is also one of the authors of the Belt and Road Quarterly report available to EIU clients. Besides, she has acted as a consultant on commissioned policy studies, topics ranging from fiscal reform, energy to climate change.

Dan is a regular commentator in international media (CNBC, BBC, Al Jazeera, Channel NewsAsia, CGTN). She often presents at conferences and has been invited to share perspectives on China with senior corporate executives, academics and diplomatic officials. She has also been speaker, panelist and moderator for events inside and outside The EIU.

Dan holds a PhD in economics from University of Washington. Before joining the EIU she was a post-doctoral fellow in the Chinese Academy of Sciences as an economist. She led national surveys to evaluate agricultural policies and the National Clean-Water projects, and has collaborated with the World Bank and the UN on inclusive growth and food security issues. Dan holds a BE in International Economics and BA in law from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.