GCC WORLD SUMMIT 2016

 

Notable Speakers

The Honorable Kevin Rudd Hon. Rudd served as Australia's 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010-2012). 

The Honorable Kevin Rudd

Hon. Rudd served as Australia's 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010-2012). 

Chong-En Bai Professor Chong-En Bai is Chairman of the Economics Department and Vice Dean of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University.

Chong-En Bai

Professor Chong-En Bai is Chairman of the Economics Department and Vice Dean of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University.

Victor Yue Yuan Victor Yue Yuan is the founder and chairman of Horizon Consulting Group, the CEO and founder of Pegasus, and the anchor of business-focused talk show "Brainstorming."

Victor Yue Yuan

Victor Yue Yuan is the founder and chairman of Horizon Consulting Group, the CEO and founder of Pegasus, and the anchor of business-focused talk show "Brainstorming."

Jinlai Zhang Jinlai Zhang (Liu Xiao Ling Tong) is a renowned Chinese actor starring as the Monkey King (Sun Wukong) in the 1986 television series Journey to the West.

Jinlai Zhang

Jinlai Zhang (Liu Xiao Ling Tong) is a renowned Chinese actor starring as the Monkey King (Sun Wukong) in the 1986 television series Journey to the West.

Panels

Panel I: Sino-American Relations: The Present and The Future The Honorable Kevin Rudd

Topics:

  • The US is coming up to an important election year, how do you think the different outcomes from the election will affect US-China economic, trade, and business relations?

  • There have been many difficulties in the technology space between US and China. China has banned companies like Facebook and Google, and subjected others to increasingly strict localization laws. The US, on the other hand, recently placed Chinese company ZTE on a watchlist. How do you interpret this situation, will it get better?

  • China has been one of the main drivers for global economic growth. How will its economic slowdown affect the US, and to what extent?

Panel Speakers:

Ann Lee, Author and Commentator

Ann Lee, Author and Commentator

Jeff Rinde, Managing Partner of CKR Law

Jeff Rinde, Managing Partner of CKR Law

James B, Heimowitz, President of China Institute

James B, Heimowitz, President of China Institute

Panel II: Business Innovation in the Start-up Scene

Topics: 

  • How do the Chinese companies evolve over the past years?

  • Chinese are no longer about copying the foreign business models but about learning how to be more innovative in China. How will the new generation of Chinese entrepreneur grow beyond the Chinese boundary?

  • VC industry has been up and down over the past and it has affected startups in both China and America. What is the new dynamic now for the startup sourcing the fund?

Panel Speakers:

Victor Yue Yuan, Chairman of the Horizon Research Consultancy Group

Victor Yue Yuan, Chairman of the Horizon Research Consultancy Group

Pierre DuPont, Partner of HPM Partners; Angel investors

Pierre DuPont, Partner of HPM Partners; Angel investors

Vincent Ponzo, Senior Director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School

Vincent Ponzo, Senior Director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School

Sean Ding (Moderator), Co-founder of the Dialogue Group

Sean Ding (Moderator), Co-founder of the Dialogue Group

Panel III: Business & Finance in China

Topics:

  • What are the differences between the tax system in China and US that impact businesses?

  • What kind of clients are you dealing with in China broadly? How you engage with them?

  • What is the tax rate policy in China? Is it progressive, flat or regressive? And why does China employ this kind of tax policy? What is its implication for Chinese market?

Panel Speakers:

Rebecca Wang, Tax Partner in PwC China

Rebecca Wang, Tax Partner in PwC China

Robert Whitelaw, Stern Professor; Chief Investment Strategist at IndexIQ

Robert Whitelaw, Stern Professor; Chief Investment Strategist at IndexIQ

Marti Subrahmanyam, Stern Professor; Consultant to Nomura Asset Management

Marti Subrahmanyam, Stern Professor; Consultant to Nomura Asset Management

Huining (Henry) Cao (Moderator), Professor of Finance, Chair of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Huining (Henry) Cao (Moderator), Professor of Finance, Chair of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Panel IV: Changing Landscape of Chinese Art Market

Panel Speakers:

Noah Kuperman, Director at Christie's

Noah Kuperman, Director at Christie's

Willem Molesworth, Manager of Klein Sun Gallery

Willem Molesworth, Manager of Klein Sun Gallery

Lucia Chen, President of New World Art Center

Lucia Chen, President of New World Art Center

Bridget Goodbody, Founder of Art Intelligence

Bridget Goodbody, Founder of Art Intelligence