Event Details

AmCham China, Tianjin would like to invite you to join the briefing on China's development priorities and business implications on Thursday, October 28, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the InterContinental Tianjin Yujiapu Hotel & Residences

During this briefing, the Director of the Economist Corporate Network in Beijing, Alfredo Montufar-Helu, will walk you through the key developments and trends impacting China; how these are shaping its policy and development priorities; and what this means in terms of challenges and opportunities for foreign companies. The briefing will also put special emphasis on conveying the key highlights of the 14th Five-Year Plan.

Representative from TEDA will also share their insights on the development strategy of this leading national development area.

This event will provide you a great opportunity to understand the micro and macro economic impact on the key developments of China's business economy. A Q&A session is included and followed by light dinner and free flow drinks.

Shuttle bus (optional) will leave from the Exchange Tower 2 at 3:00 p.m. sharp and come back from Intercontinental Hotel at 7:00PM. Seats are limited so please reserve your place ASAP.


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

    Alfredo Montufar-Helu

    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 analyzing 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, customized 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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  • Michael Hart (Moderator) (Chairman of AmCham China, Tianjin and Managing Director of Griffin Business Management.)

    Michael Hart (Moderator)

    Chairman of AmCham China, Tianjin and Managing Director of Griffin Business Management.

    Michael has spent over 20 years in greater China including stints in Taipei, Shanghai and Tianjin primarily focused on commercial real estate. In Tianjin he opened and led a branch office for a NYSE-listed commercial real estate business for over a decade.

    In 2019 he founded Griffin Business Management, a commercial real estate focused investment and consultancy business which has a division that owns and operates American quick service restaurants.

    Michael has spent over a decade on the Tianjin Executive Committee for AmCham China and is its current chairman. He is a regular speaker and author on economic and property issues related to China. He also regularly leads walking tours of Tianjin’s former foreign concessions.

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Cardholding member
Member Price RMB 220
Employee of member company
Standard Price RMB 260
Standard Price RMB 360


3 PM - 4 PM
Transport to Intercontinental Hotel by shuttle bus
4 PM - 4:15 PM
4:15 PM - 6 PM
Presentations and Q&A
6 PM - 7 PM
Refreshment and networking
7 PM - 8 PM
Transport to the Exchange Tower 2


InterContinental Tianjin Yujiapu Hotel & Residences

Commune Bar,1F of InterContinental Tianjin Yujiapu Hotel & Residences,No. 3360 Xinhua Rd, Binhai New Area, Tianjin

Tianjin, China

If you have any questions please contact Amanda He

Contact Organizer

+86 2223185072

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