Event Details

Join AmCham China, AustCham Beijing, the British Chamber and the European Chamber for an exclusive joint chamber briefing on KPMG’s China Outlook 2016. KPMG’s premier report on China provides analysis and commentary on China’s inward and outward investment patterns and the country’s economic restructuring. The report finds that China’s transition from an investment- and export-led growth model to one driven by consumption and innovation has led to the emergence of a two-track economy. The first track, in basic manufacturing and traditional industries, is experiencing significant headwinds, while the second, in services, advanced manufacturing and consumer markets is exhibiting strong growth potential. This will be a great opportunity to hear from KPMG China’s Vaughn Barber and David Frey, followed by an expert panel co-organized by the four chambers. We invite guests for networking drinks following the event.

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3:30 PM - 4 PM
4 PM - 4:25 PM
Opening Speech
4:25 PM - 5:10 PM
Panel Discussion
David Frey will moderate this panel.
5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Q&A Session
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Networking Drinks at MEI Whisky Bar, Level 5


  • Vaughn  Barber (Global Chair at KPMG Global China Practice)

    Vaughn Barber

    Global Chair at KPMG Global China Practice

    A fluent Mandarin speaker, Vaughn has extensive experience leading global teams to assist Chinese state-owned and privately-owned companies conduct large-scale overseas M&A transactions in various sectors including energy and power, mining, financial services, manufacturing and infrastructure. Recent landmark transactions that Vaughn has advised on include CNOOC Limited in respect of its USD 15.1 billion acquisition of Nexen Inc and CITIC Securities in respect of its USD 1.2 billion acquisition of CLSA.

    An experienced international tax professional, one of the leading tax advisers in China listed in the Expert Guide published by Legal Media, and an Asialaw 2013 Leading Lawyer, Vaughn joined KPMG Hong Kong from Australia in 1996 and became a partner in July 2000. After working in Hong Kong for nearly 15 years Vaughn relocated to Beijing in early 2011 where he continues to provide tax advisory services to Chinese outbound investors.

    Vaughn is currently a director of the China-Australia Chamber of Commerce in Beijing. He also served as a member of the Study Group established by the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre from 2007 to assess the business competitiveness of Hong Kong’s tax system and provide recommendations on tax policy changes and priorities.

    He is a regular speaker and commentator on China outbound matters and is the author of KPMG’s highly successful report: The Dream Goes On: Rethinking China’s Globalization (大潮汹涌,梦想可及——再思中国企业全球化).

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  • Glenn  Corrie (CEO of Sino Gas & Energy Holdings)

    Glenn Corrie

    CEO of Sino Gas & Energy Holdings

    Glenn joined Sino Gas as Chief Executive Officer in August 2014. Mr Corrie previously held the position of Commercial and Business Development Director with Ophir Energy, responsible for all corporate development initiatives. Prior to joining Ophir, Mr Corrie was a Director with Temasek Holdings Ltd in Singapore, responsible for global energy investments. Between 1998 and 2010, he held a variety of Technical and Corporate Development leadership positions within the Upstream Division of the Royal Dutch Shell Group, including Strategy Manager for Shell Upstream International Asia.

    Mr Corrie, a trained geophysicist, started his career at Woodside Petroleum and has completed a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    He was appointed to the Board as Manager Director effective 1 January 2015.

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  • David  Frey (Partner, Markets Strategy at KPMG China)

    David Frey

    Partner, Markets Strategy at KPMG China

    David is a Partner for Markets Strategy with KPMG in China. He advises multinational companies on strategic growth and expansion opportunities in China and across Asia Pacific. In addition, he leads KPMG’s US-China Strategic Corridor and has responsibility for the development of KPMG’s cross-border advisory profile among companies and governments in the world’s two largest economies.

    David has spent nearly twenty years in industry and consulting roles for clients in China, across Asia Pacific and in the Americas. He appears regularly as a guest commentator in print media and on CNBC and CCTV regarding China’s economic development. David’s views are called upon by both foreign governments and the China government, having served as an expert witness at a US Congressional Commission hearing in Washington on China’s Five Year Plans, chairing a roundtable session at China’s prestigious Party School and hosting numerous sessions with the Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council regarding the financing of China’s urbanization. Additionally he has been invited to participate in several closed-door sessions with Ambassadors posted in China, and frequently provides background briefings to company Boards meeting in China.

    Before beginning his consulting career, David worked at the Development Centre of the OECD in Paris, as an aide to a United States Senator in Washington, and in strategic planning roles with two global telecommunications companies.

    David holds a M.A. degree from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in international relations, and graduated with Honors from the University of Kansas, where he was named to Phi Beta Kappa. He has been appointed to the Advisory Council of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, the first Sino-US university joint venture, for which charter negotiations began in the late 1970s. He currently lives in Shanghai with his wife and three children.

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  • Sarah  Kemp (Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs at the Embassy of the United States)

    Sarah Kemp

    Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs at the Embassy of the United States

  • Jon  Williams (Managing Director China of International SOS)

    Jon Williams

    Managing Director China of International SOS

    John Williams is the Managing Director of International SOS China, based in Beijing.

    Graduating from the University of Leeds (UK) and Fudan University in Shanghai, in Chinese, German and Management Studies, Mr. Williams began his business career with the Sedgwick Group, London as an Insurance Broker. His appointment as General Manager of Sedgwick Group’s China subsidiary, took Mr. Williams to Beijing in 1989. In 1998 Mr Williams was appointed as General Manager of International SOS Beijing, later as Regional General Manager of International SOS China and then as Managing Director for Partnership and Government Affairs in China and Mongolia.

    John Williams serves as an Honorary Standing Director of the Beijing Red Cross Society and has served several times as a Council Executive of the British Chamber of Commerce in China.

    John Williams is British and has lived in China for more than 20 years. He speaks English, Mandarin Chinese and German.

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