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Opening Remarks
Alan Beebe
  • Alan Beebe (President at AmCham China)

    Alan Beebe

    President at AmCham China

    Alan Beebe was appointed President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China in March 2016. He has more than twenty years of industry and management consulting experience in Asia, including the past fourteen years in mainland China.

    Prior to joining AmCham China in Beijing, Alan held various senior executive positions with EY, IBM, and management consulting firms AT Kearney and PRTM. He also led a Beijing based start-up for five years, the China Greentech Initiative, which merged in 2014 with the Paulson Institute, founded by Hank Paulson.
    Alan has advised a wide range of corporations and global investors on investing and operating in China, including global private equity firms, U.S. high technology companies and major Chinese enterprises such as China Telecom and China Mobile.

    He holds a Master degree from Yale University in International Relations and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the U.S. He is a Board of Advisor of the Yale Club of Beijing and in that capacity promotes academic and cultural exchanges between the U.S. and China. He is a fluent speaker of mandarin Chinese, and reads and writes Chinese.

    Alan was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He is married with two children.

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Keynote Speech
Jin Fang
  • Jin Fang (Deputy Secretary-General at China Development Research Foundation)

    Jin Fang

    Deputy Secretary-General at China Development Research Foundation

    Mr. Fang Jin is a Board Member and Deputy Secretary General of China Development Research Foundation and also a research fellow at the Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council, People’s Republic of China. His main area of research is China’s economic relations with the outside world. He has written extensively on China’s foreign economic policy, globalization and world economy. Before joining DRC, Dr. Fang had worked in the corporate sector for many years. He holds a Doctoral degree from School of Economics, Peking University and a Master Degree and a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University in Australi. He also spend one semester at Harvard Kennedy School as a visiting fellow. He has published one book on the causes of U.S. financial crisis and another book on the rise of emerging market economies. After joining CDRF at the beginning of 2012, he focused more on researching medium to long term challenges facing China’s economic and social development. He coauthored the book A Trap or A Wall: The Real Challenges and Strategies Facing Chinese Economy, which won the 2013 Sun Yefang Economic Prize, the highest honor for excellence in economic research in China.

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Xu Sitao: Economic Resilience & Policy Uncertainty
Sitao Xu
  • Sitao Xu (Chief Economist, Partner at Deloitte China)

    Sitao Xu

    Chief Economist, Partner at Deloitte China

    Xu Sitao is Chief Economist and Partner of Deloitte China, spearheading Deloitte's economic and industry research. Prior to Deloitte, he was Chief Representative of China and EIU forecasting director at the Economist Group from 2004 to 2014.

    Sitao worked for MMS International of Standard and Poor’s Group in Singapore as the Economist for Indonesia, Korea and Thailand in 1995. He joined Standard Chartered Bank as Regional Treasury Economist in 1996. From 2000 to 2002, he was Societe Generale’s Chief Economist for Asia. In 2003, he became the Head of Economics of ICBC (Asia).

    Sitao has written for YaleGlobal Online, the Asian Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Caijing, Caixin and 21st Century Business Herald. He appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg, CCTV, and other TV shows as a commentator on China. He is on the Speaker Retainer Program for the Virginia-based CFA Institute, and is often invited by leading MNCs to their board rooms, to present key issues on China.

    Sitao holds a B.A. in Economics from Peking University, a M.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut, and a M.S. in Finance from Boston College. He was a visiting scholar at Hoover Institution at Stanford University in 2012. He is also a guest professor at the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University.

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Panel 1: Uncertainty and Action: Views from Regional and Local
Paul HaenleJeffrey J. HardeeElizabeth PeiHaiying YuanJane Zhang

    Paul Haenle

  • Jeffrey J. Hardee (Executive Director, Government & Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific and Singapore Country Manager of Caterpillar)

    Jeffrey J. Hardee

    Executive Director, Government & Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific and Singapore Country Manager of Caterpillar
  • Elizabeth Pei (Director of Corporate Affairs at Schneider Electric China)

    Elizabeth Pei

    Director of Corporate Affairs at Schneider Electric China
  • Haiying Yuan (President at Yuan Associates)

    Haiying Yuan

    President at Yuan Associates
  • Jane Zhang (President at DaoHe ZhiYuan (Beijing) Consulting Co. Ltd.)

    Jane Zhang

    President at DaoHe ZhiYuan (Beijing) Consulting Co. Ltd.
Coffee Break
Panel 2: Launch of 2017 White Paper
Patrick PowersLester RossAlbert XieWilliam ZaritSusan Munro
  • Patrick Powers (Director of Government Affairs at Rockwell Automation)

    Patrick Powers

    Director of Government Affairs at Rockwell Automation
  • Lester Ross (Managing Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP)

    Lester Ross

    Managing Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • Albert Xie (President of Public Policy and Government Relations at General Motors)

    Albert Xie

    President of Public Policy and Government Relations at General Motors
  • William Zarit (Chairman at AmCham China)

    William Zarit

    Chairman at AmCham China
  • Susan Munro (Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP)

    Susan Munro

    Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Buffet Lunch
Networking and Closing