Event Details

AmCham China would like to invite you to join the briefing on China's development priorities and business implications on Thursday, October 14, from 3:30 PM to 4:50 PM at Sanlitun, Beijing.

In 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.

Eric Hirsch, Senior Director of Cushman & Wakefield, will discuss Beijing's commercial real estate market as we go through this constantly changing business landscape. This is an important message as Beijing's office market is quite unique and global companies may have relevant concerns. Eric will give us an insider's perspective on the implications and effects on the office market in this ever changing environment.

This event will provide you a great opportunity to understand the micro economic and macro economic impact on the key developments of China's business economy. A Q&A session is included. Please contact dli@amchamchina.org if you have any questions.

*This event will be conducted in English.


  • 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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  • Eric Hirsch (Senior Director of Cushman & Wakefield)

    Eric Hirsch

    Senior Director of Cushman & Wakefield

    Eric has close to 30 years experience in occupier services including 17 years in Beijing. Eric started his career in New York and has established himself as one of the foremost commercial property experts in Beijing since arriving in 2004.  He has been involved in over 2,500 projects, including in some of Beijing’s landmark transactions.  The tenants he’s represented cover a diverse range of industries such as Amazon, Microsoft, JP Morgan, King & Wood, KPMG, BHP Billiton, Skadden and Volkswagen., with an aggregate value of over USD $3billion. Throughout his Beijing career, Eric has been focused on providing culturally diverse, international best practice services for a “who’s who” of corporations and law firms . His attention to detail, understanding of client needs, strategic mindset, coupled with his exhaustive market knowledge and insights are incomparable as demonstrated by his high rate of repeat business.

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3:30 PM - 3:40 PM
3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
China’s Development Priorities and Business Implications
4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Beijing’s Commercial Real Estate Landscape
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Q&A Session


AmCham China Cardholder
Member Price Free
Employee of Member Company
Standard Price RMB 200
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 400
Prepaid Event Access

Card-holding member price
Purchase PEA and access to all regular events held at the AmCham China Beijing Office for free.

Member Price RMB 900
Prepaid Event Access

Employee of member company price
Purchase PEA and access to all regular events held at the AmCham China Beijing Office for free.

Standard Price RMB 1,100


WeWork 5C Room

5F, Gate 5, Pacific Century Place, 2A Workers' Stadium North Road, Chaoyang District
朝阳区工体北路甲2号,盈科中心5号门5层WeWork 5C会议室

BeijingChaoyang District, China

If you have any questions please contact Dandan Li

Contact Organizer

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