Stiff Competition: The New Normal for Foreign Companies in China | Foreign Correspondent’s Club of China
When and Where
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Unit 1701, Tower B, Pacific Century Place, 2A Gong Ti Bei Lu - Beijing
Experienced “China hands” Jonathan Woetzel and Jeffrey Towson will apply their combined thirty-plus years’ experience in Chinese business to explain the new nature of competition in China.
Tuesday, March 31, 2pm-3:30pm
“Stiff Competition: The New Normal for Foreign Companies in China”
Jonathan Woetzel, Senior Partner, McKinsey
Jeffrey Towson, Professor, Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management
Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China
Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg | 80 RMB | Registration
The playing field for foreign companies is changing in China. Inbound and outbound investments are shifting and the country is facing slowing economic growth. Experienced “China hands” Jonathan Woetzel and Jeffrey Towson will apply their combined thirty-plus years’ experience in Chinese business to explain the new nature of competition in China. They’ll analyze how competitive advantages and the role of the State have factored into the success or failure of companies in China, and what we can expect in the future from foreign investment.
Based in Shanghai since 1996, Jonathan Woetzel is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s Shanghai office and Director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) in Asia. In addition to his work advising domestic Chinese and multinational businesses on their strategic issues, he also co-leads the Urban China Initiative (UCI),a think tank devoted to transforming China’s urban future, and is a lecturer at the Peking University, Guanghua School of Management, the China-Europe International Business School, and an honorary lecturer at Jiaotong University’s Antai Business School.
Jeffrey Towson is a professor of investment at Peking University, Guanghua School of Management, a private equity investor and a best-selling author. He has a 15+ year career doing investing and advising across markets in the US, China and the Middle East, in which he has developed over $25B in real estate, hotels, banking/financial services, insurance, healthcare, consumer products, retail, technology, petrochemicals and energy/infrastructure. He is currently Managing Partner of Towson Capital and previously he has worked for Prince Alwaleed as Head of Direct Investments for Middle East, North Africa and Asia Pacific.
Together they have recently released their second book, “The One Hour China Consumer Book,” which delves deeper into the rise of the Chinese consumer through five stories that document the fight for Chinese consumers.
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