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Virtual & live keynote speakers who can help you understand the world's largest consumer market: China

The exponential growth of the Chinese consumer market is certainly nothing to ignore. Understanding this huge market can create opportunities. But with such a significant cultural divide getting your foot in the door can come with considerable challenges.  

This month Ovations presents a selection of keynote speakers who understand how business operates in China. Their fascinating (and sometimes harrowing) experiences have given them unique insights that just might give you and your business the edge.

David Thomas

David Thomas, keynote speaker, thought leader and entrepreneur, equips business leaders with the knowledge and tools to navigate the cross-cultural challenges involved in doing business in Asia Pacific and helps them develop their own strategy for success in the region.

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Dr Andy Xie

Dr Andy Xie is a Shanghai-based independent economist. He has just been named as one of "50 Most Influential Persons in Finance" by Bloomberg, and is currently director of Rosetta Stone Advisors.

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Stephen Koukoulas

One of Australia’s leading economic visionaries, past Chief Economist of Citibank and Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister.

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Edith Yeung

Recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the Silicon Valley investors you must know, Edith Yeung is a venture capitalist, technology executive, and China Internet expert. As a partner at 500 Startups, the world’s most active early seed investor, Edith has invested in more than 40 mobile, AI and blockchain startups.

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Peggy Liu

Peggy Liu is an internationally recognized expert on China's energy landscape, speaking around the world on the lessons she has learnt in tackling China's toughest environmental challenges: pollution, urbanization, epidemics, drought, obesity and diabetes.

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Li Cunxin

Li's story is one of determination, passion, integrity and love. His journey filled with dreams shattered and revitalized. It is an empowering tale with so many lessons.

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Leonie McKeon

Leonie McKeon enables her audiences to understand the commonly used 36 Chinese Strategies derived from Sun Tzu's – The Art of War. She inspires her audiences to feel confident and therefore able to enjoy being part of the game of negotiating in any environment.

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Jung Chang

Dr Jung Chang’s spellbinding lectures charting the dramatic developments in 20th century China provide a truly unique, inspiring and uplifting experience and help to understand the challenges of 21st Century globalisation.

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Jason Yat-Li

Jason Yat-Li He speaks regularly to a range of government, community and business audiences on inclusive societies, education and young people, opportunities in the Asian region and the promises and challenges of China.

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Linda Yueh

The BBC's favourite commentator on the global economy Dr. Linda Y. Yueh is on the faculty of the Department of Economics, LSE, and a fellow of Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Active affiliations include the Centre for Economic Performance and Asia Research Centre at LSE. She has become one of the mosr respected speakers on the global economy and the growth of the Chinese economy and ec ...

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Bill Birtles

Bill Birtles was the ABC's China correspondent in Beijing from 2015 to 2020, his posting coming to a sudden end when he was rushed out of the country by Australian diplomats in an unprecedented diplomatic standoff. Reporting from both major cities and remote provinces throughout the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan, he covered an era-defining period of change, upheaval and diplomatic tension as China asserted itself on the world stage.

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Geoff Raby

Australia's former ambassador to China provides insights into Australia's future position in global affairs.

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