Duncan Clark
  • Founder and Chairman, BDA China, a leading investment consulting firm.
  • Author of “Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built”
  • Founder, investor and leading advisor on China’s dynamic technology and consumer sectors.
  • Recipient of the 2016 Book of the Year award by The Economist for ‘Alibaba
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  • Founder & CEO of Peridona Weddings
  • An expert in event planning A-Z, lifestyle, etiquette, household management and training, gift giving-selection and wrapping, and how to be a great hostess and a great guest
  • Former Social Secretary for Vice President of the United States, The White House
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  • Founder of Bearapy
  • Leadership Consultant at INSEAD Global Leadership Center (executive education).
  • Speaker for Gen Y / Millenial women personal and professional development.
  • Widely published author on topics of mental & emotional well-being, self awareness,
    creativity, and women issues.
  • Avid writer on NochNoch.com.
Gao Jian
  • Senior Advisor of China Development Bank
  • Senior Economist in China
  • Former Visiting Scholar in the Department of Economics in Harvard
  • Founder of China’s Government Securities Market
John Holden
  • Nonresident Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Co-founder and Director of The Square Circle Ltd.
  • Former Beijing-based Senior Counselor and Managing Director of Hill & Knowlton and former Chairman of Shaklee (China) Ltd.
Paul Haenle
  • Director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
  • An expert in China-US relations and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Former Principal Assistant to the US President’s National Security Advisor and the China Director in the White House
Stefen Chow
  • Summitted Mount Everest at 25
  • World Press Photo winning photographer and film maker
  • Inspirational father who solo travels with his toddler children
  • Co- Founded The Poverty Line, a global poverty project that was highlighted by the World Bank and exhibited internationally
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  • Correspondent, Beijing Bureau of The Economist
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  • Professor at School of International Studies, and the Director of the Center for International Political Economy, Peking University, China.
  • Professor at Party School of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Member of Economic Diplomacy Expert Working Group, Ministry of Commerce(MOFCOM).
  • Member of World Economic Forum (WEF)Global Agenda Council (GAC) on the Global Trade System.
  • Commissioner of Asia Pacific Regional Trade Architecture Commission (organized by Asia Society, USA).
Alec Ash
  • Journalist based in Beijing
  • Author of Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China
  • Co-editor of While We’re Here, an anthology of stories from China
  • Founder and editor of the Anthill, a ‘writers’ colony’ of stories from China
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