Director Roundtable: China, the Board, and Growth

April 25, 2013

In collaboration with:

PwC Center for Board Governance

Boards increasingly need to understand both the US market as well as emerging markets like China and Brazil. Mary Ann Cloyd, leader of PwC's Center for Board Governance, will moderate this discussion with Adm. Joseph Prueher, former U.S. Ambassador to the PRC and current board member and David Hoffman, The Conference Board’s Managing Director for China. Adm. Prueher will give us insights into China and help directors understand what we can really expect from the PRC. Mr. Hoffman will discuss the transition of leadership in China and current economic conditions and projections.

Speakers

  • Admiral Joseph W. Prueher, Director, Amerigroup Corporation, Emerson, and Fluor Corporation; Board member, The U.S. – China Policy Foundation; Consulting Professor and Senior Advisor, Stanford University; Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired); Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Pacific Command (1996 - 1999); and former U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (1999 - 2001)
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  • David R. Hoffman, Managing Director, The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business
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  • Moderated by Mary Ann Cloyd, Leader, PwC Center for Board Governance
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The Discussion

 

Program Materials

China Center Quick Note: Xi Jinping at the helm: command and control – or negotiate and cajole?
March 2013 | China Center Publications
This Quick Note assesses what China's incoming president might reasonably be expected to achieve given the limits necessarily imposed on him by the political system.

China Center Quick Note: Barring the unexpected, China’s economy to downshift considerably, as a natural consequence of both size and maturation
February, 2013 | China Center Publications
In the latest update of The Conference Board’s Global Economic Outlook, we project that China’s trend growth rate will slow to 5.8 percent over the 2013-2018 period and fall further to 3.7 percent from 2019-2025.

China Center Quick Note: China’s “Elections” and the Future of Reform
November, 2012 | China Center Publications
This Quick Note examines the policy imperatives for China’s new, recently “elected” leading group. MNCs should pay special attention to monitoring policy developments related to financial/credit market reform and State Owned Enterprise reform.

Choosing China: Insights from multinationals on the investment environment
March, 2013 | PwC
This survey report, produced by PwC in support of the China Development Forum, explores how CEOs from multinational companies view investment prospects in China and what they think the Chinese government can do to attract more investment in support of its economic goals.

10 Minutes on Expanding business in Asia Pacific
January, 2012 | PwC
As Asia Pacific economies continue their rapid growth and become more deeply integrated, multinational companies are changing how they're expanding in the region for the long-haul--from setting up regional hubs and distribution networks, to developing local talent, to building brand loyalty amongst the region's rapidly growing number of middle class consumers.

APEC 2012 CEO Summit: Economic Integration
September, 2012 | PwC
For the continued economic growth of the APEC territories, the need for economic integration, both between the APEC territories, and beyond is established reality. The fastest growing APEC economies will account for about two-thirds of overall APEC trade, up from about half in 2011. Fast-growing APEC economies are steadily integrating so that by 2021, intra-APEC trade is set to triple. In 2011, 89% of APEC CEO's noted inconsistent regulations and standards as barriers to their company's growth.

 

Additional Resources from The Conference Board

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index®
March, 2013 | Press Release
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index®(LEI) for China increased 1.3 percent in February to 257.5 (2004 = 100), following a 1.3 percent increase in January and a 0.4 percent increase in December. Five of the six components contributed positively to the index in February.

Managing China in Transition
March 15, 2013 | Special Webcast
Regardless of how China lands – hard, soft or in-between – the next 24 months will be transitional, for better or for worse.

Economics Watch® : Emerging Markets (Asia Broadcast)
April 18, 2013 3:30 PM HKT | Economics Watch
China Center Economist Andrew Polk will host this quarterly Economics Watch® series specially tailored for the Asia-Pacific and Indian audience and concluding with a live Q&A that will enable participants to directly apply the analysis.

Human Capital Watch™: Talent Challenges in Asia
May 15, 2013 11:00 AM EST | Human Capital Watch
Have you examined the implications of the 12th 5-year plan for China? What talent challenges will emerging markets present?We'll examine talent challenges throughout Asia and highlight ways in which Human Capital professionals in Asia are addressing them.

Economics Watch® : Emerging Markets (Asia Broadcast)
July 18, 2013 3:30 PM HKT | Economics Watch
China Center Economist Andrew Polk will host this quarterly Economics Watch® series specially tailored for the Asia-Pacific and Indian audience and concluding with a live Q&A that will enable participants to directly apply the analysis.

Economics Watch® : Emerging Markets (Asia Broadcast)
October 17, 2013 3:30 PM HKT | Economics Watch
China Center Economist Andrew Polk will host this quarterly Economics Watch® series specially tailored for the Asia-Pacific and Indian audience and concluding with a live Q&A that will enable participants to directly apply the analysis.

 

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