January 24, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00] | (1 hr) | Time Zone Converter

With President Xi Jingping’s political position secured for at least another five years following the 19th Party Congress, the confidence in China’s ability to sustain its growth model and become the main global economic player has strengthened. But are the latest grand plans, including Belt & Road and Manufacturing in China 2025, really going to deliver the promises many hope for?

Join our panel of experts as we take a deep dive into how China's Economic and Business Environment has recently been reshaped and address such important topics as:

  • The aftermath of the 19th party Congress;
  • Globalization with Chinese characteristic; and
  • MNC challenges in China.

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Ethan Cramer-Flood

Ethan Cramer-Flood
Associate Director, China and Asia Programs
China Center for Economics and Business
The Conference Board

Ethan Cramer-Flood is the associate director of The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business.  Based in New York City, he helps direct the Beijing-based China Center and supports The Conference Board’s Asia-based operations in Hong Kong and Singapore. Cramer-Flo...Full Bio

Erik Lundh

Erik Lundh
Senior Economist for China Geo-Economics
The Conference Board

Erik Lundh is a senior economist in China Geo-Economics at The Conference Board’s China Center. Based in New York, he is responsible for much of our work on the implications of China’s global economic integration and works closely with both the global economics team and our researcher...Full Bio

Bert De Graeve

Bert De Graeve
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Bekaert

Bert De Graeve (°1955) started his career in 1980 with Arthur Andersen & Co. He joined Alcatel Bell in 1982 in the Finance Department. In 1991 he became General Manager Shanghai Bell Telephone Equipment Mfg. Cy in Shanghai.

In 1994 he was appointed Vice President, Director Operati...Full Bio

Jeremie O. Waterman

Jeremie O. Waterman
President, China Center & Vice President for Greater China
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Jeremie O. Waterman is president of the China Center and vice president for Greater China at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Jeremie is responsible for developing and executing Chamber policy initiatives in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mongolia as well as steering the Chamber’s policy work i...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist, and chief strategy officer at The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels, and Beijing who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts as well as in-depth globa...Full Bio

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