14 March

Social: Members Dinner

Our first social dinner of the year will be held at El Willy on Friday, the 12th of April. El Willy is somewhat of an institution in Shanghai. This upbeat […]

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12 March

Fitting new technologies into Asia strategy: AI, Big Data and Blockchain

Digitisation and having greater visibility over your business and greater knowledge of your customer is key to improving the health and efficiency of your business. However, once you have all […]

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7 March

Globalising China: Practical Implications to MNCs

We’ll start off with a presentation by Jeongmin Seong, Senior Fellow of McKinsey Global Institute, who leads MGI’s China research teams as well as China-focused themes. Jeongmin will share a […]

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Asia Forecast Update
18 February

Q1 Asia Forecast Update

The overall thrust in Q1 is how to set strategy in a more challenging environment (after a broad rebound in 2017 and 2018). What messages do we sent to HQ […]

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China Forecast Update
18 February

Q1 China Forecast Update

The overall thrust in Q1 is how to set strategy in a more challenging environment (after a broad rebound in 2017 and 2018). What messages do we sent to HQ […]

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Asia Forecast Update
18 February

Q1 Asia Forecast Update Plus China Review

The overall thrust in Q1 is how to set strategy in a more challenging environment (after a broad rebound in 2017 and 2018). What messages do we sent to HQ […]

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12 February

Accelerating Corporate Innovation & Start-ups

As of late and arguably born out of necessity, corporates have been using a broader palette of innovation discovery options to augment their innovation strategy in less conventional ways than […]

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12 February

AI-powered Finance

“We are only in 1984 in terms of the evolution of AI” – Anand Rao, PwC. This quote conjures up images of the extremely sophisticated future that the finance function […]

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test competition hurdles growth
17 January

Leadership Disrupted: How Asia/Pac CEOs are Dealing with Disruption

Asia business is entering a period of rapid change. Digitally powered strategies backed by massive funds and a willingness to break rules is disrupting markets long accustomed to gradual evolution. […]

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9 January

What next for China and the Greater Bay Area?

China is facing serious challenges.  These include slower growth, growing debt and credit burdens, international trade tensions, reduced consumer confidence, and pushback on major initiatives. The Shanghai stock market was […]

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18 December

Holding on to Your Top Performers

There are plenty of interpretations of what is a top performer – they could be agents of change, great players in a dream team, top earners for the bottom-line, or […]

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18 December

Supply Chain Finance in China: Will Blockchain Help?

Our kick-off for the China CFO Forum in 2019 aims to tackle the practice of supply chain finance and its disruption by new blockchain technologies. Ironically, companies have been building […]

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17 December

Streamlining and Segmenting in a Competitive Market

The days of smooth sailing are over. With wind gusts picking up and with choppy waters in parts of the Chinese economy, we thought to start off the new year […]

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e-commerce
12 December

Adapting Your Strategy to the Rise of e-Commerce in Southeast Asia

Digital connectivity is laying the foundation for strong e-commerce growth in Southeast Asia. The surge of user engagement on such online marketplaces as Lazada, Shopee and Tokopedia is driving this […]

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platform and hand
12 December

Partners & Platforms: Asia’s New Go-to-Market Strategies

As the big tech players such as Alibaba and JD.com move into Southeast Asia, companies are being challenged to fundamentally alter their business model.  Tomorrow’s successful firms will need to have […]

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5 December

Social for China Management & CFO Forum members

And now for something completely different. (No, this isn’t our version of Monty Python’s flying circus but rather, another concoction out of China’s fascinating retail innovation story.) We’ll be meeting […]

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handshake
28 November

Finance as Business Partner

At this session, we’ll kick off discussion on how to integrate top priorities for 2019 and the organisational set-up that’s needed to foster business partnering. Members will share their experiences […]

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Critical Issues
26 November

Assessing China’s Critical Risk Issues in 2019

Events have a way of upsetting the best laid plans but just like sailors setting out to sea, companies can prepare for the unexpected. In part, it’s about testing the […]

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14 November

Members’ Dinner

Don’t miss out the fun at our traditional end-of-year social gathering for IMA Asia CEO Forum members and their spouses/partners. Vivacious as always and we’re back at the URBN hotel […]

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internet of things
14 November

B2B Distribution Models in China’s Digital World

We’ve seen digitalisation radically change media, entertainment and retail which had implications on how we communicate with our stakeholders to leverage digital platforms. Now we’re at the advent of disruption […]

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