17 January

Digital Leadership in China

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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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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maze
29 October

CFO Ad-hoc Breakfast with Dinny McMahon, MacroPolo

Earlier this month, S & P Global Ratings came out with a report citing China’s “debt iceberg of titanic credit risks”. As such, we thought it’s time for an ad-hoc […]

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29 October

CEO Ad-hoc Breakfast with Rob Cox, Breakingviews.com, Reuters

We like to hold ad-hoc sessions to drill into breaking issues and also when leading-edge thinkers or global business leaders are passing through town. We are delighted to host a […]

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Asia Forecast Update
24 October

Q4 Asia Forecast Update

Asia faces a tough 2019.  Export growth will halve from 2017 as global demand cools from the 2017 rebound. Financial market and currency volatility will stay high as the ECB […]

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Critical Issues
24 October

Critical Issues for 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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China Forecast Update
19 October

Q4 China Forecast Update

Asia faces a tough 2019.  Export growth will halve from 2017 as global demand cools from the 2017 rebound. Financial market and currency volatility will stay high as the ECB […]

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25 September

Top Line vs Bottom Line Growth in China

Almost everyone has seen China as a scale proposition. As markets reach maturity stages through volume saturation, many foreign firms are under pressure to keep pace with fast-rising local competitors […]

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21 September

Shanghai Overnight 2018

The high point of our 2018 schedule is approaching with the October Overnight in Shanghai.  Kick-off is 4.30pm for coffee with the first session at 5pm followed by drinks and […]

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Singapore smart city
21 September

Asia’s Smart Cities: Will They Drive Your Business?

ASEAN’s interest in building smart cities sits in the top 10 external factors that could reshape business. Hype and ambition are running well ahead of implementation, yet the trend is […]

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