Frank Lavin is the CEO of Export Now, which helps US companies sell directly on TMall. He also serves as Chairman of the Public Affairs Practice for Edelman Asia Pacific. Lavin served as Undersecretary for International Trade at the U.S.
Ambassador Wood is a career diplomat, having previously served as Director for Asia Pacific for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Political Counsellor in Washington DC and in the Joint Liaison Group in the run-up to the handover of Hong Kong.
James McGregor is a senior counselor for APCO, author of the bestselling book ‘One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China’ and a veteran reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining APCO, he
Stephen Green is Head of Greater China Research at Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to StanChart, Stephen was Head of the Asia Programme at London’s Chatham House. Stephen has a Ph.D. from LSE and completed undergraduate studies at Cambridge University. He
Neville Mars is Chief Architect for MARS Architects and founder of the Dynamic City Foundation. He is author of ‘The Chinese Dream: A Society Under Construction’, and has an interest in the unfulfilled promise of environmental sustainability in China’s urbanization