Professor Matthias is an Assistant Professor at the School of International Studies at American University and a Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is a former consultant with the Foreign Investment Advisory Service of
Robert Kaplan is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, DC, and has been a foreign correspondent for The Atlantic for over a quarter-century. In 2009, he was appointed by Secretary of Defense Robert
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