Beijing’s First SME Business Conference – Jan. 16

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BEIJING, Jan. 9 – Beijing’s first SME conference will take place on January 16 at the Radisson Hotel in Beijing. Designed to assist small-medium enterprises overcome difficulties and problems with start up and the first three years of life, the day-long conference brings together well known China-based entrepreneurs and a concise program for delegates. It is a must-visit event for anyone who has started or is thinking of starting a business in China.

Speakers and panelists include many of Beijing’s best known and successful entrepreneurs and business thinkers, including:

Wang Yijiang – professor of economics, Harvard University

William Moss – director, Burson-Marsteller China

Jack Perkowski – founder and chairman, ASIMCO Technologies; author, “Managing the Dragon”

Chris Devonshire-Ellis – founder and senior partner, Dezan Shira & Associates; publisher, China Briefing

Sean Wang – general manager, Regus Pacific Century Place

Bertrand Petton – general manager, Capital Club Beijing

Campbell Thompson – managing director, The Wine Republic

Ira Lawrence Cohen – executive vice president, Universal Ideas

Alex Lin – CEO and founder,

Ferry Rebergen – marketing manager, Beijing Hutong School

Wendy Wu – CEO, New Leaders

Frank Fan – CEO and founder, International Center for Veterinary Services

Evolene Zhang – managing partner, IMForce Marketing Solutions, Ltd

Jasmine Keel – founder and general manager, INSPIRED

Terry Crossman – founder and headhunter, Cross Search

Xiaoyu Xu – vice president, Shinetech Software Inc.

Yuan Haiying – president, Yuan Associates

AJ Warner – director, Touchdown!

Keith Bradbury – general manager, ClubFootball Limited

Michael Wester – general manager, True Run Media

David Ben Kay – general manager, Yuanfen New Media Art Space

Paul Sack – general manager and co-founder, E-Comricson

Sarah Cooper – career and lifestyle coach, Cows from My Window

Ori Elraviv – CEO and founder, ShouJi Mobile Entertainment

Mark Pinner – public affairs consultant

Elyse Ribbons – general manager, Cheeky Monkey Theater

Gregory Sy – lawyer, Grandall Legal Group (Beijing)

Jeremy Wegerer—managing director, reallyenglish Education Technology in Beijing

Alastair White – partner, Abacare Group Ltd.

Mikeal D. Murphy – CEO, The IQAir Store

Full program details and a full agenda can be found on the SMEE Conference website.

A full list of speakers and biographies can be found here.

This event is likely to be sold out. As sponsors of the event, China Briefing and Dezan Shira & Associates have arranged a discount for China Briefing readers who wish to attend. We are able to provide friends and clients a 30 percent price discount, from RMB2,000 to RMB1,400. To help our SME clients get through the economic downturn, you can bring a second delegate for just RMB400 extra. This means that your per delegate price is less than RMB1,000! Click on this link to get the discount and reserve a place.