April 5, 2013: New York: I had the pleasure of speaking on the Macro-Economy panel today at the Annual China Business Conference, jointly sponsored by the Columbia Business School and the Greater China Society. The conference is one of the largest on the East Coast and serves to elevate understanding of China’s rapidly growing–and just as rapidly evolving economy. Participants discussed opportunities and and challenges in doing business in and with China.
The theme of the conference centered around doubling the GDP of China and the average income of its citizens between 2010 and 2020, a goal put forth by the 18th Communist Party Congress. Our panel discussed issues around re-balancing China’s economy and evolving from state owned enterprises to a system centered around consumption and private enterprise.