What to Know Before Entering a Lower-Tier Market

3:30 - 5:30 PM, Monday, June 01, 2015 - AmCham China Conference Room

China’s major business hubs such as Beijing and Shanghai have matured into well-developed, and even saturated markets. Now many are looking to China’s rapidly growing second-tier cities. Although such expansion no doubt presents new challenges, it seems apparent to many that these lower-tier cities hold first-rate opportunities for any business willing to take the leap.

What challenges await those who are considering such a move? Who stands to benefit most from investment in such a market? Representatives from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Infiniti Research, who both analyze such markets, will answer these and many more questions.

About the speakers:
Alexandre Klimis
Born in Brussels, the multicultural center of Europe, and having lived close to a decade in China, Alexandre Klimis has a rich multicultural background. He graduated with a Master's in International relations from Brussels (ULB) before pursuing his studies for a second Master's in Chinese politics and diplomacy at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University. After a short spell in a leading public relations agency in Europe, he taught at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics before starting a successful career in Market research that led him to become the current regional director of Infiniti Research in China.

Angeline Cheng
Angeline Cheng has over 14 years of consulting and corporate experience working for companies in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Currently, Cheng serves as the associate director of the Strategy Consulting Team at PwC, responsible for developing the scope and work plan of the team, as well as ensuring direction and quality of the project. Prior to joining PwC, Cheng worked for Experian China as corporate development manager and then marketing services director. Before Experian, she worked for A.T. Kearney in Beijing as Senior Associate and for Chinatrust Commercial Bank in Taiwan. Cheng holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.

Alexandre Klimis, Director, Infiniti Research
Angeline Cheng, Associate Director, Strategy Consulting Team, PwC

Moderator: Jon Borgonjon, Founding Partner and President, InterChina Consulting

The Office Park AB, 6th Floor
No. 10 Jintongxi Road Beijing
中国北京市金桐西路10号 远洋光华国际AB座6层

3:30PM-4:00PM - Registration
4:00PM-5:30PM - Presentations and Q&A

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