19th CPC National Congress: Outcomes & Interpretation

The Communist Party of China (CPC) will hold its 19th National Congress on 18 October in Beijing. The Congress will reflect on the CPC's work in the past five years since the 18th Congress, and also work out policy guidelines that reflect the needs of the time, with a profound understanding of contemporary domestic and international conditions. A new CPC Central Committee and a new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection will be elected at the Congress.

What messages are coming from the Central Government in Beijing? How will it affect your business in Shanghai and Greater China region? The Chamber invites four insightful speakers to share their views on the Congress outcomes.

The event will commence with a 30-minute presentation from Carly Ramsey, Associate Director at Control Risks. Carly will interpret the outcomes of the Congress and the overall impacts on foreign businesses in China.

Following Carly, speakers from three industry sectors will join a panel discussion to outline the impact of the Congress on their respective sectors. These speakers are:

  • Joe Zhou, Regional Director and Head of Research at JLL China, representing the construction & property sector
  • Mark Harrison, Partner of Deal Advisory at KPMG, representing the financial services sector
  • Ted Wan, President of Greater China at Smiths Group, representing the advanced engineering & manufacturing sector

Running Order:

  • 8.30-9.00am Registration & Networking
  • 9.00-9.05am Opening Introduction
  • 9.05-9.50am Keynote speech with Q&A (Carly Ramsey, Control Risks)
  • 9.50-10.00am Coffee Break
  • 10.00-10.55am Panel Discussion (Ted Wan, Smiths Group; Joe Zhou, JLL; Mark Harrison, KPMG)
  • 10.55-11.00am Closing Remarks 

No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100. 

Walk-in Policy: Please note that members who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged a walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Speaker Introduction

Carly Ramsey

Associate Director, Control Risks

Carly Ramsey is an Associate director in Control Risks, a global risk consultancy specializing in political, integrity, and security risk. Based in Shanghai, Carly advises companies operating in China how to successfully manage the commercial and operational challenges brought on by political and regulatory risk. Prior to joining Control Risks, Carly was with APCO Worldwide in Beijing, where she provided corporate advisory, government relations, and corporate communications strategy to multinationals, trade associations, and governments. She has a master’s degree in foreign policy and international security from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario.

Joe Zhou

Regional Director and Head of Research, JLL China

Joe works with a team of 45 researchers across 12 offices in China to cover the office, retail, residential, and industrial property sectors in the key cities in mainland China.  He is responsible for writing and coordinating JLL’s regular research publications, and focuses on tracking and analyzing government policies and economic data and updates internal and external clients on the implications of related economic or policy changes.

As a key advisor to property investors and developers, he looks after JLL’s market leading real estate research service in China: Real Estate Intelligence Service (REIS) and Logistics Intelligence Service (LIS).  He has extensive experience in providing real estate advisory and consulting services to both international and Chinese developers, investors and corporates. He is also a frequent commentator on China’s real estate markets, appearing in print and broadcast media and speaking at conferences around the region.

Mark Harrison

Partner, Deal Advisory, KPMG Advisory (China) Limited
Mark began his career in London where he spent five years working first in audit and then specialising in cross-border transactions work across Europe for private equity clients. He subsequently worked in KPMG's Paris office for over four years focusing on cross border engagements including spending 6 months stationed in Chicago. In 2008, Mark transferred to KPMG's Shanghai office where he advises clients on investments in China including due diligence, joint ventures, vendor assistance, SPA drafting and completion accounts. 
Mark has extensive transaction service experiences in pharmaceutical & healthcare, consumer markets, industrial markets in China, granting his in-depth knowledge of sector characteristics and client’s primary concerns. Mark is a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 

Event contact

Joanna Zhang
+86 21 6218 5022