19th CPC National Congress: Outcomes & Interpretation

  • When:
    Friday, 27 October 2017, 8:30am - 11:15am
  • Where:
    KPMG Hub, .
    23/F, Tower 2, Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu
  • Price:
    RMB 250 including light breakfast. Members only.

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 five insightful speakers to share their views on the Congress outcomes.

The event will commence with a 30-minute presentation from Tracy Yang, Audit Partner at KPMG China, who is the only representative of China Association of certified public accountants for the Congress. As representative of the Congress, Tracy will share with attendees first-hand information from Beijing.

Following Tracy is Carly Ramsey, Associate Director at Control Risks. Carly will interpret the outcomes of the Congress and the overall impacts on foreign businesses in China.

After a short break, 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:

  • 8.30-8.45am Registration & Networking
  • 8.45-8.50am Opening Introduction
  • 8.50-9.20am Keynote speech by Tracy Yang, KPMG China
  • 9.20-9.50am Keynote speech by Carly Ramsey, Control Risks
  • 9.50-10.05am Q&A
  • 10.05-10.15am Coffee Break
  • 10.15-11.10am Panel Discussion and Q&A (Ted Wan, Smiths Group; Joe Zhou, JLL; Mark Harrison, KPMG)
  • 11.10-11.15am Closing Remarks 

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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

Tracy Yang

Audit Partner, KPMG China

Ms. Yang is the Secretary of the Party committee of KPMG Shanghai, and is the only representative of China Association of certified public accountants for the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Ms. Yang has long been engaged in the auditing of Chinese listed companies and multinational companies in various fields including manufacturing, retailing, consumption and services with nineteen years of practice experience. Ms. Yang has quite rich experience in auditing listed companies and multinational companies. She has frequently participated in the financing project of domestic enterprises, and has extensive experience in M&A and restructuring audit work. In the meantime, Ms. Yang commands unique insights and experience in providing audit and project consulting services for mega-enterprises with large state-owned enterprises.

Ms. Yang has led many successful oversea acquisitions such as Bright Food (Group) Co, Ltd ' acquisition of Israeli Tnuva, Shanghai Maling Aquarious Co., Ltd.'s acquisition of New Zealand Sliver Fern, Unisplendour Corporation Limited's acquisition of U.S. Western Digital Corp, Qingdao Haier Co. Ltd.'s acquisition of GE Appliances, Hunan Dakang Pasture Farming Co., Ltd.'s acquisition of Brazil Fiagriland Belaprojects, and other overseas mergers and acquisitions for major Chinese listed companies. She also served as the internal control forensics auditor for Bright Food (Group) Co., Ltd.

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. 

Ted Wan

President of Greater China, Smiths Group

Ted’s career path evolved from strategic marketing consulting in automotive industry to full P&L general management role in Danaher back to 12 years ago after he graduated from a MBA programme from The State University of New York College at Buffalo.

Ted’s marketing consulting career in automotive industry is very beneficial to his strategic thinking in growing the business through new market entry, new product development, strategic product positioning and channel expansion.

His career in Danaher and Stanley Black & Decker provided Ted very demanding business management environment while strong mentorship to grow as a full P&L general manager. Through these roles, Ted started to learn and grow his leadership skills with track record for building, developing and leading high performing teams to achieve profitable growth in China market through both organic and M&A.

Ted’s current corporate role at Smiths Group China further enriches his experience in driving, influencing and operating a highly diversified complex organisation in a more cohesive China growth strategy. 

Event contact

Joanna Zhang
+86 21 6218 5022