Postponed | Harnessing Technology to Build Smarter, More Liveable and More Sustainable Cities

  • When:
    Thursday, 20 June 2019, 8:30am - 10:00am
  • Where:
    KPMG Shanghai Office, Plaza 66, Tower 2, 23/F, KPMG 上海办公室,恒隆广场2期,23层
    1266 Nanjing West Road
  • Price:
    RMB 300 for members, RMB 600 for non-members.

* We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed, due to scheduling changes.  A new date for the event will be announced later. 

Strong population growth in Asian cities is necessitating improved transportation links, more sustainable urban planning, and better management of resources. Ageing populations in big cities reinforces the need to enhance and improve healthcare services and make cities more accessible for the elderly.

Join this event co-organised by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai to gain an understanding of how smart city development initiatives align with citizen needs and how technology can tackle residents' expectations and priorities.


8:30am-8:45am Registration
8:45am-8:50am Welcome Remarks by Giuseppe Auguadro, Vice Chair of the European Chamber's Energy Working Group
8:50am-9:10am Findings of the Connecting Cities Report by Anson Bailey, Head of Technology, Hong Kong and Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, KPMG China
9:10am-9:45am Panel Discussion
Moderator: Andreas Eisfelder, Local Chair, Energy Working Group, European Chamber

  • Erik Walenza-Slabe, CEO, IoT ONE
  • Ming Liu, Partner, KPMG China
  • James Macdonald, Head of Research, China, Savills
  • Henry Louie, Managing Director, Wilson Group
  • Eric Cheung, VP and CFO,  Mintal Group 

9:45am-9:55am Q&A Session
9:55am-10:00am Closing Remarks by British Chamber representative




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 an extra walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available. 

Speaker Introduction

Anson Bailey

Head of Technology, Hong Kong and Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, KPMG China

Anson joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1999 and is currently a Partner based in the Hong Kong office heading up the Consumer and Retail Practice. He is part of the KPMG Regional Consumer and Retail Practice Leadership team as well as being a member of the Global Technology Innovation Centre and the Cluster Leader for the Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice based in Hong Kong.

Anson has been active in driving a number of thought leadership reports and executive briefings for senior executives covering innovation and consumers in China and across Asia. He has worked with many corporates to understand the complex markets we live in and current levels of disruption being seen with recent reports.

Today, he not only mentors the next generation of go-to-market professionals at KPMG but continues to work with a growing number of C-level executives as a trusted advisor in providing the best in client innovation whilst acting as the Lead Partner for a number of strategic accounts in the consumer and technology arena across the Asia Pacific region.

Andreas Eisfelder

Head of Strategy & Business Development, Energy Management Division in Greater China, Siemens

Andreas Eisfelder is the Head of Strategy & Business Development of the Energy Management Division in Siemens Greater China.
Eisfelder joined Siemens in 2003 and worked in Siemens in a wide range of countries: Germany, Peru, Colombia Chile, and finally joined the China team in 2016. 
Eisfelder graduated from the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München with a Master's Degree in Economics.

Erik Walenza-Slabe


Erik Walenza is the CEO of IoT ONE, the Co-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Innovation Committee, and the Shanghai Director of Startup Grind. IoT ONE is the leading source of information and insight regarding Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) vendors and technologies. Companies work with IoT ONE to conduct research into IoT domains, plan their IoT adoption strategies, and build organizations capable of ideating, building, and deploying digital solutions.

As Co-chair of the AmCham Innovation Committee, Erik works with members and partners to develop and exchange best practices for innovation strategy and technology trend mapping and, through Startup Grind, supports the development of Shanghai's innovation ecosystem. He has interviewed over 50 CEOs, VC partners, and domain experts to build one of Shanghai’s largest networks of entrepreneurs and investors. He regularly advises early stage entrepreneurs and provides introductions to help small teams leverage external resources to drive their growth. 

Ming Liu

Partner, KPMG China

Ming Liu is a Partner in Management Consulting at KPMG China. He has more than 14 years of consulting experience in the government and public sector. Ming is dedicated to providing the government & Public Sector clients with advisory services such as industrial development strategy, Smart City projects, Public service platform design, and other services.

James Macdonald

Head of Research, China, Savills

James Macdonald was appointed as Head of Savills Research, China in 2007. He has the overall responsibility to ensure the successful delivery and expansion of Savills research capabilities as well as to consolidate and integrate all research activities across mainland China. The research team covers a wide range of cities and assets classes.

The increased capabilities of the Research department will support the continuing expansion of the company in one of the world’s fastest developing nations, securing Savills position as a dominant player in the China real estate market.

As the head of research James has spoken at numerous conferences hosted by PERE, REIW, MIPIM and ULI as well as various other chambers of commerce and investment banks, he is also frequently cited in both the trade press and mainstream business press.

Originally from London, UK, James has lived and worked in Shanghai since 2002. Since joining Savills that year, James has been actively involved in the growth of the Research department, advising and liaising with numerous international and domestic developers, and financial institutions.

Henry Louie

Managing Director, Wilson Group

Henry is the Managing Director for Wilson Group Hong Kong/China.  Henry first joined Wilson Group Hong Kong in 1997 and has also been responsible for the Wilson businesses in South Korea and China.  Henry relocated back to Hong Kong in January 2018.

Wilson Group is Hong Kong’s leading transport infrastructure management services and smart mobility business with its Parking, Tollways, Smart Mobility, Equipment and Others divisions employing nearly 4,000 people.

Henry is overseeing the company’s recognition that growth of its existing business divisions requires development and application of digital solutions and platforms.  He has also been driving the development of new Smart Mobility and Connected City opportunities involving Government departments and private sector clients and partners.

Eric Cheung

VP and CFO, Mintal Group

Mr. Eric Cheung currently served as the chief financial officer and vice president of Mintal Group Cleantech Development Co. Ltd. (“Mintal”), a leading China-based ferrochrome manufacturer. Mintal is the first Chinese ferrochrome manufacturer to introduce and apply global leading environmental-friendly smelting technologies and is the fourth largest ferrochrome producer in the world. Mintal’s fully automated mega production plant effectively reduces its unit production costs and significantly reduced environmental impacts, its energy consumption and industrial emissions are well below the current national standards. 

Mr. Cheung has more than 25 years of experience in the accounting industry and management. Prior to joining Mintal, Mr. Cheung has successfully assisted three Chinese companies to list on the New York Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Between 1994 and 2007, Mr. Cheung worked in various PricewaterhouseCoopers offices including, Hong Kong, New York and Beijing, and lastly as a senior manager of Global Capital Markets Group. Mr. Cheung is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Event contact

Nathalie Xu