August 13, 2015, Beijing, CHINA – Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP (“MarcumBP”), a top-ranked accounting firm with a substantial China practice, announced its preliminary list of speakers for the Global Leadership Forum on August 27, 2015, to be held at the luxurious Aman at the Summer Palace in Beijing. This elite, one-day event will directly address the needs of Chairmen, CEOs, and CFOs of Chinese companies on the topics that have the greatest impact on their enterprises in a very rapidly changing market.
The forum will include the following panel discussions and interviews with key thought leaders:
IPO War Stories – Leaders of Chinese companies that have recently listed in the United States share what they learned through the process and what they would do differently.
· Tony Tian, President, WeiTian Group LLC - Moderator
· Ming Wang, CEO, Hailiang Education Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HLG)
· Zhengyu Wang, CEO, Tantech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:TANH)
· Frank Zhao, CFO, WOWO Limited (NASDAQ:WOWO)
· Yulong Zhu, CEO, Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd. (NASDAQ:YECO)
Short Sellers: Behind the Veil – This panel will take a look inside the secretive, high-stakes world of short selling, as Chinese CEOs have a chance to pose questions to those who have made their fortunes as “fraud hunters.”
· Paul Gillis, Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management – Moderator
· Jon Carnes (“Alfred Little”), Eos Holdings LLC
· Dan David, GeoInvesting
· Drew Bernstein, Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP
Delist, Relist, or Stay the Course – Over 20 Chinese companies have announced plans to delist from the U.S. so far in 2015, but with recent turmoil in the A-share market, is this still the right move?
· Drew Bernstein, Co-Managing Partner, MarcumBP - Moderator
· Yihao Liu, Beijing Representative, New York Stock Exchange
· Partner, DLA Piper LLP
The Great Opening Up – Crocker Coulson interviews Fraser Howie, acclaimed author of Red Capitalism and Privatizing China, on the aims and challenges of China’s capital markets and monetary policy reform efforts.
Developing a “Go Out” Strategy –CEOs will learn how China’s most ambitious enterprises are building world-class teams and making bold moves overseas.
· Stanley Chang, COO, MarcumBP China – Moderator
· Joel Backaler, author, China Goes West
· Andy Zhu, Chairman and Founder, Nord Group
Comeback Stories –Leaders will share their hard-earned lessons on how companies can recover from a poor IPO response, setbacks in their financial results, or governance concerns to win back investor trust and rebuild shareholder value.
· Maoyong Tian, CFO World Magazine - Moderator
· Hugh Wu, CFO, Youku Tudou (NYSE: YOKU)
· Jason Wang, CFO, Fincera Inc. (Previously AutoChina) (OTC:AUTCF)
· Jin Huang, CFO, Ambow Education Holding Ltd. (OTC:AMBOY)
· Jing An, CFO, ChinaCache (NASDAQ:CCIH)
· Vincent Shi, Founder, NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE:NQ)
“We look forward to hosting senior leaders of Chinese public companies at a relaxed forum where they can share ideas openly and learn from selected experts and their peers,” said Drew Bernstein, co-managing partner of MarcumBP. “The capital markets in China have proved to be extremely volatile in recent months, which makes it even more challenging to set an effective strategy for growth and capital formation. Our hope is that every CEO and CFO comes away from this event with at least one exciting new insight and one valuable new relationship.
“You can expect to hear a range of controversial opinions from business leaders who have all overcome the odds to be successful, at the Global Leadership Forum. Anyone who is interested in the future of China and the capital markets will not want to miss this event.”
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