Maggie Lee Partner, Head of Capital Markets Development at KPMG Maggie Lee Partner, Head of Capital Markets Development at KPMG
Maggie has over 20 years of experience with KPMG. She was located in the KPMG Shenzhen office from 2004 until 2011, before relocating to the Hong Kong office.
Maggie has extensive experience providing audit accounting, advisory and capital market services to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese companies. She has a broad client base in a variety of sectors such as consumer and industrial market industries, property and infrastructure, education, healthcare, and high-growth innovative sectors. Her clients have included a mix of state-owned enterprises, privately owned enterprises and multinational companies. Maggie has extensive pre-IPO advisory and due diligence experience in mainland China and Hong Kong. John Siu Managing Director, Hong Kong of Cushman & Wakefield John Siu Managing Director, Hong Kong of Cushman & Wakefield
Mr John Siu is responsible for managing the Cushman & Wakefield Hong Kong Office which provides a full range of real estate transaction, consultancy and management services to their clients in the Hong Kong markets.
John has been working in the real estate industry for over 28 years with key focus on transaction advisory services. He has extensive experience in Tenant Representation & Strategies in the office, industrial and data centre markets in Hong Kong and Southern China; Landlord Advisory for Grade-A oce developments in Hong Kong; and Corporate Account Management in the Asia Pacific Region. He is a popular real estate professional who has been frequently interviewed by the Hong Kong media. Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, John worked in Jones Lang Wootton for seven years and was responsible for landlord instructions, general office leasing and sales transactions. Ben Simpfendorfer Founder & Managing Director of Silk Road Associates Ben Simpfendorfer Founder & Managing Director of Silk Road Associates
Ben Simpfendorfer is Founder and CEO of Silk Road Associates, a data-driven strategic advisory based in Hong Kong. Ben has worked in Asia and the Middle East for the past 20 years. He advises a range of Fortune 500 multinationals on their commercial strategies in Asia.
Before establishing Silk Road Associates in 2010, Ben was Chief China economist for RBS and senior China economist for JPMorgan based in Hong Kong. He started his career in Beirut during the early 1990s where he worked as a management consultant, later joining Dun & Bradstreet based in London as the firm’s Senior Analyst for the Middle East & North Africa. Ben speaks Mandarin and Arabic. Ben is author of The Rise of the New East (Palgrave: 2014) and The New Silk Road (Palgrave: 2009), exploring China’s commercial ties with the Middle East. Ben has delivered keynotes and CEO briefings around the world and features regularly on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, FT and WSJ. Ben is a current member of the Foreign Experts Committee providing policy recommendations to China's central leadership on the 'Belt and Road' initiative under the auspices of SAFEA. Ian Chung PRC Leader, Senior Vice President – Greater China Civil & Infrastructure Group at AECOM Ian Chung PRC Leader, Senior Vice President – Greater China Civil & Infrastructure Group at AECOM
Ian Chung is the PRC Leader at AECOM, a Senior Vice President of AECOM Asia, and a senior executive in AECOM’s Greater China Civil & Infrastructure business which has over 3,500 professional and technical staff.
He is a chartered civil engineer with over 25 years in providing management and technical expertise to multi-disciplinary, large scale projects for transportation, civil and infrastructure projects. Recent, significant projects on which he has served as project director include: the Hong Kong International Airport Three Runway Systems Projects, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Central-Wanchai Bypass and Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities. In addition to his deep experience in Hong Kong and PRC, Ian also has extensive overseas experience in managing and providing technical advice on projects in Singapore, Indonesia, India, Middle East, Trinidad & Tobago, and the US. His overseas projects include: Resort World at Sentosa, Singapore; Al Jayayer Beach Development in Bahrain; and Unitech Express City Development and Chennai Port in India. Ian is currently Chairman of Association of Consulting Engineers of Hong Kong. Gareth Brooks Managing Director, VF Asia Ltd of VF Asia Pacific Sourcing S. a. r. l. Gareth Brooks Managing Director, VF Asia Ltd of VF Asia Pacific Sourcing S. a. r. l.
Gareth Brooks is the Managing Director at VF Asia Limited based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for developing and executing VF’s product supply strategy supplying $3.6B products to all VF’s brands including The North Face, Vans, Wrangler, Lee, Timberland, Jansport, and Nautica.
Prior to this role Gareth was Vice President Footwear Product Supply, based in Hong Kong responsible for the supply strategy for Timberland, Vans, The North Face and Reef. Previously he was Vice President of operations at Timberland where he was responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for Timberland’s operating business system in North America, overseeing planning, forecasting, procurement, materials, quality, logistics and distribution. Tara Joseph President at The American Chamber of Commerce in HK Tara Joseph President at The American Chamber of Commerce in HK
Tara Joseph is the President of AmCham Hong Kong. In her 22 years as journalist, she has reported on hundreds of the world’s most important and high profile news stories including Russia’s financial crisis, Myanmar’s emergence from virtual isolation, China's rise on the world stage and the Beijing Olympics to name a few. Earlier in her career, Tara was the editor and main presenter of Reuters Financial Television based in London, and covered emerging markets and G7 economic issues. She has twice served as President of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest press clubs.