CRCC Asia work with companies and individuals who have successfully worked in China’s business and finance sectors. The CRCC Asia China Business & Finance Course’s current and previous partners include:
- Costa Coffee
- Lehman Brown
- Vermilion Partners
- Capital Eight
- East China University of Science and Technology
- MML Marine
- RSM International
- Jin Nui Investments
- Blue Avenue Associates
- Youlu Inc
- Chance & Bridge Partners
- Broad Global Capital
- Peony Capital
- Planet Finance
KPMG is a global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services operating in 150 countries and comprised of 152,000 people working in member firms around the world. It is considered one of the global Big Four auditors.
Headquartered in the Netherlands KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services networks which was established in its current form in 1987 through the merger of firms Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler.
Speakers: Amanda Wilson and Danielle Jorgenson, Heads of Marketing Asia, Interim Cover
Costa has been fuelling coffee lovers’ mornings since 1971, and has slowly become a firm favourite during its 40 years since it was founded by the Costa brothers. Costa has Italian roots and an Italian heritage, but established its first store in the UK, becoming ‘Britain’s favourite coffee shop’, before expanding internationally in 1999 as it opened its first overseas store in Dubai.
In 2006 Costa then went on to also establish a successful partnership with Tesco, and founded the Costa Foundation as part of its contribution towards corporate social responsibility.
Speaker: Dickson Leung, Senior Partner
LehmanBrown is a China-focused accounting, taxation and business advisory firm, combining years of international expertise with practical China experience and knowledge, offering expert advice and support to both local and international clients.
They are committed to providing individually tailored financial solutions for each of their clients. CRCC Asia was recently featured on the Lehman Brown website.
Vermillion provides a variety of merchant banking and corporate advisory services to leading multinationals, Chinese companies and investors. It offers advisory services to companies seeking to establish, acquire or develop their business in China. Vermillion also advises Chinese firms on overseas expansion and investments in middle-market Chinese enterprises.
Vermillion’s partners have completed approximately 250 assignments for over 100 hundred clients including multinational companies and substantial middle market companies. It has advised more than 25 Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies as well as other leading Australian, European and Indian businesses.
Speaker: Joanne K Wood, Chairman
Established in 2006 with over 35 worldwide partner offices, Capital Eight is an investment banking advisory firm head-quartered in Shanghai. In its short life Capital Eight has amassed a broad and excellent track record of expertise in mergers and acquisitions, structured finance and in advising companies active in China. Much of this success is down to the company’s forty-five years of global deal-making expertise.
Speaker: Regina Huang, Vice-Dean of ECUST
ECUST was founded in 1952 and is ranked 34th in the country (China has over 2,000 universities.) Its reputation was built on its Engineering school – specifically its Chemical Engineering department.
More recently the Business school has stood out, becoming one of the largest schools in the university having more than 3,000 students at undergraduate, graduate and doctorate levels in three disciplines, Applied Economics, Business Administration, and Management Engineering.
Speaker: Shawn Mesaros, Managing Director and Founder
PAMRIA, founded in 2010 by former Morgan Stanley Vice President Shawn Mesaros, is a highly successful and growing Asset Management company here in the heart of Shanghai’s Lujiazui financial district.
PAMRIA endeavours to become the “Strategic Chief Investment Officer” for all of its clients, providing highly customised advice and investment solutions with standard-setting level of service and investment expertise.
Speaker: Matt Cooper, Operations Manager
With MML Marine Matt has 19 years of experience of bringing business to China with a range of established companies in Europe and America. Matt has acted as the Chief Representative of Sherwin Williams, the Greater Commercial Director for Black and Decker and as the Asia-Pacific Business Development Manager for 3M.
Speaker: David Davila, Corporate Trainer and Founder
Davila-Squier is a foreign-owned and operated Learning and Development Consultancy offering tailored Corporate Training Strategies in China and Hong Kong. It was founded on the belief that relationships are the most important components of doing business, and David-Squier works hard to exceed clients’ expectations in establishing knowledge on how best to do this.
Speaker: Mark Wilson, Partner
RSM International is represented by independent members firms in 90 countries and brings together the talents of over 33,000 individuals in over 700 offices worldwide. RSM International is a worldwide network of independent accounting and consulting firms. RSM International and its member firms are separate and independent legal entities. RSM International does not itself provide accounting or consultancy services. All such services are provided by members practicing on their own account.
Speakers: Michael Cronin and James O’Neil, Managing Directors
Jin Niu Investment Management Co., Ltd. is an international investment management firm focused on generating superior returns for investors by developing and executing innovative alternative private equity investment strategies for the China market.
Speaker: Peter Chan, Managing Partner
Blue Avenue Associates is an independent accounting and business driven consultancy that uses specialist resources to deliver integrated business solutions to companies in China.
They provide a wide range of consulting, company formation and outsourcing services to organizations currently operating or looking to operate in China and Hong Kong. Blue Avenue Associates services are managed by an international and experience team of consultants and specialists who work at our Beijing and Shanghai office.
Speaker: Richard Robinson, Co-founder and President
Youlu Inc is a mobile software company based in Beijing, China, which creates applications for busy professionals across iOS, Android and Windows Phones. Youlu is all about improving and enhancing the mobile phone address book, improving the user interface and overall experience of the address book while more intuitively integrating it into calls, messages, calendar, and other key functions of the phone.
Speaker: Dr. Zhaofeng Zhou, Partner
Chance & Bridge Partners is a law firm that provides full-legal services across areas in Corporate & Commerce, Securities & Capital Markets, Inbound and Outbound & Investment, Real Estate & Project Financing, Antitrust/ Competition, International Trade, Taxation and Dispute Resolution.
Speaker: David Ben Kay, Founder
Over the past 40 years David Ben Kay has been consistently focused on China, most recently with his innovative investment enterprise Yuanfen-Flow. David has followed his passion for China throughout his formal academic training at Brown University (AB Chinese, 1976), UC Berkeley, the Stanford IUP Center in Taipei, Thunderbird School of International Management (MBA 1981) and then UCLA Law School (JD 1986).
China Broad Global Capital is a PE investment institution which provides Financial Advisory and Private Equity fund services to help support companies to develop and grow. The management teams have much experience in state-owned and private enterprises. BG chooses high-tech enterprises that show high growth and great potential for development
BGCapital received the 2010 ‘China Best Investment Returns VC/PE Award’ by the Chinese National Department of Science and Technology.
Peony Capital provides capital and knowledge to Chinese companies to enable them to reduce their environmental impact. It focuses on investing in sustainable development projects and then managing the carbon credits created. Working in partnership with project developers, financial institutions and the Chinese government, Peony invests in CDM projects in China that have the potential to generate CERs.
Peony is completing several large projects in China, including two large fuel switching projects in partnership with one of China’s largest power generation companies, and projects in heat recovery and wind farm power generation as well as currently evaluating a large number of projects in the areas of waste heat recovery, energy efficiency, coal mine methane, landfill management and small scale hydropower.
PlaNet Finance Group is a leading international aid organization with the mission to alleviate poverty through the development of microfinance. Based in Paris, PlaNet Finance Group’s international network holds activities in close to 80 countries around the world.