april 14, 2018

emerging markets summit

as global markets shift, so should the way you do business


China remains the largest exporter in the world, but its manufacturing firms must navigate rapidly changing consumer consumption patterns, tax laws, and environmental regulation. Now, they seek improved efficiency and unexplored technologies to drive growth. How is the switch to “Made for China” impacting trade and, in effect, China’s economic growth? What countries and technological changes are posing the greatest risks for Chinese manufacturers, and who stands to benefit from them? In this panel, senior leaders with extensive experience share their insights and outlook on what continues to be “Made in China” but now also “Made for China”.


Head of Corporate Development, Li & Fung

  • Yvonne Lau is the Head of Corporate Development at Li & Fung, responsible for driving strategic partnerships that could augment the Company’s efforts in creating of the Supply Chain of the Future. In addition, during her tenure at Li & Fung, she worked with multiple top 100 global retailers and brands to strategize, build, and launched private label program and orchestrate global sourcing efforts.
  • Yvonne joined Li & Fung in 2004 as a Management Trainee and held roles across merchandising, marketing and operations. Yvonne studied Marketing, Strategy and Environment from McGill University in Canada.


Founder, Deepcool Industries

  • Mr Xia Chunqiu is the founder of DEEPCOOL, a world-renowned provider of PC DIY hardware, with products currently sold in more than 70 countries. Founded in 1996, DEEPCOOL Industries is China’s leading provider of IT cooling solutions. DEEPCOOL is headquartered in Beijing with manufacturing operations located in Shenzhen.
  • In 20 years since its foundation, DEEPCOOL has won hundreds of gold medals awarded by the world’s leading hardware media publications. The company received the Germany-based world renown IF Industrial Design Award for its high-end technology products. The company has been committed to creating a Chinese brand to serve DIY computer and game enthusiasts around the globe.
  • Mr Xia Chunqiu graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University in 1992.


Managing Director, Middle Market Manufacturing, Asia Pacific, EHC Global

  • Ted Hornbein is the Managing Director for Asia Pacific at EHC Global, the world’s largest manufacturer of escalator handrails. EHC’s China management team runs its operations using Theory of Constraints, made famous in the book, The Goal, which Ted has implemented over the past two years.
  • Ted has spent over 25 years working in China for a variety of industrial companies including die casting, EMI shielding, electronic connectors and plastic fasteners. He has a wealth of experience in starting and running China manufacturing facilities as well as integrated these facilities in to a company’s global sales and supply chain.
  • Ted speaks fluent Mandarin and can offer perspectives on China management from either an entrepreneurial or multinational viewpoint. Ted holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in East Asian Studies from The George Washington University.


Assistant Professor of Economics and James S. Kemper Foundation Faculty Scholar

  • Jonathan Dingel is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Dingel studies international economics and urban economics. His research interests include the geographic distributions of human capital, industries, and occupations. In recent research, he has studied quality specialization in US manufacturing, segregation of urban consumption, and how the global climate affects agricultural trade. At Booth, Dingel teaches Managing the Firm in the Global Economy.
  • Dingel received the 2014 World Trade Organization Essay Award for Young Economists. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University in 2014. He received an M.Phil. in economics with Distinction from the University of Oxford in 2008 and an Honors B.A. in economics and political science from Gonzaga University in 2006.