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Chairman of KPMG International: Global CEO Outlook 

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Mr. John B. Veihmeyer, Chairman of KPMG International and Mr. Honson To, Chairman of KPMG China will share the findings of KPMG’s 2016 Global CEO Outlook which will be launched globally at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin on Monday, 27 June 2016.


The study gauges the three-year outlook of more than 1,200 CEOs from some of the largest companies, including more than 100 CEOs from China-headquartered companies, on a range of issues including mergers and acquisitions, customer growth, cyber security, innovation, cognitive computing and talent gaps. The report provides a vivid image of global CEOs’ expectations for business growth, the challenges they face and their strategies to chart organizational success over the next 3 years.


KPMG’s Global CEO Outlook 2016 identifies three key themes on the minds of China CEOs as they prepare to steer their companies through a period of slower growth in China: fostering innovation, improving an enterprise’s ability to “know the customer”, and enhancing talent management.   How do enterprises around the world create linkages between “innovation” and enhanced business results?  How can we really “know the customer” better in China when the customer mind-set is changing seemingly every day?  What global insights in capability building and talent management are most relevant for China-based enterprises?  What can global CEOs learn from China, and what lessons should China-based CEOs apply from global markets?  These are some of the questions that will be explored in a dynamic and interactive panel discussion with senior executives from major MNCs operating in China.


Event Agenda:

3:30PM – 4:00PM: Arrival and registration, tea and coffee

4:00PM – 4:02PM: Introduction and welcome by Mr. Vaughn Barber (Global Chair, Global China Practice, Head of Infrastructure, KPMG China)

4:02PM – 4:12PM: Address by Mr. John B Veihmeyer (Chairman, KPMG International), discussing the highlights of KPMG’s 2016 Global CEO Outlook

4:12PM – 4:22PM: Mr. Honson To, (Chairman, KPMG China), will discuss the highlights of KPMG’s 2016 China CEO Outlook
4:22PM – 5:00PM: Panel discussion:

  • Moderator: Mr. David Frey (Partner, Markets Strategy, KPMG China)
  • Bruce Schleuter – (President, Westinghouse China)
  • Gianluca Pettiti – (President, Thermo Fisher Scientific China)
  • Bernie Stefan – (Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Nestlé Greater China Region)
  • David Chen – (Vice President and General Manager, Corporate and Legal Affairs, Microsoft Greater China Region)

5:00PM – 5:30PM: Interactive Q&A with audience, Mr. John Veihmeyer and Mr. Honson To to rejoin panel

5:30PM Onwards: Networking and drinks

To RSVP please contact:

Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Time: 3:30PM – 5:30PM

Cost: 150RMB (Members)
250RMB (Non-Members)

VenueSofitel Wanda Hotel Beijing

Address: 93 Jianguo Road, Tower C Wanda Plaza Chaoyang District 100022.