Big Tech in China

Duncan Clark

How will China’s internet giants - and wannabes - keep their customers and government on side. Will regulation stifle their remarkable growth, or are they actually better prepared for scrutiny than their US peers? What are the biggest opportunities that lie ahead for them - at home and abroad? Join Duncan Clark, author of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built for this exciting program.


5:00—5:45 PM Meet the Speaker (President's Circle Members)
5:30—6:00 PM Registration & reception
6:00—7:30 PM Talk with Q&A
7:30—8:00 PM Networking Reception


Founder, investor and leading advisor on China’s dynamic technology and consumer sectors, Duncan Clark is a recognized expert on the Internet and entrepreneurship in China. He has lived and worked in Beijing and Shanghai for more than 20 years. Published in 2016 in English by HarperCollins, Alibaba was named a Book of the Year by The Economist magazine and short-listed for ‘Business Book of the Year’ by the Financial Times/McKinsey.  

Duncan is chairman of BDA China, a company he founded in 1994 after working as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in London and Hong Kong. BDA is an advisory firm serving investors in high growth companies in the technology and consumer sectors in China and other Asian markets. A senior China policy advisor to institutional investors, corporations and governments, Duncan is also a co-founder or early stage investor of a number of technology ventures including AppAnnie, and Radish Fiction. He is an independent director of Bangkok Bank (China) in Shanghai, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society in New York and a member of the advisory board of the Pictet Digital thematic mutual fund, managed by Pictet Asset Management in Geneva.  Duncan also serves on the international board of WildAid, the San Francisco non-profit whose mission is to end the trade of illegal wildlife products in our lifetime.

Duncan is a Visiting Senior Fellow of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics; and a former Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. He previously served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China, and was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to UK-China trade and investment. A UK citizen raised in the UK, US and France, Duncan is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

**This event is closed to press and off-the-record.**

Event Details

Wed 02 May 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Bechtel Conference Center
500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

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