Todd Buchholz

Todd Buchholz

Acclaimed author, former White House economic policy director and economist Todd Buchholz connects the dots between local and global markets, the politics that define business environments, and the people who drive it all. He puts global politics and financial markets into perspective and offers a positive understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing today’s markets. Buchholz “lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit,” says the Associated Press. Read more

Jack Perkowski

Jack Perkowski

In the early 1990s, Wall Street veteran Jack Perkowski saw opportunity and relocated to China and, in 1994, he founded what is now one of China’s most-respected companies, ASIMCO Technologies. In January, 2009 he left ASIMCO to establish JFP Holdings, a merchant banking firm focused on helping companies gain access to the China market. His perspective on doing business in China is unmatched and he shares with audiences what awaits Western businesses wishing to take advantage of the booming Chinese market. In his presentations, he shares colorful and amusing anecdotes on conducting business in China and he answers the tough questions: Is China stable enough for Western businesses? What does the future hold for the Asian markets in general? Perkowski is also the author of Managing the Dragon: How I’m Building a Billion Dollar Business in China (2008). A transplanted Westerner, Jack Perkowski’s first-person look at the realities of doing business at the frontier of the global economy is unmatched as he provides insight into how other economies affect China and the implications of China’s rise, what to anticipate – and what to look out for. Read more

Bernard Baumohl

Bernard Baumohl

Bernard Baumohl, Chief Global Economist and Managing Director of The Economic Outlook Group, is far ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the U.S. and world economy. After starting his career as an analyst with the Council on Foreign Relations, he later served as an economist at European American Bank, where he was responsible for monitoring the global economy and developing forecasts. Baumohl was also TIME magazine’s senior economics reporter for two decades. An award-winning journalist, he covered the news from New York, Washington, London, and Jerusalem. Read more

Ted Fishman

Ted Fishman

Ted C. Fishman is a veteran journalist, essayist and former member and trader of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. His talks reflect the intelligently researched material found in his writing and have most recently focused on the emergence of China and its impact on the lives of Americans as consumers, workers, managers, and citizens. Fishman’s presentations combine engaging storytelling with a wide ranging knowledge about the world economy, putting his audiences’ top concerns into context and exploring how they relate to big, global economic trends. Read more

Michael Colopy

Michael Colopy

Michael Colopy is a Foreign Affairs Specialist who’s presentation method is brain-stretching, enlightening and memorable. He addresses corporate and association audiences on global trends and the challenges US business experts around the world, especially in dealings with China, a country he knows well. In an engaging narrative style, incorporating new developments – including the morning’s news – Colopy conveys deep and broad knowledge, navigating, analyzing and forecasting world currents since 1988. Read more

Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer is the president of the world’s leading global political risk research and consulting firm, Eurasia Group. He is creator of Wall Street’s first-ever global political risk index now the GPRI (Global Political Risk Index) — a joint venture with investment bank Citigroup. Bremmer has written for Washington Post, Newsweek, and Harvard Business Review and appears frequently in the media as a political risk expert. He works with financial, corporate, and government groups to provide them with accurate information and insight on how political developments move markets. Read more

Robyn Meredith

Robyn Meredith

As Asia becomes the engine of growth for a post-crisis global economy, changes in China and India are rapidly shaping the world’s political and economic future. Robyn Meredith’s insights are a convergence of her extensive travels throughout Asia and her unique access to business leaders worldwide. Based in Hong Kong as Forbes’ foreign correspondent, Meredith wrote the definitive book on the rise of India and China, The Elephant and the Dragon, which The Wall Street Journal named one of the top 10 books on Asia. She also writes the “Off Shore” column on globalization and geopolitics for Forbes.com and anchors a weekly webcast. Meredith explains how dramatic developments in Asia are changing the world for all of us. Her talks serve as a wake-up call, delivering crucial information to Main Street and Wall Street alike. She connects with her audiences via thought-provoking speeches along with frank and lively question-and-answer sessions that alter the way audiences look at the world. Read more

Barry Asmus

Barry Asmus

An unapologetic advocate of free enterprise and privatization, Barry Asmus is recognized as a revolutionary thinker who delivers his ideas in an energy-filled entertaining presentation. Asmus doesn’t just talk policy – he makes it happen. A senior economist for the National Center for Policy Analysis, Asmus has directly influenced how world leaders approach social security, health care, monetary and fiscal policy and other equally complex issues. With presentations customized to reflect your particular economic policy needs, Asmus helps audiences understand major policy issues – without all the jargon. Read more