China's New Era: Opportunities and challenges for businesses
2018 looks set to deliver the highest economic growth in a decade, yet business confidence is coloured by uncertainty and confusion. In Greater China, geopolitical and regulatory risks are playing a more heightened role in business strategy and operational decisions than ever before. With a backdrop of trade disputes between China and the U.S., political centralization in China, and industrial policies such as ‘Made in China 2025’, what should companies be focusing on when formulating their China strategy and operational plans? Neal Beatty, General Manager of Control Risks Hong Kong and South China will explore the most pressing issues for companies in China in the year ahead, as well as the key strategies for successfully navigating them.
Neal Beatty is a Partner and General Manager of Control Risks’ Hong Kong office. In this role, he is responsible for client relationships in Hong Kong, developing new business with multinational clients, and advising on areas of business risk that impact their operations in Hong Kong, Greater China and the Asia Pacific region.
Neal also consults with clients on issues relating to strategic risk management and crisis preparedness, including restructuring and reputational issues. He has assisted clients dealing with sensitive internal compliance and business continuity issue and regularly conducts crisis management workshops with senior management groups. A fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker, Neal regularly gives presentations to both MNC and Chinese companies on a range of business risk-related issues.