Haiyan Wang


About Haiyan Wang - Speaker on China and India in the Global Economy:

Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of the China India Institute, a research consultancy with a focus on creating winning global
strategies that leverage the transformational rise of China and India. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD.

Ms. Wang serves as a regular columnist for BusinessWeek, a Contributing Editor for the Chief Executive magazine, and a regular blogger for Harvard Business Review. She is the co-author of two highly acclaimed books: Getting China and India Right (which received the 2009 Axiom Book Awards' Silver Prize as one of the world's two best books on globalization/international business) and The Quest for Global Dominance.

Her opinion pieces have appeared in top international media such as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Chief Executive, The Economic Times, China Daily, The Times of India, as well as other outlets. She has also been frequently interviewed by CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, India Today, Shanghai Daily, INSEAD Knowledge, and other prominent business media. A highly sought-after speaker at major industry and corporate conferences, Ms. Wang has also spoken at TEDx, Economist, and other high profile conferences.

A native of China, Ms. Wang has spent the last twenty years consulting for and managing multinational business operations in China and the United States in several different industry sectors. Haiyan serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

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What Haiyan Wang Talks About:

Getting China and India Right
Business leaders of far too many companies see still China and India from the lens of off-shoring and cost reduction and limit their marketing to the top 5-10 percent of the richest consumers. Over the next 5-10 years, such short-sightedness will likely prove to be a fatal mistake. Based on solid data and rich examples, we point out that China and India are the only two countries in the world that simultaneously constitute four game-changing realities: mega-markets for almost every product and service, platforms to dramatically reduce a company’s global cost structure, platforms to significantly boost a company’s global technology and innovation base, and springboards for the emergence of new fearsome global competitors. This talk will outline how companies can leverage the market and the resource opportunities presented by the China and India phenomenon to achieve global dominance within their particular industries.

Cultivating A Global Mindset
Faced with a rapidly changing global landscape, many people continue to rely on their old lenses to make sense of the world around them. The winning global leaders, whether individuals or companies, will be the ones with a global mindset who truly grasp the unprecedented transformation of the global economy, and possess the capabilities to sense, filter, and integrate diverse opportunities on a global scale ahead of the pack.

Haiyan Wang will offer concrete guidelines that individuals and companies can use to develop a global mindset, which requires not only an openness to and knowledge of diversity across cultures and markets, but also the ability to integrate across this diversity.

Dragons and Tigers on the Global Stage: What It Means to You
As illustrated by companies such as India’s Tata Motors and Infosys, China’s Huawei Technologies and Haier Group, Brazil’s Embraer, and Mexico’s Cemex, this is the era of the emerging market multinational. In 1995, there were only 5 companies from China and India in the Fortune Global 500 list. In 2009, the number was 44. By 2020, it could grow to 150. Given the scale and growth rates of emerging economies coupled with access to global capital and global talent, it has now become much easier for an ambitious company from an emerging conomy to become a global powerhouse and compete head-on with established giants such as Nissan, IBM, Cisco, and the like. This talk will focus on the forces that are propelling the rise of the emerging market multinational, the opportunities and challenges they face, the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese dragons versus the Indian tigers, and how established companies from developed economies can compete effectively with these challengers.

How China Sees The World – And What It Means to You
China is everywhere – in the daily papers you read, in the products you purchase. Some see China as mega opportunities to pursue for business and personal growth. Some fear the threats. To date, most portraits of China are provided by westerners and run a serious risk of being superficial or even wrong.

As in a chess game, who wins or loses depends not just on how good you are, but crucially also on how well you understand your counterpart. Whether you are selling to, buying from, partnering, or competing with China, understanding how China sees the world including itself will make you smarter in your dealings with the Chinese.

Haiyan Wang presents an insider’s perspective on how people from various social layers of China – political figures, business leaders, professionals, urban laborers, farmers, and youth – see the shifting landscape and their role in it. She will bring alive the hot button issues facing people from different walks of China. It is these hot button issues that matter to government and business decision makers within China as well as outside.

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