September 11, 2014

Key Economic and Business Leaders to Speak at 2014 China Best Ideas Investment Conference on September 16th, St. Regis Beijing

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Key Economic and Business Leaders to Speak at 2014 China Best Ideas Investment Conference on September 16th, St. Regis Beijing

Thought leaders to discuss China’s economic reform efforts, the crisis in China concept stocks, revival of China tech IPOs, and secrets of a global M&A strategy.

New York, NY and Beijing, China, September 11th, 2014 — Marcum Bernstein Pinchuk LLP, (“Marcum BP”) a top ranking accounting firm with a substantial China practice, today announced today the panels and speakers that will be featured at the second annual China Best Ideas Investment Conference on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at the St. Regis hotel in Beijing.

The event will provide a valuable opportunity to hear from business and economic thought leaders on a range of topics including China’s economic reform efforts, the crisis in China concept stocks, the revival of the China IPO market, and the opportunities for Chinese companies to acquire distressed assets and enterprises in the U.S.

When a Crisis Strikes: Lessons for Management & Investors – September 16th, 10 am

Overseas-listed Chinese companies have become magnets for controversy in the past few years, due to attacks by predatory short sellers or shortfalls in their own accounting and governance practices.

This panel will be led by Peking University professor Paul Gillis, the most respected expert on Chinese accounting issues, and will include Drew Bernstein, co-managing partner of Marcum, Bernstein & Pinchuk, who has advised investors, senior management, and independent directors in a variety of crisis situations including short attacks, accounting restatements, and whistleblower scenarios. Other speakers include Robert Weber, partner at DLA Piper, and Cara O’Brien, senior managing director at FTI Consulting. The panel will discuss issues including: Who are behind short selling reports? What risk factors should investors look out for? and, How can companies respond to a crisis and recover a positive reputation with investors?

Decoding Economic Reform: Risks and Investing Themes – September 16th, 11:15 am
Opinion among international investors is sharply divided between China bulls who believe the government is shifting the economy towards a more sustainable model based on internal consumption, and a bearish view that increased stimulus has simply delayed an inevitable crash due to unprofitable overinvestment and speculation.

Cheng Li, Director and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, is one of the most respected commentators on the evolution of China’s senior leadership and China’s political and economic policies. He will face off with Anne Stevenson-Yang, the co-founder of J Capital Research, which provides in-depth economic research on China to international investors. Expect to hear incisive and divergent views on the state of China’s economy and the prospects for effective reform on what is really happening inside the corridors of the Communist Party and across China’s sprawling economy. The panel will be moderated by conference director Crocker Coulson.

The Return of the Overseas IPO: Riding Alibaba’s Tailwinds – September 16th, 1:15 pm
2014 has witnessed a strong revival of U.S.-listed Chinese IPOs and this month Alibaba has the potential to be the largest tech IPO of all time with a $20 billion offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

Panelists including David Selvia, managing director of The Cathay Funds and Trevor Loe, vice president of The Vintage Group, will discuss what investors are looking for in Chinese IPOs and how new U.S. regulations have made the path to going public easier. The panel will be moderated by Mitch Nussbaum, partner at the international law firm Loeb & Loeb LLP.

China Goes Out: Ramping of Chinese Outbound M&A – September 16th, 3:30 pm
Leading Chinese companies are increasingly looking at overseas acquisitions as a means of acquiring world-class technology, penetrating new markets, and building global brands. In addition, many of China’s technology giants have set up private equity funds to invest in promising early stage companies in the U.S. and elsewhere.

This panel includes investment bankers and advisors who have advised on dozens of cross border transactions involving Chinese companies, including David Lu, head of China corporate finance for Duff & Phelps, Charles Maynard, senior managing director of BDA, and John Zhang, partner at ValueLink. Matt Kirmayer, senior partner at of top-ranked bankruptcy law firm Lowenstein Sandler LLP will discuss how Chinese management can acquire assets and entire companies at bargain prices in the bankruptcy process.

For a complete list of panels and speakers go to: http://www.marcumbp.com/CBIIC/agenda.htm

The China Best Ideas Conference is designed to introduce investors to Chinese companies that  are well positioned for growth, have solid and transparent business models, and adhere to high corporate governance standards. The conference, which is hosted by Marcum, Bernstein & Pinchuk (“Marcum BP”) also provides a forum for investors, senior management, and professionals who desire to enhance the practices and market quality for Chinese companies listed overseas.

The conference is free to attend for investors and qualified media who can register at: http://www.marcumbp.com/CBIIC/registration.htm.
One-on-one interviews are available upon request by contacting Andrea Cheng at andrea.cheng@marcumbp.com

About Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP
Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk (MarcumBP), a PCAOB registered firm, provides a full range of audit and assurance, tax and transaction advisory services for clients in a variety of industries throughout the world. With offices in New York, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hangzhou, MarcumBP provides the expertise, cultural understanding and support needed to efficiently serve and advise our clients. MarcumBP currently provides services to over 30 clients in the China market.