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The Insight Bureau is a speaker bureau managing a network of economists, business strategists, authors, writers and academics. It is dedicated to placing speakers, advisors and expert moderators to add value to a wide spectrum of events; from international business conferences and client forums to internal meetings like strategy & planning meetings, board meetings and leadership development sessions at management off-site meetings.  A professional and consultative process determines the right speaker for your event which results in a highly insightful, stimulating and meaningful experience for everyone involved.


The Global Emerging Markets Service (GEMS)

Latest SPECIAL REPORT now available:


GEMS is a complimentary service offered to The Insight Bureau’s senior international clients, providing timely economic intelligence about the world’s most dynamic growth markets. On a quarterly basis, in partnership with Dr Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, these reports take a succinct but penetrating look at the current state of the global economy and the emerging markets. This particular report was jointly written by Dr Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, Dr Fan Gang and Dr Li Shuguang. Dr Yuwa Hedrick-Wong and Dr Fan Gang are members of The Insight Bureau network of economics speakers.

Other recent past issues in the series are available here: To request for future or past copies of these reports please email to

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Dr Yuwa Hedrick-Wong
Professor of International Business at the University of British Columbia and Chief Economist of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth

Yuwa Hedrick-Wong is a highly-respected independent economist with over 25 years of experience as a global economist and business strategist. He is the Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Business at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and the Chief Economist, MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth and economic advisor to several organisations.
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Dr Fan Gang
Director of the National Economic Research Institute (NERI) and Chairman of the China Reform Foundation

Fan Gang is one of China's most influential economists and one of China's leading reform advocates. His remarks are closely followed for clues about how Chinese leaders are thinking about the global economy
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Dr Jim Walker
Founder & Managing Director, Asianomics

Jim Walker a well-known regional economist based in Hong Kong who provides global and Asia economic analysis and is highly sought-after for his views in particular on China, but also India, Japan and the other key regional economies.
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Ben Simpfendorfer
Founder & Managing Director, Silk Road Associates and Author of The Rise of the New East and The New Silk Road

Ben Simpfendorfer is a leading Hong Kong-based economist who offers independent and insightful analysis of the dynamics of the economies of China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East regions. His latest book, The Rise of the New East, was recently released in June 2014.
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