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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 19:30

Continuity in a Time of Change: Doing Business in China

David Mahon, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer,

Mahon China Investment Management Ltd.


Embassy of Mexico

5 Sanlitun Dong Wu Jie


Moxige Dashiguan 5 Sanlitun Dong Wu Jie

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Reforms from the Third Plenum; opening of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone; anti-corruption campaign: these are just a few of the major changes that have taken place in China this year. As a country that is in a constant state of flux, how can businesses navigate this environment? David Mahon, a New Zealander who has conducted business in China since 1984, will discuss how foreign businesses can succeed in China and his views on the Chinese economy for 2014.

David Mahon is the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Mahon China Investment Management Ltd. Mahon China is one of the longest-established foreign-owned investment and advisory firms on the Chinese Mainland. It has a history in private equity in a range of sectors, and is currently General Partner of its fifth private equity fund. With a long track record in investment advisory and mergers and acquisitions, Mahon China's main focus is in the agriculture, food & beverage, and specialized manufacturing sectors.

Mr. Mahon writes and publishes China Watch, a quarterly review of China's political, economic and social developments, and the China New Zealand Report. He is also a regular commentator in the Chinese and international news media.