The Assumption of Consumption: The New Chinese Concept of Consumerism
China is now home to over a million millionaires, the majority of them having made their fortunes in recent years. The economic power of these new millionaires is a force to be reckoned with, and their buying power sustains much of the world's economy and luxury markets. Join us for a sumptuous Chinese lunch followed by a panel discussion on China’s path toward an economic model based on consumerism. Sarah Kutulakos, Executive Director of the Canada China Business Council and an independent director on the board of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada), will moderate this panel. Our blue chip panellists include Dr. Alan Middleton, Executive Director of the Schulich Executive Education Centre at York University, previous ROM Board Trustee, former President/CEO of J. Walter Thompson Japan, and Executive Vice President and Board Director of the worldwide J. Walter Thompson Company; and Ron McEachern, Adjunct Professor in the Executive MBA programs at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and former President of PepsiCo – Asia.
Chinese Luncheon by the chefs of Lai Wah Heen Restaurant.
Cost: $80.00/person with tax receipt for maximum allowable portion.
Proceeds of the Bishop White Committee programs will benefit the East Asian Section of the Royal Ontario Museum.
Metropolitan Hotel - Mandarin Ballroom
108 Chestnut Street, Toronto