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At a time of great uncertainty regarding the world's second largest economy and fastest rising power, don't miss two legendary strategists/economists with analysis of what changes are likely as Xi Jinping starts his unprecedented third term in office.

Join us for a night of learnings, entertainment and conversation over drinks and dinner  with top thought leaders in the U.S.-China space.

The China Project Happy Hour 4.12
The China Project Happy Hour 4.12
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Cocktails & Networking

6:00 PM

Doors open to the luxury bar room of Cucina 8 1/2, where you will get the chance to meet and mingle with the other illustrious guests for the night.

Invitees include many of the speakers from Day 1's conference as well as investor, corporate and academic heavyweights all who care about the future of China.

Preparing Cocktails

Welcome from

The China Project

7:00 PM

We welcome all our viewers to the dinner with opening remarks by Founder and Chair Anla Cheng, CEO Bob Guterma, and Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Goldkorn.

In these unprecedented times, The China Project continues to provide audiences around the world with an accurate, comprehensive, and contextual understanding of China.


Recapping The Conference

7:05 PM

For those who weren't able to catch it, host Lizzi Lee will do a quick recap of some of the most interesting learnings from the first day of the Conference, in which we discussed everything from the 20th Party Congress to the future of the bilateral battle for tech dominance.


Navigating the Perfect Storm:
What's Next for China and How to Invest

7:15-7:45 PM

We invite two titans of Wall Street with extensive China experience for a fireside chat on what's next for China, especially as it enters a new post-20th Party Congress era with Xi Jinping taking on an unprecedented third term. There will be ample time for questions after their discussion.


Stephen Roach

Stephen Roach is a visionary and creative thinker regarding the U.S.-China relationship. Roach's opinions on the global economy have been known to shape the policy debate from Beijing to Washington. 

He is our Conference Keynote speaker, our Lifetime Achievement award winner.

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Ed Hyman

Ed Hyman has been ranked number 1 for 41 years (!!) by Institutional Investor's magazine poll of Wall Street strategists/economists. He set up an office in China and has developed a leading indicator of economic activity in that country. He heads as Chair at Evercore ISI’s economic research team, and is a board member of China Institute.

Fireside Chat

The Future of Investment in China

8:30 PM

Where should investors be paying attention when it comes to investing in China? Hear from experts who are at the top of their fields and have recently launched their own startups.


Winston Ma: Author of Blockchain and Web3, ex- Managing Director of CIC

Ding Ding: Past #1 Institutional Investor Healthcare Analyst; Founder, Augere Group

Bob Guterma, CEO, The China Project

Financial Graphs
Investable Trends

NEXTChina Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

8:50 PM

We honor our Conference Keynote speaker Stephen Roach for his lifelong contribution to helping the United States better understand China at our inaugural NEXTChina Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony.

Over the last 13 years, Stephen Roach has written three books whose titles summarize his thesis. His first book, The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization from 2009, analyze Asia's economic imbalances and the dangers of the region's excess dependence on overextended Western consumers. Inn 2014, he warned of the trouble brewing with Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China.

We get a sneak preview of his latest book, which explores a way out of the US-China deadlock - Accidental Conflict: America, China and the Clash of False Narratives.

Award Ceremony
Clarinet in orchestra


9:00 PM

Join us in a musical celebration at the end of the evening.​


Xinyue Zhu, Cellist, Julliard

Haoge Wang, Violin, concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra for the 2022-2023 season

Early Bird pricing ends Oct 16

General Ticket - $1000
(Early Bird $500)

General Admission tickets secure your spot at this night of discussions about what's next for China's future, and include a 3 month subscription to our flagship product ChinaACCESS.

General TABLE - $10,000
(Early Bird $5,000)

This is a table of 10 tickets for your colleagues and friends to be seated together at the NEXTChina dinner.

VIP Ticket - $1500
(Early Bird $750)

Secure your front row spot near the stage and get the change to ask questions directly to the experts with your VIP ticket. VIP ticket holders also receive a full year subscription to ChinaEDGE - our business intelligence subscription package including ChinaACCESS, our company database, Tipsheet newsletter, and searchable news archive tool.

VIP TABLE - $15,000
(Early Bird $7,500)

This is a VIP table of 10 tickets for your friends and colleagues to be seated together, at a table of your choosing.

Seat Table Prices


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