With an improving macro-economic outlook and new government leadership in place, investors are taking a fresh look at investing in China. However, investors remain highly selective with a focus on companies with strong corporate governance and accounting practices, transparent business models, and a track record of being responsive to shareholder concerns.

Hosted by CCG and Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk, the 2013 China Best Ideas Investment Conference will provide investors with the opportunity to meet with senior managementof Chinese companies that have weathered the storm of economic uncertainty and have shown a strong commitment to shareholder value. This one-day event - featuring 30 companies in the healthcare, technology, consumer products and specialty industrial sectors - can serve as a great introduction to China’s growth opportunities.

The conference is expected to draw over 300 investors, including fund managers, private equity, analysts, family offices, investment advisors and high net worth individuals.


  • Presenting companies were carefully selected for adhering to international corporate governance standards.
  • Selected companies are representing sectors that are well-positioned as China shifts its economic focus towards domestic consumption and innovation.
  • Expert panel members reveal investment perspectives and research of Chinese companies.
  • Presentations and one-on-one meetings are designed to promote an open dialogue with senior management.


  • China Macro: Rebalancing, Hard landing or Meltdown?
  • China Due-Diligence Best Practices Workshop
  • The China Corporate Governance Project
  • Private vs. Public: Changing Financing Landscape for Chinese Corporates
  • Going Global: The Next Generation of Chinese MNCs
  • Investing in A-Share

SPECIAL EVENT – September 11, 2013

  • A-Share Best Ideas Beijing Bus Tour
  • Co-sponsored by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange


The China Best Ideas Conference offers a selection of high-quality, private Chinese companies with VC or private equity backing and strong consideration of an IPO in the US, Hong Kong or other overseas markets. With 20-minute presentations and opportunities for one-on-one meetings, this is a great opportunity for investors to get a “sneak peek” at the pipeline of future Chinese offerings. Managements will “road test” their presentation with sophisticated institutional investors and network with investment bankers and late-stage, private equity investors.

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  • September 10th, 2013
    China Best Ideas Investment Conference
  • September 9th, 2013
    Pre-Conference Event

Drew Bernstein - Managing Partner, Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk

In 1983, Mr. Bernstein cofounded Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP, now the managing member of Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk (MarcumBP), a PCAOB-registered accounting firm headquartered in New York. Marcum is ranked within the top 15 firms by Inside Public Accounting and Accounting Today and the combined firm is one of the largest middle market accounting firms servicing China-based, US publicly traded companies. Mr. Bernstein’s early recognition of the global marketplace and his extensive work in the People’s Republic of China resulted in the rapid expansion of his firm’s services to that nation, where he has established local offices in Beijing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Shanghai, with coordinated services throughout the world. These offices are staffed with over 75 highly experienced SEC personnel dedicated to providing our clients services including audits and assurance, due diligence and transaction advisory. MarcumBP currently represents over 50 Chinese companies and many of the first and second tier investment banks. In addition, Mr. Bernstein’s diverse experience in retail, manufacturing, hospitality, pharmaceutical, professional practices, and real estate have contributed to the growth of the firm’s client base abroad. Mr. Bernstein serves as an accountant and business advisor worldwide, providing specialized auditing and accounting services to public and non-public companies throughout the United States, China, Europe, and Africa.

Mr. Bernstein also serves as director and chairman of the audit committee of NASDAQ- and AMEX-listed companies and is a frequent speaker at industry, investment banking and university conferences. He is an active member of the board of directors and an officer of a prestigious foundation that was honored with the President’s Voluntary Action Award by the late President Ronald Reagan.

Mr. Bernstein received his B.S. degree from the University of Maryland Business School. He is licensed in the State of New York and other states and is a member of the AICPA, the NYSSCPA and the NSA.


Jon Carnes - Founder, ALFREDLITTLE.COM

A successful value investor, Jon Carnes created Alfredlittle.com in 2010 to expose Chinese stock fraud and corruption he uncovered during 5 years of investing in China. To date, Mr. Carnes has filed whistleblower complaints on 7 Chinese companies accusing them of defrauding investors. All 7 companies were delisted from U.S. exchanges and the SEC charged 3 of the companies with fraud.


Feng Chen - Deputy Director of IPO Marketing Department, Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Feng Chen is the Deputy Director of IPO Marketing Department at Shenzhen Stock Exchange. He has graduated from the Business School of Hong Kong University, and has a PhD degree in accounting. Since he joined SZSE in October 2000, he has worked in the Departments of Market Supervision and IPO Marketing. Also, he used to be sent to study at Australia Stock Exchange, and was temporarily transferred to work in the Department of ChiNext Issue Supervision at China Securities Regulatory Commission.


Donald Perdu - Marketing Director, Forward View

Donald Perdu is the marketing director for Forward View LLC, the full service advertising and public relations agency with accounts in both manufacturing and service industries. He is also on the board of venture capital firm United Capital with interests in internet technology and data mining startups, including a majority interest in Sliderville Holdings, a conglomerate focused on website hosting services. He is an avid VR enthusiast and has funded several VR projects.

Donald claims that he owes his success to the physical nature of the work he endured while on the crew of a local Baltimore moving company. "Getting up early and then moving peoples' furniture from one house to another may not be everyone's cup of tea, but for me, those were the best days of my life. I often mention my time with the men who rode with me in those Annapolis movers trucks. Once you live that life, everything else is easy!" He is a popular public speaker who relates his own life stories to motivate his workforce and larger audiences.


Patrick Chovanec - Managing Director and Chief Strategist, Silvercrest Asset Management

Patrick Chovanec is Managing Director, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management and a former professor at Tsinghua University. His insights into Chinese business, economics, politics, and culture have been featured by both Chinese and international media, including CNN, BBC, CNBC, Time, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, PBS, NPR, and Al Jazeera. He serves as Chairman of the Public Policy Development Committee for the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

Professor Chovanec has worked for several private equity funds focused on China, and continues to advise numerous fund managers, corporations, and governments. Previously, he served as director of Institutional Investor’s Asia Pacific Institute, based in Hong Kong, and its Global Fixed Income Institute, based in London. Prior to that, Chovanec worked in Washington, DC, as an aide to political strategist William Kristol and to Speaker of the House John Boehner. He also served for nine years as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves.


Crocker Coulson - President, CCG Investor Relations

Crocker Coulson is responsible for the development of investor relations strategies for private and publicly held companies. As President of CCG Investor Relations, he has been the primary driver of the firm's national and global expansion. He has designed and overseen investor relations campaigns for more than 60 public companies, including numerous IPOs, secondary offerings, acquisitions and proxy contests. Many of the campaigns he has overseen have won top industry awards.

Crocker is a frequent public speaker on subjects relating to investor relations strategy, initial public offerings, reverse mergers, investing in China, disclosure issues and corporate governance. He is regularly quoted in national and local publications on topics related to accounting issues and the capital markets. Crocker has organized numerous conferences including the AeA's Capital Sources conference and for two years as the Chairman of the  Los Angeles Venture Association’s Investment Capital Conference, the China Rising Conference, the Marcum Microcap, and the China Best Ideas Investment Conference. Crocker also hosts a bi-monthly series of virtual conference for retail

Prior to joining CCG, Crocker served as a writer-researcher for The New Republic magazine in Washington, DC, and wrote for a number of leading publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and ArtNews. He also produced five independent films, several of which were selected for the Cannes Film Festival and Sundance. Crocker graduated summa cum laude from Yale College, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Daily News. As a Fulbright Scholar, he studied philosophy at the Freie Universität in Berlin.


Dan David - Co-Founder and Partner, GeoInvesting

Dan David is the co-founder and partner of GeoInvesting and currently serves as vice president. Dan oversees daily operations; China based investigations and business relationships for GeoInvesting. Dan has been featured in several major news outlets such as the New York Times, Bloomberg News, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s Magazine and ABC’s Nightline for on-the-ground due-diligence.

GeoInvesting is a financial portal designed to gather, analyze and disseminate information on public companies trading on the U.S. financial markets. The major theme of the GeoTeam’s philosophy is to provide quick, concise and efficient research. GeoInvesting also offers on-the-ground due diligence services for clients in China. The GeoTeam currently includes employees who are Chinese nationals based both in the U.S. as well as China. GeoInvesting’s professional diligence team to date has identified an impressive list of both long investment ideas as well as companies who have materially misrepresented themselves.


Paul Gillis - PHD, CPA

Paul Gillis PhD CPA is professor of practi ce and co-director of the IMBA program at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. A leading expert on accounti ng and auditi ng issues in China, he is frequently quoted in the internati onal press, and has appeared on ABC, Bloomberg TV, Now Business Channel, and China Radio International.

Professor Gillis is a certified public accountant from the United States and before joining Peking University was a partner with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the United States, Singapore, and China. He is a member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounti ng Oversight Board and director and audit committ ee chairman of Nasdaq listed Pansoft Co. Ltd. He has resided in Beijing since 1997. Professor Gillis blogs at www.chinaaccounti ngblog.com.


Fraser Howie

Financial commentator and author: “Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China’s Extraordinary Rise” Fraser Howie is co-author of three books on the Chinese financial system, “Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundations of China’s Extraordinary Rise” (named a Book of the Year 2011 by The Economist magazine and one of the top ten business books of the year by Bloomberg), “Privatizing China: Inside China’s Stock Markets” and “To Get Rich is Glorious: China’s Stock Market in the ‘80s and ‘90s”.

He studied Natural Sciences (Physics) at Cambridge University and Chinese at Beijing Language and Culture University and for twenty years has been trading, analyzing and writing about Asian stock markets. During that time he has worked in Hong Kong Beijing and Singapore.

He has worked for Bankers Trust, Morgan Stanley, CICC and from 2003 to 2012 he worked at CLSA as a Managing Din the Listed Derivatives and Synthetic Equity department.

He has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, China Economic Quarterly and China Economic Review as well being a regular China commentator on CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC and Al Jazeera.


Fuzhong Liu - Vice Director of Strategy and International Relations

Mr. Liu and his team promote investment by QFII and other international institutions. He and his team helped establish international investor service system in Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Mr. Liu graduated from London School of Economics.


Alan Sheinwald - President and Founder of Capital Markets Group

Alan Sheinwald is President and Founder of Capital Markets Group with more than 17 years of professional accounting experience. He is a central part of the firm’s Overseas SEC practice and assists a number of clients with public offerings of their securities, and with various complex accounting and financial reporting issues. Sheinwald previously worked at a Big Four firm for ten years and has experience working with publicly and privately held companies across a spectrum of industries, including telecommunications, technology, broadcasting, manufacturing, consumer business and banks.


Tony C. Luh - General Partner and Greater China President for the Westly Group

Tony C. Luh is at present General Partner and Greater China President for the Westly Group. The Westly Group is a renowned clean tech focused venture capital firm headquartered on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley. The Westly Group’s most recent successes include Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) and Amyris Biotech (Nasdaq: AMRS). Before joining the Westly Group, Tony was one of the founding managing directors at DFJ DragonFund; Tony was more than instrumental in the success stories of FastWeb (Nasdaq: VNET), YeePay, Hudong, etc.

Born in Japan, raised in Thailand, and possessing profound knowledge of the Chinese language and culture, Tony spent his professional career in both Asia and the US. Tony has over 20 years of experience in capital markets, sales, strategic alliances and business development.

Prior to the Westly Group and DFJ DragonFund, Tony was a managing director with DragonVenture which he co-founded in 1999. Before DragonVenture, Tony was a senior executive at InfoWave Communications, an early-stage, first-generation Chinese Internet company. At the time, Infowave was one of the pioneers in the internet portal business. His position at Infowave brought Tony in close contact with Yahoo! and EBay, communicating closely with both companies on strategic direction in the international markets.

In many ways, Tony influenced the early developments of Internet in Taiwan and China. In the mid- to late-1980s in Taiwan as the corporate fund manager for Kosheng Enterprises, Tony accumulated public investment expertise in sectors ranging from information technology to high volume manufacturing in Asia. In 1999 Tony and his partner Bobby Chao co-founded DragonVenture, an investment advisory and seed fund management firm specializing in Greater China regions. Tony later became the seed investor and advisor of OSA Technologies and InphoMatch (a.k.a. Mobile365). Both companies were very successful with OSA acquired by Avocent (Nasdaq: AVCT) and Mobile365 acquired by Sybase (NYSE: SY). With his partner Bobby, Tony also advised on eFriendsNet – one of the first social networking companies in China later acquired by French SNS Giant Meetic. Tony attended three different high schools in three different countries. Tony also attended three different universities in three different states (Washington, Texas and California) in the US.


Michael Pettis

Professor and author: “The Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict, and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy

Michael Pettis is a professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he specializes in Chinese financial markets. He has also taught, from 2002 to 2004, at Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management and, from 1992 to 2001, at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the board of directors of ABC-CA Fund Management Co., a Sino-French joint venture based in Shanghai.

Pettis has worked on Wall Street in trading, capital markets, and corporate finance since 1987, when he joined the Sovereign Debt trading team at Manufacturers Hanover (now JP Morgan). Most recently, from 1996 to 2001, Pettis worked at Bear Stearns, where he was Managing Director-Principal heading the Latin American Capital Markets and the Liability Management groups. He has also worked at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he headed the emerging markets trading team.

Pettis is the author of several books, including The Volatility Machine: Emerging Economies and the Threat of Financial Collapse (Oxford University Press, 2001). He received an MBA in Finance in 1984 and an MIA in Development Economics in 1981, both from Columbia University.


Vicky Tsai - Head of Direct Securities Services, China Deutsche Bank (China)

Vicky was born in Taiwan, with a master degree in Finance & Investment Management from New York University. She worked in positions at securities regulatory bodies, accounting firms and banks with broad experience in the financial services industry.

Vicky’s career in securities services began in the Taiwan market. She joined Department of Finance with HSBC Taiwan in 1997 and was responsible for quota audit and control in clients’ FX derivatives, FX market research and product sales etc. She later on moved to Securities Services at HSBC Taiwan, responsible for QFII client services. The opening up of China’s market has a broad similarity with that of Taiwan.

Vicky joined in 2007 the Securities Services with HSBC China, managing the QFII Client Services team.

Vick joined Deutsche Bank in September 2011. With her rich experience in QFII/QDII business and the capital market of the greater China, Vicky is now responsible for the Direct Securities Service in Deutsche Bank (China) Co., Ltd, developing securities products of global standards and expanding Deutsche Bank’s securities services for the China market.  


David Xu - Head of QFII Managing Director, QFII Sales Head, Sales and Trading Department, CICC

Mr. Xu has been working with CICC Sales & Trading on institutional research sales and brokerage for about 9 years, and led the team in providing top notch services to foreign investors including the regulatory framework, on-ground knowledge, local market dynamics and etc.  Mr. Xu was invited to join the CSRC QFII road show to Europe in September 2012. Mr. Xu graduated from Richard Ivey School of Business (MBA), Canada.


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