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The coronavirus (COVID-19) is disrupting business in China and around the world. 3 big things are happening in the China digital space due to this crisis:

1. The coronavirus is radically altering the behavior of hundreds of millions of consumers (and businesses), resulting in what is being called the quarantine economy. Everyone is trying to move from in-person to digital interactions. What does this mean for consumers and brands in the short and long term?

2. The shift in digital interactions is supercharging and rapidly evolving China's +1B person digital-first consumer network. How are consumers evolving the ways they are engaging online?

3. The #1 go-to solution is live streaming, especially Taobao Live and JD Live. But we are also seeing long-term impacts in B2B and logistics. What are the implications for the consumer B2C and industrial B2B economies?

Paul Lin, Chair of the Marketing Committee, will host this exciting webinar with Jeffrey Towson.

This webinar is on the record and a recording and presentation slides will be distributed following the webinar upon request.


After your registration is complete, you should receive a confirmation email with a link to "Go to the Webinar". This will redirect you to the following URL: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar.

At the scheduled time of the webinar, input the Webinar ID# 662-352-163 and the email address you've used to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Wang at: jenny.wang@amcham-shanghai.org


  • Jeffrey Towson (Professor at Peking University / CEIBS)

    Jeffrey Towson

    Professor at Peking University / CEIBS


    Jeff is a private equity investor, Peking University / CEIBS professor, best-selling author and keynote speaker. His writing and speaking are on digital China and Asia’s latest technology trends.

    Jeff is the #1 followed professor in China (+3.1M followers on LinkedIn). He was also the #1 LinkedIn Top Voice for Finance globally (2017) and a Top Voice for China (2016, 2017, 2018). He has also been cited as a global influencer by companies including Huawei and Alibaba. His online class (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class) is now available internationally, with a 30-day free trial.

    Jeff is a frequent speaker at companies, boards, conferences and universities around the world. He has been seen on CGTN, CBS News, ABC, and other programs. Topics for writing/speaking include:

    • Asia’s latest and most important technology trends.
    • China’s digital giants – including Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, Toutiao, Meituan, and others.
    • E-commerce / new retail – including Alibaba, JD, Pinduoduo, Xiaohongshu, and others. And how this impacts consumer products and retail in China – including Starbucks, Walmart, Gome, Suning, McDonald's, Luckin and Yum!.
    • Mobility / smart cities / autonomous vehicles – Mobike, Ofo, Didi, BYD and others. And how this impacts the traditional industry.
    • Healthcare – including PingAn, Fosun, and Cigna.
    • Financial services – including Ant Financial and others.
    His investment/advisory work is in healthcare, primarily in the US and China / Asia. Jeff was previously Head of Direct Investments for Middle East North Africa and the Asia Pacific for Prince Alwaleed, nicknamed by Time magazine the “Arabian Warren Buffett”.

    His latest books are the One Hour China Book and the One Hour China Consumer Book. Both were (are) Amazon best-sellers.

    Jeff received an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MD from the Stanford University School of Medicine, a BA in Physics from Pomona College and a Fulbright Scholarship in Biophysics from the Karolinska Institute for Biomedical Science in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Jeff lives in Bangkok and Las Vegas. He is a huge fan of Starbucks and anything Marvel. An ex-Burger King employee, he claims he can make 100 hamburgers in an hour.

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