For Immediate Release
Media Relations Coordinator
John W. Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Greater China
Corporation, at China Leaders Forum 2012
Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back China Leaders
Forum 2012 (http://www.ChinaLeadersForum.com), "Political and Economic Challenges for Xi Jinping,
China's President-in-waiting", New York, December 7th
(October 18th, 2012, New York) John W. Allen, Chairman & CEO, Greater China Corporation, will speak at
Golden Networking's China Leaders Forum 2012, "Political and Economic Challenges for Xi Jinping, China's
President-in-waiting", December 7th, New York City, conference that will examine the political and economic
challenges facing China nowadays and the long-term opportunities that will be created in the world’s largest
economy by 2016.
Mr. Allen has been actively involved in Asia and China for over 30 years. He is also a Trustee of the Chinese
Cultural Foundation (www.chineseculturalfoundation.org/about.html) and Member of the China Investment
Group LLC (www.chinainvestmentgroupllc.com). He assisted in founding AIESEC in China, in Mongolia and
throughout Latin America and has served as Chairman of the Board of AIESEC, U.S. (a student-run exchange
program operating in more than 100 countries) and Chairman of AIESEC Yale.
Upon graduation from Yale University and the Harvard Business School he became Assistant to Professor George
Cabot Lodge for the development of case material for Harvard in Central America. He then joined the Bank of
Boston where he eventually headed the global investment subsidiary, Boston Overseas Financial Corporation with
investment activities in 36 countries throughout the world including the startup of IBJ Leasing in Japan. Later, he
joined Schroder Bank and Trust Company as Assistant to James D. Wolfensohn (recent head of the World Bank).
Following this he became President of the International Securities Exchange Corporation. He is also CEO of
Spring Investment Corporation whose activities have included serving as Chairman of "Venture Japan", and
Turtlesnap Ventures (www.turtlesnap.com), which is developing a network of facilities for starting
entrepreneurial led companies around the world.
In the philanthropic arena, Mr. Allen has served as Trustee of the Soros Open Society Institute and as one of three
Trustees of the International Science Foundation along with George Soros and Nobel Laureate James Watson. He
has been actively involved in helping to formulate global policy initiatives as Vice Chairman of the Business
Council for the United Nations, Director of the World Policy Institute, Director of the International Business and
Academic Council, Advisor to Womensphere and the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights - USA.
China Leaders Forum 2012 will provide attendees with the responses to the above-mentioned questions and the
most up-to-date review of where the Asian giant stands and the challenges and opportunities for businessmen
looking to expand their business with China when others only see growth contraction. Recognized experts,
regulators, and strategists, will return to China Leaders Forum 2012 in its fourth edition to provide the
information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most
efficient and effective networking.
China Leaders Forum 2012 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier
networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are
invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.