Amane Advisors China to deliver keynote at Imagine H2O’s Smart Water Hub Forum in Shanghai (31 May to 2 June, 2018)
For this year’s Aquatech China 2018 event, Imagine H2O is launching an initiative that brings together a select group of 17 water technology businesses to interact with industry leaders and the broader community in China.
Aimed at bringing global innovations to the Chinese market, the event will begin with a keynote speech by Amane Advisors Chairman and Managing Partner in China, Alex Zhang, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities international companies could have for deployment in the local market.
As a water business veteran with deep experience in bringing technologies to China, Alex will bring insight on trends and opportunities he sees for the adoption of water innovation. He will also give advice to players seeking to enter and grow in the Chinese market, which is the common goal of the water technology businesses participating at the event, consisting of a group of internationally-diverse players.
Alex shares that “The Chinese market is a big pie. It is the largest and fastest growing water market, at an estimated US$330 billion over the next 5 years (2018-2022) growing at +8% CAGR. However, there is fierce competition from numerous players both local and international, and cultural differences in managing business relationships, posing challenges for international companies to enter.”
Alex will also be moderating a panel summarizing lessons from case studies of successful innovation leaders like BASF, Tsing Capital and Suez China. The session aims to highlight strategies to accelerate the deployment of water innovation in China.
“With Amane’s experience and local resources, we can help companies to jump start business in China and accelerate with limited risk.” Alex shared.
Amane Advisors can provide clients looking to grow in China with customized commercialization support. From achieving first commercial sales to expanding to new markets, Amane Advisors has a proven track record of helping water companies grow their revenue.
About Amane Advisors:
Amane Advisors is a global advisory firm dedicated to the water industry bringing services to its clients on all matters relating to their growth.
About Alex Zhang:
Alex is a Managing Partner at Amane Advisors in China. He has more than 25 years of experience in international environmental and energy related technology transfer and promotion to the Chinese market.
Alex was founder of McWong Environmental and Energy Group, a US water company doing business in China for more than 20 years. Under his leadership, McWong contracted over 200 environmental projects in China and its client included many Fortune 500 companies.
Alex also provided a platform for environmental and energy-related companies to connect with China, including technologies, equipment, and services, China business development, M&A, market research and consulting.
Alex also serves as Vice Chairman of Guozhen Environmental Protection and Energy, board member of American Tire Corporation, and Vice-President of Alanco Environmental Resources.