Jan-Benedict Steenkamp
Marketing Talks
Plenary Session (Day 3)
Massey Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Leadership & Author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jan-Benedict Steenkamp (PhD, Dr. h.c., MSc, BSc) is the Massey Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Leadership at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chairman of the International Board of Experts, Institute for Nation(al) Branding, East China Normal University (Shanghai), and Fellow at Fudan University (Shanghai). He is a Fellow of the world’s two most prestigious marketing organizations, the American Marketing Association and the European Marketing Association, and is only one of three marketing scholars who received the highest lifetime award from both these organizations.

His areas of expertise include global marketing and branding, leadership, and marketing strategy. I have written over 100 articles in leading business journals. His work has received c. 70,000 citations. He is ranked in the top 0.1% across all sciences and #5 in marketing worldwide.

He has written six books, including three books that have been translated in Chinese:

Global Brand Strategy: World-wise Marketing in the Age of Branding (Chinese edition published by Tsinghua University Press), Brand Breakout: How Emerging Market Brands Will Go Global Chinese edition published by CEIBS Publishing Group), and Private Label Strategy: How to Meet the Store Brand Challenge, (translated in complex and simple Chinese).

He has been interviewed in the U.S., China, Europe, South Africa, South Korea, and India.

Event Introduction
Marketing Talks
 · 06/25 (Day 1)
Growth and Beyond Growth
4.2H - Hall E
Branding Strategy
[Workshop] Building Chinese (Global) Brands

In the 2019 "Fortune Global 500" rankings, the United States occupies 208 seats, while China has only 40 brands selected, none of which made it to the top ten. Brands should not be a weakness in China's international economic and cultural exchanges, and companies should not merely focus on short-term efficiency gains in the "fog" .

FBIF have invited Professor Jan-Benedict Steenkamp,  the Massey distinguished professor of marketing and leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as an author  of the critically acclaimed book Brand Breakout: How Emerging Markets Brands Will Go Global (also published in Chinese) and one of the  only three scholars to receive the highest lifetime achievement awards from both the American and European Marketing Associations. He is also a fellow at Fudan University,  and  Chairman International Board of Experts, Institute for Nation(al) Branding, Shanghai. He will personally guide you from brand construction to market expansion, showing you how to position your brand in China and embark on a global journey. Don't miss out on this two-hour workshop!

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Plenary Session (Day 3)
 · 06/27 (Day 3)
Conference Hall
Global Insights
[Panel Discussion] Chinese Consumer Market Insights: Predictable Growth amid Evolution

The total retail sales stood at RMB 34.2 trillion from Q1 to Q3 2023, up by 6.8%. Resilience, recovery, and hope are on the way. However, we must not ignore the fact that only 50% of consumers are pleased with their financial status. The confidence of consumers in different income bands, according to a report by BCG, could further diverge. Affluent consumers are more willing to spend, while the middle class, as the mainstream spenders, is stressed. Against this backdrop, product-ism and cost performance are making a comeback. We are going to discuss:

—What signals are indicated by the macro economy as to consumption trends in the future?

—What are the characteristics of categories for which consumers show a stronger willingness of purchase?

—What more is expected by consumers of brands and products?

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