Book Presentation Irene Yuan Sun

On personal invitation only: Book presentation of Irene Yuan Sun in Vienna on Nov 15, 2017: The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment is reshaping Africa


Harvard Business Review Publishing and the Global Peter Drucker Forum have the pleasure to invite you to a presentation of the book “The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment is reshaping Africa” by

Irene Yuan Sun

The presentation will be held in cooperation with the Forum Journalismus & Medien, the Austrian Chinese Business Association (ACBA) and ECOTEC .

The book discusses how Chinese entrepreneurs – together with African partners and workers – are building in Africa what they learnt to build in China: A global manufacturing powerhouse. This new phenomenon gives rise to the tantalizing possibility of an industrial revolution in Africa that could lift hundreds of millions out of poverty.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
9:00 – 11:00 a. m.

Vienna City Hall, Wappensaal, Room 317
Lichtenfelsgasse 2, 1010 Vienna
Access via Feststiege 2, 1st floor

Agenda book presentation Irene Yuan Sun

Irene Yuan Sun is a leading expert on the Africa-China economic relationship. She is the author of the Next Factory of the World, a book about Chinese investment in Africa and the opportunity it affords for Africa to industrialize (Harvard Business Review Press, November 2017). The book was shortlisted for the Financial Times’ Bracken Bower Prize for the best business book proposal.

Irene also co-leads McKinsey & Company’s  research and client work on Africa-China business and economic development. She is the lead author of a major McKinsey report on this topic entitled Dance of the Lions & Dragons, which created the largest fact base to date about the Africa-China relationship. The findings from this report have been featured in the Economist, the New African, CGTN (formerly known as CCTV), and Xinhua. Irene is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School.

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