Trusted advisors on strategy and leadership
for the Asia region

Smart solutions for Asia's fast changing markets

Asia Executive Program

Our executive programs help high-performers keep pace with changing markets, business models, and management approaches in the Asia region.


Strategy Solutions & Briefings

Looking for support for your Asia strategy planning or input into your next Asia offsite? We help design market expansion strategies, facilitate strategy sessions, and deliver boardroom briefings to identify opportunities and shift mindsets.

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Asia's markets demand agility

Asia's rapid growth and nimble local companies demand an agile response.

Agility is increasingly important to success in today's Asia: fast growing markets, digital technologies, and rising costs are just some of the disruptive influences. But it’s the rise of Asia’s private firms that adds real urgency to the debate. How can companies more rapidly anticipate change and then react swiftly?

China builds a new Silk Road

President Xi's One Belt One Road policy has caught headlines. But what does it mean in practice?

China's efforts to develop the Silk Road region underscore how quickly the world's centre of economic gravity is shifting. But how will the policy impact  business opportunities across Asia and the Middle East? And what are the implications for China's own economy and corporate sector?

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What next for MNCs in China?

Foreign CEOs talk of a China that is growing, but also growing in complexity

Silk Road Associates recently co-authored a report with KPMG examining the prospects for multinationals (MNCs) in China. The report includes interviews with 14 regional CEOs and other senior executives at some of the world's leading companies on China's commercial outlook.

The Rise of the New East

A practical guide to Asia’s growing business opportunities, including interviews with leading operators from Beijing to Mumbai.

By Ben Simpfendorfer


The New Silk Road

A ground-breaking analysis of China’s growing commercial ties to the Middle East and implications for the global economy.

By Ben Simpfendorfer


Ben Simpfendorfer is a popular keynote speaker for client events and industry conferences.

He has spoken in Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Dubai, London, and New York among more than 20 cities around the world.

His topics range from Asia's changing business models, China's economic transition, to the rise of a new Silk Road.

Speaking See All
30 June 2015
Citywire Bangkok Forum
8 June 2015
Hong Kong
4 June 2015
APLMA Annual Conference
13 May 2015
KPMG Global Forensics Conference
11 May 2015
CLSA China Forum
Media See All
27 April 2015
Nikkei Asian Review
Opinion piece
17 April 2015
Opinion piece
16 March 2015
Opinion piece
13 March 2015
BBC World Service
Interview with Ben Simpfendorfer
18 November 2014
Virtual Think Tank