Duncan Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, Hearst Magazines International, at China Leaders Forum 2012

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back China Leaders Forum 2012 (www.ChinaLeadersForum.com), "Political and Economic Challenges for Xi Jinping, China's President-in-waiting", New York, December 7th.

New York City, NY, USA (November 20, 2012) -- Duncan Edwards, President and Chief Executive, Hearst Magazines International, 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. Edwards is the President and CEO of Hearst Magazines International, an EVP of Hearst Magazines and Vice Chairman of the National Magazine Company (NatMag), Hearst's publishing business in the U.K. He is also a Director of The Hearst Corporation. Edwards is responsible for Hearst's magazine activities outside of the USA which includes operations in nearly 60 countries comprising wholly owned businesses, Joint Ventures and licenses.

From 2005 to 2009, he was the Chief Executive of NatMag. He joined NatMag in 1989 and served in various executive roles, including publisher of Company magazine, director of business development and managing director.

Edwards spent the early part of his career at Media Week Ltd. He holds a dual honors degree in Geography and Politics from Sheffield University, is married with two boys and lives and works in New York.

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:

Experts include:

- Mr. Peter Halasz, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

- Professor Robert Vambery, Professor of International Business, Pace University, Lubin School of Business

- Mr. Christopher Thorne, Principal, Broadline Principle

- Mr. John Allen, Chairman & CEO, Greater China Corporation

- Professor Xiaohong He, Professor of International Business, Lender School of Business Center, Quinnipiac University

- Ms. Ann Lee, Author, What the U.S. Can Learn from China

- Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders (Chinese)

- Mr. Duncan Edwards, President and Chief Executive, Hearst Magazines International

- Mr. David Riedel, President, Riedel Research Group

- Mr. Stuart Freedman, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

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 info@goldennetworking.net.

Julia Petrova
Media Relations Manager
Golden Networking