As U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jingping gear up for a visit, HWA Speakers are uniquely qualified to shed light on the region's most pressing issues 
Max Baucus: U.S. Ambassador to China (2014-2017); 
U.S. Senator (D-MT) (1978-2013)
“For more than two decades Max Baucus has worked to deepen the relationship between the United States and China. The economic agreements he helped forge have created millions of American jobs and added billions of dollars to our economy...”
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A fixture on news programs from Bloomberg to CNBC, Baucus is in-demand for his straight-talk on issues like China's retaliation against a U.S. border tax, how to handle North Korea, trade agreements such as TPP, Secretary Tillerson's Asia trip, and developing a long-term strategy to protect U.S. interests in China.

Having served as a Senator under six administrations, Baucus is widely respected for his work developing free trade agreements with 11 countries, normalizing relations with China and facilitating China's entrance into the World Trade Organization. 
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JULIA GILLARD: Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013);
Chair, Global Partnership for Education 

"Fantastic! Everyone loved Prime Minister Gillard."

-Broadbent Institute

"[O]ur sincere thanks to you for speaking at the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference in Singapore... We are delighted that you were able to address us, and found your address extremely interesting and relevant to our theme. Thank you for helping make our event a great success! "

-Tax-Free World Association

Watch Gillard share why Asia's rise is the opportunity of this century >>
A renowned world leader on trade and politics in the Asia-Pacific region, as Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard commissioned the Asian Century White Paper—a landmark strategic framework for navigating "the Asian Century" that shaped global policy.

Having blown away audiences worldwide, Gillard is uniquely qualified to discuss the strategic, economic and leadership challenges as Asia's rise continues, and has delivered keynotes at engagements throughout Asia. From international affairs lecture series in Singapore to major business conferences in Shengyang—Gillard always receives rave reviews for her shrewd insights, and timely, thoughtful remarks. 
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CHARLENE BARSHEFSKY: U.S. Trade Representative (1996-2001); Board Member, America-China Society; Member, Council on Foreign Relations 
GEORGE PAPANDREOU: Prime Minister of Greece (2009-2011); Greece Minister of Foreign Affairs (1999-2004)

As America's chief trade negotiator, Charlene Barshefsky helped negotiate China's inclusion in the World Trade Organization, a milestone moment in the modern global economy.  At the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council, Barshefsky spoke​ of the current political backlash against globalization, China's obligation to reform, and about America's options for reducing the deficit.

"Ambassador Barshefsky was fantastic. Her content was spot on and really set the tone for a lot of discussion that day. Her deep knowledge and obvious passion for world trade issues really helped us take the conference to a higher level."

-Harvard Business School

Papandreou recently spent several days with Chinese President Xi Jinping and over 70 world leaders discussing One Belt One Road​, otherwise known as OBOR or 'The New Silk Road.' This infrastructure "project of the century" aims to connect 60 countries across Europe and Asia, and even the idea of it is a shining example of China's globalization policy. Papandreou speaks about China's global ambition and how it is shaping the world economy and trade. 

"The speech went very well, and we received very good feedback - serious, clear, straight-forward, structured and honest."

-Event Planner for International Bank

These HWA Speakers were instrumental in shaping and executing policies with China that had a global impact. As China continues to develop as a world power and uncertainty surrounds U.S. policy, these speakers are poised to reveal what's at stake and how to be strategic moving forward.