Lifestyle aficionados ignore prices
By Guo Jian Er

Major international brands in high-fashion and household goods are keen to identify themselves with the new lifestyles of an increasingly prosperous segment of the mainland population, especially in the major cities and coastal regions.

At the 6th China Daily CEO Roundtable Conference themed "Lifestyle China" held on Friday in Hong Kong, representatives of several well-known international luxury brands agreed that it is important they are seen as an integral part of the lifestyle of successful business people and professionals rather than just luxury goods.

"And the key is to translate desire into purchase," says Christina Hudson, marketing director of the consumer marketing division of DTC Asia Pacific Ltd.


Luxury foreign products make inroads
By You Nuo

For Beijing, November is a time when a hundred brands are blossoming a hundred bright-coloured luxury brands.

The downtown Oriental Plaza, a place visited by 200,000 customers daily during weekends, opened its new shopping arcade to showcase the world's high-end consumer items.

Just a week after that, an international jewelry show is being staged, where foreign merchants are for the first time allowed to directly cut wholesale and retail deals with their Chinese counterparts. The show only changed its name to "international" in 2003.

Q&A on China Daily CEO Roundtable


By Alexander Wan, Advisor, China Daily Hong Kong

Q: What is the objective of China Daily's CEO Roundtable meeting?

A: The strategic objective of China Daily's CEO Roundtable meeting is to bring together CEOs of multinational companies the movers and shakers in business to get together, to address each other and share their views on major Chinese economic, business, industry and management issues.

Q: What are your future plans for China Daily's CEO Roundtable meetings?

A: "On December 3, 2004, the Asia News Network, a network of national daily newspapers published in Asian cities, organized to provide avenues for cooperation and to optimize coverage of major news events in the region (, jointly with China Daily, will organize the 1st ANN CEO Roundtable at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong.

The theme of this top level CEO Roundtable is China: 2005 and Beyond. At this roundtable, CEOs of Fortune 500 and blue chip regional companies will share their views on latest development of China's economy covering macro and regional developments ( the PRD, YRD, the West and the Bohai Gulf). We will discuss on strategic sectors such as energy, auto, infrastructure, property, finance, logistics, TMT, manufacturing, services, etc. We will also share on the outlook of business opportunities between China and Asian countries. We are extremely honoured to have Dr. David, K P Li, Chairman and CEO of the Bank of East Asia, to act as the Honorary Chairman of this session."

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  6th China Daily CEO Roundtable  
Honourary Chairman
  Mr. Hugues Witvoet
President LVMH Investment Asia

  Mr. Alexander Wan
Advisor China Daily Hong Kong

List of Delegates
Name Campany   Title  
Mr. Steven Yung
Clear Media Limited Chairman  
Mr. Charles Chan J.P. Continental Holdings Ltd. Group Chairman  
Ms. Caroline Roberts

Dolce & Gabbana Hong Kong Ltd.
  Store Director  
Ms. Christina Hudson

DTC Asia Pacific Limited
Marketing Director,
Consumer Marketing Division,
Ms. Laura Ros Frette Pacific Limited   Managing Director  
Mr. Victor Visot

Greater China, South-East Asia & Australia
Hachette Filipacchi Asia Pacific
  Chief Executive Officer,  
Mr. Tommy Leung

Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd.   Vice President  
Ms. Carol Chu

Mission Hills Group
  Executive Director  
Ms. Majone Cheng
Pricerite Group Limited   Executive Director  
Mr. Lawrence Wu
Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency Ltd General Manager - Leasing  
Mr. Peter Szabo
The Swatch Group (Hong Kong) Limited Service Centre Manager  
Ms. Valeria Azario
V.S. Limited Brand Manager