18th and 19th October 2017

Beijing, China

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Matthew Astill

Position: CEO, Cavendish Group International

Matthew Astill is a media entrepreneur. After being hired as a strategy management consultant for Accenture, Matthew set up his first publishing business, Media Fit Ltd, in 1997. In December 1998, he co-founded Simply Internet Ltd. In July 2002, he bought Cavendish Group Ltd and has transformed it into the foremost business to business technology publisher for the BRIC countries. He launched bric.com in 2007 to enable western suppliers to do business with BRIC buyers. In 2008, he launched the International Capital Conference.

Matthew Astill was presented with the Great Wall Friendship award by Beijing’s Deputy Mayor Ji Lin in February 2009 in recognition of his role in bringing foreign technology content to China and, specifically, creating an Olympic infrastructure partnership. Cavendish Group owns a stable of world leading business to business media brands for Cities, Cross border investing and Energy. These include the ICC, Host City, RAID (Robotics AI, IOT, Data) and FOG (future oil and gas)