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Anson Bailey
Head of Consumer Markets, Hong Kong
KPMG China

Anson joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1999 and is currently a Partner based in the Hong Kong office heading up the Consumer Markets Practice. He is part of the KPMG Regional Consumer Markets Practice Leadership team as well as being a member of the Global Technology Innovation Centre and the High Growth Tech & Innovation Group based in Hong Kong.

Anson has been active in driving a number of thought leadership reports and executive briefings for senior executives covering innovation and consumers in China and across Asia. He has worked with many corporates to understand the complex markets we live in and current levels of disruption being seen with recent reports including Global Mobile Payments, Consumers & Convergence, Mobilizing Innovation: The Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies, The Rise of the Digital Multi-tasker, Be a Smarter Start-up, MNCs in China, Made in China 2025, China’s Connected Consumers, Global Connected Consumers and The Changing Face of Commerce series.

Today, he not only mentors the next generation of go-to-market professionals at KPMG but continues to work with a growing number of C-level executives as a trusted advisor in providing the best in client innovation whilst acting as the Lead Partner for a number of strategic accounts in the consumer and technology arena across the Asia Pacific region.

Anne-Laure Descours
Global Director Development and Sourcing Apparel

Anne Laure Descours has 28 years of experience in the textile and garment industries, including 20 in Asia, centered on sourcing and management of multicultural teams.

Since April 2012, Anne Laure joined PUMA SE as Director Apparel Sourcing APAC. In August 2013, she became Global Director Development & Sourcing Apparel, as such leads teams both at Headquarter and over 15 Sourcing locations to manage the Apparel Product Development. In addition, her teams are responsible of Production and Quality globally, and ensure implementation of Puma’s ethical and sustainability standards to all factories.

Before that, from 2005 to 2012, she was Senior Vice President at Li & Fung (Trading) Hong Kong, in charge of a Division covering the European Market with sourcing located in Asia, the Mediterranean countries and Europe

Between 2003 and 2005, Anne-Laure was Consultant for the Institut Francais de la Mode (IFM). Before that from 1999 to 2003, she was Division Manager - Otto International Asia in Hong Kong, the world leader in mail order, and Garment Manager for the Hong Kong Buying Office of Vivarte Group, from 1995 to 1999.

Anne-Laure graduated from the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) and Sup de Co Clermont Ferrand (Business School). She has been a French Foreign Trade Advisor since 2005, and is Vice President of the Board of the French International School.