Simon Young | 杨瑾鸿

Early pioneer of social media, co-author Social Media MBA, led adoption of Western social media in New Zealand through a governing position as founding member of Social Media Club Auckland.

Under his brand Simon Said This, Simon is a keynote speaker, presenter and facilitator who advisors marketers and communicators across China, Australasia. Leading content creator for Campaign Magazine, Business Herald, NZ Institute of Management, Idealog Magazine.

Simon is one of the world’s leading and award-winning Chinese marketing specialists. He has advised clients including Saatchi & Saatchi, McDonalds, Johnson & Johnson, Air New Zealand, Heineken, The All Blacks (rugby world champions), Cambridge English exam system, and inbound Daigou marketing to Chinese students working with major universities.

As cofounder of global Chinese payments processor Red Circle Network, Simon delivers Hollywood to a globalized audience with a special focus on the audience of 1.4 billion in China doing business with 1.1 billion wallets used through WeChatPay, Alipay and UnionPay, with settlement to a USA bank.

A mandarin speaker and China influencer for the last ten years with an audience of over 50,000 including business, government, non-government organizations, creative industries, technology organizations across Chinese social media.

Chosen by Saatchi & Saatchi as the face and voice of the 2017 nationwide Elections to inspire the New Zealand Chinese community to trust the voting process, which led to a sizeable increase in voting participation.