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How to beat Alibaba and conquer Asia

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Fortune's Pattie Sellers interviewing Spencer Stuart's Alice Au and Morgan Stanley's Wei Sun Christianson at the 2013 Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit. Philipp Engelhorn--Fortune MPW

The biggest shopping day of the year in China is November 11, and it’s an opportune time to talk about the future of Chinese consumers with Baidu CFO Jennifer Li. Baidu has been rethinking its business model and innovating anew to compete against a cash-enriched, post-IPO Alibaba, and the Internet giant’s stock is at an all-time high. I’ll be asking Li about all this and more on stage Tuesday at the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit in Hong Kong.

Fortune MPW International Chair Nina Easton is co-hosting the Summit, which features other top women execs at global companies like Citigroup (C), HSBC (HSBC), Starbucks (SBUX), Lenovo (LNVGF), and luxury goods giant Kering (PPRUY). We’ll talk about China’s changing consumers, Asia’s investment outlook, and “Boards across Borders”–with corporate directors of Mitsubishi (MSBHF), Boeing (BA), and Fedex (FDX),.

I’m particularly excited about the Summit’s featured dinner speaker: Vicky Song, the first female Chinese sailor to circumnavigate the globe. I just had dinner with Vicky, who is 32 and started sailing just nine years ago. She’s the quintessential model of a Fortune MPW: an ordinary woman who discovered her passion, applied discipline and drive, and achieved extraordinary things.

You’ll learn a lot of lessons in leadership from the amazing women at the MPW Asia Summit coverage. Meet them and follow our coverage at and on Twitter, under the hashtag #FortuneMPW.

“From the MPW Co-chairs” is a series where the editors who oversee the Fortune Most Powerful Women brand share their insights about women leaders.