NEW YORK (April 16, 2014) — Columbia Business School’s Greater China Society announced today it will host the seventh annual China Business Conference on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The student-led event will take place on Columbia’s campus at the Roone Arledge Auditorium in Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York.
Themed “The Search for China’s Next Growth Frontier,” the event will embrace the profound business success across the U.S. and China, examine current macroeconomics issues in China, and explore cross-border growth opportunities for U.S. and Chinese companies. The conference will also foster and encourage an open-minded culture to elevate understanding of China’s rapidly evolving business landscape as well as discuss key opportunities and challenges associated with doing business in and with China.
“The 7th China Conference provides a perfect opportunity for industry professionals and students interested in China to examine and understand current business trends in China’s various industries,” said Patrick Zhang, co-President of Greater China Society.
Featured speakers include Pauline Brown, Chairman, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.; Admiral Bill Owens, Chairman of AEA Investors Asia and Vice Chairman, NYSE Asia; Charles Ding, Chief Representative in U.S. of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.; Michael McDonough, Global Head of Economics and Chief Economist, Bloomberg LP; Harvey Fine, Managing Director of Global Investments and Strategies and Head of New York Office, Fosun Group; Yingrui Li, CEO of BGI; Dr. Dixon Doll, Co-Founder of DCM; and Victoria Wu, Director of WeChat Operation and Business Development, Tencent.
In addition to keynote speakers, the conference will also provide attendees a variety of engaging and interactive themed panels exploring topics such as macro economy, private equity and venture capital, healthcare, cross-border growth opportunities, and capital market and investments.
Building upon six years of successful conferences, “2014 China Business Conference’s attendees are positioned to learn the best practices to grow their businesses related to China and broaden knowledge base on China’s competitive advantage,” said William Fang, conference executive advisor.
Debuting in 2008, China Business Conference has become the most predominant business school-led China conference in the nation, gathering over 650 attendees from across the US last year. In the last six years, the conference has hosted some of China and US’ top business leaders, scholars and decision makers, including Jerry I. Speyer ‘64, Chairman and Co-CEO, Tishman Speyer; Shi Wang, Chairman and Founder, China Vanke Co., Ltd; Frank English, Former Vice Chairman, Investment Banking Division, Morgan Stanley; and Bruno Di Leo, Senior Vice President of Sales and Distribution, IBM Corporation.
For more information and the conference agenda, visit www.cbschinaconference.com.
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