CUHK Business School Global Alumni Forum: Chaos • Order • Lead

We welcome you to this homecoming event with thought-provoking talks from our professors, distinguished alumni and expert speakers in town. Explore how business leaders seek order in these increasingly chaotic times across the globe and continue to lead their organisations effectively amongst uncertainties and global challenges.

Programme Rundown

  • 10:15 - 11:15 – Keynote Speech
    Chinese Economic Reform: Past, Present, Future

    Prof. Lawrence Lau is the former Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and currently served as the Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics at CUHK. He specialises in economic development, economic growth, and the economies of East Asia, including that of China. Prof. Lau has authored, co-authored, or edited seven books and published more than 190 articles and notes in international professional journals. On his recent publication The China-U.S. Trade War and Future Economic Relations, Prof. Lau will share his insights on the economic relationship between mainland China and the United States at the conference.

    • Prof. Lawrence Lau, Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics, Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance, CUHK
  • 11:15 - 12:15 – Panel Discussion
    Opportunities for Asian Businesses to Lead in the Age of Uncertainty

    We are living in an age of constant geopolitical uncertainties and heightened economic risks from all corners – Brexit, US-China trade war, rising debt levels, fintech disruptions, to name just a few. Yet the Chinese phrase “危机”(weiji)shows us that where there is danger, there is also opportunity. How can Asian businesses tap into newly created opportunities, lead the way and drive the economy forward? Experts from this panel will share insights on the leading edge of several key Asian industries, strategies for positioning successfully in an uncertain market environment, and the roles that business leaders can effectively play in the midst of all this.

    • Prof. Joseph Fan, Professor, School of Accountancy and Department of Finance, CUHK Business School
    • Prof. Dora Lau, Associate Professor, Department of Management and Associate Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, CUHK Business School
    • Mr. Gerardo Salandra (MBA 2016), CEO and Founder, Rocketbots; and Chairman of the Artificial Intelligence Society of Hong Kong
    • Mrs. Cindy Chow (BBA 1992), Executive Director, Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund
    • Prof. Seen Meng Chew, Associate Professor of Practice in Finance, Department of Finance; and Associate Director, MBA Programmes, CUHK Business School (Moderator)
  • 12:45 - 14:00 - Lunch
    Venue: Chong Kin Wo Hall, G/F Marina Tse Chu Building, CW Chu College, CUHK

    Shuttle buses from Cheng Yu Tung Building to C.W. Chu College will be available.

  • 14:30 - 15:20 – Parallel Sessions*

    Venue: Henry Cheng International Conference Centre, LT1, 1/F, Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

    Innovation and Strategic Renewal of Family Business

    • Prof. Kevin Au, Associate Professor, Department of Management; Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship; and Director, Centre for Family Business, CUHK Business School

    When Banks Go Virtual ─ Featuring a Hong Kong Fintech Company

    • Prof. Seen Meng Chew, Associate Professor of Practice in Finance, Department of Finance; and Associate Director, MBA Programmes, CUHK Business School
    • Mr. Kenny Cheng (BSc in Quantitative Finance 2006), Head of Finance and Treasury, WeLab Virtual Bank

    The Engine of Digital Economy ─ Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

    • Dr. Toa Charm, Associate Professor of Practice in Management; and Director of Business Development, The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, CUHK Business School

    Talent Development in the Greater Bay Area

    * Topics of the breakout sessions are subject to change without prior notice.

    Please stay tuned for further updates.


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