CUHK Business School Global Alumni Forum 2020: Recover • Rebuild • Reinvigorate

We cordially invite you to our annual alumni homecoming event, being conducted in a new format due to the extraordinary circumstances but bringing us together even while staying apart. The Global Alumni Forum 2020 will explore how corporate leaders can recover, rebuild and reinvigorate businesses and economies on local to global levels in these increasingly uncertain times. We hope these insights can inspire our alumni to lead and illuminate the way forward, and provide them with opportunities to support CUHK Business School and community at large.

From late November to early December, CUHK Business School will run a trilogy of online events – with forums and talks by notable guest speakers from local, regional and global perspectives and fundraising auctions – for three consecutive weeks. Register now to give yourself a knowledge boost! We look forward to meeting you online.

  • Episode 1 | Recover | Forum x Fundraising Auction

    Out With the Old and In With the New?

    As HongKongers are getting more used to living with this pandemic, attention is increasingly turning to how the city can get its economy back onto its feet. The pandemic has provided valuable lessons on the importance of careful business planning and preparation for contingencies. On the city’s recovery road to normalisation, what can business leaders do with the old and the new to turn a negative into a positive?

    SHIH Wing Ching (Speaker)
    Founder and Chairman
    Centaline Group

    WONG Wai-kay, Ricky (Speaker) | EMBA 2008
    Vice Chairman and Group CEO
    Hong Kong Television Network Limited

    Dr. Dominic CHAN (Moderator)
    Associate Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship
    CUHK Business School

    Fundraising Auction Items

    • E-Reader with book collection and autograph of Prof. Zhou Lin, Dean of CUHK Business School
    • An irresistible encounter: more in-depth learning from Mr. SHIH Wing Ching and Mr. Ricky WONG
      Learn more

    Date and Time

    25 November 2020 (Wednesday), HKT 5:45pm – 7:15pm


    (Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English)

    Register here

  • Episode 2 | Rebuild | Seminar x Fundraising Auction

    China’s Economic Development under COVID-19 and China-US Friction

    China was hit hard when the pandemic began but has since been able to bounce back after wrestling COVID-19 under control. Despite a historic GDP slump in the first quarter, its economic activities are gradually resuming. How does China rebuild its economy under COVID-19 and China-US friction?

    Prof. Justin Yifu LIN (Speaker)
    Dean of Institute of New Structural Economics
    Peking University

    Prof. Zhaoyang GU (Moderator)
    Professor, School of Accountancy
    CUHK Business School

    Fundraising Auction Items

    • Autographed book collection from Prof. Lawrence LAU, former Vice-Chancellor/ President of CUHK and Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics
    • Chinese calligraphy masterpiece from Mr. DUAN Junping (EMBA Chinese 2016 graduate), a famous scholar and calligrapher in China
      Learn more

    Date and Time

    1 December 2020 (Tuesday), HKT 5:45pm – 7:15pm


    (Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English)

    Register here

  • Episode 3 | Reinvigorate | Seminar x Fundraising Auction

    Digitech, COVID-19, and the Future of Globalisation

    From its origins as health crisis to its disruptions across the global economic landscape, COVID-19 has left its mark on the highly integrated world economy. In its aftermath, what would be the future of globalisation?

    Prof. Richard BALDWIN (Speaker)
    Professor of International Economics, The Graduate Institute in Geneva
    Editor-in-Chief of the economic policy portal

    Prof. Kalok CHAN (Moderator)
    Wei Lun Professor of Finance
    CUHK Business School

    Fundraising Auction Items

    • Afternoon tea with Prof. Rocky TUAN, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK
    • Autographed books from Prof. Richard BALDWIN
      Learn more

    Date and Time

    9 December 2020 (Wednesday), HKT 5:45pm – 7:15pm


    (Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Putonghua)

    Register here


  • 5:45pm – Welcome Speech by Prof. Lin ZHOU, Dean of CUHK Business School
  • 6:00pm – The Talk
  • 6:40pm – Q&A
  • 7:00pm – Fundraising Auction

Fundraising Auction

We are honoured to have the tremendous support from business leaders, our Vice-Chancellor, professors and alumni in contributing valuable and meaningful collections and experiences for a fundraising auction in each webinar. Funds collected will be contributed to the CUHK Business School Development Fund to support education, research, global connection and facility advancement. For alumni who would like to enquire and bid for the auction items prior to the event, please contact Sarah Wong via WhatsApp (+852 9388 9626) or WeChat (CUHKBSchoolAlumni).

Who Should Attend

The Global Alumni Forum is originally a closed event for CUHK Business School alumni. In face of the special circumstances this year, the event is extending its invitation to anyone who is interested in CUHK Business School and its programmes. We hope more individuals could benefit from the thought-provoking sharing by our guest speakers and moderators.

Participation Fee

Free of Charge

Participants can also opt to purchase a HKD100 ticket to support the CUHK Business School Development Fund. All proceeds will go towards the School’s development in many areas, from education and research to global connection and facility advancement.


Alumni and Corporate Affairs Office
T: +852 3943 8559

The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.