CUHK Business School Hosted a Series of Online Talks for the Public to Broaden Business Knowledge during the Pandemic

Crises are the times when people stand together. The ongoing pandemic has seen communities, companies and academics work hand in hand like never before, with everyone contributing substantially with what they have.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School hosted a “CUHK Business Webinar Series” for students, alumni, the business community and the general public between May and June to encourage continuous learning by acquiring world-class business knowledge during the pandemic.

Four live public webinars were delivered by CUHK Business School scholars. The topics covered angel investment, oil ETFs investment, brand building and data visualisation. Close to 1,000 students, alumni, staff and working professionals around the world attended the online talks.

To watch the full videos of the talks, please click the URLs. below.


  • 20 May 2020 (Wednesday)

    An Introduction to Angel Investment

    Prof. Dominic Chan
    Associate Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship, Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics
    Associate Director, EMBA Programme

    A unicorn is a privately held startup valued at over US$1 billion, but all unicorns must have started out as small companies and received funding from investors during the seed stage. Such investors are called Angel Investors. Who are these risk-taking angels? How do they identify and select their investment targets? Entrepreneurship and innovation are important parts of the growth strategy of many countries, and angel investment is an essential component of the innovation ecosystem. In this webinar, Prof. Chan will introduce the basics of angel investment and share his experience as an angel investor.

    Language: English

    For users who cannot access YouTube, please view the video on CUTV.

  • 2 June 2020 (Tuesday)

    What’s Going on in Oil ETFs?

    Dr. Anson Au Yeung
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Finance
    Co-director, Asian Business Studies Programme

    Crude oil investors are currently witnessing extreme conditions in futures prices. On 20th April 2020, crude futures declined to a negative level for the first time in history. This webinar will brief you on the fundamentals of crude oil futures and provide an understanding on how expiration and contract roll will affect oil ETFs.

    Language: English

    For users who cannot access YouTube, please view the video on CUTV.

  • 9 June 2020 (Tuesday)

    Getting Famous = Successful Brand?

    Prof. Lisa Wan
    Associate Professor, School of Hotel and Tourism Management and Department of Marketing
    Director, Centre for Hospitality and Real Estate Research

    A successful brand increases the chances of customers choosing your product or service over your competitors. According to a Nielson survey, 59% of consumers prefer buying new products from brands familiar to them. Brand building is the process of managing reputation of a brand and improving customers’ perception of it in a way that builds brand awareness, equity, and loyalty. How customers perceive a brand wholly determine how they will engage with it. In this webinar, Prof. Wan will share with you why do companies need brand building; and what are some key elements of successful brand building.

    Language: English

    For users who cannot access YouTube, please view the video on CUTV.

  • 11 June 2020 (Thursday)

    Data Visualisation Done Right

    Prof. Keehyung Kim
    Assistant Professor, Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics

    With data being a critical source of competitive advantage, business analysts are now familiar with statistical, economic, and computational methods that analyze data. However, many are not trained to effectively communicate their findings with others, which is essential for decision-makers in inferring managerial insight. Data visualisation serves as a powerful means to present a story embedded in data when it is done right. However, when it is done wrong, misleading visualisation can confuse and even deceive the audience. In this era of big data, effective data visualisation has become even more important. In this live webinar, Prof. Kim will explain why data visualisation is so important with the support of various examples.

    Language: English

    For users who cannot access YouTube, please view the video on CUTV.