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Understanding China’s Next Move -- The Rise of China’s Innovation

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2018 CKGSB Open Enrollment Program

25-27 July 2018, Beijing


Understanding China’s Next Move is an effective open enrollment for global leaders that provides a close-up view of China’s business landscape: the innovation, the entrepreneurship, the business enthusiasm.


As your pathway to business with China, the program will immerse you into China’s contemporary context with a global perspective; it will help you explore the key elements of China’s social and business environments:


  • You will learn from CKGSB’s faculty in the classroom and benefit from the rich experience of industry speakers.
  • You will investigate various case studies and become involved in team projects, group discussions, company visits and cultural activities.
  • You will also learn from, and network with, high-profile executives from China and around the world.

This program will help you understand:


  • How to leverage China’s opportunities in your company’s global strategy
  • How the innovation of Chinese companies is affecting your operations in, and with, China
  • How entrepreneurship and lean start-ups in China are creating new business opportunities
  • How key functional areas truly work in China
  • How to succeed in the world’s most dynamic market

Who Should Attend

Senior executives of corporates who are in charge of strategic leadership and improving their company’s performance, as well as entrepreneurs and investors who are planning to enter or expand their businesses throughout the Chinese market.




This short-term program comprises classroom lectures, executive seminars, field studies, networking events and cultural activities under a specific issue. World-renowned experts will share their unique perspectives on key drivers behind the Chinese companies' success and offer critical insights to company's sustainable development amid China's market transformation. A three-day sample matrix with theme of Innovation & Entrepreneurship is as below:

Day 1


Lecture: China’s Development Model and Globalization of Chinese Companies


Company visit: Incubator / Entrepreneurship Accelerator

Exchange with senior executives


Welcome Dinner

Day 2


Lecture: Business Model Innovation in the Internet Era


Company visit: Leading internet based company

Exchange with senior executives


Networking Dinner with CKGSB Alumni

Day 3


Guest Speaker: Innovation by Chinese Companies


Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurship

Wrap-up and Certificate Presentation

All materials and lectures will be delivered in English (simultaneous interpretation can be provided).


For field studies, some of CKGSB's close partners include the following companies:



During the program, we invite CKGSB alumni to join with you at our networking events. CKGSB’s alumni group is recognize as one of the most exclusive in China. Connecting with our alumni network means you have a link to China’s most successful entrepreneurs and companies.




"The faculty was excellent, the lectures were thought provoking, enlightening - they presented a great global mindset to the lecture and made it very relevant."


Craig Armstrong
Director of New Zealand Trade and Enterprises, New Zealand



"The classmates are very sophisticated. They know what’s going on. They just wanted to enhance the knowledge, to have more inspiration from different angles. I find the networking very good and dynamic."


Bessie Chong
Director of Group Training and Talent Management, Esquel Group, Hong Kong Leaders cohort



"In being here for this program, I have had the opportunity to enhance my leadership skills, as well as take a break to recharge my batteries."


Cyrillus Harinowo
Commissioner PT Bank Central Asia Tbk, Indonesia



"A taste of the future! The knowledge learned during this week will without doubt help our company develop its business in China."


Miguel Nogueira
Co-founder GBSN Research




China is moving from a manufacturing base to a consumer-led and innovation-driven economy. This transition has created an expanding consumer market with abundant business OPPORTUNITIES. Meanwhile, the country’s perplexing macroeconomic, structural and social policies for the coming decades can act as BARRIERS for multinationals.


As an investor, entrepreneur or senior executive who seeks to secure sustainable development in the Chinese market, it’s essential to understand:


  • HOW new technologies are creating business opportunities for the world?
  • li style="list-style-type: disc;"> HOW innovative business models have changed game rules in China’s market?
  • HOW key functional areas, such as global strategy, technological innovation and supply chain, truly work in China?
  • HOW China’s economic growth is affecting your operations in, and with, China?


On 25-27 July, CKGSB Understanding China’s Next Move: The Rise of China’s Innovation program will help you, in three days, comprehensively understand concepts and practices of innovation in China, answer your questions about China’s economic environment and enhance your strategies & business models to gain success in the world’s fastest-growing market.



Inspiring Lectures by world-class professors:



Innovation on E-finance by Chinese Companies


By Prof. Ou-Yang Hui
Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, Tulane University


Prof. Ouyang will compare the Chinese Economic development and financial markets with that of the west to explain the characteristic of China’s financial markets, opportunities and challenges that it faces. This session will also covers extensively the state-of-the art development of internet finance and the wealth management products in China.



How Technology Can Drive Business


By Prof. ZHANG Weining
Associate Professor of Accounting
PhD of Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas


With a shifting innovation model platform, business models are becoming technology and content-driven, which are changing the fundamentals of a company. This session will explore how a company can be affected by IOT technology and the latest trends in business models in China.



Innovation on Chinese Business Models


By Prof. TENG Bingsheng
Professor of Strategic Management
PhD, City University of New York


Prof. Teng presents the evolution of Chinese Business Model and the engines behind. He analyzes with several cases the essential aspects of the success / failure of MNCs in china. This session explores the key elements of Business Model’s innovation and forecasts its futures to inspire you how to make your company strategy keep up with the fast-changing world.




Leading Innovative Company Visits:



ofo -- World’s first and largest dockless bike sharing platform


ofo developed the world's first "non-docking" bike sharing platform operated by a mobile application. ofo connects about 100 million registered users with over 6,500,000 bikes across more than 150 cities in Global. The application has booked more than 1 billion rides so far. In 2017, ofo was handling more than 25 million transactions per day. -- World’s leading company solution provider based on big data and AI technology



Established in 2009, is China’s leading provider of big data + AI application and company integrated solution. It has developed the most sophisticated recommendation engine and the most comprehensive consumer preference database in China, specializes in delivering integrated optimization solutions for E-commerce websites through in-site traffic conversion and business intelligence analysis. Baifendian has created a R&D group with more than 400 scientists and corporated with 8 top ranking universities in China. In 2017, it has more than 100 000 clients, including national governmental institutions and banks.



Bytedance – Company Behind Toutaio. AI-driven news & social media platform with more than 120 million daily active users



Bytedance is China's largest mobile platform of content creation, aggregation and distribution underpinned by artificial intelligence technology. By analyzing the features of content, users and users’ interaction with content, the company's algorithm models generate a tailored feed list of content for each user. Till September 2017, It’s major App Toutiao has gained in total 120 million daily active users.



Networking Event with CKGSB Alumni

CKGSB’s alumni group is recognized as one of the most exclusive in China. You will be introduced to, and immersed within, a network of government leaders, successful entrepreneurs and senior executives. They work across different industries such as financial services and manufacturing, as well as the high-tech, internet and tertiary sectors.


Program Information

Upcoming Session

July, 2018


CKGSB Beijing Campus

3F, Tower E3, Oriental Plaza, 1 East Chang An Avenue


All materials and lectures will be delivered in English.

*The program’s lectures and field studies are subject to change according to the actual conditions.




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