Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and Australia’s Victorian Government have formally announced a collaboration aimed at enhancing ties and a deeper understanding between Chinese and Australian businesses.
The partnership will consist of collaboration on events and executive education programs to address business opportunities and challenges of interest to Chinese and Australian executives. The partnership kicked off with a first joint event—the China-Australia Workshop—that was held on April 16 at CKGSB’s Beijing Campus. The workshop featured an all-female delegation of 15 Australian entrepreneurs from Victoria, in addition to Chinese executives, who make up CKGSB’s elite alumni network in the country.
Lisa Renkin (left), Deputy Commissioner of Victoria Government Trade
& Investment, and Teng Bingsheng, Associate Dean for CKGSB Asia,
announced the collaboration at a workshop and panel event.
CKGSB Associate Dean and Professor of Strategic Management Teng Bingsheng, who delivered a keynote speech at the April 16 workshop, applauded the collaboration. “We are delighted and honored to work with Australia’s Victorian Government, because our cooperation will facilitate ties and understanding between Chinese and Australian businesses, which will, in turn, strengthen mutually beneficial business and trade relations between the two countries,” Professor Teng said. “This collaboration will offer fantastic opportunities. As the leading business school in China, our alumni are not only able to invest in Victoria in the future, but also take advantage of all that Victoria has to offer.”
Lisa Renkin, Deputy Commissioner of Victoria Government Trade & Investment indicated, “Today, the Victorian Government is pleased to form a strategic alliance with CKGSB to further our shared aims in the region – with a strong commitment to strengthening our business community’s engagement in China and continuing to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, we are delighted to work with centers of excellence such as CKGSB and look forward to welcoming a delegation from the school to Melbourne in 2019. “
Established in Beijing in November 2002 with support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, CKGSB is China’s first faculty-governed and independent business school. CKGSB boasts more than 40 full-time professors, many of whom previously held tenured faculty positions at leading business schools such as Wharton and Yale. Their research has provided the basis for more than 400 case studies of both China-specific and global issues. CKGSB also stands apart for its unmatched alumni network. More than half of CKGSB’s 10,000+ alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, collectively, they lead one fifth of China’s 100 most valuable brands. Headquartered in Beijing, CKGSB is also located in Shanghai, Shenzhen, New York, Hong Kong and London. The school offers the following innovative courses: MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA, Business Scholars Program (DBA), and Executive Education programs. For more information, please visit http://english.ckgsb.edu.cn/.
About Australia’s Victoria State Government
Victoria has a thriving entrepreneurial community, with a powerful combination of scientific research, high tech design and manufacturing, and innovative thinkers. Victoria has become Australia’s leading centre for innovation and entrepreneurship, and has a strong supply of start-up accelerators. Victorian government agency Launch Vic is leading the development of a globally-connected start-up ecosystem in Victoria.
Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria has been the most liveable city in the world for the past 7 consecutive years. Due to a dynamic, competitive business environment and broad economic base, Victoria has generated consistent and sustainable economic growth. Victoria has a rich legacy of commercial success, it is known for its highly skilled workforce, a multicultural, affluent and fast-growing population, close proximity and links to the Asia region, world recognised liveability, world-class infrastructure and an education city.