CKGSB Knowledge Series Event: 2018 China Global Impact Forum with CKGSB Founding Dean Xiang Bing
2018-06-08  - Silicon Valley

2018 China Global Impact Forum
in partnership with the HYSTA Charter Member Club


Professor Xiang Bing

Founding Dean, CKGSB and

Mr. Ken Wilcox

Former CEO, Silicon Valley Bank

Thursday, February 22, 2018
2:00PM – 5:30PM (PST)

Fenwick & West LLP, Conference Room 101
400 Castro St, Mountain View CA 94041

To attend this complimentary event, kindly register by emailing Alan Chen at

CKGSB in partnership with HYSTA Charter Member Club cordially invites you to join us at the upcoming private “2018 China Global Impact Forum.”

CKGSB Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization Xiang Bing will be the keynote speaker and also engage in a Fireside Chat on “The Global Impact of Tech & Innovation in U.S. and China” with Mr. Ken Wilcox, Former CEO of Silicon Valley Bank. 

The China Global Impact Forum will focus on the following themes:

  • China’s Transformation and Its Implication
  • China-U.S. Scientific and Technological Exchange
  • Industrial Upgrading in New Era

This event will bring together around 100 attendees, with other high-profile speakers joining Dean Xiang and Mr. Wilcox, including:

  • Jack Jia, board member at HYSTA and CEO at Musely Inc;
  • Xiaochun Chen, partner at Plug& Play (China);
  • Other board members from Asia Society.

HYSTA Charter Member Club is the core and the most influential group of the HYSTA community, with an elite network of industry leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs and global company executives. HYSTA Charter Member Club aims to bring together HYSTA’s top technology and business resources to promote cross-border exchange of ideas and collaborative initiatives between China and the United States.

2:20-2:25 P.M. Opening Remarks by Jack Jia, Board of Director at HYSTA, Founder & CEO at Musely Inc
2:25-2:33 P.M. Opening Remarks by Liyou Zha, Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco
2:35-2:40 P.M. Opening Remarks by Echo Cheng
2:40-3:10 P.M. Keynote: “China’s Transformation and Its Global Implication” by Xiang Bing, Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at CKGSB
3:10-3:40 P.M. Fireside Chat: “The Global Impact of Tech & Innovation in U.S and China” by Xiang Bing, Ken Wilcox, and Jack Jia
3:40-4:20 P.M. Panel 1: “Opportunities and Challenges of China-US Cross-Border Investment” by Feng Lin, Shawn Chen, and Jack Xu
4:20-5:00 P.M. Panel 2: “Sino-US Tech Exchange and Industrial Upgrading” by Chenggang Xu, Henry Cao, Ren Wu, and Wei Wang


Dr. Xiang Bing
Founding Dean, CKGSB
Professor of China Business and Globalization
Director of the Center on China and Globalization

Dr Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). CKGSB is China’s first independent, non-profit business school that applies a management model common among most globally-leading business schools. CKGSB maintains a campus in Beijing and locations in Shanghai and Shenzhen, in addition to representative offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.

Dr Xiang has played an important role in developing and innovating China’s management education sector. Prior to joining CKGSB, Dr Xiang was Professor of Accounting at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he pioneered the school’s Executive MBA program. He was also one of the seven founding faculty members of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. Previously, Dr Xiang served on the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Dr Xiang’s research interests include state and business relations, the reform of state-owned enterprises, innovation and the role of the private sector in China. He is a leading authority on Chinese business, innovations in China, the globalization of Chinese companies and global implications of China’s transformation. Dean Xiang is also a key advocator of ‘New Business Civilization’ (新商业文明). His writings and cases on these subjects are considered among the most influential in China.

He has been an independent board member of a number of companies listed in Hong Kong, mainland China and the US (including two Global Fortune 500 companies). He is also a member of the boards of trustees for The United Way Worldwide (US) and for Asia House (UK), as well as a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) and a Counselor for the One Young World Summit in Dublin.

Dr Xiang has served as keynote speaker or panelist at influential forums and conferences in China and around the world. Recent speaking appearances have included forums held by the World Economic Forum, Asia Society, Committee of 100 (US), Deutsche Bank, The Conference Board, Yale CEO Summit, Harvard Kennedy School, The Economist, Financial Times, Global Pension Forum, the Boao Forum, Asia House (UK) and the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (Russia). He has offered commentary for the Financial Times, the New York Times, Bloomberg, BBC, CNN, the Sunday Times, CCTV (China), Phoenix TV, El Mundo, El Pais and L’Agence France-Presse (AFP), among other global media.

He has worked with many leading companies to offer consulting and training in China and globally. These companies include China Mobile, China Telecom, Huawei Technologies, TCL, Midea, Petro China, CNOOC, Ernst & Young, IBM (China), GE (China), Siemens (China), Goldman Sachs (Asia), Clifford Chance, Cummins, DFS, Lenovo, Bank of China and China Railway Construction Corporation, among others. 

Dr Xiang received his PhD in business administration from the University of Alberta in Canada and his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China.

Mr. Ken Wilcox
Former CEO, Silicon Valley Bank

Ken Wilcox has been president and CEO of SVB Financial Group since January 2000. He joined Silicon Valley Bank in 1990 when he co-founded the company’s East Coast Technology Division. In this role, Wilcox managed the first regional office of Silicon Valley Bank and was responsible for all lending activity east of the Mississippi River. Upon promotion to chief banking officer in 1997, Wilcox moved from Massachusetts to California and became president and CEO within four years. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank, Wilcox spent two years as a member of the Technology Lending Group with the Bank of New England and five years at Shawmut Bank in Boston. Prior to his banking career, Wilcox was a professor of German at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wilcox received a bachelor’s degree in German studies from Oakland University and a Ph.D. in German Studies from The Ohio State University. He also earned a master’s of business administration from Harvard Business School. Wilcox is a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Asia Society and the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. He is also an executive committee and board member of both the Bay Area Council and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. 


Alan Chen
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