Despite concerns of the sell-off in emerging markets stocks, China’s slowing growth and the US-China trade war, Silicon Valley’s most notable investors stayed bullish on investment opportunities. On August 31, Cheung Kong Graduates School of Business’s Chuang Community hosted Helen Liang, Managing Partner of FoundersX Capital, Ram Parameswaran, Partner of Altimeter Capital, and Luis Guilherme Ronchel Soares, Founding Partner of Nucleo Capital spoke of the future on investment trends at a talk titled, “China, US, India, Brazil: Global Outlook for Investment Trends and Opportunities” in Beijing.
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), one of China’s leading business schools, hosted a special conference in Seoul on August 27 to celebrate the inauguration of its alumni association in South Korea. The event was attended by over 100 notable alumni at home and abroad, and CKGSB’s Founding Dean Xiang Bing and President of Incheon National University Cho Dong-Sung presented extensive insights in a forum titled ‘The New Global Order: The Role of Confucian Economic Bloc.’
With the rapid global evolution of digital media, brands have more ways than ever to differentiate themselves. Global Branding in the Digital Era, a program presented jointly by CKGSB and Yale School of Management, the leading business schools of China and the US, and WPP, the global leader in marketing services, guides CMOs and other C-suite executives from China, the US and elsewhere to build and lead customer-focused organizations for today’s digital era.
CKGSB’s DBA, EMBA, FMBA and MBA Program will now award the Philanthropy Scholarship each year to talents who have demonstrated a commitment to the environment and to ethical business leadership, aimed at attracting ambitious, global talents with a philanthropic spirit who intend to create value for society.
Xiang Bing, Founding Dean of CKGSB, and Laura Tyson, Interim Dean of UC Berkeley’s Hass School of Business, had a dialogue on trade between the US and China during the CKGSB CEO Program’s US Module in UC Berkeley on August 6th.
Experts, business leaders and policymakers stayed optimistic on the future of Sino-European trade relations at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business’ 5th China Economic Symposium in London on 19 July 2018, co-hosted with the Institute of Directors (IoD). The event saw close to 300 distinguished guests and high-profile speakers including H.E. Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador of China to the UK, Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, Tatiana Krylova, Head of the Enterprise Branch at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and Xiang Bing, the Founding Dean of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
On July 17th and 18th, CKGSB hosted its 5th Marketing Research Camp at the Langham Shenzhen. The research camp summoned over 30 marketing academics from top universities in the US, Canada, mainland China and Hong Kong. The two-day camp provided professors and scholars with high level paper presentation and unique company visit experience.
With the popularity of Bitcoin, policies on cryptocurrency have become a hot issue. eDaily, a widely-read South Korean daily focused on business and economics, published an article analyzing the reason why the Chinese government’s financial policy is focused on controlling cryptocurrency. The article references an article from CKGSB Knowledge, “Blocking Bitcoin: Why China’s Cryptocurrency Ban Could be Here to Stay”, and mentioned both Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and the school’s publication CKGSB Knowledge as the sources of the article.
One of Korea’s most widely-read weekly business magazines, Economic Review, highlighted the power of sponsorships from Chinese corporations at this year’s World Cup in Russia. Despite the fact that China’s soccer team did not play on the fields, many Chinese corporations saw this world event as an opportunity to drive brand awareness thought sponsorships, paying a whopping USD 835 million to the organizing body. This is a symbol of China’s confidence in its own brand and economic strength as they actively expand overseas. The article cites CKGSB Knowledge as the source on materials related to growing confidence in “Made in China”.
The 1st cohort of China Start has brought together 22 attendees from 9 countries. The global entrepreneurs had received ultimate standard of China insight knowledge during a 5-day intensive courses from China’s economy experts (the CKGSB faculty), pitched to international institutional and angel investors, and had the opportunity to visit global conglomerates Alibaba, Tencent and JD.com. China Start, the first program of its kind has truly opened the doors for the world’s most forward-thinking entrepreneurs, allowing them to gain a first-hand experience of China’s vast and exciting market.
CKGSB has officially launched China’s first Master of Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation (METI) program, with more than 30 students taking the inaugural class at CKGSB’s Shenzhen campus. The program is being run in collaboration with UC Berkeley and the Songshan Lake International Robot Industry Base, China’s leading R&D center for industrial robotics.
The fourth China Start program for European entrepreneurs has been successfully completed with another cohort of professionals energized about the prospects for engaging with the China market. Taking place in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, this year’s program comprised of lectures from CKGSB’s world-class faculty, company visits to some of China’s top companies and live pitching sessions, attended by some of China’s wealthiest investors.