The World in 2030 and Beyond – Trends Amidst the Changing Global Order

  • Date: October 11, 2022 8:00 pm
  • Location: CKGSB English Website
  • Language: English

About this event

Today, we live in an era of tectonic transformations, in which we are witnessing digital revolutions, the reshaping of social structures, reconstruction of global trade, shifting geopolitics, and grave climate issues. Amidst these changes and the uncertainty they bring, what will our world look like in 2030 and beyond? Most importantly, how can we prepare for it?

We have invited Dr. Mauro F. Guillén, Dean of Judge Business School, Cambridge University and previously a tenured professor of Wharton, and Dr. Xiang Bing, Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, for a dialogue on the trends we should watch for now and in the future, particularly after the grave impact the COVID-19 pandemic has caused. They will provide insight into how the aging population, uneven distributions of wealth, technological innovations, and shake up of the global supply chain will affect market opportunities. This dialogue will help business leaders to better understand the impact of the pandemic and how to identify business opportunities, so as to attain certainty among the uncertainty.

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Key Topics:

  • • Where will the world be in the year 2030?
  • • What are some of the biggest trends today that will shape the future? What role has the COVID-19 pandemic played in driving these trends? vWhat role will population changes play in markets globally? What opportunities do they present for companies?
  • • How is wealth distribution shifting globally? In which markets do we anticipate a growing middle class—which leads to a growing consumer market—and where do we see an increase in high-net worth individuals?
  • • Are nations embracing globalization or emphasizing self-reliance?
  • • How will technological progress and the monopoly of core technologies affect future development?
  • • What do global migration trends mean and will they address or exacerbate some of the major problems facing the world today?
  • • What role is Asia playing in shaping global trends?
  • • How should business leaders respond to the changing world?
  • • How should entrepreneurs balance business operations with social responsibility?
  • • What role should business schools play amidst these global changes?


Date: October 11th, 20:00-21:45 China Time
Location: CKGSB English Website
Language: English




Founding Dean and Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor of China Business and Globalization, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

PhD, University of Alberta

Dr. Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Under his leadership, CKGSB has evolved from a fledgling school to one of the most influential business schools in China with a global reputation since 2002.

Renowned as a foremost authority on China’s business and economy, Dr. Xiang serves as the first opening keynote speaker at the Harvard College China Forum in 2018 and 2023 and the Penn Wharton China Summit in 2023, the closing keynote speaker at the Columbia China Forum in 2024, the first closing keynote speaker at the Harvard College China Forum in 2024, and the closing keynote speaker at the SCMP China Conference on US-China Relations in New York City in 2019. Additionally, he was the First Co-Chairman for the Ditchley Foundation Annual Forum in 2018. He was also a lunch keynote speaker for the Foreign Policy Association’s Board of Trustees in 2018.

Dr. Xiang has served as an independent board member to several listed companies, including four Fortune Global 500 companies. He was a member of the Global Board of Trustees for United Way Worldwide (US) during 2011-2017.

His research interests include innovations from China, globalization of Chinese companies, China-US relations, economic disruption, social innovation, and the next-generation unicorns.

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Mauro F. Guillén

Dean of Judge School of Business, University of Cambridge; Former Zandman Professor at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

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