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, 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 Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). CKGSB is China’s first faculty-governed, independent and private business school with headquarters in Beijing, campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen and representative offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.

He has served as an independent board member of a number of companies (including four Fortune Global 500 companies) listed in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United States. He is a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) in Brazil, a member of the Global Advisory Board of Yonsei School of Business in Korea, a member of the International Advisory Council for the Royal Academy of Management (RAM) in Oman, a member of the Advisory Board of Asia House in London and a Counselor for One Young World Summit in Dublin. He was a member of the Board of Trustees for United Way Worldwide (US) from 2011-2017.

Dr. Xiang’s research interests include the reform of state-owned enterprises, innovation and the role of the private sector in China, and economic disruptions. He is a leading authority on China business, innovations in China, globalization of Chinese companies, China’s development models, global implications of China’s transformation, social innovation, economic disruptions, China-US relations, global trade and investment systems and global governance. His writings and cases on these subjects are considered among the most influential in China and beyond.

Dr. Xiang has served as keynote speaker at influential forums and conferences around the world. These events include Harvard China Forum (closing keynote, 2017; first keynote, 2018; opening keynote, 2019; first keynote, 2023; Harvard University), Morgan Stanley Twenty-first Century Asia Pacific Summit (November 16-17, Singapore; keynote), SCMP China Conference: USA 2019 (December 10, 2019; New York City; closing keynote), FT Banking Summit 2017 (November 30, 2017; London; closing keynote), CKGSB-Brookings US-China Forum 2016 (December 14, 2016; New York City; opening keynote & Dialogue with Dr. Henry Kissinger) and US Committee of 100 Annual Conference 2016 (April 16, 2016; Los Angeles; opening keynote). He has been invited to prestigious webinars such as Bo’ao Dialogue 2020, Asian Leadership Conference 2020, 2022 and 2023 (Seoul, Korea), World Knowledge Forum 2021 (Seoul, Korea) and World Chinese Economic Summit 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

He has participated in many prominent closed-door conferences, including Ditchley Foundation Annual Forum (2010, 2012, 2018 (First Co-Chairman) and 2021), Yale CEO Summit (2016) and Rome Roundtable (2017—2020 and 2022). He was also an invited speaker for forums such as the World Economic Forum, Bo’ao Forum for Asia and Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, and for institutions like the Foreign Policy Association (September 27, 2018; New York City; lunch keynote for members of the Board of Trustees), Center for Strategic and International Studies (September 28, 2018; Washington D.C.; lunch keynote and roundtable panelist) and Pheu Thai Party in Thailand (September 2, 2019; Bangkok; a special talk for 350 parliament members).

Dr. Xiang was named the “China Philanthropist of the Year” in 2018, 2020 and 2022 by China Philanthropy Times. He was awarded the “Vanguard for Social Responsibilities” in 2020 by Southern Weekly.

Dr. Xiang received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Alberta in Canada, and his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. 

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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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