CKGSB’s Dean Xiang Bing and Associate Dean Wang Yijiang to speak at the 2013 Boao forum
April 2, 2013

The Founding Dean of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, XIANG Bing, will attend this year’s Boao Forum and moderate a private dialogue between CEOs and the governors of several Chinese provinces.

He will be joined at the Forum by CKGSB’s Associate Dean, WANG Yijiang, who will lead a roundtable discussion on China’s reform agenda– which will be broadcast on CCTV News–and serve as a panelist on a forum discussing how to curb China’s property market.

Founded in 2001, the Boao Forum for Asia has become Asia’s leading gathering of high-level representatives from government, business and academia. The 2013 Boao Forum is notable for the appearance of new Chinese President Xi Jinping, who will deliver a keynote address during the opening ceremonies on April 6. Other foreign leaders and heads of government who will attend the 2013 forum include:

  • Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
  • President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev
  • Myanmar President U Thein Sein
  • Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso
  • Zambian President Michael Sata
  • Finnish President Sauli Niinisto
  • Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto
  • Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen
  • New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
  •  Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
  • Algerian Speaker of the Council of the Nation Abdelkader Bensalah
  • Chairman of the State Great Hural of Mongolia Zandaakhuu Enkhbold

The event will also feature business leaders from around the world, including:

  • Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management
  • Michael Treschow, Chairman, Unilever
  • CHANG Zhenming, Chairman, CITIC Group Corporation
  • Olof Persson, President & CEO, Volvo Group
  • Carlos Brito, CEO, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO, Schneider Electric
  • Martin Lau, President, Tencent

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