January 15, 2018

Join us on June 10 in Silicon Valley as we take an in-depth look at China's transformation and its implications for global business. This event will be hosted by Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and the Financial Times Outstanding Directors Conference.

With their perspectives gleaned from being inside China, CKGSB’s experts  will guide you through the Chinese government’s latest directives around centralization and innovation and help you grasp their potential impact on multinational companies and boards.

CKGSB’s Dean, Xiang Bing, will provide insight on the government’s role as the key influencer of China’s transformed economy. Prof. Li Wei, a leading world economist, will provide his translation of the government’s latest mandates and how practitioners should prepare to react.


As a result of attending this 3-hour course, attendees will:

  • Grasping the enormity of China’s transformation and its impact on global business
  • Gain a greater understanding of how to successfully do business within China by better understanding the role government plays in the business operations of multinational companies operating within China
  • Be exposed to the priorities the Chinese government has recently identified as critical foci for the next 10 years and its implications for businesses planning to work with/in China
  • Have the ability to immediately apply the new knowledge to their business 

FT-ODX remains the only conference exclusively for directors, making this a rare opportunity in which you can network with corporate board members and hear from highly experienced and respected directors.

Registration is limited; enroll today to reserve your seat.

Event Details:

June 10, 2014

Time: 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Four Seasons Silicon Valley

2050 University Avenue

East Palo Alto


U.S.A, 94303

Language: English

Maximum number of attendees: Limited, application required.

For More Information – please contact: Alan Chen :, : +1 646-627-7735 

Featured speakers:

Xiang Bing, CKGSB Founding Dean

Dr. Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and a Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), a leading business school in China with headquarters in Beijing, satellite campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen and representative offices in Hong Kong, London and New York. Established in November 2002 with generous support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, CKGSB is a not-for-profit organization and China’s first privately funded and faculty-governed business school. 

Under Dr. Xiang’s leadership, CKGSB has developed in under 10 years into a prominent business school with 49 world-class, full-time resident faculty members (33 regular and 16 visiting), whose per capita publications in top journals of management was ranked 6th globally during the period of 2005 to 2009. CKGSB’s alumni include more than 2,500 Chinese business leaders at the CEO and Chairman level, whose companies together generated more than USD 1 trillion in revenue in 2011. This figure represents about 13.7% of China’s GDP.  

Prior to joining CKGSB, Dr. Xiang was a 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. Dr. Xiang also served on the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  

Dr. Xiang’s research interests include the relationship between state and business, 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 the global implications of the transformation of China. His writings and cases on these subjects are considered among the most influential in China. 

In another area of interest, innovation in management education, Dr. Xiang has directly implemented and shaped several prominent programs and institutions in China. In this capacity he has played an important role in developing China’s management education sector, in particular EMBA programs in China. 

He is an independent board member of a number of companies listed in Hong Kong, mainland China and the US. He also serves as 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 FDC business school in Brazil. 

Dr. Xiang’s insights are often requested for speaking engagements at influential forums and conferences in China and around the world. Past speaking appearances have included forums held by the Asia Society, Deutsch Bank, the Conference Board, the World Economic Forum, The Economist conferences, FT conferences, Forbes annual conferences, the Boao Forum, Asia House (UK) and the BRICs Annual Forum. He has offered commentary for CCTV (China), Phoenix TV, CNN, Businessweek, the Financial Times, the New York Times and L’Agence France-Presse (AFP).   

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, IBM (China), GE (China), Siemens (China), Goldman Sachs (Asia), Clifford & Chance, Cummins, DFS, Lenovo, Bank of China and China Railway Construction Corporation.   

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. 

Prof. Li Wei, Professor of Economics

Dr. Li Wei is a professor of economics and emerging markets finance and Director of the Case Center at CKGSB. He formerly served as a professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia.

Previously, he was a research associate at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Studies and taught at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

 Li’s research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Comparative Economics.

He wrote the book Investing in Emerging Markets, published by the CFA Institute (formerly the Association for Investment Management and Research). His research insights have been featured in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and CNNfn.

His interests in research include: Comparison of Reform Strategies and Economic Performance in China and Eastern Europe; Impact of Managerial Incentives and Market Competition on Firm Performance; Linkage between Financial Market Development and Taxation; Valuation in Emerging Markets; Corruption; Telecommunications Privatization.

Dr. Li earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.

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