The 2014 University of Chicago Alumni Club China Summit·Market Reform and Innovation was held at the Beijing Center on December 6. Over 170 alumni from across Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan attended this successful reunion event. With “Market Transformation and Innovation” as its theme, the summit provided an excellent platform and opportunity to strengthen communication and develop friendships through substantial discussion on topics included healthcare, real estate, overseas investment and acquisition, communication/media/technology, capital markets, the culture industry, and consumer products.
Dr. Justin Yifu Lin (Econ ’86), Vice Chairman, All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Honorary Dean and Professor, National School of Development(NSD), Peking University, former Cheif Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank, attended the summit and delivered the keynote speech.
Mr. Bin Qi, Director General, Department of International Affairs, China Securities Regulatory Commission, who obtained his MBA from the Booth School of Business, shared his observations of China’s stock market with his fellow schoolmates.
Dali Yang, Professor of Political Science and Faculty Director of the UChicago Center in Beijing, welcomed the guests on behalf of the Beijing Center, and Michael Kulma, Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives at the University of Chicago, delivered welcoming remarks on behalf of President Robert Zimmer.
The summit was organized by the University of Chicago Beijing Alumni Club, led by Paul Wang.
9:00 – 10:00 Opening
MC: Walter Hu, Partner, Huitong Capital
Paul Wang, Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm, and President, University of Chicago Beijing Alumni ClubPaul
Dali L. Yang, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago, and Faculty Director, University of Chicago Center in Beijing
Welcoming Remarks by Michael Kulma, Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives, on behalf of President Robert Zimmer, University of Chicago
Justin Yifu Lin, Vice Chairman, All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Honorary Dean and Professor, National School of Development(NSD), Peking University, former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of theWorld Bank
Bin Qi, Director General, Department of International Affairs, China Securities Regulatory Commission
10:00 – 11:00 Forum on Healthcare: Medical Innovation and Industrialization
11:15 – 12:15 Forum on Real Estate: Strategy Decision and Development Opportunities in the Silver Age of Real Estate Industry
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch & fitness activity
13:30 – 14:30 Forum on Overseas Investment and Acquisition: The Trend, Opportunities and Challenges of Overseas Acquisitions by Chinese Enterprises
14:45 – 15:45 Parallel Forums:
*Forum on Communication/Media/Technology: Opportunities and Traps in China’s Internet Investment
*Forum on Capital Market: Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect
16:00 – 17:00 Parallel Forums:
* Forum on Culture Industry: Cultural Industry Investment in the Era of Internet
*Forum on Consumer Products: The Development and Challenges in Traditional Consumption Industry
18:30 – 21:30 Presentation by Dali Yang, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago and Faculty Director, University of Chicago Center in Beijing
Wine reception, dinner, lucky draw, auction & performances
21:30 Summit concludes