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13TH ANNUAL 

COLUMBIA CHINA

BUSINESS

CONFERENCE

第十三届

哥伦比亚大学

中国商业论坛

NAVIGATING UNCHARTED WATERS: DISCUSS, DISCOVER, DECODE

变化中前行:对话、探索、破局

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THE 13TH CHINA BUSINESS CONFERENCE

NAVIGATING UNCHARTED WATERS: DISCUSS, DISCOVER, DECODE

The Columbia China Business Conference (CCBC), organized and sponsored by the Greater China Society of Columbia Business School (GCS), is one of the most influential China-related business conferences in North America. The conference was established in 2008 with a vision to enhance our participants’ understanding of China’s rapidly evolving business and economic environment, as well as to provide a platform for dialogue on key opportunities and challenges associated with doing business with and in China.

The 13th Annual Columbia China Business Conference will be held in April 2021. The conference will focus on discussing the challenges and solutions regarding the current state of China and the rest of the world to explore the uncharted waters of different industries. The conference will feature keynote speeches and panel discussions which span the spectrum of relevant industries including finance, tech, retail, and many more.

20+

SPEAKERS

7

PANELS

4

STREAMING

PARTNERS

 

2021 SPEAKERS

Fred Hu

Founder and Chairman, Primavera Capital Group; Former Chairman of Greater China and Partner, Goldman Sachs

Merit E. Janow

Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Professor of Professional Practice, International Economic Law & International Affairs

Zexiang Li

Professor, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, HKUST; Founder, Automation Technology Center & Robotics Institute, HKUST; Chairman, Googol Technology; Chairman, DJI

Roberta Lipson (CBS '78)

CEO and Founder, United Family Healthcare;

CEO, New Frontier Health (NYSE: NFH)

Edward Suning Tian

Co-Founder,

AsiaInfo Group

Wang Boming

President, Stock Exchange Executive Council (“SEEC”); Editor in Chief, Caijing Magazine

Lulu C. Wang (CBS '83)

Chief Executive Officer, Tupelo Capital Management LLC

Howard C. Yang

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Montage Technology

Joann Cheng

Chairwoman, Fosun Fashion Group; Vice President and Global Partner, Fosun Group

Gao Xiqing

Hongtian Chair Professor, School of Law, University of International Business & Economics (UIBE); Former President and Chief Investment Officer, China Investment Corporation 

Bruce C. N. Greenwald

Founding Director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing at Columbia Business School; Professor, Columbia Business School

Yusheng Han (CBS '11)

Founder and CEO, Burning Rock Biotech

Judy Liu

President of Farfetch Greater China; Global Executive Board Member

Xiaolu Liu

Founder,

NEIWAI

Li Lu (CBS '96)

Founder and Chairman,

Himalaya Capital 

Costis Maglaras

Dean,

Columbia Business School

Wan Ling Martello

Co-Founder and Partner, BayPine; Former EVP, Nestlé 

Yingyi Qian

Professor of Economics / Former Dean, Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management

Joseph Stiglitz

Professor, Columbia University; Laureate, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

Wei Sun Christianson

Managing Director, Co-CEO of Asia Pacific and CEO of China, Morgan Stanley

Yaqin Zhang

Chair Professor of AI Science & Dean, Institute for AI Research Industry (AIR), Tsinghua University; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences;

Former President, Baidu Inc; 

Former Chairman, Microsoft China

James Zhao

Founding Partner, 

LYFE Capital

Alex Zhou (CBS '11)

Partner,

Qiming Venture Partners

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AGENDA

DAY 01 - April 6th, 2021

DAY 02 - April 7th, 2021

DAY 03 - April 8th, 2021

DAY 04 - April 9th, 2021

*Speakers and panels subject to change

8:00 - 8:15 pm EDT 

Opening Remarks

Dean Costis Maglaras will deliver opening remarks to welcome our audiences and distinguished speakers

SPEAKER

Dean Maglaras, Dean, Columbia Business School

 8:30 - 10:00 am EDT

Outlook: China's Healthcare Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn unprecedented attention to the healthcare industry. As the world's second largest market, China’s healthcare industry is developing at an accelerating pace in this historical moment. From foundational research breakthrough to ever-expanding service applications, from investment to entrepreneurship, from traditional service formats to digital health - where are the key growth opportunities and challenges?

SPEAKERS

Yusheng Han (CBS'11) Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Burning Rock

Roberta Lipson (CBS'78), Founder and Chief Executive Officer, United Family Healthcare; CEO, New Frontier Health (NYSE: NFH)

James Zhao, Founding Partner, LYFE Capital

8:30 - 10:00 am EDT

The Tech Innovation in China

Digitization, platform economies, and artificial intelligence have induced structural changes to a wide range of sectors across the globe. Technology is more than a standalone industry, but rather, it has become the innovation engine of all traditional industries' evolutions. As a defining leading force, China’s technology sector is at a historical juncture of enormous potential and intense competition. What are the bottlenecks, risks, and exciting trends facing the Chinese technology companies? How should regulatory reform and talent development cater for this giant wave of transformation?

SPEAKERS

Zexiang Li, Professor, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, HKUST; Founder, Automation Technology Center & Robotics Institute, HKUST;

Chairman, Googol Technology; Chairman, DJI

Edward Suning Tian, Co-Founder, Asialnfo Group

Howard C. Yang, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Montage Technology 

Ya-Qin Zhang, Chair Professor of AI Science & Dean, Institute for AI Industry Research (AIR), Tsinghua University; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Former President, Baidu Inc; Former Chairman, Microsoft China

Alex Zhou (CBS'11), Partner, Qiming Venture Partners

8:20 - 9:30 pm EDT

Fireside Chat — Outlook: Globalization and China

With the continued development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, the world is evolving into the “second half” of the pandemic era. Countries are collaborating and clashing as we rebuild towards prosperity. How will the globalization be evolved in this new reality? What are some of the key areas of contention and collaboration? How would this arguably most important geopolitical relationship influence the progress of globalization in the coming decades?

SPEAKERS

Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University Laureate; Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

Yingyi Qian, Professor & Former Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

 
 
 

9:00- 10:30 pm EDT

30 Years of China's Capital Market: The History and Future

Since the establishment of Shanghai Stock Exchange in 1990, in a 30-year long journey, China has unveiled the second largest capital market with the largest number of participants globally. Looking back, from its exciting inception to a period of rapid growth, and to the current stage of institutionalization, what are the unique attributes, key challenges, and developmental areas of this fast-growing market? Looking into the future, what are the next reform milestones that China needs? What are the potential opportunities and challenges?

SPEAKERS

Gao Xiqing, Hongtian Chair Professor, School of Law, University of International Business & Economics; Former President and Chief Investment Officer, China Investment Corporation 

Fred Hu, Founder and Chairman, Primavera Capital Group; Former Chairman of Greater China and Partner, Goldman Sachs

Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Wei Sun Christianson, Managing Director, Co-CEO of Asia Pacific and CEO of China, Morgan Stanley

Wang Boming, President, Stock Exchange Executive Council (“SEEC”); Editor in Chief, Caijing Magazine

8:00 - 9:00 pm EDT

Fireside Chat – The Wu Forum: Wan Ling Martello and Lulu C. Wang

What are the key success factors of mastering women’s leadership in the workplace? What are the important lessons for multinational corporations to thrive in the Chinese market? In the new US-China reality, how do cross-border companies effectively grow and thrive?

SPEAKERS

Wan Ling Martello, Co-Founder and Partner, BayPine; Former EVP, Nestlé 

Lulu Chow Wang (CBS'83), Chief Executive Officer, Tupelo Capital Management LLC

8:30 - 10:00 pm EDT

Fireside Chat – Value Investing in China

Value investing principles are widely studied by market participants and academia, however, their practical application has long been intriguingly challenging. Home to value investing, Columbia Business School is at the frontier of value investing theoretical development and practical experimentation. Over the past decades, Columbia has produced generations of important thinkers and practitioners who advanced the value investing theory and philosophy. In an ever-changing and uncertain world, what are the potential advancements and unwavering fundamentals of value investing? How should practitioners realize value investing in China?

SPEAKERS

Li Lu (CBS'96), Founder and Chairman, Himalaya Capital

Bruce C. N. Greenwald, Founding Director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing at Columbia Business School; Professor, Columbia Business School

9:00 - 10:00 pm EDT

Capturing Growth in China: The New Consumers

The rise of new generations of consumers and innovation driven by new platforms and data analytics has brought about new business models and brand strategies in the Chinese retail sector. In China’s exciting and evolving consumer market, norms are constantly being challenged. What are the key trends of growth and disruption that every brand should watch out for? How should brands reap the benefits of these new opportunities?

SPEAKERS

Joann Cheng, Chairwoman, Fosun Fashion Group; Vice President and Global Partner, Fosun Group

Judy Liu, ​Global Executive Board Member, Farfetch; President, Farfetch China

Xiaolu Liu, Founder, NEIWAI

 
 
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