On behalf of the 2012 China Business Conference Committee and the Greater China Society (GCS) at Columbia Business School, we cordially invite you to our 5th Annual China Business Conference – “The China Model for the Next Decade” at Columbia University’s Morningside campus on March 31st (Saturday), 2012.
Our conference will provide an opportunity to discuss and debate the opportunities and challenges facing China’s rapidly developing economy, which eclipsed Japan as the world’s second largest economy in 2010. Through a series of keynote speeches, specialist panels, and social events—all featuring distinguished leaders from industry, government, and academia with unparalleled experience in China—we will explore a wide-range of complex issues related to the macro-economy, capital markets, venture capital, private equity, green energy, clean technology, and investment banking.
The Annual China Business Conference, sponsored by Columbia Business School and the Greater China Society, is the largest student-run China business conference on the East Coast. It aims to elevate understanding of China’s rapidly emerging economy and a host of related business issues, including China’s current business environment and the opportunities and challenges this brings for both Chinese locals and multinationals. This year we will particularly focus on the topic of the “China Model”.
As China continues to grow after three decades of economic expansion, many economists and business leaders have sought to define and understand the “China Model”, a unique structure and force driving such growth. What does the “China Model” entail? What is the theoretical and empirical evidence supporting such a model? How sustainable and universal could it be? By drawing from experiences doing business in or with China, the Conference invites prominent speakers from both China and the U.S. to debate on the different interpretations of the “China Model,” and to design the economic path for China’s next transformative decade.
Through keynote speeches and industry panels, the conference will explore the theme from various angles: How will the environment change for entrepreneurs in China? How does the global capital market evaluate the opportunity and risk China presents? What is going to be the hallmark of some key industries such as consumer goods and real estate? What implications does the “China Model” have for the world?
We are most honored to have the contribution of a distinguished group of keynote speakers and panelists, who bring a wealth of real experience and insight to share with our participants. We would also like to express our sincere appreciation for the generous support of our sponsors who have made the conference possible. Finally, we would like to acknowledge the tremendous energy and dedication of our conference team.
We look forward to seeing you at the Low Memorial Library at Columbia University!
Greater China Society Co-presidents
Troy Xinxing Chen
China Business Conference Co-chairs
Lorie Ruoyang Yin
Teresa Zhuojun Wang