The Annual China Business Conference, sponsored by Columbia Business School and 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 business issues related to China, including China’s current business environment and the opportunities and challenges these bring for both Chinese locals and multinationals.





The Greater China Society (GCS) is one of the largest regional student clubs at Columbia Business School (CBS). The Club is devoted to fostering a cultural and professional community for students who have an abiding interest in the Greater China region. Our mission is to build a strong and influential community by offering a combination of opportunities focused around three main pillars: career development, social activities, and community outreach.

We provide career development support for our members by organizing events with students, alumni, and companies. We host career panels, company-sponsored events, and invite guest speakers to discuss career opportunities with MBA students. Throughout the school year, we collaborate with financial services companies, consulting firms, other business enterprises, and not-for-profit organizations to create and promote career opportunities for members interested in Greater China-related internships and full-time opportunities. We recently launched an entrepreneurship program aimed at matching members interested in starting businesses with like-minds in the greater New York area.

We deliver a full calendar of social events for our members to build a strong community both within and across CBS, Columbia University, and the greater New York area. We organize social events such as Lunch with Professors, Harvest Moon and Chinese New Year Festival celebrations and food tastings to share the rich Chinese culture with the business school student body. At Columbia, we collaborate with peer organizations such as the Greater China Initiative (GCI) in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), the Chinese Law Students Organization at Columbia Law School, and the Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CUCSSA) on various joint initiatives. In addition, we help members and alumni stay in touch through CBS alumni organizations such as the CBS Asian Alumni Club and regional alumni clubs. To connect with our peer business schools, GCS hosts social events to welcome Greater China MBA students visiting or interning in New York.