Corporate/Institutional Sponsors

Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive ICT solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.

Huawei Enterprise is one of Huawei's three Business Groups (BGs). By leveraging Huawei's strong R&D capabilities and comprehensive technical expertise, we openly cooperate with partners in the enterprise business domain. We understand customer needs and are committed to providing wide-ranging and efficient ICT solutions and services to enterprise customers of all sizes. Our customers are leaders in many vertical markets, such as government and public sector organizations, finance, transportation, electric power, energy, commercial businesses, and ISPs. Huawei's leading solutions and services cover IP network infrastructure, unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), and innovations in cloud computing & data center management.

Moving forward, Huawei Enterprise will work with its global enterprise customers and partners to jointly embrace the challenges brought about by ICT transformations, build a favorable industry ecosystem, and promote the development of the ICT industry and society at large.


Founded in 2003, Hony Capital is a pioneer in China’s home grown private equity industry. Sponsored by Legend Holdings, a leading Chinese conglomerate, Hony has blazed the trail in formulating private equity investment strategies suitable for Chinese conditions by combining a deep understanding of local environment and people with global resources and international best practices. Today, with over USD 6.8 billion in assets under management across 7 funds and investments in over 60 companies, Hony is a leading China-focused private equity firm.

Adhering to the “value creation” investment philosophy, Hony partners with managers and entrepreneurs to build their businesses into sustainable leaders in respective industries. Hony focuses on sectors where it has developed expertise: pharmaceuticals and healthcare, consumer & retail, media & entertainment, financial services, construction materials, machinery, and alternative energy & resources.

Over the course of past investment practice, Hony has identified opportunities and developed successful investment models in following areas: 1) Buyout and privatization of Chinese SOE’s, 2) Growth capital investments in private companies, 3) Cross border investments with China focus.


Holiland LLC was founded in 1992 and is now China’s largest bakery chain, with more than 1000 stores and 9000 employees nationwide. The company pioneered automated production processes, tailoring western-style cakes to local tastes and reviving Chinese traditional pastries to be more healthy and trendy. The company also branched out to philanthropy in 2006 and created an environment foundation aimed to educate the youth of environmental matters.


China Young Development Program (CYDP) is committed to foster the growth of young talents in a global learning community. With transformational value education, CYDP has trained hundreds of excellent college and EMBA students from top universities in Mainland, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, and other areas. Their common denominators are a record of achievements and demonstrated leadership. We work with colleagues from Harvard University, Columbia University, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Cambridge, and other world-class institutes. Our educational partner in USA is American International Education & Exchange Association (AiEEA). We are grateful to receive support from leading international companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and IBM. CYDP welcomes inquiries from corporations and educational institutes looking to create innovative educational programs together.



Strategic Renaissance 21 (SR21) is a non-profit research and assessment group assembled to advise and facilitate the development of a comprehensive, long term national strategy that is based on America’s core values and embraced by the American people, their government and commerce.

Based on the fundamentals of research, thesis, debate, reason and charting a course for stability, SR 21 will engage multiple networks in the U.S. and around the world to encourage peace in the framework of respect for cultures, interactive economy and security, and responsibility based on a respect for the rules of discourse. Center to the SR 21 engagement will be the U.S. interaction with Pacific Asia.


A.T. Kearney is a global team of forward-thinking, collaborative partners that delivers immediate, meaningful results and a long-term transformational advantage to our clients and colleagues. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors on CEO-agenda issues to the world’s leading organizations across all major industries and sectors. Our work is always intended to provide a clear benefit to the organizations we work with in both the short and long term. We focus our resources, leverage our global scale, and drive excellence in all we do while enhancing our partner-like culture to ensure we are collaborative, authentic, and forward-thinking. A.T. Kearney has 57 offices in major business centers in 39 countries.We are 3,000 people strong worldwide, with 2,200 consultants who have broad industry experience and come from leading business schools. In Greater China, we have three offices (Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong) and 100 plus consultants.

A.T. Kearney China: http://www.atkearney.cn/


The Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business serves as the focal point for Columbia Business School’s major international programs and initiatives and supports, sponsors and promotes thought leadership and frontier research on topics related to the global economy and business. The Chazen Institute plays a leading role in shaping international business policy and education through research, symposia and conferences, experiential learning programs, curricular innovation and the creation of intellectual content and its translation to wider international business communities.


Columbia Business School Asian Alumni Club’s mission is to strengthen the role of Columbia Business School and its alumni in business development relating to Asia Pacific.

CBS Asian Alumni Club: http://www7.gsb.columbia.edu/alumni/network/clubs/asian-alumni-club


Strategic Partners at Columbia University

Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CUCSSA) was established in 1996 as an officially recognized student group. Now it is one of the biggest and most prominent overseas Chinese organizations on the east coast of the United States. Besides Columbia students, CUCSSA also has members of Columbia Chinese alumni and overseas Chinese who have joined the organization.

The Greater China Initiatives (GCI) of School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University has been aiming to promote interaction and discussion among students interested in the economy, politics, culture and media of the Greater China region. GCI seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the American and Chinese youth in both academic and professional arenas. Moreover, GCI seeks to improve the US academic and business world's understanding of China's changing social, economic and business world, particularly in multilateral relations and political.

Asia-Pacific Development Society (CUASIA) is a student organization affiliated with Columbia University. We devote ourselves to creating and building innovative international programs that facilitate the communication and exchange between the citizens in the United States and those in the Asia-Pacific region.

Future China Initiative (FCI) is Originated from Teachers College Chinese Student Club (1913), Future China Initiative is a student organization serving Chinese students and scholars. Its mission is to focus on the development of, and to set a stage for, members to make contributions to the community and the society. It promotes the cooperation of people from different fields, and creates projects to use knowledge for the public good, especially in the educational exchange between U.S. and China.

Media Partners

Caixin Media Company Limited is a media group dedicated to providing financial and business news and information through periodicals, online content, mobile apps, conferences, books, and TV/video programs. Caixin Media aims to blaze a trail that helps traditional media prosper in the new media age through integrated multimedia platforms.

21st Century Media Corporation is one of the largest media conglomerates in China,operates four online media platforms, China Business Radio, and six national business publications including 21st Century Business Herald and Forbes China. With more than 480 editorial staff members and 20 awards for Excellence in Journalism, it is considered as an institutional journalism excellence hybrid in China. Headquartered in Guangzhou, 21st Century Media has regional offices in Beijing and Shanghai, with news bureaus in most major cities in China, and 10 overseas reporter stations. Over the past ten years, 21st Century Media has built 12 printing facilities across China, and extended its distribution network nationwide.

Special Thanks to Other Partners

1144953 3 2x 1144953 1 2x 1144953 2 2x

[email protected] 2009-2013 Greater China Sociery, Columbia University.All rights resered.