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The China Business Conference (“CBC” or “Conference”), sponsored by the Columbia Business School in New York City, is one of the largest China-related business conferences organized by graduate-level business schools worldwide. CBC was established in 2008 with a vision to enhance participants’ understanding of China’s rapidly evolving business and economic environment, as well as to provoke constructive dialogs on key opportunities and challenges associated with doing business with China.
In March 2017, the Conference will focus on deriving meaningful predictions from reading the tell-tale signs of China’s current state of economic affairs, by featuring stimulating keynote speeches and panel discussions which span the spectrum of relevant industries including finance, cross-border commerce, real estate, tech, media and many more.Get Ticket
One of the most successful athletes in the world sports history, won 18 world champion titles on Table Tennis, including 4 Olympic Gold Medals. The first Chinese member in the Laureus World Sports Academy, serve as the Chairmean of Laureus Friends and Champions-China, and make earnest efforts to promote public welfare sports. Co-founder of Deng Yaping Sports Industrial Investment Fund.
Professor Ron Schramm has been conducting research related to China since the early 1990s and is on the faculty of the International Business School of Suzhou as an Associate Professor. He is PhD Program Director and also the MSc Economics program Director. He is on XJTLU’s Research Steering Committee and is Finance Editor for the International Journal of Emerging Markets. He had been on the faculty of Columbia Business School for over 27 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University (with honors) and Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy and PhD in Economics from Columbia University.
He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing (where he taught the first course ever in corporate valuation — 2003) ; a Visiting Scholar at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2000); and a Visiting Scholar at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1997). He is a Visiting Professor at Chinese-European International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai 2008-2015. In 2010, Professor Schramm taught the inaugural course in a new Kenyan EMBA program jointly sponsored by Columbia Business School, Goldman-Sachs and USIU. As an Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the early 1990s, Professor Schramm worked on debt workouts for heavily indebted countries and was instrumental in the reform of the foreign exchange system of Uganda. He has done consulting work for the World Bank. The course in corporate finance was offered in Nairobi, Kenya. He founded and led the China Business and Economy Group of the Harvard Club of New York City. Ron recently completed a textbook on China and the United States: The Chinese Macroeconomy and Financial System: A US Perspective Routledge/Taylor&Francis/ME Sharpe.
Professor Schramm has taught the widest range of courses of any faculty member at Columbia — having taught the PhD course in econometrics, forecasting, managerial economics, macroeconomics, international business, international financial management, international valuation and corporate finance. He was the first recipient of the prestigious Chazen Institute Award for case writing on an international topic. He has led Columbia’s MBA and EMBA course in China for over 13 years. In addition to his research related to China, Professor Schramm specializes in international financial management. As an Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the early 1990s, Professor Schramm worked on debt workouts for heavily indebted countries and was instrumental in the reform of the foreign exchange system of Uganda. He has done consulting work for the World Bank. He recently supervised the writing of over 40 business school cases at Kenyatta University in Kenya. He was Associate Director of Columbia’s Center for International Business Cycle Research where he wrote and edited numerous publications related to the international economic outlook. He is also CEO and founder of China Macro Finance in New York City.
Prior to join CreditEase, he was a Director of a multi asset multi strategy hedge fund ($7B AUM) in NYC. He also worked for Citi Capital Advisor (Citigroup Alternative Investment, with $30B AUM), UBS, etc. Frank has extensive experience in investment management, risk management, asset allocation, portfolio construction, and quantitative analysis. 现任宜信财富董事总经理，宜信财富投米RA首席投资官。 加入宜信前，王福星曾任美国一家管理70亿美元多策略多资产对冲基金总监。之前服务于花旗另类投资部，其部门管理花旗全球300亿美元的私募股权和对冲基金投资。之前也服务于瑞士银行等知名机构。王福星拥有十多年的投资管理、资产配置、风险管理、金融估价、并购、数量分析、管理咨询等经验。
Mr. Feller joined ZZ Capital International (“ZZCI”) in 2016 as the head of its North American operations. ZZCI is the global private equity arm of Zhongzhi Group, a privately owned diversified asset manager based in China with more than US$150 billion AUM. The firm leverages its unique relationships throughout China to deliver best-in-class partnership opportunities to businesses around the world. ZZCI has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, London, New York, and Tel Aviv.
Before joining ZZCI, Mr. Feller was an equity partner and Managing Director at Metalmark Capital, a firm established in 2004 by the former principals of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. While at Metalmark, Mr. Feller was involved in all aspects of the investment process, including transaction sourcing, evaluation, and execution across a variety of industries, including energy, healthcare, consumer, and industrials.
Prior to the formation of Metalmark, Mr. Feller was an executive at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and The Blackstone Group’s Private Equity group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Feller was an Analyst in Salomon Smith Barney’s Mergers and Acquisitions group.
在加入中植资本国际之前，菲勒先生曾经在Metalmark Capital担任董事总经理。Metalmark Capital成立于2004年，由摩根士丹利私募股权投资部门的前任高管创办。在Metalmark Capital期间，菲勒先生参与了能源、医疗、消费品及工业制造行业投资项目的全过程。在此之前，菲勒先生曾任职于摩根士丹利私募股权投资部、黑石集团私募股权基金部及所罗门美邦并购部。
Mr. Weiss is an Advisor to Sanpower Group, consulting on that company’s cross-border investment activities, and an Executive Director of the Board and Business Development Head at one of Sanpower's investee companies, Cordlife Group Limited. He has executed Sanpower’s investments in Brookstone Holdings, Cordlife and its pending acquisition of Dendreon. Mr Weiss has over 18 years of experience in the finance and investment sectors in the United States and Asia, and has worked on numerous M&A transactions with many Chinese companies, including China Development Bank Capital, China Resources Gas, China Southern Grid, SinoTruk and others. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Weiss was a Partner and Managing Director at cross-border private equity firm, Sailing Capital, China’s largest RMB fund primarily investing overseas. He also served as Managing Director of Morgan Stanley’s China mergers advisory unit and had held investment banking positions at Credit Suisse Group and Citigroup, where he transacted over $20 billion in M&A and capital markets transactions.
Richard Zhao currently serves as SVP & General Manager of Strategic Investment, leading the investment team of the Medical Device Division at Fosun Pharma. He has about 20 years’ experience in M&A, Business Development and Sales & Marketing Management on both global and regional levels. Prior to joining Fosun Pharma, he held various executive positions at Bayer Healthcare and Philips Healthcare, driving international business growth and expansion. Richard has been one of early explorers in the 1990’s to introduce and help multinational companies enter and operate in China through Shanghai Free Trade Zone. In addition, he also has in-depth understanding of the value of startups and innovation with his personal entrepreneur experience of establishing Lifevant Inc.
Mr. Zhao holds an MBA degree from CEIBS and received executive education (CPD) from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Bruce C. N. Greenwald holds the Robert Heilbrunn Professorship of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School and is the academic Director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing. Described by the New York Times as "a guru to Wall Street's gurus," Greenwald is an authority on value investing with additional expertise in productivity and the economics of information.
Greenwald has been recognized for his outstanding teaching abilities. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award which honors the best of Columbia's teachers for maintaining the University's longstanding reputation for educational excellence. His classes are consistently oversubscribed, with more than 650 students taking his courses every year in subjects such as Value Investing, Economics of Strategic Behavior, Globalization of Markets, and Strategic Management of Media.
Daisy Cai, Managing Partner at Baidu Ventures, is currently leading Baidu Ventures’ technology investments globally. Prior to joining Baidu Ventures, Daisy was China Partner at TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm. She sat on TA’s investment committee and manages TA’s China portfolio.
Ms. Cai was with Goldman Sachs Investment Partners in Hong Kong where, she has been leading TMT and consumer investments in Greater China. She also worked with Deutsche Bank Principal Investments and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
She holds six U.S. patents in semiconductor chip design. Ms. Cai earned a Bachelor of Engineering from Tsinghua University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
蔡薇女士为百度创投的管理合伙人，全面负责百度创投在全球范围内的投资策略和投资管理。 在加入百度创投之前，蔡薇曾经担任全球著名私募基金TA Associates的中国区合伙人，并作为TA Associates全球投资委员会的一员主管中国区的投资组合。
Dan Burstein co-founded Millennium Technology Value Partners with Sam Schwerin in 2002. He has been actively involved in many of Millennium's most important investments including Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), and led the firm's investment in Twitter (NYSE: TWTR).
Before Millennium, Dan was Senior Advisor at The Blackstone Group, where he worked for 12 years in a variety of capacities. Over the course of his career, he has been a consultant to the CEOs and senior executives of major global corporations including Sony, Toyota, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems.
During the last two decades, Dan has served on more than a dozen public and private company boards. He has also been a forum fellow at the World Economic Forum in Davos and has been honored many times for his books and journalistic work, including awards from the Overseas Press Club and Sigma Delta Chi. He and Sam Schwerin have co-authored several thought-leading articles and white papers on the Direct Secondary Market and the ever-growing, ever-evolving role of alternative liquidity solutions to address the needs of constituents in the venture capital ecosystem.
Dan has made personal venture capital investments since 1983, when he first worked as a consultant in Silicon Valley. He began making institutional venture capital investments in the second half of the 1990s. He articulated and led an investment thesis that focused on early stage companies building backbone infrastructure for the internet and enhancing the security, reliability, and user experience of the web. The small funds he led experienced extraordinary returns available in that time period for this investment thesis.
Ms. Yiting Liu is a Partner and the COO of Coalescence Partners, a U.S. based investment management company. Ms. Liu was previously a Founding Partner of HuiEn Capital and advised Chinese institutions and family offices looking to invest in the United States and/or to join ventures with U.S. institutions. Prior to HuiEn, Ms. Liu was a Co-Founder of Ray Shi Capital, an investment management company focused on small and mid-cap Chinese equities. Prior to Ray Shi Capital, Ms. Liu focused on the investment and management Vision Opportunity China Fund as the Vice President of Greater China. Ms. Liu had also worked at PepsiCo’s corporate strategy and development group, where she devised operational strategies and analyzed strategic acquisitions. Prior to PepsiCo, Ms. Liu worked at the Boston Consulting Group, a premier management consulting firm, where she developed solutions to key strategic and operational issues for world-class corporations.
Ms. Liu graduated from Harvard with honors in Applied Math with an Applied Field in Economics. She is a Board Member of the Asian Financial Society.
刘亦婷女士为Coalescence Partners的合伙人和首席运营官。在加入Coalescence Partners之前，刘女士曾联合创立了惠恩资本，专注于为中资机构投资美国或与美国企业合资提供咨询服务。刘女士在创办惠恩资本之前，作为睿识资本的创始人，有着对中国中小板上市公司多年的投资经验。刘女士还曾经在百事集团和波士顿咨询公司任职，对企业经营和策略尤其是跨国企业经营有着丰富的经验。
Dr. Richard-Weidong Ji is the co-founder and managing partner of All-Stars Investment Limited, which focuses on investing in the “all-star” companies in China’s Internet and consumer brand markets. The fund currently manages US$1 billion assets and has invested in the category leaders, such as Xiaomi, Didi Chuxing, Tujia (China’s answer to Airbnb), Meili Inc. (China’s top online fast fashion platform formed via a merger between Meilishuo and Mogujie), Truck Alliance and Lianlian Pay, as a value-added strategic investor. He was the managing director and the head of Asia-Pacific Internet/media investment research
季卫东博士为“全明星投资基金”的共同创始人和管理合伙人，该基金专注于投资中国互联网和消费行业的“明星公司”，并通过其吸引的“明星投资人”为企业带来增值。目前管理十亿美金资产，已投资的领袖企业包括小米，滴滴出行，途家（中国版的Airbnb）， 美丽联合（由美丽说和蘑菇街合并而成），货车帮，和连连支付等行业领袖。他曾任摩根士丹利董事总经理及亚太区媒体互联网行业的投资研究负责人。他在机构投资人（Institutional Investors）和格林威治（Greenwich Associates）媒体研究排名榜上名列前茅，获有iResearch“新经济最佳投资银行分析师”的称号，并被英国“金融时报”（Financial Times）评为亚洲软件与服务产业第一的选股专家（No. 1 stock picker），他还被Asiamoney等杂志评为软件和互联网业的亚洲第一团队。其观点被著名媒体，如华尔街日报，财经杂志，新浪及凤凰卫视广泛报导。他参与了十多家公司的上市工作，包括腾讯，阿里巴巴（B2B）、当当网，完美时空、盛大，人人网，学而思，欢聚时代（YY.com）和凤凰网。之前在高盛担任股票分析师，帮助其互联网投资研究团队赢得多项荣誉。他拥有哈佛大学理学博士学位，并拥有宾夕法尼亚大学沃顿商学院MBA学位（荣获院长名誉榜），他从复旦大学获得学士学位。
Mr. Sheng Xitai is the founder of Aplus and an experienced investment banker. He is also the founder of two top tier securities companies and former chairman of Huatai Securities.
In the past 20 years, Sheng has facilitated over 100 companies in launching their IPOs and carried out acquisitions for a large number of companies. Furthermore he has cultivated the best acquisition team in China’s capital market and assisted top public companies like Zoomline, Han’s Laser and Blue Focus.
After only one year of transitioning into early stage venture capital investment, Mr. Sheng Xitai has invested six industry benchmarking companies, each with a valuation of more than $100 million, including companies like Zhongshang Huimin and Zhong Zhicheng which are unicorn companies valued at more than $1 billion separately.
Sheng Xitai was selected as one of “Zero2IPO’s Top Ten Chinese Angel Investment Companies of 2015”, and was awarded “China’s Most Active Angel Investor of 2015” by CYZONE and 2015 Top 30 Chines Angel Investors” by ChinaVenture.
Ex-Head of Strategy and founding member of Uber China, Co-Founder and Ex-COO of HomeCook, a food tech startup. Author of best-selling book about Uber China’s practice and speaker on many famous conferences such as Boao Forum for Asia.
Speakers are invited from various industries. 24% from Financial services, 15% faculty, 25% from PE/VC/HF/AM,etc
The number of audiences increase from 395 to 599 in ten years, and more than 700 people are expected this year.
Most discussed Areas from past years are Bussiness Operation in China, Healthcare, Tech, Investment,etc
4 panels conver various of topics, along with inspiring speeches. Every one is welcomed to participate.
Chairman & CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
Founder & CEO, CreditEase
Chairman, China General Chanmer of Commerce
President & CEO, Bank of China USA
Chairman & Founder, China Vanke
Chairman & co-CEO, Tishman Speyer
Former Chairman & CEO, Marvel Entertainment
Columbia Bussiness school-Great China Society
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