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The 12th China Business Conference

March 9th, 2019 - Columbia Business School/Greater China Society

12th COLUMBIA CHINA BUSINESS CONFERENCE

The Columbia China Business Conference, organized and sponsored by Columbia Business School in New York City, is one of the largest China-related business conferences organized by graduate-level business schools worldwide. 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.

In March 2019, the Conference will focus on discussing the challenges and solutions in regards to the current state of China and the rest of the world to explore the new frontiers of different industries. The conference will feature keynote speeches and panel discussions which span the spectrum of relevant industries including finance, cross-border commerce, real estate, tech, media and many more.

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Charles Wang

Chairman and CEO, Saleen Automotive Technology
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Jeffrey Towson

Managing Partner, Towson Equity; Peking University Professor
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Zhe Li

Founder and CEO, Lighthouse Capital

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Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D.

Group CTO, The C.P Group

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Hans Tung

Managing Partner at GGV Capital

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Bentley Zhao

Chairman & CEO, New Empire Real Estate Group
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Dan J Wang

David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

Panels

Investing: 2019 Market Outlook for China

This panel of seasoned investors and finance professionals will talk about secondary market, focusing on U.S., Hong Kong and Mainland China markets. The panelists are going to share their views on where markets will go in 2019 and beyond, what themes/sectors interest them the most, as well as how to identify value investing opportunities in the Chinese market.

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Joseph Zeng

Partner & General Manager, Greenwoods Asset Management Hong Kong

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Mitchell Dong

Managing Director, Pythagoras Investment Management LLC

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Lilian Y. Zhou

Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager, Yulan Capital Management

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Katrina Wang

Founder and CEO, LL Capital


Venture Capital: How is China Driving the Cutting Edge?

The following VC investors and startup founders have been involved in many of the best startups across A.I., blockchain, cryptocurrency, IoT, and healthcare industries, in both China and Silicon Valley. This discussion will dissect the three investors’ unique experience in Venture Capital, how do Chinese startups differ from their U.S. counterparts, and who is most likely to drive forward China's cutting edge.

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Kate Lam

Managing Director of Digital Financial Products at Ideanomics

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Yuanpu Huang

Founder, EqualOcean


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Ellie Li

Partner, Lair East Labs


China Sports 2019 : Reboot and Transformed

2018 was a transformative year for China's sports industry. In the face of a complex and volatile environment, the total investment on the sports industry has reached to a record amount of CNY 20.4 billion. At the same time, the industry is facing more stringent challenges and crises. What can China learn from the more mature sports industry in the US? In addition, where are the opportunities for non-linear growths?

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Betty Wang

Founder, Funfit sports


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Ting Zhang

Partner, Head of China for SRi Executive


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Andy Mantel

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Pacific Sun Advisors

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Tal Moriah

Director of International sales, Inter Milan


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Jonathan Knee

Michael T. Fries Professor of Professional Practice of Media and Technology, Columbia Business School

Digital Manufacturing: The Latest Revolution in Manufacturing

With the rapid developments of digital technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence, the manufacturing industry is being injected with many new and exciting opportunities. Through digital transformation and new technological capabilities, enterprises can transform their legacy operations to bring new products, new innovations, and achieve intelligent industrial upgrading.

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Shuyan Cheng

Digital Trials Lead Asia, Boehringer Ingelheim

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Ben Zhai

Founder and CEO, Caipital Group

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Charles Wang

Chairman and CEO, Saleen Automotive Technology

Real Estate Panel – From Local Tycoon To Global Powerhouse

In 2017, Chinese outbound real estate investments has reached $30 billion. China also became the largest cross-border real estate investor, overtaking the United States. Chinese real estate companies have diversified their portfolios further and adopted more sophisticated investment strategy. Facing the uncertainty in the Chinese real estate market, and the fast-changing regulatory environment in the US, where will Chinese real estate companies find the next growth opportunities?

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Jacky He

CEO, DMG Investments

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Weijia Sun

Executive Director - Real Estate Private Equity, Morgan Stanley
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Lei Li

Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox

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Bentley Zhao

Chairman & CEO, New Empire Real Estate Group

Growths that Promote Growths: Innovations in Ed Tech

Chinese society places an extremely high value on education. Education is the top priority for every family in China. The unqiue demand on educational services in China, both in terms of quality and size, has led to many innovations in the area of Ed Tech in the market. Many of these innovations have already reached to high-valuations that are unheard of in the US. What can we learn from the success of these Chinese startups? Are there any insights or models that are applicable and replicable for the west? More importantly, where will be the upcoming opportunities in this market?

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Ren Huang

CEO, Ivy Dad Education Technology
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Franck Koestel

Former CEO, Menco Platform

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Yingyi Ma

Associate Professor, Syracuse University
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Vennessa Wang

Chief Strategist, idaddy

Buy Ticket

March 9th 2019, Columbia University
(Tickets are non-refundable once sold)

Add to Calendar 03/09/2019 08:00 AM 03/09/2019 06:00 PM America/New_York 12th Annual Columbia China Business Conference Lerner Hall, Columbia University

Regular

  • Student:
  • $58
  • CU Alumni:
  • $78
  • Professional:
  • $128
  • Full Day Entrance To The Conference
  • Breakfast, Coffee And Lunch Are Provided
  • Unparalleled Networking Opportunities

VIP

  • $198


  • VIP Seating
  • VIP Reception Area
  • VIP Lunch At Low Memorial Library
  • Opportunity To Network With Our Speakers

Conference Overview

STATISTICS

30+ speakers

Speakers are invited from various industries. 24% from Financial services, 15% faculty, 25% from PE/VC/HF/AM,etc

800+ Audience Members

The number of audiences increase from 395 to 599 in ten years, and more than 900 people are expected this year.

10+ topics

Most discussed Areas from past years are Bussiness Operation in China, Healthcare, Tech, Investment,etc

4 Panels

4 panels conver various of topics ranging from Tech, Finance, Manufacturing and Sports

Past Speakers

Sponsors and Partners

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Contact us

Columbia Bussiness school-Great China Society

Wechat ID: cbsgcs

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Venue

Alfred Lerner Hall,
2920 Broadway, New York
NY 10027

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