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Roundtable 2012 Program Schedule

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Sustainability of Chinese Entrepreneurial and Family Businesses Roundtable

November 23 (Friday) 2012, Hong Kong

Jointly Hosted by:
Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, HKUST
World Economic Forum Beijing Representative Office


HKUST Logo and World Economic Forum Logo
 
 
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks
Leonard Cheng, Dean, HKUST Business School
Olivier Schwab, Executive Director, China, World Economic Forum
9:20 AM Session 1: Challenges in Ensuring Business sustainability
Discuss with Chinese entrepreneurs and business leaders from Greater China how to respond to the common challenges facing Chinese entrepreneurial and family businesses.
 
Moderated by:
Lifen Wang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Umiwi Technology
 
Session Panelists:
Jacky Chun, Chairman, China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Ltd.
Eugene Huang, Chairman, Multilite International Co., Ltd.
Andy Tung, Chief Executive Officer, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL)
Jiang Xipei, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Far East Holding Group
10:30 AM Break
10:50 AM - 12:30 PM Session 2: Breaking down Barriers to Business Sustainability
We invite all the participating entrepreneurs and business leaders to join in group discussion, to explore solutions to all the challenges discussed and core issues about how to achieve business sustainability, such as succession, talent retention, corporate governance, funding for growth, branding and marketing, and globalization.
 
Moderated by:
Lifen Wang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Umiwi Technology
 
Discussion Leaders:
Robert Dorfman, Vice Chairman, Herald Holdings Ltd
William Peng, Managing Director and President, Chinese Maritime Transport Limited
Jihong Sanderson, Visiting Professor, Peking University
Ning Tian, Chairman, Zhejiang Panshi Information & Technology Co. Ltd
Chris Traub, CEO, Strategic Executive Search
Jenny Zeng, Managing Partner, Magic Stone Alternative Investment
12:45 AM Networking Lunch and Guest Speech
Eddy Lee, Director, Lee Kum Kee Company Limited 
2:30 PM Session 3: Succession – A Dialogue between Two Generations
The session aims to explore and examine different perspectives and core issues concerning businesses sustainability through a dialogue between two generations of business owners.
 
Moderated by:
Roger King, Director, Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, HKUST
 
Session Panelists:
Yei Ching Chow, Chairman, Chevalier Group
Oscar Chow, Executive Director, Chevalier Group
Linda Ho McAfee, Group Director, Fairmont Shipping
Matthew McAfee, Assistant Vice President, Fairmont Shipping
Jim Thompson, Chairman, Crown Worldwide Group
Jimmy Thompson, Deputy Managing Director, Mainland China, Crown Worldwide (Beijing) Co., Ltd
Xijun Yan, Chairman, Tasly Group
Kai Yan, General Manager, Tasly Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd
3:50 PM Break
4:00 PM Session 4: Is Academic Research Aligned with Business Realities?
Experts and scholars in family business and entrepreneurship studies present their most recent academic findings and discuss how to best align the research achievements to daily business management.
 
Moderated by:
Roger King, Director, Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, HKUST
 
Session Panelists:
Jess Chua, Professor of Finance and Family Business Governance, University of Calgary
Joseph P.H. Fan, Professor, Department of Finance & School of Accountancy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong  
Xinchun Li, Professor and Director, Chinese Family Business Research Centre, Sun Yat-sen University
Kasper Nielsen, Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, HKUST
Albert Park, Chair Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Economics, HKUST
5:00 PM- 5:10 PM Conclusion and Closing Remarks
Roger King, Director, Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, HKUST
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Cocktail Party
Guest of Honor:
The Hon Tung Chee Hwa, G.B.M.
Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, People's Republic of China; Founding Chairman of the China-United States Exchange Foundation; Former Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
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A detailed summary report of the roundtable can be downloaded here.