Oxford China Business Forum: “Transformational Change in China” Invitation

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Saïd Business School, University of Oxford will hold its 2nd Oxford China Business Forum on 14 October 2014 at The Peninsula Beijing. The theme of the Forum will be “Transformational Change in China” and sessions will consider both the challenge of shifting development models in China and of nurturing the innovative and globally competitive organizations that such a change requires.

For immediate release: 26th September 2014

Media Invitation
Oxford China Business Forum: “Transformational Change in China”
Date: 14 October 2014, 13.00-18.00hrs
Place: The Peninsula Beijing
8 Goldfish Lane, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100006, China

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford will hold its 2nd Oxford China Business Forum on 14 October 2014 at The Peninsula Beijing. The theme of the Forum will be “Transformational Change in China” and sessions will consider both the challenge of shifting development models in China and of nurturing the innovative and globally competitive organizations that such a change requires. Participants will explore new sources of competitive advantage for China in both the public and private sector, through mixed –ownership reform, innovation and entrepreneurship. It will be an opportunity for focused dialogue between thought leaders, influential entrepreneurs from Chinese and multinational firms, and members of the University of Oxford.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Xuping Chu, Director, Research Centre, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission
  • Stephen Green (Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint), Former UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment and Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings
  • Tina Ju, Managing Partner at KPCB
  • Gordon Orr, Chairman of McKinsey Asia
  • Gary Rieschel, Founding Managing Partner of Qiming Ventures
  • Dr. Ning Tang, CEO of CreditEase
  • Dr. Peng Zhou, Founder and CEO, SinoEV technologies.

The Forum will be introduced by Professor Peter Tufano , Dean of Saïd Business School. Professor Colin Mayer, Dr Eric Thun and Dr Li Jin will contribute to the discussions.

This 2014 Forum marks the School's closer ties with the Chinese business community and its increasing commitment to contributing to China’s sustainable economic development. Approximately 150 guests will participate including senior policy-makers from China and the UK, senior business leaders, faculty and alumni of Saïd Business School, Oxford.

“China is an important focus of the Saïd Business School and in the upcoming Forum we seek to combine expertise from Oxford with insight from leading figures in the Chinese business community in order to contribute to two of the most important debates within policy-making circles in China: how to improve governance in the state sector and how to promote entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the Chinese economy” said Dr Eric Thun, Lecturer in Chinese Business Studies.

Media interviews will be available with the Dean, faculty and alumni. There are also a limited number of media spaces available to attend the Forum. To register your interest in attending, please contact the press office (details below).

Outline of schedule:

Tuesday 14th October 2014

12:30-13:00     Registration
13:00-13:15     Opening Remarks
13:15-14:00     Keynote Speeches and Dialogues I
14:00-15:30     Panel Discussion I: Transforming China’s State-owned Enterprises through Mixed-ownership Reforms
15:30-16:00     Coffee/Tea Break
16:00-16:45     Keynote Speeches and Dialogues II
16:45-18:15     Panel Discussion II: Transforming Chinese Firms through Innovation and Entrepreneurship
18:15-18:30     Closing Remarks

Please see the full schedule below.

For further details of the Forum, to register your interest in attending the event or to arrange media interviews with the Dean and faculty, please contact:

Clare Fisher, Head of Public Relations, Saïd Business School
Mobile: +44 (0) 7912 771090; Tel: +44(0)1865 288968
Email: clare.fisher(at)sbs.ox.ac(dot)uk

Josie Powell, Press Officer, Saïd Business School
Mobile +44 (0)7711 387215, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 288403
Email: josie.powell(at)sbs.ox.ac(dot)uk

Notes to editors

1    For Forum updates: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/school/events-0/oxford-china-business-forum-2014

2    About Saïd Business School

Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a vibrant and innovative business school, but yet deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university. We create programmes and ideas that have global impact. We educate people for successful business careers, and as a community seek to tackle world-scale problems. We deliver cutting-edge programmes and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society. We seek to be a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class University, tackling world-scale problems.

In the Financial Times European Business School ranking (Dec 2013) Saïd is ranked 12th. It is ranked 14th worldwide in the FT’s combined ranking of Executive Education programmes (May 2014) and 23rd in the world in the FT ranking of MBA programmes (Jan 2014). The MBA is ranked 5th in Businessweek’s full time MBA ranking outside the USA (Nov 2012) and is ranked 5th among the top non-US Business Schools by Forbes magazine (Sep 2013). The Executive MBA is ranked 23rd worldwide in the FT’s ranking of EMBAs (Oct 2013). The Oxford MSc in Financial Economics is ranked 7th in the world in the FT ranking of Masters in Finance programmes (Jun 2014). In the UK university league tables it is ranked first of all UK universities for undergraduate business and management in The Guardian (Jun 2013) and has ranked first in ten of the last eleven years in The Times (Sept 2014). For more information, see http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/

ENDS

Provisional schedule    

13:00-18:00     Main Forum     Grand Ballroom
13:00-13:15     Opening Remarks     
Professor Peter Tufano, Dean, Saïd Business School
13:15-14:00     Keynote Speeches and Dialogues I     
Dr. Ning Tang, CEO, CreditEase
Eric Thun, Professor in Chinese Business, Saïd Business School
14:00-15:30     Panel Discussion I Sector
14:00-15:00     Transforming Chinese Firms through Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Tina Ju, Managing Partner at KPCB
Gordon Orr, Chairman, McKinsey Asia
Gary Rieschel, Founding Managing Partner of Qiming Ventures
Dr. Peng Zhou, Founder and CEO, SinoEV technologies
Eric Thun, Professor in Chinese Business, Saïd Business School
15:00-15:30     Q & A
15:30-16:00     Coffee/Tea Break    Foyer
16:00-16:45     Keynote Speeches and Dialogues II     
Stephen Green (Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint)
Professor Jin Li, Saïd Business School
16:45-18:15     Panel Discussion II
16:45-18:15     Transforming China’s State-Owned Enterprises through Mixed-Ownership Reforms
Xuping Chu, Director of SASAC Research Centre
Zhongming Liu, Chairman, Xinxing Cathay International Group
Zhiping Song, Chairman, China National Building Material Group Corporation
Colin Mayer, Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School
17:45-18:15     Q & A
18:15-18:30     Closing Remarks    
Colin Mayer, Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School

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