Global Forum in Beijing

On June 13-14, 2014, the Wharton Global Forum Beijing will explore the theme “Growth Through Innovation.” The Forum draws on the expertise of internationally recognized scholars and business leaders who will discuss how to spark, cultivate, implement, and sustain innovation. Areas of focus include financial markets, technology, entrepreneurship, education, healthcare, and sustainability.

Through keynote speeches, master classes, panels, and roundtables, the Global Forum in Beijing will bring the Wharton classroom to Asia. Speakers will take an interdisciplinary approach to examining how innovation can drive expansion in a variety of contexts—looking at day-to-day work within organizations, industry-specific tactics, and innovation’s invaluable role in building a strong, sustainable global economy. Featured faculty include Raffi Amit, Janice Bellace, Lawton Burns, Peter Capelli, and more, while the event will be hosted by Masters of Ceremonies Di Cai, WG’13, Research Analyst, Sanders Capital; Robert Hsiung, Eng’02, W’02, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, 84WIFI; and Yin Yin, C’05, W’05, WG’06, Managing Director, Compas Advisory. Speakers will include Nicolas Aguzin, W’90, Chairman and CEO, J.P. Morgan, Asia Pacific; Charles Chao, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sina, Co-Chairman, E-House; Fredy Cheung, Vice President, Foundation Business, Cisco Greater China; Silas Chou, PAR’14, President and CEO, Novel Enterprises Limited; Feng Deng, WG’05,Founder and General Partner, Northern Light Venture Capital; Loretta Evans, GEX’95, Partner and Co-Founder, Xycletime, Inc., President, Penn Club of Beijing; and many more.

Social events and facilitated networking sessions will provide additional opportunities through which Wharton alumni and global business leaders can engage in thought-provoking dialogue while building new connections with one another.

For a full schedule, visit the Wharton Global Forum Beijing site.