Leadership Forum

“To develop global business leaders for the Asian Century.” The business school’s vision reflects China’s emergence in the world economy that has created a need to educate a new generation of business leaders - ones who possess knowledge of Asian markets, China in particular, and yet have a global mindset. With its unique historic ties in China since its establishment in 1963, and world class business programs and research, the School is in an unparalleled position to develop the leaders for tomorrow – to equip them for the “Asian Century”. CUHK Business School is the pioneer of business education with the first BBA, MBA and EMBA in Hong Kong and the region and has nurtured more than 32,000 alumni to form a major pillar of the local and global business community. CUHK Business School’s EMBA and MBA programs are ranked of 37th and 36th in the Financial Times Rankings 2016 and 2017 respectively. The School has a range of collaborations with top universities worldwide, including HEC in France, Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands, Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, University of Texas at Austin, Kenan-Flagler Business School in North Carolina and Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in the United States, University of Cambridge Judge Business School in the United Kingdom, Tsinghua University, Shanghai National Accounting Institute and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, and Waseda University in Japan.

China Business Knowledge

CBK is a portal belonging to CUHK Business School which provides easy access to the China-related research conducted at the School. Through feature articles, mini case studies, discussions and a research paper database, CBK aims to narrow the knowledge gap between China and the rest of the world, providing in-depth knowledge and practical tips about doing business in China. To learn more, please visit http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/faculty/cbk/index.aspx

Harvest Global Investments Limited was established in Hong Kong as a wholly owned subsidiary of China based Harvest Fund Management Co., Ltd. As a leading China based asset manager, Harvest Group has over 1,000 employees in offices throughout China, London and New York and offers comprehensive investment solutions across both traditional and alternative asset classes. Total assets under management of Harvest Group as at end 2015 is in excess of USD100 billion. To learn more, visit http://www.harvestglobal.com.hk/en/home/



Established just two decades ago in 1991, the HKUST Business School has risen to international prominence in a remarkably short period of time, achieving widespread global recognition and a variety of prestigious academic rankings. Always striving for excellence, our strength lies in our full range of program offerings, our high quality research, conducted by our world class faculty, and our diverse and high-caliber students.

Our full suite of degree programs, as well as a wide range of executive education programs, means that the HKUST Business School is always at the forefront of educational development and business thinking. We have established an excellent international reputation for our postgraduate degree programs - our MBA program has been ranked the world’s Top 10 four times by the Financial Times, while the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA program has been ranked the world’s No.1 six times.

The HKUST Business School was the first business school in the region to have been awarded accreditation by both the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

With a steadfast commitment to research and thought leadership, we maintain state-of-the-art centers of learning and exploration devoted to a multitude of areas ranging from China business and Asian financial markets to Asian entrepreneurship and experimental business research.

Our unique Asian and global perspectives are made possible by our 140-strong international faculty. These leading thinkers and their diverse national, cultural and ethnic backgrounds come together to provide our students with a consistently engaging and highly stimulating environment for learning and research. Our graduates strive to make a positive impact in both the business world and the wider society.

We are strategically located at the heart of Asia's economic center. Our students not only enjoy access to a unique fusion of East-meets-West, but also excellent proximity to China and the opportunity to experience the vitality of one of the world's most important economies.

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 280 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $58.3 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. 

JLL has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 33,000 employees operating in 92 offices in 16 countries across the region. The firm won 15 awards at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific in 2016 and was named the number one real estate advisor in Asia at the 2015 Euromoney  Real Estate Awards. www.jll.com/asiapacific.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands.

J.P. Morgan has operated in Asia Pacific since 1872, and is today present across 17 countries in the region. Local corporations and institutions, multinationals, governments and private clients rely on J.P. Morgan for market-leading financial services — a confidence bred from the firm’s strength and ability to deliver integrated services across its corporate and investment banking, asset management and private banking businesses. To learn more, please visit jpmorgan.com

KPMG China is part of a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG operates in 155 countries and has more than 162,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

In 1992, KPMG became the first international accounting network to be granted a joint venture licence in mainland China. KPMG China was also the first among the Big Four in mainland China to convert from a joint venture to a special general partnership, as of 1 August 2012. Additionally, the Hong Kong office can trace its origins back 70 years. This early commitment to the China market, together with an unwavering focus on quality, has been the foundation for accumulated industry experience, and is reflected in the Chinese member firm’s appointment by some of China’s most prestigious companies.

Today, KPMG China has around 9,000 professionals working in 16 offices. With a single management structure across all these offices, KPMG China can deploy experienced professionals efficiently, wherever our client is located.

Established in 1969, Modern Terminals has continuously strived to deliver service excellence ever since it opened Hong Kong's first purpose-built container terminal in September 1972. As well as optimizing its business in Hong Kong it has been actively expanding into China. Modern Terminals holds majority stakes in and operates Da Chan Bay Terminal One in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and Taicang International Gateway in the Yangtze River Delta. It also holds equity stakes in Shekou Container Terminals and Chiwan Container Terminal in the PRD.

Being a responsible corporate citizen all Modern Terminals’ business units in Hong Kong and Mainland China have obtained ISO14001 certification for their environmental management systems. In Hong Kong, Modern Terminals has been awarded the Caring Company Logo since 2007. In 2010 the company became the first local terminal operator honoured with the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency’s (HKQAA) CSR Advocate Mark in recognition of its overall corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance. For more information, please visit www.ModernTerminals.com.

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

PwC China, Hong Kong and Macau work together on a collaborative basis, subject to local applicable laws. Collectively, we have around 600 partners and 15,000 people in total.

We are located in these cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenyang, Dalian, Tianjin, Jinan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wuhan, Changsha, Xi’an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau.
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Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, visit www.thomsonreuters.com.

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.

About Otis
Otis is the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

About UTC Climate, Controls & Security
UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.