The daytime symposium took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. In the evening, alumni were welcomed with a reception at Lumiere/Cuisine Cuisine, the specialty restaurant duo in Hong Kong’s International Finance Center (IFC) with unbeatable harbor views.

11:00 a.m.

Registration and Brunch, Four Seasons Hotel


12:45 p.m.

Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics

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1:00 p.m.

Opening Session
John C. Tsang, JP, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)

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1:30 p.m.

Networking Coffee Break

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2:30 p.m.

Panel Topics and Moderators

Asian Conglomerates in the World’s Economy

Charles Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions

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How to Build an Asian Brand into a Global Brand

Bernd Schmitt, Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business and Executive Director, Center on Global Brand Leadership

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Private Equity and the Capital Markets
Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management and Director, The Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing

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4:00 p.m.

Why an MBA: The Columbia MBA Value Proposition
Linda B. Meehan, Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Admissions, MBA Program

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6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception, Lumiere/Cuisine Cuisine

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The symposium continued at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. The cocktail reception and gala dinner were held at the InterContinental Hong Kong, which overlooks the city’s famous Victoria Harbor.

9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast, Four Seasons Hotel


9:45 a.m.

State of the School Address
Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics


10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

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11:15 a.m.

Panel Topics and Moderators

: From a Major Investment Destination to a Rising Source of Capital
Shang-Jin Wei, N. T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy


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vs. China
Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics


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Pan-Asian Healthcare Business Opportunities and Challenges

Cliff Cramer, Adjunct Professor of Management and Director, Program in Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management


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12:45 p.m.

Lunch with Keynote Speaker
Paolo Scaroni ’69, CEO, Eni


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2:30 p.m.

Panel Topics and Moderators

Asian International Financial Centers: Activities and Aspirations

Hugh Patrick, Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business and Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business


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The Asian Telecom, Media and Technology Deal Environment: Issues and Opportunities
Jonathan Knee, Adjunct Professor of Finance and Economics and Director, Media Program


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Global Real Estate Investment and Capital Markets
Chris Mayer, Senior Vice Dean and Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate


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6:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner, InterContinental Hong Kong


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