April 19, 2018

Woo Greater China Business Conference at UCLA Anderson School of Management Examines Changes in U.S.-China Relationship

LOS ANGELES (APRIL 19, 2018) – UCLA Anderson School of Management is hosting its 12th annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference, “A New Era of Economic Ties and Bilateral Investment for the U.S. and China,” on Friday, April 20, 2018. This year’s conference will bring together successful U.S. and Chinese leaders, investors and influencers from a variety of industries and sectors who will discuss the importance of innovation, collaboration and new technology, as well as diversification and localization. They will share their insights on emerging trends, identify bright spots for future investment and explore new and creative investment strategies and partnerships that take advantage of opportunities in this new era of economic ties and bilateral investment between the world’s two superpowers.

The conference will begin with a lunchtime career panel for UCLA students. It will be officially opened by: UCLA Anderson’s Dean Judy Olian; Michael Woo, Los Angeles’ first Asian-American city councilman, son of conference founder Wilbur K. Woo (B.A. ’42) and dean of Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design; and Pin Tai, CEO and president of Cathay Bancorp and Cathay Bank.

Plenary and breakout sessions will focus on innovation, collaboration and advanced technology and transformation, diversification and localization — new and important investment strategies and partnerships. A range of topics includes: advanced technologies, real estate, media and entertainment, entrepreneurship, investment and growth strategies, financial risk, monetary policy and SOE reforms.

Speakers include representatives from Alibaba Cloud; BAM Ventures; BYD Motors Inc.; Cathay Bank; China International Capital Corporation; Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP; Good Hope USA; iFLYTEK North America; Landsea Homes; Live Nation; Loop Media; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP; OWNZONES Media Network; PwC; SCG America Group; Solaris Paper, Inc.; Suning USA; TP-Link North America, Inc.; UpHonest Capital; U.S.-China Cleantech Center (UCCTC); and the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

“The Chinese economy has been trying to transition from one led by investment and exports to an economy focused on innovation, services and consumer spending,” says William Yu, UCLA Anderson Forecast economist and conference panelist. “This conference will bring to light the issues as well as the opportunities that these economies will be facing in the near term as well as the future.”

Born in China in 1916, the late Wilbur K. Woo received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from UCLA. Wilbur and his wife, Beth, endowed the Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference at UCLA Anderson with the goal of promoting understanding of the economic ties between the Greater China region and United States. They established the conference to show gratitude for the training Wilbur received at his alma mater many years ago.

The 2018 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference is sponsored by PwC and Cathay Bank at the platinum level and organized by the Center for Global Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in association with UCLA Anderson’s Greater China Business Association (GCBA) and UCLA’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA). Landsea Homes and Cox Castle Nicholson are silver and bronze sponsors, respectively. The China General Chamber of Commerce – Los Angeles, UCLA Asia Pacific Center and UCLA Center for Chinese Studies are supporting organizations.

To view the full schedule and panel topics for this year’s conference, please visit the 2018 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference website: https://ucla.in/2GqTxvX

About the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management

The Center for Global Management (CGM) prepares UCLA Anderson students to understand, shape and succeed in the complex world of global business. Through a variety of academic, immersion and experiential programs, the center provides conceptual frameworks through which to view various regions and economies, and instills in students the necessary global, social, intellectual and psychological competencies to become well-rounded global citizens.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world, with faculty members globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Located in Los Angeles, gateway to the growing economies of Latin America and Asia and a city that personifies innovation in a diverse range of endeavors, UCLA Anderson’s MBA, Fully Employed MBA, Executive MBA, UCLA-NUS Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Master of Financial Engineering, Master of Science in Business Analytics, doctoral and executive education programs embody the school’s Think in the Next ethos. Annually, some 1,800 students are trained to be global leaders seeking the business models and community solutions of tomorrow.

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