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All times noted below are Pacific Time, unless otherwise noted.
 

Upcoming
 
All events are in Pacific Time unless otherwise noted. 

January 24, 2023

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunchtime Discussion Series: Global Media and Entertainment and Its Changing Landscape: Working on the Business and Creative Sides Corporately and then Venturing into the Entrepreneurial World to Start His Own Media Companies

Join the Center for Global Management (CGM), in hosting a lunchtime discussion with Jon Niermann (’95), an alumnus of the FEMBA program and member of the CGM’s advisory board. During his career of over 30 years, Niermann has achieved success on both the corporate and entrepreneurial business worlds. He built his entertainment career with The Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts, serving as president of both company's Asian operations, prior to starting his own media companies. Niermann started FarWest Entertainment (2010), a multi-platform (television, music, animation, digital) media and entertainment company that focused on bridging Asia with the West; and Loop Media, Inc. (founded in 2016 and went public on the NYSE in 2022).

The luncheon will provide an opportunity for interested MBA students to meet with Jon in an informal and interactive setting and hear about his successful career trajectory post-Anderson. He will share his thoughts and insights on the global media and entertainment landscape in light of the digital revolution, as well as his experiences working on the business and creative sides of large companies and then venturing into the entrepreneurial world full-time with his own media companies. He will also address the implications for the industry, in the short and longer terms as a result of the trends that have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Open to UCLA Anderson students only. To RSVP: If you are interested in attending this luncheon, please email Lucy Allard at lucy.allard@anderson.ucla.edu by no later than Wednesday, January 18th. Please attach a copy of your resume.

February 7, 2023

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. PST/

February 8, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CST

Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Series: China is Down, Is it Out – What Does the Future Hold for the World’s Second Largest Economy?

What does China's economic future hold?  Will the Chinese economy make a significant turnaround in 2023, rebound and resume its economic engine?   Whether it does is of great significance to the world. Please join Professor Chris Tang, faculty director of UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management to discuss these issues and trends, and the potential long-term consequences for the domestic and global economies. He will also share his thoughts on China’s reopening and its role in global trade.

After three years of isolation, China is experiencing slow economic growth that has not been seen in 40 years, and a decline in population that has not been seen in decades. The sudden change of zero-COVID policy and subsequent reopening has also brought anxiety and relief. China is experiencing a debt mountain, the first decline in property invest in 20 years, a reluctance of private enterprises to invest, an increasingly low return on investment from infrastructure spending, and the consequences of decoupling. China’s previous great reopening, after the isolation of the Mao years, led to an explosion of prosperity as goods, people, investment and ideas surged across its borders in both directions. Both China and the world have benefited from such flows. Hopefully, China’s reopening will ultimately succeed but exactly how open the new China will be remains to be seen. Please join us for a thoughtful and balanced discussion.

Open to UCLA students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the extended UCLA community and general public. RSVP required via Zoom for webinar link and instructions to join. For more information and to register >>

With thanks to our supporting organizations: UCLA Anderson's Greater China Business Association, UCLA's Chinese Students and Scholars Association, the UCLA Asia Pacific Center and Cathay Bank.

The Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Series engages leading executives, innovators, influencers, investors and academics in conversations around the major forces, trends and innovations in the region across society, enterprises and consumers. Through balanced discourse, the series serves as a neutral forum to exchange ideas and learnings, understand new norms and models, and provide forward-looking perspectives on advancements to better understand the trends, opportunities and challenges of doing business in and with the Greater China region.

January 11, 2023

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time 

January 12, 2023
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. China Standard Time

Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Series: Leadership in Sustainable, Socially Responsible and Tech-Driven Innovation

How should a firm go beyond financial measures to create a more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible future? Join Professor Chris Tang, faculty director of UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management, and Professor Heiwai Tang (B.S. ’00), director of Hong Kong University’s Asia Global Institute, for a moderated discussion with Margie Yang, chairman of the Esquel Group, who has long been an advocate for environmental conservation and sustainable production.

Headquartered in Hong Kong and based in China, the Esquel Group is a family-owned, knowledge-based innovation company with textile and apparel manufacturing operations in mainland China. Yang will address how the company has embraced automation and environmentally friendly production processes in its operations in China, where it faces rising labor costs and stricter environmental regulation. She will discuss the importance of transparency in supply chains and demonstrate how the company has developed a business model that makes money, protects the environment and empowers its people.

This discussion is in collaboration with HKU’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Center.

Open to UCLA students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the extended UCLA community and general public. For more information and to register, please visit >>

The Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Series engages leading executives, innovators, influencers, investors and academics in conversations around the major forces, trends and innovations in the region across society, enterprises and consumers. Through balanced discourse, the series serves as a neutral forum to exchange ideas and learnings, understand new norms and models, and provide forward-looking perspectives on advancements to better understand the trends, opportunities and challenges of doing business in and with the Greater China region.

January 12, 2023

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Lunchtime Discussion Series: The Business of Sustainability in the U.S. and Asia, and Working with Public Policy and Advising the Private Sector

Please join the Center for Global Management (CGM), in hosting a lunchtime discussion with Christine Loh, former undersecretary for the environment, in the Hong Kong SAR Government, a position she held from 2012 to 2017. She was the advisor to the head of the HKSAR Government from 2019 to 2020 on specific aspects of environmental cooperation between mainland China and Hong Kong. From 2018 to 2022, Christine taught an MBA course at UCLA Anderson titled Non-Market Risks and Understanding Politics: The Global Context for Doing Business. She serves on the boards of several listed and nonprofit organizations. She is best known as a leading voice in public policy particularly in the environment and climate change, sustainable finance, and geopolitics.

The luncheon will provide an opportunity for interested MBA students to meet Christine in an informal and interactive setting and hear about her career trajectory in law, business, politics, media and the non-profit sector. She will share her thoughts and insights on the ESG movement in Asia and the U.S., and why she believes attention in sustainability will not fizzle out in the wake of climate change and shifting geopolitics.

Open to UCLA Anderson students only. To RSVP: If you are interested in attending this luncheon, please email Lucy Allard at lucy.allard@anderson.ucla.edu by no later than Friday, January 7th. Please attach a copy of your resume.