April 08, 2015

Woo Greater China Business Conference at UCLA Anderson Examines Global Expansion

Focus on economic ties, growth strategies and investment opportunities across key and emerging cross-border sectors

LOS ANGELES (April 8, 2015) - UCLA Anderson School of Management will host its ninth annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference, titled "U.S.-China: Economic Ties, Growth Strategies and Investment Opportunities," on Friday, April 10, 2015. Successful U.S. and Chinese business leaders, cross-border investors and academics will examine and debate the trends, strategies and opportunities as well as the challenges, issues and dynamics presented by transforming cross-border business and investment between the world’s two superpowers.

UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian and Michael Woo, Los Angeles' first Chinese-American city councilman and son of conference founder Wilbur K. Woo, will deliver opening remarks. They will be joined by Dunson K. Cheng, chairman, president and CEO of Cathay General Bancorp and chairman and CEO of Cathay Bank. This will be followed by a macro overview of China by William Yu, economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, and a business perspective provided by Alan Chu, Partner and China Business Network Leader for PwC.

“We recognize that cross-border activity is at record high levels across all segments — public, private and individual,” says Woo. “In the city where East meets West, today’s leading thinkers and influential business minds are gathering to provide a platform for intellectual exchange, idea generation and networking.”

Plenary and concurrent sessions throughout the day will address innovation between the United States and China, and growth in emerging cross-border sectors such as media and entertainment, health care, and food and agriculture. Discussions will also focus on the trends and effective investment financing strategies of Chinese companies entering the U.S.; China’s surging investment and development in the U.S. real estate market; and developing effective and successful finance and tax strategies to enter and grow in China and changes in the regulatory and legal landscapes.

Speakers include representatives from: PwC; Cathay Bank; Suning.com USA; BYD Motors Inc.; China Mobile International (USA) Inc.; China Mobile International Ltd.; Broad USA; Twentieth Century Fox Filmed Entertainment; Village Roadshow Pictures Asia; FarWest Entertainment; Orb Media Group; Loeb & Loeb LLP; China Fisheries North America; Landwill LLC; Fulton Capital Advisors; StepStone Global; A&J Capital Investment Inc.; Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.; Cox, Castle & Nicholson; Primex Clinical Laboratories Inc.; Youcare Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd.; Emerging Transformational Ventures and Asia Strategic Growth Enterprises; Palisades Capital Partners; Pillsbury; Dentons; U.S.-China Real Estate Investment Center; LT Global Investment Inc.; Beijing Construction and Engineering Group, U.S. Operations; and Kidder Mathews.

Born in China in 1916, the late Wilbur K. Woo received his bachelor's degree in business administration from UCLA. He 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. He established the Conference to show his gratitude for the training he received at his alma mater many years ago.

The 2015 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference is sponsored by PwC and Cathay Bank. This year's conference is organized by the Center for Global Management at 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). To view the full schedule and panel topics for this year's conference, please visit: anderson.ucla.edu/wooconference.

About UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management

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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, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, 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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