April 20, 2016

Woo Greater China Business Conference at UCLA Anderson Looks at Evolving U.S-China Relationship

Focus on innovation, collaboration and growth strategies amid slowing global economy

LOS ANGELES (April 20, 2016) UCLA Anderson School of Management is hosting its tenth Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference, titled "Ten Years On - Innovation, Competition and Collaboration: The Evolving U.S.-China Relationship,” on Friday, April 22, 2016. The tenth anniversary of this annual conference will bring together successful U.S. and Chinese leaders, experienced investors and influencers who will share their thoughts on the future of the U.S.-Sino relationship, their perspectives on how far the relationship has come and discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead. Speakers from across a variety of industries and sectors will inspire conversations around innovation, competition and collaboration, and the disruptive forces that will continue to transform the global environment and shape cross-border business and investment between the world's two superpowers.

Following a career panel lunchtime discussion for students with previous conference directors,, UCLA Anderson’s Dean Judy Olian, Michael Woo, Los Angeles' first Chinese-American city councilman and son of conference founder Wilbur K. Woo, and Pin Tai, president and director of Cathay Bank, will open the conference. The keynote address will be given by Fiona Ma, chairwoman of the California State Board of Equalization. Immediately following Ma’s address, a panel will provide a macro overview and a business perspective of China.

“Trade with China is one of the biggest issues in the U.S. presidential election,” says Woo. “Events like the UCLA Conference help provide a better understanding of the full range of issues and real-life impact of doing business with China – a vital relationship for the United States that is not always fully understood.”

Plenary and concurrent sessions throughout the day will address the deepening ties between the U.S. and China in the media and entertainment industry; growth strategies and new opportunities for collaboration in the healthcare sector; the increasing global impact of Chinese technology companies and the importance of collaboration in the U.S.-China agricultural industry. Speakers will also discuss the importance of cross-border M&A and evolution of China’s private wealth management market as well as the surging Chinese investment in U.S real estate markets and the important role that innovation will play in shaping the path forward.

Speakers include representatives from Aon China Business Group N.A., BofA Merrill Lynch, Bamboo Ventures, BYD Motors, Inc., Cathay Bank, Cathay Wealth Management, Cognitive Leap Solutions, Inc., Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) USA Office, DSG Business, Tax, & Wealth Planning, Inc., Hurun Report, International Vitamin Corporation (IVC), Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation and U.S.-China Cleantech Center, Latham & Watkins LLP, Legendary, Phoenix Satellite Television (U.S.) Inc., LOHAS Farms LLC and Optimal Nutrition LLC , PwC, ObEN.com, Reproductive Sciences Medical Center, ResMed, Rising Realty Partners, Sanofi, SeabuckWonders, Inc., Shimao Property Holdings Limited, Tang Media Partners, Transworld Capital Group, Trumark Financial, YIHE Corporation.

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 2016 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference is sponsored by PwC, Cathay Bank and Latham & Watkins LLP at the platinum level. 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). The China Enterprise Council, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA Asia Institute, and UCLA Anderson Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific are supporting organizations. To view the full schedule and panel topics for this year's conference, please visit: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/2016-wilbur-k-woo-greater-china-business-conference.

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, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, , 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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