Woo Greater China Business Conference at UCLA Anderson School of Management Examines Changing Dynamics of U.S.-China Relations


LOS ANGELES (APRIL 16, 2019) — UCLA Anderson School of Management is hosting its 13th annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference on Friday, April 19, 2019. Titled “A Dialogue Across the Pacific,” this year’s conference will bring together successful U.S. and Chinese leaders, investors and influencers who will share their perspectives on the changing dynamics of U.S.-China relations and the implications and future of the U.S.-Sino relationship. Discussions will focus on new and creative investment strategies and partnerships as well as the importance of collaboration that embraces cooperation, stimulates innovation, drives sustainable economic growth and facilitates cross-border growth and expansion. Participants will also provide an analysis of the current state and future outlook of the two largest economies in the world and discuss the importance of innovation, collaboration and new technology.

The conference will begin with a lunchtime career panel for UCLA students. It will be officially opened by: Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., UCLA Anderson Interim Dean and Faculty Director of the Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation; 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 General Bancorp and Cathay Bank.

Plenary and breakout sessions will focus on U.S.-China relations and the opportunities and implications for cross-border business and investment, Chinese millennials and the emerging middle class, and the implications and opportunities for business. A range of other topics will be addressed, including: technological innovation and the importance of collaboration in advanced technologies, scientific advancements and R&D; improving people’s wellbeing and the opportunities in health care, elder care, housing, education and environmental protection; and investment financing, entrepreneurship and growth strategies resulting from cross-border investment.

Zak Dychtwald, founder and CEO of the Young China Group, will deliver the keynote address. Other speakers include representatives from American Wonder Porcelain, Ampaire Inc., Applied StemCell Inc., Cathay Bank, Consulate General of P.R. China in Los Angeles, Elavare Global Advisors, Global Win Capital Corporation, Google, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HowardSchultz.com, Hylink USA, Johnson & Johnson, Landsea Homes, Maschoff Brennan, PwC, RAND Corporation, RedBridge Capital LLC, The Blueshirt Group, University of California Office of the President, USC Gould School of Law, Young China Group and UCLA Anderson School of Management.

“Amid today’s international economic tensions, it is critically important to understand the implications and future of China-U.S. economic policy for anyone involved in cross-border transactions in the Pacific Rim,” says Jerry Nickelsburg, UCLA Anderson adjunct professor of economics and UCLA Anderson Forecast director and senior economist. “The continuing dialogue of the Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference provides a valuable forum for deepening our understanding.”

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 2019 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, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, 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 2019 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference website: https://bit.ly/2Df7VEd

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 programming, 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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