2020 SPEAKERS

Forum Format

To protect the health and safety of our students, speakers, and community, this year's CBF will be held virtually. Below is the list of speakers who will be presenting at this year's Forum. Despite the setbacks, the CBF committee is excited to bring to you world class speakers, riveting panel discussions, and a unique look on today's ever changing business world. We hope that you'll join us live as we brave unknown waters. 

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FRIDAY, 8TH MAY, 10:00AM-12:00PM (BST)

DELAYED, NOT DERAILED

OPENING REMARKS

London Business School's Dean Francois Ortalo-Magné welcomes attendants to the 9th LBS China Business Forum with opening remarks 

SPEAKER

FRANCOIS ORTALO-MAGNÉ

Dean

LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL

FIRESIDE CHAT: 

PLANNING FOR A REBOUND: EXPLORING A POST-COVID-19 WORLD

Professor Linda Yueh will moderate a fireside chat with Hongbin Qu, Managing Director at HSBC. They will discuss how the world economy is likely to recover after COVID-19 and a global economic slowdown. 

SPEAKER/MODERATOR

HONGBIN QU

Managing Director, Co-Head of Asian Economics Research, and Chief Economist for Greater China

HSBC

LINDA YUEH

Adjunct Professor of Economics

LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL

PANEL DISCUSSION:

INVESTMENT OUTLOOK IN EMEA & APAC: OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC TURMOIL

Join our esteemed panelists as they discuss a more optimistic approach to a time of global economic turmoil. Our experts will lend their knowledge in VC, banking, and finance to discuss investment outlooks in Europe and Asia in times of uncertainty. 

SPEAKERS/MODERATOR

BENSON TAM

Chairman and Founding Partner

VENTUROUS GROUP

WEIMIN CHEN

Managing Director in Hong Kong Office, Head of China Office

HOULIHAN LOKEY

AMAN WANG

Partner and Head of UK-China Business

KPMG

DANIEL WIDDICOMBE

Former Head of Investment Banking

CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK LONDON

PANEL DISCUSSION:

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ENABLING A FUTURE LIFESTYLE?

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused great disruption in everyone’s work and life. In the light of social distancing, a remote lifestyle gradually emerged. Will this trend continue well into the future even after the pandemic is erased? Will the further development of AI, cloud computing, 5G, VR/AR/XR and video conferencing technologies revolutionize our life?

SPEAKERS/MODERATOR

JULIAN BIRKINSHAW

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Deputy Dean of Executive Education and Digital Learning

LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL

ARTHUR BINGFENG WANG

General Manager

VMWARE CHINA

CHENYANG XU

Co-Founder

SILICON VALLEY FUTURE ACADEMY

Managing Partner

GUANGZHOU PERCEPTION VISION MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES

DICKIE LIANG-HONG KE

Sloan Fellow

LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL

 

SATURDAY, 9TH MAY 10:00AM-12:00PM (BST)

ADVENTURES WITHIN THE NEW PARADIGM

PANEL DISCUSSION:

REFLECTION ON COVID-19: THE ROLE OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY ADAPTATION IN DISEASE CONTROL

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused great disruption in everyone’s work and life. Revolutionary changes have taken place in the healthcare sector. As we enter the new normal, what changes will tele-medicine bring to healthcare services? What new investment opportunities will emerge in the healthcare sector?
 

SPEAKERS/MODERATOR

ALAN BARRELL

Professor 

CAMBRIDGE WORLDWIDE ASSOCIATES

TIAN TIAN LI

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

DINGXIANG DOCTOR

NICHOLAS IBERY

General Partner, Global Head of Health and Life Science Investments

NCL TECHNOLOGY VENTURES 

XING SUN

Head of AXA NEXT LAB ASIA

AXA

SPEECH:

DIGITIZATION: HOW IT INFLUENCES CONTENT CREATION AND DISTRIBUTION IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

It's no secret that technology and digitization has changed our lives. Mr. Jun Wang will discuss with us how this applies to the entertainment industry and  how content creation and distribution has been massively disrupted by the ever changing technology possibilities. 

SPEAKER

JUN WANG

Head of Investment Management

iQIYI

FIRESIDE CHAT: 

TRANSITION, NOT ABRUPT ENDING -

MAKING ONE'S WAY INTO A NEW LIFE

Professor Ibarra moderates a fireside chat with Olympic champion Yaping Deng on how she made difficult decisions at critical moments in her life. With the world around us changing faster than ever, it's important to use strategic decision making at turning points.

SPEAKER/MODERATOR

YAPING DENG

Olympic Champion (Table Tennis), PhD in Economics

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

HERMINIA IBARRA

Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behavior

LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL 

FRIDAY, 15TH MAY, 10:00AM-12:00PM (BST)

THE SUSTAINED GLOBALIZATION OF CHINESE BRANDS

SPEECH: 

TECH FOR GOOD DURING THE COVID-19

Karl Song, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Huawei will begin by giving a brief history of Huawei, one of the most recognizable Chinese brands. He will speak about the impact of the pandemic on his industry. Mr. Song will talk about how 5G contributes to the fight against COVID-19 and how Huawei has been using its technology for good. 
 

FIRESIDE CHAT: 

HUAWEI'S ENGAGEMENT WITH BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS -

A GLOBAL AGENDA

Join us as Professor Jacobides moderates a conversation with Karl Son. Mr. Song's impressive expertise uniquely positions him to unveil the ecological system in the world-leading telecom company and how the brand captures the opportunities and challenges within its globalization growth plan.

SPEAKER/MODERATOR

KARL SONG

Vice President, Corporate Communications

HUAWEI

MICHAEL JACOBIDES

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL

PANEL DISCUSSION:

THE IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON THE CHINESE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY: CASE STUDY ASSESSMENTS OF GEELY AND BYD

Globalization has thrust the Chinese automobile industry into a realm never seen before. This panel discussion will feature senior leaders from Geely, BYD, and Kearney as they discuss how the Chinese automobile industry has changed. 

SPEAKERS/MODERATOR

ISBRAND HO

Managing Director

BYD EUROPE

XUELIANG YANG

Vice President

GEELY

THOMAS LUK

Partner and Managing Director

KEARNEY