Fudan University Presents: 2015 Fudan Global Leader Forum

Nov 04, 2015, 06:52 ET from Fudan University School of Management

SHANGHAI, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On the occasion of the 110 year anniversary of Fudan University and the 30 year anniversary of School of Management of Fudan University, 2015 Fudan Global Leader Forum was held on October 30.

Fudan Global Leader Forum is a high-end forum initiated and established by the School of Management, Fudan University. This forum, with the themes of Innovation and Persistence, Change and Regeneration, invited a great number of business leaders, experts and scholars from all over the world, thus combined Chinese and Western cultures and encouraging exchange of thoughts and wisdom. In the afternoon of that day, the 3rd Plenary Session for the 1st International Advisory Board of the School of Management, Fudan University was held.

Mr. Chen Qizong, president of Hang Lung Group Limited, Mr. Liu Zunyi, former president of CIC International (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. and former president of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mr. Gary Rieschel, founder and partner-in-charge of Qiming Venture Partners, Mr. Chen Jianghe, chairman of RGE PTE. LTD. and Mr. Ken Wilcox, honorary president of Silicon Valley Bank, all gave speeches that day in the first Fudan Global Leader Forum. Professor Lu Xiongwen, dean of the School of Management, Fudan University, presided the whole Forum.

Xu Ningsheng, president of Fudan University, pointed out in his speech that the School of Management seized the opportunities of China's reform and opening up as well as the development of economy, making considerable progress and achieved remarkable achievements. Now, as China has become the world's most important economy, Fudan University and School of Management need to take serious consideration, plan for the future and try to enhance its influence.

Mr. Chen Qizong, president of Hang Lung Group Limited, is a famous business leader. He is also enthusiastic in education and charities, and is always committed to promoting the exchange between China and the rest of world. He pointed out in his speech with the theme of Global Blueprint: Overview of Future Business Trends that at present, with rapid global economic development, innovative thinking and persistence are the two magic weapons for China to expand its influence. From the perspective of national development, persisting the fine-working spirit and inheriting the fine-working tradition are the two decisive factors to China's national strength.

Liu Zunyi, former president of CIC International (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. and former president of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is an economist enjoying great prestige both in China and overseas. He had occupied several important positions in several departments of economy and finance, and had made an outstanding contribution to research on economic growth and international economics. He expressed in his speech themed 'Is There any Method of Innovating?' that innovation capacity is the important symbol of a nation's economic strength. The number of patent applications and that of invention patents are the two key indicators to measure whether a nation's innovation is successful or not. In addition, innovation requires investment, and R&D requires long-term investment.

Mr. Gary Rieschel, founder and partner-in-charge of Qiming Venture Partners, has more than 25-year experience in the operation and investment of information technology industry and the clean energy field. As a mentor, he is generally recognized by enterprises and venture capitalists all over the world. He pointed out in his speech themed as 'China's Rising Innovation Ability: Challenge and Opportunities' that business schools shall play a more important role in the cultivation of innovative talents, private enterprises shall become the new driver for economic growth and encourage contribution of innovation entities, and persistence and perseverance are the necessary and important factors leading to success in entrepreneurial practices.

Chen Jianghe, chairman and founder of RGE PTE. LTD. and founder of RGE PTE. LTD, had built his company into a comprehensive multinational green industry group following the business concept of Benefiting People, Nation, and Industry. He was granted 'Magnolia Gold Award' by Shanghai Municipal Government. He shared his entrepreneurial experiences, feelings and understanding in his speech with the theme of Innovation and Persistence in the Great Change. He emphasized that entrepreneurs must not only have ambition, determination and brains, but also keep up with development of the times and keep learning.

In 2012, thanks to the stern efforts of Mr. Ken Wilcox, president of honor of Silicon Valley Bank, the first technological innovation bank of China and first Sino-American joint venture bank since 1997, was established and known as SPD Valley Bank. In consideration of the outstanding contribution of him to the economic construction and social development of Shanghai, Mr. Ken Wilcox was granted 'Magnolia Gold Award' by Shanghai Municipal Government. He mentioned in his speech with the theme of Method of Balance in Innovation that at present, the importance of innovation is far above that in any previous era. While bringing benefit, innovation also requires considerably high cost. Therefore the world today should pay more attention to the balance between short-term and long-term benefits.

Then the five honorable guests had a round-table discussion, presided by Dean Lu Xiongwen, discussing about the development of manufacturing industry, innovation differences between China and the USA, and talent cultivation. They also answered relevant questions posed by audience.

Together with the 2nd Plenary session for the 1st International Advisory Board of the School of Management, Fudan University last year, the School also held the 'Fudan Global Leader Forum', which aims at gathering leaders in various circles all around the world, including the members of the International Advisory Board of the School. Through the forum, these leaders can share their foresight and sagacity with the teachers and students of the School as well as the schoolmates, focusing on the theme of global development and proper response to global challenges. In the future, more political figures, business leaders and world's famous scholars will be invited as the guest speakers besides the members of the International Advisory Board.

SOURCE Fudan University School of Management