Ringing in the Year of the Rooster at the Spring Cocktail

Held on 16 February at the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, the Spring Cocktail organised by the CUHK Business School hosted nearly 200 faculty, staff, alumni and community friends. Provost Prof. Benjamin Wah kicked off the event by presenting new initiatives from the CUHK Strategic Plan for 2016-2020, while Business School Dean Prof. Kalok Chan expressed his gratitude to all for their lasting support, adding, “I look forward to further collaboration with our alumni and friends for the betterment of Hong Kong and the wider community.” Please click here to view the report, photos and highlight video from the memorable evening.
A Leader Succeeds Through Selflessness
Despite being one of Asia’s most influential Chinese advertising veterans, Raymond So (MBA 1981), erstwhile Chairman, Asia Pacific for the multinational industry giant BBDO Advertising, stands out for his remarkable humility. His instincts and MBA know-how carried him straight to career distinction, and his fearless spirit took him to fledgling markets in Asia where opportunity arose. However, it was his humble selflessness that earned him the loyalty of his employees and helped markets grow under his leadership. Raymond’s eminent life is proof of his motto that ‘the best gain is to lose’. Read more here, or click here to view his insightful video.
Live the Good Life with Amazing Alumni Privileges
Spring is the perfect time to give your family a fresh start with our special offers featuring an exciting range of goods and services. Enjoy special offers in travel packages, hotels and cruises, fine dining, sweets and baked goods, premium beverages, custom apparel, health and fitness, skincare and beauty, dental services, event planning and more. “My heartfelt thanks to our alumni and business partners, new and old, for their friendship and generosity,” said Ms. Florence Lai, Alumni and Corporate Affairs Director. Read the latest edition of Express News here to discover the full range of offers.
Learning Practical Ways to Engage
Millennials in the Workplace
On 7 March, a professional workshop titled ‘Creating a Culture that Engages and Retains Millennials’ was hosted at CUHK Business School Town Centre. Mr. Mark Cosgrove, Director of Training at Dale Carnegie Hong Kong, discussed ways to understand, engage, nurture and retain Millennials. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response to the workshop, the Alumni and Corporate Affairs Office looks forward to organising more useful gatherings to assist alumni’s personal and professional advancement in the future. Please view the report and photos here.

Business and Social Leaders Learn About
Tri-Sector Leadership

On 13 March, over 60 senior executives and social entrepreneurs attended the first of three ‘Tri-Sector Leadership In Action’ workshops created by the Social Angel Program, a social enterprise team from the EMBA Alumni Association. The workshop was led by Mr. Howard Ling, Senior Consultant of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service – HSBC Social Enterprise Business Centre. He discussed the relationship between tri-sector leadership and social entrepreneurship, and spoke about the skills required to bridge gaps while balancing the interests of multiple stakeholders. Read more here.
Alumni and Students Connect at the Inaugural
MBA x FMBA Alumni Cocktail
The inaugural cocktail mixer hosted by the MBA Program and MBA Program in Finance was held on 1 March at the Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen, attended by over 60 alumni and students. Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to network in the relaxed ambience of the outdoor terrace. They also heard from guest speakers Prof. Ma Xufei, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, and FMBA alumnus and successful entrepreneur Mr. Leo Li, Managing Partner of Divine Capital Management and Director of Lenovo Accelerator. Find out more about the happy gathering here.
Discover Inspiration from Wealth Management and Investments
On 6 March, the BBA Alumni Association hosted the ‘Round the Globe Series’ at CUHK Business School Town Centre, featuring BBA alumna Ms. Norris Lam, Managing Partner of Forbes Financial Centers Development and a specialist on overseas real estate and private equity opportunities. Titled ‘Be an Entrepreneur in Your Career and Life ─ Expert in Family Wealth Management and Alternative Investments’, her talk delved into her personal experience and financial acumen. Click here to read more.
Celebrating Special Bonds at the MBA EMP Spring Dinner
More than 60 mentors and mentees of the MBA Elite Mentorship Program (EMP) gathered for their annual Spring Dinner at the Serenade Chinese Restaurant on 24 February. Complementing the delicious cuisine was a welcome address from Prof. Kalok Chan, Business School Dean, as well as a fun-filled program featuring exciting games and a visit from the God of Fortune. The earnest friendship on display in the group photo truly captured the close bond between the mentors and mentees. Please click here for more details.
Connecting with Prominent Industry Leaders
at the Global Business Forum
On 18 February, CUHK Business School's Global Business Programs hosted the Global Business Forum 2017, themed ‘Transforming Global Challenges into Opportunities’. Attended by over 140 guests, the event gave alumni and students from Hong Kong, Denmark and the US the opportunity to meet and learn from the insights of prominent industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs. Dr. John Lai, Assistant Dean (Undergraduate Studies) and Director of Global Business Programs, challenged the students to overcome difficulties and find opportunities amidst uncertainty. Read more here.
Board Gender, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Governance
Prof. Paul McGuinness’s research reveals the long-term performance effects of board members’ family connections and gender for initial public offering firms in Hong Kong. Prof. Kevin Au shares how Hong Kong and Shenzhen can leverage each other’s strengths in entrepreneurship development. The CBK-Amcham Joint Forum addresses the latest developments in corporate governance, transparency and disclosure in greater China.
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Indulge your sweet tooth at the newly-opened CHOCOLAT-IER with 20% off
Enjoy a cup of handcrafted coffee (12oz) at HK$28, plus special discounts on coffee vouchers at Simplli Yours Coffee Bar
Get a free oral check-up with a scale and polish for HK$380 and receive cash credits with a range of privileges, offered by Pro-Dental Limited
Purchase tickets for TurboJet + Monkey King Show from HK$488 at Shun Tak Travel
Explore amazing dining offers at the eight restaurants of Regal Riverside Hotel
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