2018 Schedule

2018-2019 Preliminary Schedule:
Shanghai-Shenzhen

Pre-Trip Workshops

Tuesday, November 6
12:00 pm Doing Business in China
Clayton Dube, Executive Director, USC U.S.-China InstituteLos Angeles
Thursday, November 8
12:00 pm Doing Business in China
Zhang Ping, Consul General, Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Trip Schedule

Thursday, December 6
6:30 am Check-in at LAX Terminal 4
9:30 am Depart Los Angeles
Friday, December 7
3:55 pm Arrive in Shanghai
Check-in Four Seasons Hotel
Evening Free Time
Saturday, December 8
All Day Free Time
Sunday, December 9
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm How Can Business Navigate the World of the US-China Trade War and Technology Distrust
James McGregor, Chairman Greater China, APCO Worldwide, Shanghai
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm Welcome Networking Reception, Dinner and Program

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Welcome Remarks and Buffet Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 pm: IBEAR Alumni and USC Business Friends – Panel Discussion
Monday, December 10
8:00 am – 10:30 am The Current Situation in China and the Challenges Facing American Businesses
Ker Gibbs, Managing Director, China, Korn Ferry
Topic title to be announced
Fan Bao, Chairman and CEO, China Renaissance
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Naked Hub (WeWork)
Manoj Mehta, CEO, Naked Hub Group
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Shanghai Entrepreneur Association FORUM

Session 1:

 

Session 2:

  • Speakers to be confirmed

 

Session 3:

  • Speakers to be confirmed
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Networking Dinner with SEA Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, December 11
8:30 am – 10:00 am Schindler
Speaker to be confirmed
11:30 am – 1:00 pm GE Aviation
Shaojun Zhu, Marketing and Communications Director
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Shanghai Hippo Culture and Technology Corporation
Kerr Xu, Co-Founder and CEO
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Next Wave in Growth in the Chinese Marketplace
Jonathan Woetzel, McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, McKinsey
Wednesday, December 12
9:00 am Depart for Shenzen
11:40 am Arrive in Shenzhen
Check-in Futian Shangri-La Hotel
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm DJI
Speaker to be confirmed
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Admissions Information Session
6:30 pm — 9:00 pm Welcome Networking Reception, Dinner and Program

6:30 – 7:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Welcome Remarks and Buffet Dinner
  • Welcome: Jerry Yang, President of USC Alumni Club of South China
8:00 – 9:00 pm: IBEAR Alumni and USC Business Friends – Panel Discussion
Thursday, December 13
8:30 am – 9:30 am Global Logistics Challenges: Digitalization and Trade War
Edoardo Podesta, Managing Director Far East, DACHSER
9:40 am – 10:40 am Change is Dynamic: If You’re Going to Deal in Asia, You Need To Be in Asia
Ian McCabe, Vice Chairman, Public Affairs, APAC, Edelman
10:50 am – 11:50 am Xiaomi
Lin Bin, Co-Founder and President (to be confirmed)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Walmart China
Qiao JiaZeng, Vice President, Commercial Finance
Patricia Chew, Vice President, Talent & Learning Capability, Human Resources
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm China Star Optoelectronics Tech (CSOT)
Speakers to be confirmed
Friday, December 14
9:30 am – 11:30 am BGI Genomics

9:30 – 10:30 am: General introduction and laboratory visit
10:30 -11:30 am: Panel discussion of business strategy, practices, challenges, and opportunities
2:30pm-4:30pm UBTech Robotics
Paul Wu, Senior Vice President, Research and Development
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Travel to Hong Kong
Check-in Royal Pacific Hotel
Saturday, December 15
All Day Free Time
3:00pm
Optional (on your own)
Tour the Asia Society Center, Hong Kong
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Cruise and hosted dinner on Lamma Island
Sunday, December 16
Morning – 3:30 pm Free Time
4:00 pm Check-out Royal Pacific Hotel
7:40 pm Depart Hong Kong
4:35 pm Arrive in Los Angeles