2018 Schedule

2018-2019 Schedule:

Pre-Trip Workshops

Tuesday, November 6
12:00 pm China Snapshot, U.S. and China, and the Belt and Road
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
  • Welcome: Daisy Qiu, Founder and CEO of She Power and President of USC Alumni Club of Shanghai
8:00 – 9:00 pm: IBEAR Alumni and USC Business Friends – Panel Discussion
  • Benjamin Chang, General Manager, East China, Control Risks East China (IBEAR 27)
  • Xiao Jing Chen, Vice President, Head of Public Affairs and Corporate Communication, Novartis Group (China) (IBEAR 33)
  • Franklin Fuentes, Merchant Business Development Manager, Fliggy-Alibaba Group (IBEAR 38)
  • Patricia O’Keefe, Senior Admissions Consultant, Shang International Education Group (IBEAR 24)
  • Moderator: Richard Drobnick, Director, IBEAR MBA Program
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
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Shanghai Entrepreneur Association FORUM

Opening Remarks

  • Mei You, Vice Secretary General, Shanghai Entrepreneur Association

Session 1:

Session 2:

Macroeconomic Outlook for China and the USA

  • Baizhu Chen, Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Moderator: Richard Drobnick, Director, IBEAR MBA Program
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Networking Dinner with SEA Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, December 11
8:30 am – 10:30 am Schindler
Rainer Roten, CEO, Schindler China
Rene Matthe, COO, Escalator Division
Du Juan, Director, Talent Management and Operations
George Ma, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing
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 (IBEAR 24)
8:00 – 9:00 pm: IBEAR Alumni and USC Business Friends – Panel Discussion
Thursday, December 13
8:30 am – 9:30 am Logistics and Supply Chain Management in an Evolving World
Edoardo Podesta, Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific, DACHSER Far East Ltd.
9:45am – 10:45 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
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Xiaomi
Rosy Zhao, Vice President of Xiaomi Ecosystem
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 – 7:00 pm China Star Optoelectronics Tech (CSOT)
Cho Lan Wu, Head of Human Resources and Operations
Qingjun (Taylor) Wu, Head of Sales, Product and Channel Strategy
Friday, December 14
10:00 am – 11:30 am BGI Genomics
Speakers to be confirmed
2:30pm-4:30pm UBTech Robotics
Paul Wu, Senior Vice President, Research and Development
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Travel to Hong Kong
Check-in Royal Pacific Hotel
Saturday, December 15
All Day Free Time
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