Transforming Hong Kong with Innovation and Technology

On Friday, 19 May, join Mr. Nicholas Brooke, Immediate Past Chairman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, as he discusses how innovation and technology are critical for delivering Hong Kong’s liveable city agenda as part of the ‘Business Leaders Series.’ Find out why embracing innovation and technology is central to greener and smarter living, and how the city can become an inspiring example recognised across the region. The event will be held on campus at the Cheng Yu Tung Building and all students and alumni are welcome to attend and learn about business and leadership skills. Please read more here or click here to register.
MBA Summer Meet-up with an Italian Twist
The hot weather is almost here again, so get ready to cool down and network with your fellow MBA alumni and current students! The upcoming MBA Happy Hour will be held on Tuesday, 9 May in the chic surroundings of Jamie’s Italian in Causeway Bay. The gathering offers a fantastic opportunity to relax in style while networking with old friends and new acquaintances. Admission is free! Places for this event are limited, so ensure you register on time. Click here to read more, or just click here to register!
Searching for the Road to Success
In this month’s Alumni Story, we hear how Crystal Hung, BBA in Hotel and Tourism Management 2005, has embarked on a remarkable career path after graduation which has taken her from working in luxury hotels across Hong Kong and mainland China, to setting up a spa centre 3,000 metres above sea level. But her story doesn’t end here. In what is a completely new direction, Crystal now owns her own chocolate and confectionary business, and has strived to grow it from a shopping-mall stand into an international franchise. Read about Crystal’s incredible journey here, or click here to watch her insightful video.
Alumni Volunteers Spread the Spirit of Love and Care
March saw an enthusiastic group of alumni volunteers gather to meet with elderly residents and contribute to a good cause. The day started with a trip to public housing estates in Shamshuipo, where alumni presented gift bags and spent time with older residents. This was followed by a networking lunch with elderly volunteers, during which alumni understood more about the dedication and hard work that goes into caring for the aged in Hong Kong. Find out more about this meaningful initiative here.

Shanghai Alumni Host AGM and Lunch

The Shanghai Alumni Association’s annual general meeting and lunch took place in March at Jadelink Hotel. With more than 70 alumni in attendance, guests listened appreciatively to speeches by Ms. Stephanie Villemagne, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Director of MBA Programs, and Prof. Tianyu Zhang, Director of the Center for Institutions and Governance, on a number of subjects, including the Business School’s latest developments and the role of China’s media. This remarkable occasion concluded with the election of the alumni association’s new executive committee. Read more here.
Summer Heats Up with Management Accounting Summit
The North Asia Management Accounting Leaders’ Summit takes place in the Cheng Yu Tung Building on Tuesday, 13 June. Over 300 finance and accounting leaders will share their views and experiences in the areas of change management, technology, leadership and sustainability. This regional summit is a must for industry professionals working in North Asia and beyond, so don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity! As the Business School is a co-organiser of the event, alumni and students can attend free of charge! Read more here and stay tuned for our forthcoming registration announcement.
Round the Globe Series:
Innovation, Investment and China’s Future

Investing in innovation, particularly in China, is a hot topic of discussion these days. To help alumni understand this subject, Mr. Patrick Cheung, a BBA alumnus and Chairman of HGI Holdings, spoke at the ‘Round the Globe Series,’ which was organised by the BBA Alumni Association, on 28 March. An expert on China’s markets, he led a fascinating seminar focused on what investors need to consider in this exciting area, and what they should take care to avoid. Click here for the report.
The Inspiring Power of Social Enterprises
In April, the CUHK Business School Town Centre played host to the second ‘Tri-Sector Leadership in Action’ workshop, organised by the EMBA Alumni Association. Focused on the topic ‘When Business Meets Purpose,’ attendees learned about financially self-sustaining social enterprises that have impacted society. A memorable highlight occurred when two local NGO founders, who run organisations that help the elderly stay active and promote self-confidence in women through lingerie, shared their inspiring success stories with the audience. Read more here.

Discover the Latest Issue of Connect
This issue features three interesting stories from our professors: (i) the effect of board members' family connections and gender on IPO firms in Hong Kong; (ii) how beauty influences financial forecast performance in China; and (iii) how national sentiments in China influence foreign investments. It also includes insights from an MBA alumna and the Business School’s collaboration with China Life. Read it online here or contact our Marketing and Communications Office here for a printed copy.
Property Investments, Pearl River Delta and Finance
Culture has a significant effect on our experiences and behaviours, as well as our decisions on property investments, as Prof. Hu Rong’s study reveals. Dr. Fang Zhou from One Country Two Systems Research Institute suggests that Hong Kong should take the initiative to explore the opportunity to cooperate with Pearl River Delta cities in China. Prof. Francois Brochet of Boston University shares how cultural backgrounds affect the way managers communicate with investors.
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Alumni Privileges
Enjoy 10% off any flowers from the Mother's Day Collection at Gift Flowers HK
Explore the special discounts on Tsui Hang Village's traditional Cantonese rice dumplings
Take advantage of special offers on Regal rice dumplings
Don’t miss the special offers of 'Buy-6-Get-2-Free' and 'Buy-1-Get-1-Free' for custom-made shirts and suits respectively, offered by Tailor-M
Special monthly rental fees for studios and one-bedroom apartments by Eight Kwai Fong
Join a perfume-making class for just HK$250 by Swan-mart Health and Beauty Products Co. Ltd
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20170301 Inaugural MBA x FMBA Alumni Cocktail in Shenzhen
20170307 Professional Workshop Series: Creating a Culture to Engage and Retain Millennials
20170307 Professional Workshop Series: Creating a Culture to Engage and Retain Millennials ─ Event highlight
Messages from Our Alumni ─ Crystal Hung (BBA in Hotel and Tourism Management 2005)

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