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For more than two decades, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania has hosted flagship events — Wharton Global Forums — in 31 countries around the world. Through the Forums, Wharton provides leaders from industry, government, and academia with opportunities to learn from and interact with the best minds in the business.

For more than two decades, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania has hosted flagship events — Wharton Global Forums — in 31 countries around the world. Through the Forums, Wharton provides leaders from industry, government, and academia with opportunities to learn from and interact with the best minds in the business.

Organizing Committee

Honorary Chairs

Chairman

Zhou Xin

Chairman
E-House

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Yu Gang, GRW’90, PAR’20

Co-Founder
111, Inc.

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Joe Tian, WG’98

Founding Partner
DT Capital

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Dear Alumni and Friends,

We are extraordinarily proud to bring the Wharton Global Forum to Shanghai for the third time.

Since our last Forum in 2004, both Wharton and Shanghai have undergone tremendous transformations, and Wharton’s flagship event will provide an opportunity to examine these rapid developments and gain insight into what the future holds for Shanghai, China, Asia, and the world. Our committee is working tirelessly to bring the world’s most experienced leaders and executives and pioneering entrepreneurs to Shanghai. Together, they will deliver keynotes, discussions, and dialogues that keep you informed and up-to-date on the most important geoeconomic and geopolitical matters of the day.

The Wharton and Penn alumni community in Shanghai is one of the largest and most engaged in Asia. On behalf of this esteemed group, we welcome you to the 53rd Wharton Global Forum, March 7-9, 2019.

Sincerely,

Zhou Xin, E-House (Honorary Chairman);
Yu Gang, GRW’90, PAR’20, 111 Inc. (Honorary Chairman);
Joe Tian, WG’98, DT Capital (Chairman)

Honorary Chairs
Zhou Xin
Yu Gang, GRW’90, PAR’20

Chairman
Joe Tian, WG’98

Sponsorship Co-Chairs
Judy Ye, WG’01
Qun Zhao, WG’14

Marketing Chair
Gladdy He, WG’05

Logistics Chair
Renee Shi, GED’11

Programming Co-Chairs
Joseph Chan, W’91, C’91
Michael Xu, WG’01
Skee Zhang, WG’98

Executive Committee

Claire Cao Fang, WG’14
Ho Ren Hua, W’07
Bruce Li, WG’08
Peter Li, WG’99
Liang Lu, WG’14
George Qiang Tan, WG’99

Peter Winn, WG’98, G’98
Leo Wong, WG’12
Phillip Wu, WG’95, CFA
Stanley Xu, WG’99
Lin-Lin Zhou, WMP’94
Tao Zhang, WG’02, GEN’02

Featured Speakers

Wharton Global Forums bring you up to speed on the latest business challenges and opportunities.

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Industry Insights

The powerful Wharton brand is a magnet for the most influential people in global business. No other business school draws world leaders and the highest-level executives to share their perspectives and vision exclusively with alumni.

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Cutting-Edge Research

Our top-ranked faculty teach budding entrepreneurs and the next generation of investors, and they partner with major companies to solve fundamental business problems. Their expertise has immediate real-world application. Wharton Global Forums put their best work on display.

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Lifelong Learning

The best leaders never stop learning. Step into the classroom and absorb the latest knowledge from Wharton’s expert faculty for a refresher on topics from modern finance, analytics, technology, business innovation, and more.  

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Networking Opportunities

More than 60 percent of Global Forum attendees are high-level decision makers, and two-thirds are Wharton graduates. Reunite with friends and classmates and make a connection that can jumpstart your next business deal or venture.

Wharton Global Forums bring you up to speed on the latest business challenges and opportunities.

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Industry
Insights

The powerful Wharton brand is a magnet for the most influential people in global business. No other business school draws world leaders and the highest-level executives to share their perspectives and vision exclusively with alumni.

About_Research_Icon-200x200

Cutting-Edge Research

Our top-ranked faculty teach budding entrepreneurs and the next generation of investors, and they partner with major companies to solve fundamental business problems. Their expertise has immediate real-world application. Wharton Global Forums put their best work on display.

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Lifelong
Learning

The best leaders never stop learning. Step into the classroom and absorb the latest knowledge from Wharton’s expert faculty for a refresher on topics from modern finance, analytics, technology, business innovation, and more.  

About_Networking_Icon-200x200

Networking Opportunities

More than 60 percent of Global Forum attendees are high-level decision makers, and two-thirds are Wharton graduates. Reunite with friends and classmates and make a connection that can jumpstart your next business deal or venture.

The world and its complex challenges require innovative solutions. More than ever, Wharton is positioned to meet these challenges head on.

This campaign will bolster the people, the research, the partnerships, the education, and the spaces that spark great ideas and bring them to global scale.

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For additional information regarding sponsorship, please contact Lizann Boyle Rode at lrode@wharton.upenn.edu or +1.215.898.1370.

Lizann Boyle Rode
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Alumni Relations and Development Officer

Venue

Pudong Shangri-La

Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai is located on the famous Huangpu River in Shanghai’s vibrant Lujiazui financial district, directly opposite the historical Bund. Travelling to and from the hotel is very convenient with the Hongqiao Airport only 35 minutes away, the Pudong Airport only 45 minutes away, and the tunnels and subways connecting Pudong (East Shanghai) to Puxi (West Shanghai) also close by.