University of Chicago China Forum to address issues in business, academics

Event brings together business leaders, government officials, scholars to discuss opportunities/challenges facing China and the U.S.

Chinese and American flags“Confronting Uncertainty: China in a Changing Environment” is the theme of The University of Chicago China Forum 2017 on April 29-30 at Ida Noyes Hall on the campus of the university.

The forum is open to the public; tickets are required and pricing options are available here. Established in 2015, the forum is designed to promote global understanding of China and address pressing issues and future trends in business and academics. This year’s forum is coordinated by University of Chicago Booth School of Business students and features renowned entrepreneurs, scholars, senior government officials, and senior executives from China and the U.S. who will discuss and analyze global opportunities and challenges facing China and the U.S. Topics range from economics and technology to investment management and entertainment.

Keynote speakers are Gao, Xiqing, Cheng Yu-Tung Chair Professor of Law at Tsinghua University School of Law and Former Vice Chairman, President and Chief Investment Officer of China Investment Corporation; Qi, Bin, MBA ’97, Executive Vice President of China Investment Corporation (CIC); and Steven Strongin, AB '79 AS '82, Head of the Global Investment Research Division, Goldman Sachs.

In addition to keynote addresses, there will be nine panel discussions on the following topics, each featuring leaders in the industry. Information on individual panelists is available here.

  • Economics
  • Multinational Corporation Management
  • Private Equity
    Investment Management
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital
  • Entertainment
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Law

Founded in 2015, the University of Chicago China Forum is one of the most important student-run forums in the Midwest. It aims to promote international collaboration in business and academia by inviting distinguished leaders worldwide to discuss contemporary global issues and share their rich experiences and unique insights.