Darden Global Leadership Forum 2013

Global Leadership Forum 2013

The Darden School of Business is hosting the second annual Global Leadership Forum (GLF) 10-11 May 2013, in Shanghai. This is a remarkable event where you have the opportunity to network with top business leaders, explore critical issues in the global economy and learn about how to successfully conduct business across continents and cultures.

The event will include a global economic forum, an admissions/alumni reception, meetings of the Dean's Global Advisory Council (GAC) and a dinner honoring Darden Professor Emeritus Les Grayson. The GLF will take place in conjunction with the Global MBA for Executives (GEMBA) Class of 2014 residency in China. 

Schedule of Events for Alumni

Friday, 10 May

10:30-11:30 a.m.

First Coffee with Professor Emeritus Les Grayson and Darden Dean Robert F. Bruner
"The World is Getting Smaller" 

1-5 p.m.

Darden Global Economic Forum
"Leading Issues in the Chinese Economy"
Led by Dean Robert F. Bruner and Peter Rodriguez, professor and senior associate dean for degree programs, with panel discussions focused on current trends in the Chinese economy and business climate.

5-7 p.m. Admissions/Alumni reception

7-9 p.m.

Casual dinner hosted by the Shanghai alumni chapter

Saturday, 11 May

9:30-11:30 a.m.

"The Future of Global Finance"
Join Professor Yiorgos Allayannis, associate dean of the GEMBA program and a four-time recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award, for a case study on Deutsche Bank developed GEMBA. The case will raise important questions about the current role of the banking industry globally, how regulation since the financial crisis is reshaping the industry and the ways in which financial institutions today seek to create value for their shareholders and society.

 Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch with Darden GAC members
2-5 p.m.

Tour: "Hidden Insights: Behind the Scenes of Business in Shanghai"
Bruce Botsford (CLAS '10), project manager for the Asia Pacific Group at The Coca-Cola Company, leads a behind-the-scenes tour of two major business operations in Shanghai: a Wal-Mart supercenter and a Coca-Cola bottling plant. You will learn about the opportunities and challenges of doing business in China from business leaders with firsthand experience.

6-9 p.m. Closing reception, dinner and Darden celebration honoring Professor Emeritus Les Grayson

Darden alumni registration

All activities will take place in or around the Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World.

For more information, please contact Cathy Pales, director, alumni engagement, PalesC@darden.virginia.edu, +1-434-982-6572.

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