|The first-ever cocktail mixer hosted by the MBA Program and MBA Program in Finance (FMBA) was held on 1 March at the Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen. Above the glittering night view of downtown Shenzhen, over 60 alumni and students from both programs mingled on the outdoor terrace.
As well as greeting the current cohort, alumni took this opportunity to reconnect with old classmates, who represent a range of industries across Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Ms. Stephanie Villemagne, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Director of MBA Programs, was there to welcome the evening’s attendees. “This is my first time attending an alumni event in Shenzhen, and I look forward to other such events in the future,” she said.
Adding inspiration to the evening’s entertainment, Prof. Ma Xufei, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of the Department of Management, shared findings from a study titled, ‘Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Hong Kong and Shenzhen Report 2016-17’. The collaborative study, which analyses the success of entrepreneurs in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, proposes a partnership between the two cities to establish synergy and boost competitiveness for its entrepreneurs, making a crucial first step towards the development of a Hong Kong-Shenzhen megalopolis. He was followed by FMBA alumnus and successful entrepreneur Mr. Leo Li, Managing Partner of Divine Capital Management and Director of Lenovo Accelerator. In his speech titled, ‘Innovation & Startup’, Mr. Li shared tips on starting a business, drawing from his wealth of knowledge and experience in IT and financial investment.
Both speakers drew eager applause from the floor, with many attendees expressing enthusiasm for future gatherings.
Prof. Ma Xufei, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of the Department of Management, shared key findings from the ‘Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Hong Kong and Shenzhen Report’
Alumni and students pose for a group shot with Prof. Liu Ming (centre, standing, in light blue shirt), Director of MBA Program in Finance
Ms. Stephanie Villemagne, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Director of MBA Programs, kicks off the event with her welcome remarks
Guests mingle against the backdrop of Shenzhen’s dramatic night views