Babson Global Forum in Shanghai, China on April 9-11.

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Babson College, the top-ranked college for the study of entrepreneurship, is hosting the Babson Global Forum in Shanghai, China on April 9-11, bringing its world-renowned leadership in entrepreneurship education to China.

Together with influential Chinese business professionals, scholars, and government officials, Babson leaders will discuss the importance of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® for economic and social value creation in China and beyond.

The Journey West: Babson Global Forum will highlight the economic landscape in China and address the key challenges that Chinese enterprises face as they develop their global-based export economy. Additionally, the Forum will focus on the mission, challenges, and opportunities of entrepreneurship education. This program is designed not only to provide Chinese businesses with the information required to succeed internationally, but also will equip Western entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to succeed in this emerging economic force. 

The Journey West: Babson Global Forum will include such topics as:

Pushing the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Education Globally

Entrepreneurship and the Environment

Indigenous Innovation

Growing and Maintaining Family Businesses

Entrepreneurship and the Success of Chinese Companies

Invited guests and speakers will include:

CEOs of private and state-owned enterprises in China

Entrepreneurs from around the world

Presidents and business school deans from the leading universities in the Shanghai region

Chinese government officials

Babson’s Global Advisory Board, faculty, alumni, and partners

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30 Years of the Past and Future – What does China mean to you?

Moderator: John Chen, Special Assistant to the President, Babson College 
Speaker: Fang XiaoGuang, President of FG Consulting 
Speaker: Wang JianMao, Professor of Economics, China Europe International Business School

Entrepreneurship and Environment: Green Technology

Moderator: Jean-Pierre Jeannet, F. W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business, Babson College 
Brian Caffyn, Chairman & CEO, UPC Renewables
Cyril Camus ‘91, President, Camus Cognac 
Wei-Ming Jiang, Global Vice President, DSM and President, DSM China

Pushing the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Education Globally

Moderator: Donna Kelley, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship; Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise, Babson College 
Keynote speaker: Leonard A. Schlesinger, President, Babson College 
Speaker: Zhang XinSheng, former Vice Minister, Ministry of Education; President of China Education Association for International Exchange

Entrepreneurship: Beyond Education

Moderator: Daniel Isenberg, Founding Executive Director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project, and Professor of Management Practice, Babson Global 
– Zhang Yue, Chairman and CEO of Broad Technology Group
– Zheng Jie, CEO of Shanghai China Mobile
– Gao, Yaoming, Chairman, Shenzhen Guang Real Estate Group Co. Ltd.
– Gao, JiFan, CEO of China Trinasolar Co.
– Andrew T.S. Lo ’83, M’84, Senior Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Invesco Asset Management Pacific Limited

Babson Global: Building Capacity through Partnerships in Entrepreneurship Education

Speaker: Dr. Shahid Ansari, Provost of Babson College; President of Babson Global

Growing and Maintaining Family Businesses

Moderator: Allan R. Cohen, Professor of Management and Edward A. Madden Distinguished Professor of Global Leadership, Babson College 
– Eddy W.M. Lee, Director, Lee Kum Kee Co. Ltd.
– Charles Chan, Chairman, Continental Holdings Limited 
– Bill Kung, President and COO, La Miu Co.

Entrepreneurship Education: Mission, Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Leonard A. Schlesinger, President, Babson College
– Lu Xiongwen, Dean of Fudan University School of Management
– Wu Xiaobo, Dean of Zhejiang University School of Management
– Weijiong Zhang, Associate Dean of CEIBS
– Huo Jia-zhen, Dean of Tongji University School of Economics & Management
– Yin ZhiHong, Dean of China Renmin University Business School
– Xu XinZhong, Executive Associate Dean of Peking University Business School
– Shen Yifeng, Dean of Xiamen University Business School
– J.T. Li, Executive Associate Dean of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School
– Shu-Hsing Li, Dean of National Taiwan University Business School
– Edward Chow, Acting Dean and Former Dean of National Chengchi University College of Business
– Hsi-Peng Lu, Dean of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Business School

Babson and China

Leonard A. Schlesinger, President, Babson College

Global Entrepreneurship Prize Ceremony

Celebration Dinner and Marco Polo Prize Ceremony

Hosted by Mr. Fred S.C. Kiang ’70 M’75 
Marco Polo Prize presented by Mrs. Sally Ann Stiegler, Group Human Resources Director for Ermenegildo Zegna.

Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., is recognized internationally as a leader in entrepreneurial management education. Babson grants BS degrees through its innovative undergraduate program, and grants MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Babson Executive Education offers executive development programs to experienced managers worldwide. For information, visit

By Michael Chmura,, 781-239-4549 | 04/08/2011 06:00