CEIBS GEMBA Annual Symposium explores China’s New Playbook


Hosted at the CEIBS Shanghai campus recently, the 3rd CEIBS Global EMBA Annual Symposium – under the title China's New Playbook: The Role of Companies – aimed to explore many of the most pressing questions on exactly how (and when) China may achieve the latest stage of its economic growth and transformation. Around 300 dynamic participants attended this event, including current students, distinguished alumni, influential business leaders, and engaged members of the public.


As the event's MC, Director of the Global EMBA Programme Bala Ramasamy, outlined the nature of China's current circumstances in his welcoming remarks.


"China is going through a transition. It is moving away from some of the old models of growth to embrace new ones. It is increasingly obvious that the second largest economy in the world cannot be too dependent on the real estate sector, nor on foreign demand. China's domestic playground is constantly changing and becoming hyper competitive. Similarly, Chinese companies now face more complex and challenging circumstances when they venture abroad. Given such changes are in the air, I think it is very timely that we discuss China's new playbook.