Joining us were two great speakers – Timo Lei, Head of China/Managing Director, China Capital Markets and Corporate Services from PWC, to talk about Chinese entrepreneurs. He is one of our senior alumni from MBS back in Manchester. He was already involved in our previous alumni event, giving tips for start-ups on fundraising and valuation, which received highly positive feedback. The other guest speaker is Shirley Lei, Founder of Zenith Advisory, to talk about international business etiquette and comparative culture. She didn’t give a long theory but cited Timo Lei as a good example of how to manage our personal goal, personal branding and present.
The speeches were followed up by five quiz, covering topics on the China Centre, Shanghai and Chinese companies. In the meantime, winners were also able to introduce themselves and communicate briefly on their individual expertise.
The previous programs warmed up the event, enabling all the attendees to immediately find who to begin with during the free mingle time. Snacks and drinks were provided throughout the event. Wines were also offered as well. Our alumni were so excited to grasp the chances to talk to both alumni from other centres and speakers that the whole event was not finished until 10.30pm.
Full time students fed back that this event gave them a chance to walk out of the classroom, and engage with the local alumni to know more about what’s happening in China. One Global MBA student from overseas centre fed back that during that night he made at least four new overseas friends. Our China Centre alumni also fed back that it enabled them a chance to make friends from overseas centres. A transnational communication adds value to all alumni from across the world, enhancing what they’ve all learnt from the classes and sparkling new and innovative ideas.
Group photo was shared to all participants, to memorize this special gathering @China Centre.