Wharton Global Forum, Beijing 2014

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
6:00pm— 9:00pm
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On June 12-14, 2014, Wharton faculty, alumni and business leaders from around the world will gather in Beijing to discuss the challenges and solutions surrounding the theme “Growth Through Innovation" 




Thomas S. Robertson

Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise
Professor of Marketing
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

On behalf of the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania, I am pleased to invite you to join the School in Beijing to learn from renowned thought leaders and to explore new ideas and business trends during the 46th Wharton Global Forum.  On June 12-14, 2014, Wharton faculty, alumni and business leaders from around the world will gather in Beijing to discuss the challenges and solutions surrounding the theme “Growth Through Innovation.”

China has been experiencing rapid economic growth since initiating market reforms in 1978. As the world’s second largest economy, the country is playing an increasingly important and influential role in the global economy.

Drawing upon the expertise of internationally recognized scholars and business leaders, the Wharton Global Forum Beijing will feature master classes, panel and roundtable discussions, and keynote speeches exploring the ways in which innovations across industries and contexts can impact economic growth. The Forum’s Organizing Committee also is shaping content that will examine, in part, how innovative practices within organizations promote corporate growth and may play a role in the development of a sustainable global economy.

Wharton’s Global Forums are held each year to facilitate discussion on topics of interest to business leaders, to engage alumni through Lifelong Learning and meaningful networking, and to build the Wharton brand worldwide. Indeed, the Forums represent Wharton’s unwavering commitment to global presence and international relationship building. I look forward to joining you during the Wharton Global Forum Beijing.

With best wishes, 

Thomas S. Robertson

About The Wharton Global Forums

Global Forums are Lifelong Learning events hosted in international centers of economic and political importance. Through the forums, Wharton provides its alumni, friends, and the global business community with an opportunity to learn from and interact with the best minds in industry. Since their founding in 1993, Wharton’s Global Forums have been held 18 times in Asia; 15 times in Europe, Africa and the Middle East; 10 times in Latin America; and once in North America.

The Forums seek to:

  • Provide opportunities for alumni and the broader business community to engage with one another, and develop meaningful relationships with peers and new knowledge partners;
  • Strengthen the bonds among the School, its alumni, and international business leaders;
  • Give global thought leaders a forum to discuss important ideas; and
  • Offer Wharton faculty an opportunity to engage in discourse about important economies around the world.

About Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning brings Wharton alumni together over the course of their careers with new and exciting ways to learn. Forums, online courses, videos and webinars, and Executive Education programming all feature highly relevant content of a caliber only Wharton can provide. Wharton Digital Press publications and Knowledge@Wharton reporting are additional resources valued by alumni and members of the business community. To access Wharton’s Lifelong Learning, visit Wharton Lifelong Learning

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates ongoing economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of 92,000 graduates. For more information, visit Wharton

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