The 2021 UBC China Forum will be held in March as a four-day online conference with four industry-specific panels, including E-Commerce, Ventures, Technology, and International Relations. With the theme of ‘Resilience and Reinvention,’ the forum will be a convocation of aspiring students, professionals, and scholars from both countries to discuss the present and future of China’s socio-economic development and its interaction with Canada.
The 2019 UBC China Forum’s acclaimed speakers came from all walks of life and were the best in their fields. For the 2021 UBC China Forum, students and attendees will have an even better opportunity to learn from world-class leaders and experts as they share their journeys online.
The UBC China Forum aspires to become the most influential China-Canada conference in the nation, acting as a strong link of trade promotion between the two countries and a gateway of business cooperation. Organized by the UBC BizChina Club, the event is entirely student-run and independent of political influence. The UBC China Forum serves as an international platform for students, academics, and professionals to exchange ideas and hold in-depth discussions on business trends in China. Keynotes are addressed by internationally renowned leaders, and panel discussions include experts in their respective fields. This is one of our key steps in adding value to the professional development of the next generation of business leaders.
We believe that the UBC China Forum can become a bridge between the East and the West to stimulate the exchange of business ideas as well as be the ideal platform for information-sharing so that people can acquire a better and more impartial understanding of China.
The traditional retail industry is going through major shifts and is facing the retail apocalypse. How are companies reimagining the retail businesses by embracing e-commerce and conforming to new consumer habits? How are companies resetting expectations due to the
pandemic? And how are companies planning to recover
the customer experience in the future?
The speed of information exchange has never been faster as we step into the era of 5G. The fifth-generation technology is bringing about a virtual boom where cloud-based services and the enormous amount of data available is serving as the driving force behind businesses. As everyday life becomes more automated with algorithms and artificial intelligence, how will societies change in this new era?
China’s advancement in the 21st century requires a multi-narrative understanding. How can China-Canada’s relations be strengthened despite their differences? How has the
onset of COVID-19 affected the two countries and what will be its impact going forward? And what should be Canada’s position in the increasingly complex relationship between the United States and China?
The global pandemic and economic crisis have made most institutional and individual investors more cautious than ever. However, there is also an emergence of promising new venture capital opportunities. Moving forward in 2021, will investors evaluate deals differently? And what will the longer-term impact be on private companies looking for capital?
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