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HKUST MBA Finance Conference 2011

Professor KC Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of HKSAR Government and former Dean of the HKUST Business School attended The HKUST MBA Finance Conference in celebration of the University’s 20th Anniversary. In his keynote speech, Professor KC Chan spoke on the "Hong Kong's role as an International Financial Center and the National 12th Five-Year Plan".

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s (HKUST) MBA Finance Club today hosted the HKUST MBA Finance Conference in celebration of the University’s 20th Anniversary. The Conference, led by HKUST MBA students, featured a keynote speech by Professor KC Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of HKSAR Government and former Dean of the HKUST Business School, and two discussion panels comprising leading financial practitioners from key international financial institutions.

Themed on “Embracing the Dragon”, the Conference explored the growing economic power of China and its impact on the financial markets in the region. Over 100 business professionals, regulators, HKUST faculty, students and alumni attended the event. In his keynote speech, Professor KC Chan spoke on the “Hong Kong’s role as an International Financial Center and the National 12th Five-Year Plan”. This was followed by two panels discussing financial issues on “Managing risks and opportunities in the Hong Kong financial services market” and “Buy-side thought on China’s rising strength in the financial sector” in which industry leaders shared insights with participants.

Prior to the keynote speech, Professor Steven DeKrey, Senior Associate Dean and MBA Program Director of the HKUST Business School, in his welcome remarks said, “In our short history of 20 years, The HKUST MBA Program has evolved into one of the world’s leading MBA programs. According to Financial Times the MBA program is ranked among the top ten in the world. This achievement was the result of 20 years of dedicated effort from our high quality faculty, students and alumni. Today our students and alumni demonstrate their high quality through their contributions in bringing this conference to fruition.”

Tina Khoe, the Chairperson of HKUST MBA Finance Club, said “I am delighted to have respected speakers from the commercial banking and investment management industries to share their knowledge and views with us regarding exciting financial developments in the Mainland these days. As HKUST MBA students who specialize in finance and are located in an international financial centre as Hong Kong, we are in a good position to facilitate knowledge sharing and network building that contributes to the social and economic transformation of the community.” 

About the HKUST MBA Finance Club:

The HKUST MBA Finance Club is a social, non-profit organization driven by HKUST’s full-time MBA students. The Club was set up to strengthen the relationship between students who are interested in finance and practitioners within the industry. The Club’s mission is to facilitate finance-oriented competitions, experience and knowledge sharing, open discussion on issues surrounding the financial markets, and industry networking.

Professor Steven DeKrey, Senior Associate Dean and MBA Program Director of the HKUST Business School stated in his welcome remarks that the HKUST MBA Program has evolved into one of the world’s leading MBA programs and is ranked among the top ten in the world by Financial Times.

From the left: Tina Khoe, the Chairperson of HKUST MBA Finance Club; Professor KC Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of HKSAR Government; Professor Steven DeKrey, Senior Associate Dean and MBA Program Director of the HKUST Business School; Edward Liang, President of HKUST MBA Association and Pimluck Suvitsakdanon, Vice President of HKUST MBA Association.