[eNews] Connecting to Alma Mater

June saw a number of events and gatherings, both in Hong Kong and Mainland China, with active participation and strong support from alumni across different years and programs.

EMBA Home-coming

HKUST EMBA Alumni Home-coming Event was held on campus on June 22. It was attended by over 200 alumni from over the world and joined by President Prof Wei SHYY and Provost Prof Lionel NI. The theme of the two-day event was “How Does the Technology Singularity Shape the Future”. Distinguished professors and industry experts shared their insights into different technology innovation.  Associate Dean of the Business School Prof XU Yan kicked off the event. Prof K.C. CHAN, Prof HUI Kai Lung HUI and Prof Allen HUANG talked about FinTech and Blockchain. The co-founder of Fosun International, Mr LIANG Xin Jun talked about the high-tech and global market. On the second day, Huawei's President of the Institute of Strategic Research and the Chairman of HKUST EMBA Alumni Association, Mr William XU; the General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Hong Kong and Macao, Mr LIU Binxing LIU; and Chief Strategy Officer of Foxconn Industrial Internet, Mr James YAO, shared their view of 5G, Cloud Computing, and Industrial Intelligence. The event was a great success, showcasing the firm commitment to life-long learning of our EMBA alumni community.

MBA Alumni Advisory Board Annual Meeting

Our MBA Alumni Advisory Board has played an advisory role to engage and connect our MBA graduates since 2005. The Board consists of 58 alumni leaders representing different cities including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tokyo, and London. Its annual dinner was held in Hong Kong on June 14.

Alumni Lunch

The monthly alumni lunch organized by the Alumni Development Office on June 18, brought together 80 alumni and corporate representatives. The all-day dining cafe Sensory Zero, founded by HKUST alumni, was closed for two hours for this private gathering. It was a joyous occasion to network with alumni of different business programs and years. For more event photos:

MSc Alumni Gathering in Shanghai

Around 30 alumni from MSc in Global Operations (MSGO), MSc in Information Systems Management (MScISM) and MSc in International Management (MIMT) gathered for their first reunion dinner in Shanghai on June 21. The city is one of the most popular locations for our alumni to pursue their careers after graduation and the event further strengthened our MSc Alumni Shanghai Chapter.


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