Penn Wharton China Summit Brings Industry Leaders from China to Campus
The student-run Penn Wharton China Summit welcomes global innovators while providing a platform for an emerging generation of leaders.
This year’s student-run Penn Wharton China Summit being held April 13-15 will focus on redefining China’s future and packs a powerful line up.
Now in its third year and with more than 30 speakers, including Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, the Summit brings industry leaders from China to campus, said the co-president of the Penn Wharton China Summit, Shirley Liu, W’19, of Beijing, a junior business analytics major in the Wharton School.
“While it is difficult to attend these speakers’ talks in China, students have the opportunity to hear from these leaders in a close setting and on their own campus,” Liu said, adding that it’s important to understand China objectively, particularly with the current globalization trend.
Z. John Zhang, a professor of marketing at Wharton and the director of the Penn Wharton China Center, which opened in Beijing in 2015, said that one of the Center’s objectives is “to take Penn and Wharton to China and bring China to Penn.”