Wharton to Host Global Forum in Shanghai Featuring Dean Geoffrey Garrett and CEOs of Dianping, PAG Asia, E-House

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What: The 53rd Wharton Global Forum will bring together more than 800 leaders in business and government along with Wharton School faculty and alumni to explore the most critical issues facing global business. Attendees will share their deep expertise and elite insider perspectives, while examining the tremendous transformation happening in Shanghai, China, Asia and the world. Participants will learn from and interact with the best minds in global business via engaging keynotes, panel discussions, A-list networking events and master classes taught by Wharton’s renowned faculty. Stay up-to-date on the most important geoeconomic and geopolitical matters of the day and learn about the latest cutting-edge research at the Wharton School’s flagship event.

Who: Featured speakers include:

  • Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania
  • Geoffrey Garrett, Dean, the Wharton School
  • Zhou Xin, Chairman, E-House
  • Yu Gang, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, 111 Inc.
  • Joe Tian, Founding Partner, DT Capital
  • Alice Hung, Chief Executive Officer, Universal (HK) Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Karl Ulrich, Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Wharton School
  • Janice Bellace, Professor Emeritus, the Wharton School
  • Tony Cai, Professor and Vice Dean for China Initiatives, the Wharton School
  • Mauro Guillen, Professor of International Management, the Wharton School
  • Joseph Gyourko, Professor of Real Estate, the Wharton School
  • Additional alumni, faculty and guests from Apollo Global Management, McKinsey & Company, Google, Facebook, Morgan Stanley, Novartis, Tencent, Walmart and more

Where: Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai, 33 Fucheng Rd., LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, China, 200120

When: Friday, March 8, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. & Saturday, March 9, 8 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

View the complete event schedule; day-time events are open to the media

RSVP: Registration for journalists is required. Please contact Wharton Media Relations at +1-215-898-8036 or communications@wharton.upenn.edu to register for the event and to coordinate any interview requests.

Registration for alumni and public is available here: Global Forum Registration.

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 economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduateMBAexecutive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 13,000 participants in executive education programs annually; and a powerful alumni network of 98,000 graduates.