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Upcoming Alumni Events


China Alumni Event: Venture Capitalism: Cross Border Opportunities between Australia and China

5th Apr 2017

Curt ShiJoin fellow China-based graduates and guests for a special networking event in April with guest speaker Curt Shi, a Founding Partner of Imprint Capital Partners and Follow [the] Seed.

Co-hosted by Professor Gregory Whitwell, Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, and Professor Archie Johnston, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and IT, this is part of our Innovation and Entrepreneurship series and this particular event will focus on Venture Capitalism: Cross Border Opportunities between Australia and China.

Keynote: Curt Shi
Date: Wednesday 5 April
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue:Xnode
9F/17F, Overseas Chinese Mansion,
 129 West Yan'an Road,
JingAn District,
Shanghai
Cost: Complimentary (Canapes and drinks included)
Dress: Business Attire
 Register Now

Born in south China, Curt is an entrepreneurship and skateboarding evangelist and rainmaker with specialty in venture capitalism and cross-border equity placement.

Curt is a veteran venture capitalist in China, the US and Australia. He splits his time across Beijing and Sydney, and was the 2016 winner of “CPA Australia - Australia China Alumni Award for Banking and Finance” by the Australia China Alumni Association.

Curt is also passionate about skateboarding with over 20 years’ experience. He is an expert on action sports life style specialising in reaching the X-Games and trend-setting youth markets.

We look forward to welcoming you at this event!

Further information
Monica Vanderkley (Business School)
E: monica.vanderkley@sydney.edu.au
T: +61 437 780 254


China Alumni Event: Innovation - why one year in China is equal to 7 years in the West

7th Apr 2017

Philip BeckJoin fellow China-based graduates and guests for a special networking event in April with guest speaker Philip Beck, Chairman of Dubeta – a private equity company established in 1989 as a play on the words to “do better”.

Co-hosted by Elizabeth Cowley, Deputy Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, and Professor Archie Johnston, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and IT, this is part of our Innovation and Entrepreneurship series and this particular event will focus on: Innovation - why one year in China is equal to 7 years in the West.

Keynote: Philip Beck
Date: Friday 7 April
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Day Day Up (Sanlitun Space)
6 Workers' Stadium N Rd, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100027
Cost: Complimentary (canapes and drinks included)
Dress: Business Attire
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Philip Beck, 贝曦贤, has 40 years’ experience at C-Level positions in SME’s and publicly-listed companies across the advertising, digital media, e-Commerce, marketing, recruitment and traditional media sectors in Asia-Pacific and the UK.Since his first China experience in 1995, he has established JVs, launched new brands and is now an active investor, Chairman and mentor to more than 20 local Chinese start-ups.

We look forward to welcoming you at this event!

Further information
Monica Vanderkley (Business School)
E: monica.vanderkley@sydney.edu.au
T: +61 437 780 254


China Alumni Event: Exploring Social Impact Ventures

10th Apr 2017

Jen LoongJoin fellow China-based graduates and guests for a special networking event in April with guest speaker Jen Loong, Founder of WanderSnap – a new type of travel tech start-up that marries photography with social impact.

Co-hosted by Professor Gregory Whitwell, Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, and Professor Archie Johnston, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and IT, this is part of our Innovation and Entrepreneurship series and this particular event will focus on Social Impact Ventures.

Keynote: Jen Loong
Date: Monday 10 April
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: The Work Project
15/F, Soundwill Plaza ll - Midtown, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Cost: Complimentary (canapes and drinks included)
Dress: Business Attire
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Jen Loong 龙晓灵is the snap-happy founder of WanderSnap. Jen’s vision is to start an empathy movement, where vanity can create social good.

Prior to starting her own venture, Jen led market entry to China for some renowned brands – TOMS, Lululemon Athletica and Groupon. At this event you’ll hear Jen’s story and discover what led her to declaring to work solely on social ventures for the remainder of her career.

We look forward to welcoming you at this event!

Further information
Monica Vanderkley (Business School)
E: monica.vanderkley@sydney.edu.au
T: +61 437 780 254


The Future of Media

20th Apr 2017

The University of Sydney Business School cordially invites you to join the second affinity series event for 2017 – The Future of Media.

It has championed democracy and justified the brutal excesses of tyrants. There is no better tool to shape opinion and galvanise a people, a community or a nation than the media. Indeed, to paraphrase American writer, Allan Ginsberg, “whoever controls the media, controls the culture”. It’s a truth that doesn’t seem to sit well with President Trump.

Traditionally, media control has been highly concentrated and the flow of information has been in just one direction. But, today, the world’s most powerful media outlets are no longer CNN, the Associated Press or the ABC but rather Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Opinion shaping information now flows in all directions, and anyone with an iPhone can create a piece of entertainment.

Date: Thursday 20 April 2017
Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Harbour 220, Level 15, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: $25 - Alumni ticket
$35 - Non-alumni ticket
(Ticket includes drinks and canapes)
Dress: Business attire

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Join our Walkley Award Winning Director of Media, Trevor Watson, to discuss The Future of Media with:

Rebecca Heap, Head of Programming & Digital, ABC Television
Ben Richardson, General Manager & Senior Vice President Viacom International Media Networks
Kenny Griffiths, Managing Director - Asia Pacific at MightyHive

This event offers a great opportunity to network with fellow alumni at the magnificent Pier One!

Space is limited so please RSVP early to avoid missing out.

Further information
Monica Vanderkley - Manager, Alumni Engagement (Business)
E: business.alumni@sydney.edu.au
T: +61 8627 0891