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Reform tops the agenda at business symposium

09 Jul 2010

The need to reform business practices to promote innovation and enterprise will dominate the agenda at the second University of Sydney symposium at the Shanghai Expo on Monday 12 July.

The symposium, organised by the Faculty of Economics and Business, will bring together a formidable group of expert commentators from China and Australia.

Professor Chris Styles, Associate Dean (Executive Education) and Professor of Marketing in the Faculty of Economics and Business, said the gathering of academic and business leaders would give the symposium a unique perspective.

Alex Frino (second left) with members of the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre

Alex Frino (second left) with members of the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre

Professor Styles, who has led the development of the University's new management education programs, will take part in one of the sessions looking at the role of business schools in developing leaders who encourage innovation and enterprise in their organisations.

He will be joined by Professor Lu Xiongwen, Dean of the School of Management at Fudan University, and Mr John Hung, a board member of Deloitte China.

Other sessions will look at capital markets, legal reforms affecting international trade and investment, and human capital. Among those taking part are:

  • Professor Alex Frino, CEO of the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre and Professor of Finance at the University of Sydney
  • Eric Cheng, Senior Director (Enforcement) at the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission
  • Professor Xuan Wenjun, Dean of the Business School at the East China University of Political Science and Law
  • Associate Professor Vivienne Bath, Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the Sydney Law School
  • Mr Larry Kwok, Managing Partner for Mainland China and Hong Kong at Mallesons Stephen Jaques and a University of Sydney graduate
  • Professor Zhao Shuming, Dean of the School of Business at Nanjing University
  • Associate Professor Richard Hall, Associate Dean (Research) and Associate Professor of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney
  • Mr Ian Lee, VP and President of North Asia at Whirlpool Corporation

The symposium will be opened by Professor Peter Wolnizer, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business.