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Beijing-based Business School alumni reunite

12 Nov 2012

The University of Sydney Business School hosted more than 130 of its Beijing-based alumni and friends at an exclusive reception on Wednesday 31 October at The Peninsula Hotel in Beijing.

The event was hosted by Associate Dean (Postgraduate) Professor John Shields, and provided an opportunity for many of the Business School's overseas alumni to connect and network with their local counterparts.

"The Business School is committed to its Chinese and international alumni," Professor Shields said. "That is why it is important for us to continue to provide opportunities for our alumni, both here in Beijing and elsewhere around the world, to get together and celebrate what it means to be an alumnus of the Business School."

Professor Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Business School, then spoke about the recent activity at the School, including the plans for the new Abercrombie Precinct and the recent donation of more than $20 million by John Grill to the Business School and Faculty of Engineering.

Professor Garrett also outlined the importance of Australia's relationship with China and the USA, and the impact of those relationships on the Australian economy. His speech was followed by a lively Q&A session.

Alumni and their guests were able to use the remainder of the evening to network, reconnect with old friends and reminisce about their time with the Business School.

Special guests included members from the University of Sydney Beijing alumni volunteer group, which regularly coordinates local alumni events.

To view photos from the event, please visit the Business School image gallery at Flickr.

If you would like to update your contact details, please visit the Business School alumni website.