Asia Pacific Annual Conference

25–27 October 2017 │ Seoul, South Korea

Asia Pacific Annual Conference

See Highlights from 2016 Conference in Macau

Asia Pacific Annual Conference

21–23 September 2016 │ Macau

The 2016 Asia Pacific Annual Conference took place in Macau from September 21–23, 2016. This conference brought together distinguished speakers and management education leaders from across the Asia Pacific region to consider how current challenges can be converted into innovations and how business schools are leading this change.

With Macau as the host city, the 2016 Asia Pacific Annual Conference took a unique approach in dissecting the business education industry in Asia by taking a closer look at how Macau established higher education as a major pillar of its economy by evolving its degree programs to facilitate its strength in the hospitality and gaming industry.

Plenary Speakers

 Leonard K. Cheng

Leonard K. Cheng
 Lingnan University

Leonard Cheng is the president and chair professor of economics of Lingnan University, Hong Kong’s liberal arts university. During his presentation in Macau, Cheng discussed the economic integration of Asia in the context of its economic growth and its implications for business education.

 Akiko Takahshi  

Akiko Takahshi
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources/Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
Melco Crown Entertainment

With extensive international experience in human resources and the hospitality and tourism industry, Akiko Takahshi presented a corporate perspective to business management professionals in Macau and discussed the link between business education and the corporate world, and the role each must play in developing future business leaders.


Chow-Hou Wee
Founder & Governing Council Member
Institute on Asian Consumer Insight

Widely referenced in more than 230 publications, Chow-Hou Wee is an acclaimed international speaker, best-selling author and consultant in strategic marketing and planning for global businesses. During the 2016 conference in Macau, Dr. Wee discussed key drivers of change in Asia and how to reconcile growing globalization while preserving local culture, as well as presented a look towards the future of business schools in the Asia Pacific.


 Conference Notebook

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2016 Asia Pacific Annual Conference Learning Notebook