On September 18 - 19, 2004 CHINA 2024 hosted a historic event: The Inaugural CHINA 2024 Leadership Conference. The Inaugural Conference was the first time MBAs from the top business schools in the U.S. and China were brought together for an entire weekend. Close to 90 of our members attended the conference. They came from near and far - Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Harbin, Germany, and the USA.

The weekend offered a variety of educational and social events. By the end of the conference, the members had created a special community that continues to thrive.

The next conference will be in the fall of 2008 in Beijing.

Below are some photos of the 2004 conference.

Our First Group Photo!

The Welcome Banquet

Icebreakers: Getting to Know Each Other

Creating CHINA 2024 Banners

Team Banner Introducing the CHINA 2024 Community

Leadership Games and Cheers

MBA Teamwork

Business Leader Xin Wu in Conversation with CHINA 2024 Members

Business Leader Liu Yadong speaks on the Entrepreneurship Panel
Photographs by: Nick Smith

Day One of the conference was devoted to a welcome banquet, icebreakers, leadership games, cocktails and a gala dinner. Day Two was dedicated to an in-depth examination of topics such as "How to be an Entrepreneur" and "How to be Successful as a Young Professional." Guest speakers included:

  • Jeff Bernstein, Director Emerge Logistics
  • Hui Ding, Director of Finance and Administration of Ikea
  • Tom Doctoroff, Northeast Asia Area Director and Greater China CEO of J. Walter Thompson
  • YiMing Huan, CEO of ETONENET
  • Hui Huang, Executive Director and Chief Rep. of Johnson Electric Capital

  • David Kiang, Vice Chairman, CEO and President of First Sino Bank
  • Yadong Liu, CEO of Primeton
  • Howell Ma,Director of SIEBRE Systems
  • Johnson Shen, President of Chic Logistics
  • Xin Wu, Partner of New Margin
  • Michael Zhu, VP and General Manager of Rhodia