DATE: October 6, 2014

TIME: 7 to 10 p.m.

LOCATION: Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley Suites and Lockhart Room – 2/F, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

REGISTRATION: Please RSVP here, free of charge, by Friday, October 3, 2014.


Join the Sauder Alumni Business Club of China as they meet in Hong Kong for the next UBC Dialogues panel discussion.

As a result of government control over communications technology in China, a tech industry has emerged within China’s regulatory framework. WeChat, Weibo, Alibaba and Baidu are becoming global giants in the social media and e-commerce worlds, rivalling the dominant leaders in the West. As these Chinese tech communications companies start to look outwards from China’s borders and onto the global stage, are they on a collision course with the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Google? Will the Chinese upstarts overtake the established leaders, or will language and privacy concerns inhibit mainstream acceptance? Is Hong Kong in a unique position to bridge the gap between these two worlds?

Following an engaging panel discussion on the topic, guests will break into smaller groups in which panelists, and other leaders in the social media industry, will lead group discussions about how business professionals should use social media to develop and advance their career. If you want to stay competitive in a global market, which social media platforms should you adopt? What are the dos and don’ts to get ahead? How do you use social media to stand out?

Francis Pun, BASc’94  – Head of Innovation, TE Information Solutions, TE Connectivity

Ying Chan – Director and Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong; 2014 Canwest Visiting Professor, UBC Graduate School of Journalism

Winnie Cheng, BCom’04 – Assistant E-business Manager – Asia Division, Colgate Palmolive

Michelle Leung, BCom’96 – General Manager, Cross Border Trade, eBay Hong Kong

For more information, please visit alumni UBC’s event listing or contact Jerri Ng at