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Highlights of Past Events

 

The LBS Leviathans flying high!

-- Sunday, 30th June 2013 at London Regatta Centre
 
The LBS Leviathans, our dragon boat team, finished at 1:05 and 1:06 at the London Dragon Boat Race in June 2013. We are the second fastest corporate/school team, 10th fastest non-professional team. Well done Leviathans!!!
 


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Asia's Global Leader: Savio Kwan of Alibaba.com

-- Thursday, 6th June 2013 at London Business School

Hosted by the Asia Club, the winner of LBS Alumni Award 2011 and former President and COO of alibaba.com, Savio Kwan (MSC09, 1979), shared his leadership stories at the early stage of the venture with students, alumni, admits and guests this week.

With great humility, he spoke about countless war stories in turning around the ailing alibaba.com in 2001-2004, which was bleeding US$2M/month, to a highly profitable start-up generating US$5M/month - a foundation for what has become today's world's greatest bazaar! He impressed the audience with his courage to turn the start-up around during his first two critical weeks into the job, conviction to stand against pervasive bribery, deep passion for staff development and integrity to stay behind the organisation in adversity.

Savio is now a non-Executive Director of Alibaba Group and runs his consultancy, A&K Consulting, helping many start-ups to grow in China. Asia Club would like to thank Savio Kwan for his generous time and insights, and look forward to having your participation again in our upcoming Asia's Global Leader series.


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7th Asia Business Forum 2012 - Renaissance Asia – Redefine, Rediscover, Reconnect

-- Thursday, 12th April 2012 at RCOG

To facilitate and strengthen ties between Europe and Asia, the Asia Club invited more than 20 high-profile and influential speakers to this year’s Asia Business Forum to share the latest trends and opportunities for business and career development in Asia. 

This year’s forum looked at the different influences on Asia at a crucial stage in its development. Many of the forum's speakers argued that the Eurozone financial crisis has had only a limited impact on Asia, and that there are an abundance of business opportunities in the area waiting to be tapped into. This common underlying message was emphasised in the panel discussions at the forum, which focused on entrepreneurship, commerce, energy and resources, finance, telecommunications, media and technology and careers and talent management.

One of the keynote speakers for the forum, Mr Nobuyuki Idei, former Chairman and CEO of Sony Corporation, highlighted how these opportunities require a change in the way people do business in this region. Students from Asia need to take a non-traditional approach to business school in order to become architects of the future. 

The forum attracted some 200 students, entrepreneurs, senior executives and government officials. In addition to the panel discussions, the participants enjoyed several networking sessions with the speakers, and explored career opportunities in Asia with organisations like Contact Singapore and Infosys, who had set up career booths at the forum.

Further details on this year's and past years' forums can be found on the event website, and we look forward to organising another successful forum in 2013!


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Career Treks

We organised career treks to Hong Kong and Singapore, mainly focusing on the bustling financial sector in the Asian region to help MBA and MiF students connect with the banking and financial institutions in Asia. Besides the great networking opportunities, the trek participants had fun exploring and learning about these cities too!


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Fun and Fun and all things Cultural

We ate and ate and ate all the yummy Asian food on several foodie outings to satisfy our cravings, and also had a blast at Tattoo 2012 showcasing our culinary cuisines and traditional costumes. Check out our to see all the fun we had! 


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