Past Keynote Speakers

Year & VenueKeynote SpeakerKeynote Speech Title
2019
Cebu, Philippines
Prof. Shalendra Sharma
Associate Vice-President (Academic Quality Assurance and Internationalisation)
Lee Shau Kee Foundation Chair Professor of Political Science
Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Trump and the End of an Era?: The International Liberal Order in Perspective
Mr. Ramon M. Lopez
Secretary for Department of
Trade and Industry
Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines
US-China Trade War, Deglobalization, and International Business
Dr. Cielito F. Habito
Former Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning and Director-General
National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Philippine
Regaining the Momentum: Philippine Economic Imperatives
Amid the US-China Trade War
Prof. Chuck C.Y. Kwok
President of the Academy of International Business
Research Professor of International Business
University of South Carolina, USA
AIB Chapter Issues
2018
Hong Kong, China
Prof Oded Shenkar
Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management
Academic Director, National Center for the Middle Market
Professor of Management & Human Resources
Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, USA
Copycats: Why Imitation is as Important as Imitation
Ms Alice So
Head of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Team
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, Hong Kong
Driving Entrepreneurship in Digital Innovation, Integration and Adaptation
2017
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Dr Wanchat Suwankitti
Director, Public Policy Strategy Office
National Economic and Social Development
Aging Population in Thailand: The Situation, Government Policies and Initiatives
Mr Eduardo Klien
Regional Director of HelpAge International
Social and Economic Implications of Population Aging
2016
Guangzhou, China
Prof Jiatao Li
Senior Associate Dean, School of Business and Management
Lee Quo Wei Professor of Business
Head and Chair Professor, Department of Management
Director, Center for Business Strategy and Innovation
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Exporting, Learning, and Innovating among Emerging Market Firms: The Moderating Role of Institutional Development”
Dr Quanxing Yang
President
Guangdong Textiles Imp. & Exp. Co. LTD.
Innovating and Competing in the Integrated Supply Chain
2015
Penang, Malaysia
YM Tengku Tan Sri Dr Mahaleel bin Tengku Ariff
Former Chief Executive Officer,
Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Bhd and Proton Holdings Berhad
The Impact of the Knowledge and Intellectual Revolution on International Business
Prof Klaus E Meyer
Professor of Strategy and International Business
Director of the Research Centre for Emerging Market Studies,
CEIBS
Theoretical Foundations of Emerging Economy Business Research
2014
Macau, China
Prof Rosalie Tung
Professor, International Business,
Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
President-Elect, AIB
Promise and Perils of
Research on Asia
Prof Roy Chung, BBS, JP
Honorary President,
Federation of Hong Kong Industries
Change for Success
Dr António José Félix Pontes
Chairman of the Executive Board,
Macau Institute of Financial Services
The 2008 Financial Crisis: Reasons, Costs, Duration, Consequences and Lessons for
the Future
2013
Bali, Indonesia
Prof Peter W Liesch
AIB Vice President for Administration,
Professor of International Business UQ Business School,
The University of Queensland
The International Business Field: Reflecting on Its Evolution and Progression
2012
Xiamen, China
Prof Shige Makino
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Management,
Director of the Center for International Business Studies,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
International Business Research
in Asia
Prof Lijuan Deng
Vice Dean of the Taiwan Research Institute,
Xiamen University
The Trend of the Economic Relationships Development and Taiwan after the
18th National Party Congress
2011
Taipei, Taiwan
Ms. Alice Chou
Director, Department of Industrial Development,
Taiwan Institute of Economic Research
Perspectives from Taiwan Industrial Sectors Before and After Signing of ECFA
2010
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Mr Tran Van Dzung
CEO, Hanoi Stock Exchange
Development of Stock Market in Vietnam: Retrospect and Prospect
Prof Dean Tjosvold
Henry Y W Fong Chair Professor of Management,
Academic Dean of Faculty of Business and
Director of Hong Kong Institute of Business,
Lingnan University
Open Minded Teamwork between Asians and Westerners: Can Asian Values Help?
2009
Hong Kong, China
Prof Jesús Seade
Vice-President,
Lingnan University
Growth Outlook: Deceptive Green Shoots
Mr Andrew Kam
Managing Director,
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Ensuring the Success of
Hong Kong Tourism
2008
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Y. Bhg Dato’ Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir
Managing Director of PROTON, Malaysia
Survival and Sustainability to Meet Global Challenges
Prof Mee-kau NYAW
Emeritus Professor of
Lingnan University
China’s FDI from ASEAN: The Overseas Chinese Connection
2007
Hangzhou, China
Mr Johnny C W KWAN
Chairman of BASF Greater China
Global Challenges: China Business
2006
Bangkok, Thailand
M. R. Disnadda DISKUL
Secretary General of Mae Fah Luang Foundation under the Patronage of H.M. the King
The Center of Social Entrepreneurship:
The Royal Initiations
Prof. Dr. Chira HONGLADAROM
Secretary General of Foundation for
International Human Resource Development
Global Vision and Local Competence:
The Thailand’s Perspective
2005
Manila, the Philippines
His Excellency Fidel V. RAMOS
Former President of the Philippines

Asia Redraws the Geography of Trade
2004
Macau, China
Dr. Lee G. LAM
President & CEO, and Vice Chairman of the Board,
Chia Tai Enterprises International Limited, Hong Kong
The Rise of China as a Global Power:
The Imperative of ‘Soft’ Infrastructure Development
Prof. Tsang-sing CHAN
Associate Vice President,
Lingnan University and
AIB Southeast Asia Chapter Chairperson
Regional Cooperation, Strategic Alliances and World Business: Impact of Macro-environmental Factors
2002
Shanghai, China
Prof. Oliver H M YAU
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Faculty of Business
City University of Hong Kong
The Changing Roles of Marketers in the Knowledge-based Economy
Dr. Yu WANG
Sub-Dean of School of International Business Administration,
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
New Environment, New Strategy for Small and Medium-sized Firms

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