The celebration of your HKUST's 25th Anniversary has kicked into high gear with a series of events being held including the year-round Distinguished Speakers Series, a successful gala banquet on 19 June 20016 in Hong Kong, and a Times Higher Education Summit with over 30 presidents from global universities joining on 20-21 June 2016.

The 25th Anniversary celebration has been held in Beijing, Mainland China on 24 September 2016 (Sat).  The event was held at Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast between 3:00pm to 10:00pm, it was begin with an inspiring conference for a general audience hosted by our School of Business & Management (HKUST Business School), followed by a cocktail reception and a celebration dinner.  We are thankful to receive over 250 distinguished guests, alumni and friends in Greater China region, please find the event details below, please visit here to view the event photos. 

Date: 24 September 2016 (Saturday) 


3:00pm  Registration begins 


to 6:00pm

"The New Role of China in the World Economy" Conference   *Language: English (Simultaneous translation in Putonghua)
  • Opening Remarks by Prof Tony F. Chan, HKUST President
  • Introductory Remarks by Prof Tam Kar Yan, Dean of HKUST Business School
  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Prof J.T. Li, Senior Associate Dean of HKUST Business School
  • Keynote Speech: "Chinese Economic Development in a Global Context" by Sir Christopher Pissarides, 2010 Nobel Laureate in Economics, IAS Helmut & Anna Pao Sohmen Professor-at-Large, HKUST, and Regius Professor of Economics, London School of Economics


Panel Discussion: "Challenges and Opportunities of China's Growth, including for Hong Kong"

  • Prof Justin Lin, Founder and first Director of the China Center for Economic Research Peking University, HKUST Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa, former HKUST Professor of Economics, former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank
  • Prof Roger King, Founder & Director of Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship and Thompson Center for Business Case Studies, HKUST Business School, Non-Executive Director of Orient Overseas International Limited
  • Prof Francis Lui, Director of Center for Economic Development, HKUST Business School


Discussion and Q&A session moderated by Prof Leung Siu Fai, Head of Economic Department of HKUST Business School


6:00pm Pre-dinner Cocktail Reception 
7:00pm to 10:00pm HKUST 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner 

Venue:  Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast 

             26A Xiao Yun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing  
             Beijing 100125, China