CDA Webinars


Educating 21st Century Corporate Leaders Chinese and Western Perspectives

Friday, 28 January 2022

How do Chinese MBA-programs provide management capacity for the 21st century vis a vis their European and US counterparts? Is there a corporate (innovation) management with Chinese characteristics? How can Business Schools tackle the challenges of climate change, digital transformation and urbanization? These are just some of the pressing questions when it comes to analysing the status quo and assessing the future of preparing corporate managers to contribute to tackling the Grand Challenges of societies and economies in our time.

To provide deep insights CDA co-organises this webinar together with the international Association of MBAs (AMBA) having accredited beyond 250 business schools all over the world with more then 40 of them located in China.

The final program of this joint CDA-AMBA webinar is available here.

For attending this online event via zoom prior registration is required. Registration is open on the AMBA-homepage here.

The speakers comprise thought leaders, Deans of leading business schools and experts from multinational enterprises from Europe, China and the US. Contributions will be provided by scholars and experts from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (Sweden), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing (PR China), MIT in Boston (US), Tsinghua University in Beijing (PR China), Technical University Munich (Germany), Zhejiang University in Hangzhou (PR China), INSEAD in Fontainebleau (France), University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (US), ESADE in Barcelona (Spain) and Fung Group in Hong Kong (PR China).

More than 100 participants from Europe, China, United States, Russia, Middle-East, Asia-Pacific countries (including India, Malaysia, Indonesia) as well as Africa and Latin America registered for this event.



The complete recording of this webinar is available here.


Interdisciplinary introductory remarks from biomedicine:

Corporate Leaders and the Covid-Pandemic: What Future Leaders Can Learn from Healthcare and Life-sciences (oral remarks, no slides)

Lars Y. TERENIUS, European Chair of CDA Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), Professor at Karolinska Institutet, Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden


KEYNOTE: Managerial Education in Times of Disruption and Global Challenges – Framework Conditions for B-Schools in China

HONG Yongmiao, Dean and Professor of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences School of Economics and Management, Beijing, PR China

KEYNOTE: Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Supply Chains for the Net Zero Economy - Implications for Management Education and Leadership Development

Pamela MAR, Executive Vice President of Fung Academy, Fung Group, Hong Kong, PR China

The Global MBA-Program at Tsinghua University SEM – Challenges and Opportunities for Educating Managers for China’s MNEs

GAO Xudong, Professor of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, Beijing, PR China

Innovation Management with Chinese Characteristics – Knowledge Flows between Chinese Enterprises and Academia

WU Xiaobo, Dean and Professor at Zhejiang University Faculty of Social Sciences, Hangzhou, PR China



The complete recording of this webinar is available here.

Silk-Road Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Leadership – The Role of AMBA&BGA Capacity Building and Joint Initiatives

WANG Zhongming, Professor at Zhejiang University and President of the Silk-Road Entrepreneurship Education Network, Hangzhou, PR China

Regional Innovation Ecosystems as Hotbeds of Global Entrepreneurship – How to spur Deep Tech Start-ups

Gunther FRIEDL, Professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Dean of the TUM School of Management, Munich, Germany

Co-Development and Innovation Performance – Insights from Europe and Asia

Amitava CHATTOPADHYAY, Professor at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

Globalisation, Multilateralism and Economic Integration – The Shanghai Declaration 2020 and the Future of Cooperation in Managerial Education

Josep FRANCH, Professor and Dean of ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain

Corporate Innovation and Innovation Management in the US and China – Lessons learned from the MIT-Tsinghua Global MBA

Scott STERN, Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management, Boston, USA

The Changing Corporate Education Landscape in the US and the Potential of International Partnerships

Srilata ZAHEER, Dean and Professor at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA


Business School Agendas for Educating 21st Century Corporate Leaders – What are the Key Takeaways?

Bodo B. SCHLEGELMILCH, Chair: Association of MBAs (AMBA) and Business Graduates Association (BGA), London, UK and Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Vienna, Austria



EU's Foreign Direct Investment Screening Framework & China's Outbound Investment

Monday, 30 November 2020

Leading experts from the EU, China and beyond analyse the impact of the new EU-wide Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulation – binding and directly applicable in all Member States since 11 October 2020 – on China's outbound investment into the EU including the effects on critical infrastructure, innovation and technology such as AI as well as access to sensitive information from both a legal and an economic as well as a strategic point of view.


We organize this webinar jointly with DLA Piper one of the world’s largest law firms with offices in more than 30 countries in Asia (including China), Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Near East and USA and the Viennese based law firm of


Please register to this webinar by sending an email to the organizers:

CDA (Alexander G. Welzl or DLA Piper (Tugce Yalcin or register in advance for this webinar:​ Online registration.

Participation in this event is free of charge.


Among the distinguished speakers and experts are:

  • Cynthia Zimmermann, Director General for European Union and International Market Strategies, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna/Austria

  • Francesca Spigarelli, Professor of Economics and Director of China Center, University of Macerata, Macerata/Italy

  • Ludger Giesberts, DLA Piper, Partner and Head of Litigation and Regulatory Group in Germany, Koeln/Germany

  • Alessandro Spano, Member of the Centre for Commercial Law and of the Centre for Law and Governance in Europe, University College London, London/UK

  • Masahiko Ishida, DLA Piper, Partner and Head of Corporate in Japan, Tokyo/Japan