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).



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 tugce.yalcin@dlapiper.comor 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