2nd COB-HUEB International Symposium



On Friday, October 12, 2018, the College of Business’ Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) hosted the 2nd CUC-HUEB International Symposium. Concordia University Chicago (CUC) and Hebei University of Economics and Business (HUEB) have a robust partnership cultivated over six years. HUEB is located in Hebei Province’s capital, Shijiazhuang, China, close to Beijing. It is the leading business university in the Hebei Province.

The theme for this year’s program was “Cultivating Human Capital for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” “The International Symposia are a natural fruition of our joint research and teaching endeavors,” remarked Dr. Claudia Santin. “Our last Symposium was held in Shijiazhuang, China in 2016.” Attendees at the 2nd CUC-HUEB International Symposium included prestigious members of the Chicagoland business, community, faculty and students from CUC and HUEB, and academic colleagues from other universities. The day’s schedule featured speakers and concurrent sessions. Featured speakers included Mr. Xiaoming Zou, the Commercial Consul from China for Chicago, Mr. Adam He, Chief Financial Officer of WANDA America Investment Holding Co, and Dr. Bill Liu, founder of NaviAsia Advisors. Though unable to attend Dr. Ji Liang gang, President of HUEB, and Dr. Chen Liang, Vice President of HUEB, sent video messages for Symposium attendees. This event was well attended and the feedback from surveys was resoundingly positive.