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Dear DUSA Members,

Please note that April 25th Session is rescheduled to 18:30-21:00, April 23, 2019.

The Suzhou Executive Academy (SEA) Spring-Summer Seminars provided by our annual partner: International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) now come to the April Session themed "Internationalisation of China's Capital Market ".

The seminars that are composed of 7 sessions (see below) are open to DUSA members. Each member company may send one person free of charge per seminar. If there is more than one attendee, please refer to the flyer below. Events will be based on "first come, first served" principle.

Please note that registration via DUSA is suspended. If you want to take part in the SEA 2019 @ IBSS: Spring-Summer Seminars' Registration Package please either follow the link here or scan the QR code to register.

Please follow the registration steps and then enter the promotional code "DUSA 2019 member".

Below are the themes of the 7 sessions:

  • 28th February: Digital Intelligent Transformation
  • 21st March: Beautiful China
  • 11th April: Challenges of China's Economic Transition
  • 23rd April: Internationalization of China's Capital Market 

             (In cooperation with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Shenzhen)

  • 30th May: How to Motivate the Team in the Digital Age
  • 20th June: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Big Data
  • 11th July: Design Driven Strategy


G54, BS Building, South Campus of

Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, 8 Chongwen Road,

Suzhou Dushu Lake Higher Education Town, SIP, Suzhou

And if you have any questions or queries about any of these events or anything related to them you are welcome to get in touch with Ms. Nicole Yang ( or Mr. Douglas Shearer (

IBSS Business Engagement Team

Tel: 0512-81883262




April Session

Title: Internationalisation of China's Capital Market

In October of 2018 Qianhai Mercantile Exchange (QME) started to operate.  The first deal of 3,000 tonnes of Alumina spot transaction was settled for RMB 3,030 per tonne. This was a landmark achievement of the China capital market on commodity trading. As QME, as a subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX), bridged the gap of buyers and sellers of the world in commodity market by its presence in mainland China and using RMB to do the pricing.

QME's positioning, operating and is now connecting itself in a strategic way that China can be integrated into the world's financial market, and at the same time to assist and stimulate the real growth of China's economy.

What is the strategic goal of QME? Why did it choose to locate in Qianhai, Shenzhen? Furthermore, it's a city which is only 57 kilometres away from the heart of Hong Kong. How can it strengthen the Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen capital markets? What experience can it bring from the London Metal Exchange (LME) which is an arm of HKEX? What impact will it bring to China's economy?

Time: 18:30 - 21:00, April 23, 2019


18:30 – 19:00 Welcome Reception (with refreshment)

19:00 – 21:00 Keynote Speech and Discussion

Further Detail


Seminar Flyer

About SEA

The Suzhou Executive Academy (SEA) is a unique education platform created by International Business School Suzhou(IBSS) at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) for business leaders in the Yangtze River Delta region. SEA events bring together a community of like-minded business and academic professionals and offer a global insight into a variety of business issues, as well as the unique access to a high-level executive network.

China's multifaceted economy combined with a complex and changeable regulatory environment is a mix of both opportunities and challenges for those who are doing business, working and studying in China. Thus, the SEA's mission is to seek out and to debate the most pressing and relevant business, economic and social issues nationally and internationally. Then, combine all of this with the latest academic points of view (created through in-depth knowledge and research) and the practical know-how of key individuals from public and leading private organisations.

The SEA is organized in regular evening seminars – one every three to four weeks from 6pm to 8:30pm - during which a topic is presented and debated among the participants in a friendly academic environment which allows managers and entrepreneurs to meet peers representing different industries in an open platform created to debate and discuss together common points of interest.

The SEA aims to become the focal point of the business community of Suzhou and the Yangtze River Delta region!