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Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

Our five businesses develop and deliver integrated services and solutions for our clients. Accenture Strategy combines deep business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models. Accenture Consulting provides industry experts with the insights and management and technology consulting capabilities to help transform the world’s leading companies. Accenture Digital combines our capabilities in digital marketing, analytics and mobility to help clients unleash the power of digital to transform their businesses. Accenture Technology includes global delivery capabilities as well as application services— spanning systems integration and application outsourcing. Accenture Operations provides business process services, infrastructure consulting, infrastructure outsourcing, security services and cloud services, including the Accenture Cloud Platform.

Akin Gump's Hong Kong office* offers legal services and counsel to international and pan-Asian US and international clients with interests in China and greater Asia. The Hong Kong office is also fully integrated into Akin Gump's firmwide system of cross-border, cross-practice collaboration – reflection and conduit of the knowledge, experience and values of the firm as a whole.

Our lawyers in Hong Kong, who are qualified in six jurisdictions – Hong Kong, England and Wales, the United States, Australia, India, and Ireland – have broad and deep experience counseling Asian and other international clients on private and public investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financial restructuring, funds formation and regulatory, securities and financial institutions litigation. As a function of Akin Gump's global collaborative system, our Hong Kong office is also a portal for Asian regional, US and international clients into a legal services network that is available around the clock. Consequently, Akin Gump's Hong Kong office also offers clients direct access to counsel in more than 85 practices linked across its offices worldwide.

*Our legal entity in Hong Kong is Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, a firm of solicitors  regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong. Their registered office is Units 1801-08 & 10, 18th Floor Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong.

Broadridge, a global fintech leader with over $4 billion in revenue and part of the S&P 500 index, provides communications, technology, data and analytics. Backed by global resources and on-the-ground presence across local markets, they help drive business transformation for clients with solutions for enriching client engagement, navigating risk, optimising efficiency and generating revenue growth.

Broadridge enables multi-asset post-trade processing in more than 70 countries and delivers over two billion shareholder communications each year.

For 20 years, Broadridge has connected people, technology and insights across Asia Pacific to help clients innovate day-to-day and at scale. Their experience, global scale and strong local presence, as well as investments in new innovative technologies such as blockchain, AI and cloud computing help clients turn disruption into growth opportunities. 

Broadridge has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Hyderabad, and globally employs approximately 10,000 full-time associates in 16 countries.

For more information about Broadridge, please visit www.broadridge.com/intl.

Founded in 1898, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second oldest business school in the United States and widely considered one of the world’s leaders in the field of management education. Chicago Booth faculty have made major contributions to the study of economics, financial markets, behavioral finance, branding, big data, the sociology of organizations and a host of other topics. As an innovator in management education, Chicago Booth was the first business school to offer a PhD in Business, the first to offer an Executive MBA program and the first to have a Nobel Prize winner on its faculty. It was also the first school to open independent campuses on three continents.

In Hong Kong, Chicago Booth offers its Executive MBA program and a selection of non-degree executive education short courses. All programs taught in Hong Kong are taught by Chicago Booth faculty and lead to the same degree or certification as our programs in Chicago. Booth faculty also work closely with a variety of organizations to develop customized corporate professional development programs to help build the next generation of leaders.

Booth’s Executive MBA program in Hong Kong is offered in modular format - allowing students to continue to work while they study. The program takes 21 months from start to finish and leads to a University of Chicago MBA degree. The program attracts students from throughout the region and from a wide range of industries and functions.

For more information on Chicago Booth or the Chicago Booth Executive MBA Program see: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/ and https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/exec-mba

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value by putting ideas into action for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with 48,000 employees in approximately 400 offices and 70 countries. Across Greater China, there are 22 offices servicing the local market. The company won four top awards in the Euromoney Survey 2017 in categories of Overall, Valuation, Agency Letting/Sales and Research in China. In 2017, the firm had revenue of $6.9 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, advisory and other services.

To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com.hk or follow us on LinkedIn.

EMBA-Global Asia was designed specifically for globally-focused executives and managers who seek to deepen their understanding of both Western and Eastern business perspectives and who are passionate about the opportunities offered by Asia's rapid economic development. EMBA-Global Asia provides a collaborative learning environment in which a diverse group of executives debate theories, discuss cases and share experiences. The timetable enables highly-focused learning, minimising time spent away from the office and ensuring optimum learning impact. Offered by London Business School, Columbia Business School and The University of Hong Kong, EMBA-Global Asia is internationally recognized as one of the world’s top Executive MBA programmes and was ranked World No.2 by the Financial Times in 2017.

Organised into five modules, where students take courses one week per month, the programme can be completed in 16-20 months. The first three modules build core business skills and the final two modules are completed with electives that students may choose to take at any of the three partner schools.

Renowned faculty from three of the world’s top business schools combine to operate at the intersection between theory and practice, conducting cutting-edge research that has a real-world impact on the understanding and practice of international business today. 

For more information, please visit here.  

Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.) is the world’s leading platform connecting business to insight. Our clients rely on GLG’s 650,000+ member-experts and 2,000 employees around the globe to provide 24/7 insight and exceptional service within a rigorous compliance framework.

Since our founding in 1998, GLG has been connecting professionals with experts across fields. Today we make business smarter by connecting clients to our network of more than 650,000 experts, including business leaders, scientists, academics, former public-sector leaders, and the foremost subject matter specialists. We serve users at more than 1,400 companies in 40 countries in nearly every sector, from Fortune 500 corporations to leading technology companies to professional services firms and financial institutions.

We bring the power of insight to every great professional decision. For more information on GLG, please visit: GLG.it

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital (GHK) is a state-of-the-art private hospital committed to providing Hong Kong people with high-quality and accessible healthcare services.  Located at Wong Chuk Hang on Hong Kong Island South, GHK provides 500 beds and a comprehensive range of clinical services spanning more than 35 specialties and subspecialties.

GHK is a joint venture between Parkway Pantai Limited, one of Asia’s largest integrated private healthcare groups, and NWS Holdings Limited. The University of Hong Kong is GHK’s exclusive clinical partner, helping to build, promote and implement strong clinical governance at GHK.

As a member of a global healthcare group operating 50 hospitals worldwide, GHK leverages international experience to bring in new technologies and best practice. GHK has a full suite of services, including Accident & Emergency services, specialist outpatient clinics, , Critical Care Units, Cardiovascular Laboratory, Radiology, Endoscopy Centre, Radiotherapy and Oncology Centre, Health Screening Clinic etc. Cutting-edge equipment and technologies include automated medication dispensing systems, 24-hr fully-automated core laboratory track system, PET-MR (Positron Emission Tomography – Magnetic Resonance Imaging), TRUEBEAM linear accelerator and Pneumatic Tube System.

GHK is the only private hospital in Hong Kong offering 2-bedded standard rooms. It is also the first private hospital in Hong Kong to offer all-inclusive and fixed-price medical packages as part of its efforts to provide price assurance and transparent pricing structure.

Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.

Harrow Hong Kong is the first international boarding and day school in Hong Kong. It opened in September 2012 and now has a combined roll of c. 1350 pupils from Early Years to Sixth Form.

Located in a magnificent crescent-shaped building with custom-built facilities near the Gold Coast, Tuen Mun, the School integrates elements of educational philosophy, practice and traditions from Harrow School in England into the diverse international community of Hong Kong to provide a highly distinctive education.

Harrow Hong Kong is an all through day school for pupils between K1 (3 years) to Year 13 (18 years). Boarding begins from Year 6 in the Prep School on a weekly basis from Sunday evening to Friday evening. Just under 50% of pupils in the Upper School board, but all Days pupils are members of a House. There are currently three boys' and three girls' Prep Houses (Year 6 to Year 8) and four boys' and four girls' Senior Houses (Year 9 to Year 13).

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 230,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain boasts a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 53 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, cloud services, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding to help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts.

Iron Mountain’s footprint in Asia includes a network of more than 50 facilities across China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines and Indonesia, serving the storage and information management needs of around 10,000 customers with services for records information management, data storage, document imaging and secure destruction.

To learn more, please visit www.ironmountain.com

Founded in 1865, Malvern College is a leading co-educational boarding and day school based in Malvern, Worcestershire, U.K. Together with its associated primary school, The Downs Malvern, it provides quality education for both boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years old. Thanks to its academic rigor and emphasis on holistic education, Malvern College has produced renowned alumni including Prime Ministers, Nobel Prize winners, as well as famous authors including C.S. Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia. Malvern College Hong Kong (MCHK), adjacent to the Hong Kong Science Park, is Malvern College’s fourth overseas campus. Inheriting Malvern College’s ethos, MCHK strives to be a leading International School in Hong Kong. In the UK Malvern College has gained a reputation for being one of the most highly regarded IB schools in the country and MCHK seeks to follow this example by extending its international curriculum to both the Primary and Secondary levels. By combining a culture of academic excellence with an array of creative and sporting opportunities, together with outstanding pastoral care, MCHK will inspire and empower pupils not only to fulfill their potential, but to exceed it! Malvern College’s Pre-School in Hong Kong opened in Coronation Circle, Southwest Kowloon, in August 2017. Both schools will carry Malvern’s inclusive, personalized philosophy of nurturing every child’s individual strengths and abilities, guided by talented, dedicated and qualified teachers.

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organizations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire application portfolios that easily integrate with existing systems.

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One university with limitless global opportunities.

SCAD is one university — offering degrees in Atlanta and Savannah (Georgia), Hong Kong, and online via eLearning, with additional study abroad opportunities in Lacoste (France) and other locations. Each SCAD location provides a new experience, and students can choose to study in any location, at any quarter during their education. Find your muse in Lacoste or lose yourself in the amazing culture of Hong Kong. Get a taste of the fast life in Atlanta or fall in love with the southern charm of Savannah. You can even choose your own setting and enjoy full access through our eLearning environment.

Within its UNESCO award-winning campus, SCAD Hong Kong offers 22 bachelor’s and master’s programs – all being fully-accredited locally and in the US – with a handful of them winning the best of recognitions and accolades in their respective fields, such as interior design, fashion design, animation and user experience (UX) design.

SCAD exists to prepare talented students for professional careers. Its efforts in career preparation are unparalleled, as witnessed in the unique SCADpro, which allows students to work directly with the world’s best commercial organizations as part of their academic experience. 99% of the 2017 SCAD alumni are employed or pursuing further education within ten months of graduation.

Stamford American School is a world-class international school for students 5 to 18 years old, which opened on September 4th, 2017. The Hong Kong campus opening followed the huge success of its Singapore campus, which today has a vibrant community of over 3,000 students from 70 countries.

From age 5, Stamford students enjoy a standards-based curriculum based on the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) and Common Core Plus frameworks blended with an inquiry based approach culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program* in Grades 11 and 12. Coupled with continual standardized MAP® assessments in Reading, Math and Science, a choice of bilingual (English/Mandarin) or daily language in Chinese or Spanish, a problem-based STEMinn (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Innovation) Program and a Leveled Reading Program, Stamford prepares students for success in university and beyond.

Stamford American School – Hong Kong is part of Cognita, a global network of over 67 schools worldwide.

*Stamford American School Hong Kong will apply to the International Baccalaureate for program candidacy in December 2017.

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $29 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2 trillion* in assets under management as of September 30, 2016, State Street operates in more than 100 geographic markets worldwide, including the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, visit State Street’s website at www.statestreet.com

*Assets under management were $2 trillion as of September 30, 2016. AUM reflects approximately $40 billion (as of September 30, 2016) with respect to which State Street Global Markets, LLC (SSGM) serves as marketing agent; SSGM and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.

Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than gasoline cars. Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Asia region is headquartered in Hong Kong, operating in 5 clusters, i.e. China, India, HTKJ (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan), Southeast Asia and Oceania with 6 manufacturing locations, 2 technology centers, 2 Global Consumer Design Centers and a nationwide network of sales and service outlets throughout our Asia Region. Since 2014, Whirlpool Asia has won a series of significant design awards each year, including IF Design Award, IDEA and Reddot Design Award.

Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp