****Apologies for Cross-Postings, Please Circulate Widely**** ******************************************************************************************** *1**st** UNNC CHINA-AFRICA SUMMIT 2015:* *Nation-and Institution Building in Africa in the 21st Century: The Role of Chinese Firms* November 6-7, 2015 Shangri-La, Jing An, Shanghai, China We are pleased to invite you to the 1st UNNC CHINA-AFRICA SUMMIT 2015 ( http://www.chinafrica.net). *Interplay between Theory & Practice* Let's take a break from the all-day plenary preaching format with its 20-something minute rhythm and jump out of the conference room. Internationally recognized intellectuals will inter-act with leading global voices on globalization and emerging markets. The *1st UNNC CHINA-AFRICA SUMMIT 2015* will offer a rich format of rather intimate and exclusive session to address different questions of global concern. We aim to stimulate interaction between participants with shared interests and offer great opportunities for meaningful connections. *The Speakers* Come and learn from famous experts about on-going and future activities of Chinese firms in the African. Our expert team includes: - Weijun Xie, General Manager of Resources, Minmetals - Gunagze Jin, Deputy CEO & Executive Vice President, China-Africa Development Fund - Zhao Changhui, Chief Country Risk Analyst, China Eximbank - Paolo Scaroni, Deputy Chairman, Rothschild Group, former CEO of ENI - Sheila Khama, Director, African Development Bank Group - Professor Pang, Dean, School of International Studies, Sun Yat-Sen University *Who Should Attend?* · Entrepreneurs and business owners · Chief executive officers and general managers · Presidents, board members and chairs · Business development executives · Corporate counsels and legal advisors · Government officials and policy makers · Professors, scientists, researchers · Intergovernmental & non-governmental sector *Academic Track* During the summit we will discuss and invite abstracts to papers which address following major research questions that will guide the 1st UNNC China-Africa Summit: 1. What are the on-going and future activities of Chinese firms in the African extractive and infrastructure sector, including their social and environmental impact? 2. What are the conditions and mechanisms for knowledge transfer and capacity building for African host countries institutions to best benefit from China’s massive investment into natural resources and infrastructure in Africa? 3. How can China’s massive investment in the African extractive and infrastructure sector contribute to the continent’s industrialization and become a catalyst of the nation-and institution building process of African countries? *Research tracks*: 1. Trade and investment 2. National versus corporate strategy 3. Project governance and contracting 4. Sustainable finance 5. Industrialization 6. Capacity building, capabilities and knowledge transfer 7. Environmental governance 8. Social impact, stakeholder engagement and conflict resolution 9. China-Africa relations and resource diplomacy For the submission and further information on papers please see: http://www.chinafrica.net/call-for-proposals/ *Dates and Deadlines* · Submission open: July 1, 2015 · Submission deadline: October 1, 2015 · Notice of acceptance: October 8, 2015 · Conference: November 6-7, 2015 *Registration Fee* - Business Delegate $1,500.00 - Government Delegate $1,000.00 - Academic Delegate $500.00 - Students $250.00 Track size is limited, so enrol today! For additional information and online registration please our website at: http://www.chinafrica.net ! We are looking forward to welcoming you in Shanghai. Kind regards, Ulf Richter ---------------------------------------- *Dr. Ulf Henning Richter* Assistant Professor of Strategy Nottingham University Business School China Office: AB 356 199 Taikang East Road Ningbo, Zhejiang, China 315100 Tel: +86 574 88186342 Mob: +86 1886785 9353 Fax: +86 574 88180188 [log in to unmask] http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/business/ ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.