Highered EFMD Global Talent Summit Highlights

Highered EFMD Global Talent Summit Highlights

This Spring’s Summit, held in Shanghai May 8-10, was a landmark event bringing together school career services and corporate representatives to discuss and strategize recruitment initiatives for successful talent management on a global scale. Over 150 career service and HR professionals from top universities and leading companies were in attendance. Check out the highlights below!

Highlights of the Highered Global Talent Summit | Shanghai

Day 1 — Schools A campus visit to China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and a cross-cultural strategies workshop were organized to facilitate the discussion of talent education and management internationally. See more details here.


Day 2 — Schools & Companies

Informative speeches regarding innovation and talent strategies and the influence of Chinese economic trends on talent management were given by renowned scholars Dr. Julian Chang from Tongji University, and Prof. Martin Lockett and Dr. Xuan Feng from Nottingham University Business School China. Timely topics of AI in recruitment were explored with a panel discussion involving directors and managers from Mars, PwC, EF, SpencerStuart, Morgan Philips, and Seedlink. The new challenges in the internet age, the new standards for enterprise universities, and self-evolution of organizational learning were explained by Mr. Zhongyuan Sun, Executive President of Haier University. A full day program was balanced with networking cocktails and enjoyable dinner. See more details here. 

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Day 3 — Schools & Companies

Two parallel programs were provided: Talent Connect and Company Visit. Utilizing the exclusive EFMD school CV books with more than 500 CVs, companies can meet and/or interview candidates of their interest during Talent Connect. Two Company Visits were arranged: JinkoSolar – the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, and DNV GL – a global leader in the accredited registrar and classification society. See more details here.  

Our next Highered EFMD Global Talent Summit will be held in Paris, October 23 – 25. Please visit: highered.global/summit2019 for Early Bird Registration and more details. 




One more update – Highered will be organizing a career fair for local Chinese talent in Shanghai August 2019. If you would like your talent and alumni to attend, please indicate your interest by sending an email to: