Jonathan Calof, Sophia Leong, SaSha Wen and Yong Xu

The Telfer Executive MBA will be hosting more than 30 candidates from the Sun Yat-University Business School’s Executive MBA program for the week of October 6-10, 2014.  This will be the third and final stop for these senior executives as a component of the Program’s ‘Overseas Business Trip’. Prior to landing in Ottawa, the group has attended executive-level programs at both Ivy Leagues’ Columbia and Harvard University.

This one week academic exchange program is a direct result of the Telfer Executive MBA’s International Business Consulting Trip to Guangzhou, P.R China in April of this year. One of Telfer Executive MBA's key objectives is to provide impactful contribution to our business community through its executive leadership and competency development platform along with growing a global network that serves its business community.

The week of events will provide excellent opportunities to promote University of Ottawa and City of Ottawa to many senior-level executives from China. It will also provide opportunities for engagement and insights from our community leaders through company visits, in-class sessions with distinguished professors, and several networking opportunities with Telfer Executive MBA alumni and leaders in the business community.

With a focus on promoting local entrepreneurs and Canadian organizations, Telfer Executive MBA has arranged for the Chinese visitors to enjoy the culinary creations of Chef Norman Aitken.  Chef Aitken is a celebrated chef, a Forty under 40 recipient and winner of first season of FoodNetwork Canada’s ‘Chopped Canada’ and co-owner of Juniper Kitchen and Wine bar located in the trendy Westboro Village.   A tour of the Kitchesippi Beer Inc. Brewery, a family owned brewing business in Ottawa, is also on the line-up of site visits.  Additional executive  briefings at other Canadian organizations are also scheduled for Wednesday.

The highlight of the week is the University of Ottawa / Sun Yat-Sen Business School Delegation Dinner Reception on October 8th.  The Mayor's office, in partnership with Telfer Executive MBA Program and Gowlings, will be hosting the reception with guests from the business community at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

The academic portion of the week will be three fold; Global Competitive Intelligence with Professor Jonathan Calof leveraging Nortel Study released earlier in the year; Economics for the Global Manager discussing the recent IPO by Alibaba and; wrapping up  the week with Telfer Executive MBA Director, Sophia Leong, on the topics of Self-Branding and Self-Leadership.

During their scheduled leisure time, the executives will enjoy Canada’s rich history with visits to Canada’s Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, Canadian Museum of History as well as Ottawa’s Byward Market.