Special Thanks to Our Biggest Sponsors for the 29th Conference

Professor Emeritus Gunter Dufey

701 Tappan Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

chentt@umich.edu  |  leyin@umich.edu

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@2020 Ross School of Business

Platinum Sponsors


The BBA Council strives to create a student government that gains recognition by the student body for its work with the Ross school of business. Specifically creating a school that fosters community within the student ranks, growing collaboration between grades and sections, and further aiming to more powerfully connect as the advocate for our classmates by forging a more complete relationship with administration and better connecting with the students themselves.

Dr. Gunter Dufey joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Business School in 1968 after obtaining graduate degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle.  His academic interests center on international financial markets as well as on the financial policies of multinational corporations, focusing on issues of Corporate Governance, Risk Management and the Intl. Expansion Strategy of business firms. He held appointments as National Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Visiting Prof. at GSB, Stanford University (1980-81), and administered the LBRP Chair of Intl. Corp. Finance at WHU Otto Beisheim Grad. School, near Koblenz, Germany (1993-2000). He also holds an honorary professorship at Universitaet des Saarlandes, and has been on the faculty of NTU/NBS Singapore 2000 -2020, in various positions. 2001-2003 he served with McKinsey and Co in Singapore as Sr. Advisor, supporting the Corporate Governance Practice of the firm in Asia. Prof Dufey has been a member of the board of directors of Fuji Logitech, Tokyo/Shizuoka, subsidaries of ALLY Financial (GMAC) Detroit/Toronto and until recently served on the Board of Trustees of Guinness-Atkinson Funds London/Los Angeles,  He continues to serve on the Supervisory Board of Juetting Foundation, Stendal, Germany and as Exec. Director of EDUCATION EXCHANGE LTD.org, a not-for-profit education consulting company in Singapore. He has published extensively.

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The Michigan Ross FinTech Initiative bridges the gap between traditional business education and the skills employers need, now and in the future. We achieve this with a variety of fintech courses and immersive experiences for both undergrad and graduate students; faculty research into important issues concerning finance and technology; and extensive outreach to alumni and industry to maximize the practical impact of the initiative.

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"Chicago-based PEAK6 is redefining what it means to be an investment firm. PEAK6 is driven to see solutions others don’t and capitalize on opportunities others miss. This ambitious, visionary approach has helped PEAK6 establish and grow a diverse range of successful ventures, including investments and
businesses across a range of industries. PEAK6 is a founding partner of the Michigan Ross FinTech Initiative."

Gold Sponsors

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BFC Group is a China-based boutique investment banking firm with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, licensing, financing, and regulatory affairs. We work with leading healthcare companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. With first-hand operational experience in both the U.S. and China, we have a deep understanding of challenges our clients face when establishing a company presence or expanding its presence outside its home market. Our team members have a substantial scientific foundation and expertise, which gives us a strong edge in understanding our clients’ products and technology. Our experience is enriched through a broad spectrum of practices ranging from discovery research, product development, product marketing and regulatory affairs to business development, investment banking, and venture investing in global markets. At BFC, a close, collaborative working environment ensures that we deliver the best service to our clients. With international connections in an increasingly complex social, legal, and financial world, we initiate innovation, foster progress, and serve the global community.

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Founded in 1947, the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) is the oldest interdisciplinary center in the US with a mission to promote research and teaching in Japanese studies.

CJS is home to faculty and students from a variety of disciplines and professional schools, artists and scholars visiting from near and far, and community organizations engaged in Japan-related activities in Michigan.

CJS provides:
· lecture series

· film series

· various special events and conferences

· interdisciplinary master’s degrees in Japanese studies

· study-abroad and internship opportunities in Japan

· funding opportunities for U-M students

· support to the outstanding Japanese language collection at U-M libraries and research facilities

· workshops, programs, and resources for K-12 educators for classroom use.

Established in 2015, Michigan Ross China Initiatives facilitates transformative student experiences, empowers breakthrough faculty research, and promotes successful partnerships with leading Chinese research institutions, companies, and alumni. Ross China Initiatives promotes greater learning within the Michigan student and scholarly
community about this important region and economy, builds networks and partnerships between the U-M community and Chinese organizations, and fosters greater global impact with Michigan Ross’ partners in China.

Established in 2011, India Initiatives at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business delivers cutting-edge ideas, pioneering research, and innovative business solutions for companies in India, with an eye
toward balancing profits and social value creation. Building on Michigan Ross’ deep ties to India, India Initiatives serves as the school’s ambassador to its Indian partners and the 452 Ross alumni currently living and working in India through academic and research activities, as well as alumni and corporate outreach, focused on India’s fast-growing economy.

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The University of Michigan International Center’s (IC) core work is to serve the international population, facilitate intercultural and international education, and foster a global campus community. The IC provides a variety of services to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at U-M, as well as American students seeking opportunities to study, work, or travel abroad. The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) team serves as a key university resource by: advising international students, scholars, their dependents, and departments on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and regulations; recommending immigration benefits including employment; consulting on adjustment to U.S. society
and American culture, academic concerns and community resources; and conducting workshops and orientation sessions.

Silver Sponsors

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