2013 Haier Global Forum On Business Model Innovation

QINGDAO, China, July 26, 2013 / PRNewswire – 2013 has continued to show the volatility of the global economy. Competition among companies for limited customers, resources, top talents and profits is still fierce. Despite these challenges, Haier Group has maintained its position as the world’s leading home appliance solution provider and continues to thrive.

On July 28, 2013, innovative business leaders and scholars from around the world will gather in Qingdao, China for the Haier Global Forum On Business Model Innovation. The forum is hosted by the Chinese Academy of Management in cooperation with Haier Group.

With its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, Haier Group has introduced its network strategy to ensure consumer needs are met in the Internet era. Early on Haier recognized the direct impact of innovation and it has allowed the company to stay ahead of most domestic corporations. At the forum, Haier will reveal some of the secrets of its success in a changing market and discuss issues that impact global companies.

Haier CEO Zhang Ruimin will share classic Haier case studies focusing on the management revolution and innovative business models at the Haier Global Forum On Business Model Innovation.

Guest speakers will include Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute and author of the best-selling book “Big Data,” along with Michael Cusumano, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of the best seller “Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy & Innovation in an Uncertain World.”

It is expected that there will be lively discussions as the East meets the West to gain a deeper understanding of best practices and innovative management strategies that scholars, business leaders, and fans of innovation won’t want to miss.

About Haier

Haier Group is the world’s #1 major appliance brand as ranked by Euromonitor International 2012, and a global leader in consumer electronics. Haier Group employs more than 80,000 people around the world and distributes products in more than 100 countries and regions with global revenues reaching US$25.8 billion in 2012. Haier’s subsidiary, Qingdao Haier Co., Ltd. (SHA: 600690) is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Haier’s subsidiary Haier Electronics Group Co., Ltd. (HGK:1169) is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

SOURCE: Haier Group

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