The guests are having a dinner in Xi'an Jiaotong University. [Photo by Lu Hongyan]
Dear distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
My name is Shan Liu.
On behalf of the School of Management Xi'an Jiaotong University, I would like to welcome you to the Gala Dinner of the PACIS 2019!
First, I would like to extend our gratitude to AIS for its trust in authorizing XJTU to organize the PACIS 2019. I would also like to appreciate IBM for co-sponsoring and supporting the conference. I also appreciate XXX company for supporting the conference and gala dinner.
Second, I will read the congratulatory speech for PACIS 2019 from our founding Dean, the Senior Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Professor Wang Yingluo. Professor Wang is one of the founders of management discipline in China. He is a pioneer in the integration of system engineering and management. Just as he said, :””
Third, I would like to briefly introduce Xi’an Jiaotong University and its School of Management.
A national key university directly administrated by the Chinese Ministry of Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University is one of the oldest modern institutions of higher education in China,
Originally established in 1928, and restored and reconstructed in 1984, the School of Management of Xi’an Jiaotong University is one of the earliest such schools in China. It was among the first in China to offer professional degree programs such as MBA and EMBA. It now has two state first-level key disciplines -- Management Science and Engineering and Business Administration, and a doctoral program and postdoctoral research station in each. Since 2002, the two disciplines have ranked among the top places in the discipline appraisal by the Ministry of Education three consecutive times. In 2011, the school was accredited by AACSB and maintained AACSB Business Accreditation in 2016. SOM was the first business school in mainland China to be awarded a five-star rating in QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Stars for Global Business Schools in 2016. In 2017, Management Science and Engineering and Business Administration were both selected as national-level "Double First-Class" Disciplines.
Again, we appreciate very much the opportunity to have our school organize PACIS. I wish great success for the conference.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me invite you to raise your glass and join me in a toast: To the success of the conference and happiness of all guests!
Cheers, and thank you!
And now we’d like to invite Program chair Hee-Woong Kim to provide the program report. Welcome Hee-Woong.
It’s our pleasure now to invite our program chair, James Jiang to announce the best paper award.
And now, we invite our conference chairs, KK wei, Wei Huang and Jay Kyu Lee, to present the certificate of appreciation for the conference committee team.
I would like to express my appreciation of our organizing team and volunteers. They worked very hard for this conference. Thank you so much!
Next, we will have the announcement of PACIS 2020 by Waifong. Welcome, Waifong!
At this time Kathy Shen will introduce ICIS2019. Welcome, Kathy Shen!
Finally, I will ask you to scan the QR code, which is the WeChat group of PACIS 2019. We hope that PACIS 2019 will not be limited to 5 days but will also provide a community for communication in the future. Thank you!