'Father of Lan Kwai Fong' Dr Allan Zeman To Speak On Entrepreneurship At UC RUSAL President's Forum


UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL, Moscow Exchange: RUALR/RUALRS), a leading global aluminum producer, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have invited Dr Allan Zeman, Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group and Chairman of Ocean Park Corporation, to speak at the UC RUSAL President’s Forum on 22 November 2013.

Hosted by Prof Tony F Chan, President of HKUST, the UC RUSAL President’s Forum will feature renowned businessman Dr Allan Zeman. At the forum, he will share insights on Entrepreneurship: Turning “I Wish” into “I Will”.

Dr Allan Zeman has miraculously transformed Lan Kwai Fong into a world-class entertainment destination and a must-visit destination to which expatriates, visitors and returnees now flock. He is known as the Father of Lan Kwai Fong. He has exported the brand to Mainland China in recent years. He has also turned the Ocean Park into one of the world’s top-50 most visited destinations, prompting Forbes to call him the Mouse Killer.

Dr Zeman has been deeply engaged in the local community and served in a number of key government and community organizations. He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star and Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2004 and 2011 respectively in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Hong Kong. HKUST conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration honoris causa on Dr Zeman last year.

The UC RUSAL President’s Forum featuring Dr Allan Zeman will take place at 3.00pm on 22 November 2013 (Friday) at Citi Lecture Theater (LT-A) of HKUST. For more details, please visit:

The UC RUSAL President’s Forum
The UC RUSAL President’s Forum is organized under the auspices of the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study and is held biannually in Hong Kong. Prestigious scholars and scientists as well as successful business leaders and entrepreneurs are invited to share with the audience their views on varied topics including the latest trends in science and technology and its relationship with and impact on humankind, knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity. Speakers also engage in a dialogue with the HKUST President. Previous Forum speakers have included UC RUSAL CEO Mr Oleg Deripaska; Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences Prof Christopher Pissarides; then-Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Dr Jim O’Neill; Chairman of Esquel Group Ms Marjorie Yang; and Physicist at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Prof John Ellis.

UC RUSAL (www.rusal.com) is a leading, global aluminium producer, in 2012 accounting for approximately 9% of global production of aluminium and 8% of alumina. UC RUSAL employs about 72,000 people in 19 countries, across five continents. UC RUSAL markets and sells its products primarily in the European, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, South East Asian and North American markets. UC RUSAL’s ordinary shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock code: 486), global depositary shares representing UC RUSAL’s ordinary shares are listed on the professional compartment of Euronext Paris (RUSAL for Reg S GDSs and RUAL for Rule 144A GDSs), and Russian depositary receipts that are issued on common shares of the Company are listed on Moscow Exchange (RUALR/RUALRS).

About the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (www.ust.hk) is a top-ranked international research university excelling in science, technology and business as well as humanities and social science. Internationally renowned for its academic rigor and accomplishments, the University promotes interdisciplinary studies and provides holistic education, nurturing well-rounded graduates with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, innovative thinking and relevant skills to thrive in a knowledge economy. As an international university with strong ties to global thought leaders, HKUST has wide-ranging connections with Mainland China while aspiring to be a global premier knowledge hub and a center of research breakthroughs. HKUST was ranked Asia’s number one for the third year in a row in 2013. It was placed first for the world’s under-50 universities in 2013. HKUST was ranked No.18 in the high-profile Global Employability University Ranking 2013. The Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA (EMBA) program, for the fifth year, topped the Financial Times EMBA global rankings.

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ella Au Yeung
Tel : (852) 2358-6306
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Keris Leung
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Email : keris.leung@sprg.com.hk

Isabel Kwok
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 Dr Allan Zeman
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