United States National Academy of Science professor Stephen Smale will be speaking at City University next week. One of only 12 people to win the Fields Medal and the Wolf Prize, Smale will discuss how mathematics can help solve some of the world's worst diseases, including HIV/Aids and cancer. April 13, noon- 2pm. Multimedia Conference Room, 4/F Cheng Yik-chi Building (Lift 12), City University, Kowloon Tong. Go to bit.ly/dWOY96 for more information.
Industry giants offer guidance in Lingnan seminar
The Hong Kong Young Industrialists Council's month-long seminar series on local industry comes to a close next week with a final event at Lingnan University. Speakers will include the CEO of Ace Corporation and the chairmen of WSJ Holdings and Kingdom Fine Metal. April 15, 3.30pm-5pm. Room MBG06, G/F, Main Building, Lingnan University. Visit www.hkyic.org for details.
Cash in on private equity
If you're looking to buy and sell companies, like the fat cats do, some day, be sure to sign up for a seminar on private equity. Hosted by Classified Post in collaboration with Kornerstone, the 3 1/2-hour lecture will explain in detail the important role private equity plays in our economy. K.O. Chia, industry veteran and co-president of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, will be the main speaker. April 20, 2pm-5.30pm. 15/F Hong Kong Club Building, Central. HK$1,170. Contact Classified Postfor reservations by calling 2565 2426 or visiting www.classifiedpost.com/pe.