The Suzhou Executive Academy (SEA) is a unique education platform and information hub created by International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) to serve business leaders in the Yangtze River Delta region. SEA events bring together a community of like-minded business and academic professionals and offer global insights into a variety of current business issues, as well as unique access to a high-level executive network.

China's multifaceted economy, combined with its complex and dynamic regulatory environment, creates both opportunities and challenges for those doing business, working or studying here. Thus, SEA seeks to highlight the most pressing and relevant business, economic and social issues facing the business community. It seeks to combine business best practices, the latest international academic points of view (created through in-depth knowledge and research), and the practical know-how of key individuals from public and leading private organisations.

The SEA organises monthly evening seminars (usually on a weekday from 6pm to 8:30pm) during which a topic is presented and debated among expert participants in a friendly academic environment. SEA events allow executives and entrepreneurs to meet business and academic peers from a spectrum of industries and backgrounds in an open knowledge-sharing platform.