A top-ranking Hong Kong business school has opened an exclusive training centre in the heart of Beijing's growing financial hub. The Beijing Centre was opened this week by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology after its business school was invited by a developer to offer executive education in Financial Street, a major new complex in the city's financial district. The centre, which will offer continuing professional development for individuals and customised programmes for companies, has already struck a deal with accountancy firm KPMG Peat Marwick to jointly provide training for financial executives. Professor Chan Ka-keung, dean of the Business School, said it would work in partnership with the Beijing International Financial Training Centre, which was set up by the developer to meet the training needs of financial services professionals in the area - who were expected to more than double in number to 150,000 over coming years. 'The market will be so big that no one single training provider would alone be able to satisfy the need,' he said.