The New Chinese Landscape:
Business Opportunities in China – What to Look for?
May 20, Zurich
Everything you need to know about doing business in China – delivered directly to you by Asia’s leading business school
Join us for unparalleled insight into China’s economic and industrial landscape and discuss with us how to grasp the business opportunities under the context of “Swiss Quality” and China’s economic transition. We look forward to welcoming you to CEIBS 2nd Europe Forum 2016 in Zurich!
Distinguished guests from the government:
State Secretary Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch
State Secretary and Director of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, Switzerland From 2007 Federal Council Ambassador and Delegate for Trade Agreements, Switzerland’s chief negotiator at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as well as member of the SECO Board of Directors and in addition to the WTO responsible for the OECD and free trade agreements as head of the World Trade Division in the Foreign Economic Affairs Directorate.
Ambassador Geng Wenbing
Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary from the People’s Republic of China to Swiss Confederation “By virtue of Swiss people’s innovative and down-to-earth spirit, Switzerland has remained at the forefront of developed countries for decades as an economic and financial powerhouse. At present, China-Swiss cooperation is picking up steam in all respects. I am committed to promoting China-Swiss relations and innovative cooperation.”
First-hand China knowledge provided by all-star line-up of academics:
Prof. Xu Xiaonian
An outspoken, eminent Chinese economist
Santander Chair Professor in Economics and Finance, CEIBS “The slowdown of the Chinese economy has made it imperative for Chinese companies to innovate and make a transition by setting their sights on overseas markets.”
Prof. Ding Yuan
A top transnational accounting expert
Vice President and Dean; Cathay Capital Chair in Accounting, CEIBS “Chinese companies should adopt a light-touch approach to overseas M&A by opening the vast Chinese market to competitive overseas acquired companies so as to forge win-win partnerships.”
Successful cases of Sino-Swiss cooperation:
Dr. Sophie Kornowski-Bonnet
Global Head of Roche Partnering and Member of the Roche Executive Committee
Founded in 1896, Roche is now the world’s largest biotech company. With over 9 billion Swiss francs in R&D every year, Roche is committed to innovation based on a clear process through diversified channels. “What Roche is doing now is what patients need next.”
UBS Wealth Management combines the best of Swiss private banking tradition with regional expertise and a commitment to Asia Pacific that stretches back more than 40 years – all backed by the resources and strength of a global financial powerhouse. UBS Wealth Management is often honored as the “Best Private Bank in Asia”.
Mr. Felix Sutter
President of Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce
One of the largest bilateral Chambers in Switzerland, the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce is actively contributing to Sino-Swiss economic relations and generating business opportunities for enterprises from both countries in the trade, industry and financial sectors. Operating in Zurich, Geneva and Ticino and with partners in China, it serves more than 1’500 corporate and individual members in Switzerland and Greater China.
Mr. Pan Xueping
Chairman, Jiangsu Jinsheng Group, CEIBS Alumnus
A giant in China’s textile industry, Jiangsu Jinsheng Group acquired the Natural Fibers and Textile Components Businesses from Oerlikon, the world’s leading maker of textile machinery, for 4.23 billion yuan in 2013. This followed the acquisition of a 50% stake in German-based EMAG for € 100 million in 2010..
Mr. Peter Pan
Chairman, Chervon; CEIBS Alumnus
As China’s leading electric tool maker, Chervon acquired FLEX, a time-honored company in Germany, in 2013, setting a precedent for successful cross-border merger & acquisition in China’s electric tool industry. In 2015, Chervon acquired the German-based Calmdura.
Mr. Lukas Huber
Director Asia, Greater Zurich Area
The nonprofit organization Greater Zurich Area AG is the investment support and promotion agency for the Greater Zurich Area economic region. It attracts international companies abroad and, together with its cantonal and municipal partners, supports them on everything from location evaluations all the way to founding a company in Switzerland. Since its founding, the organization has increased its circle of members to include the cantons of Glarus, Grisons, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, Uri, Zug and Zurich, the region of Winterthur, the city of Zurich, and 20 private companies.
You are not just attending a forum, you are connecting to the strongest network in China.
• Co-founded by the Chinese government and the EU • A world-class business school, a leader in Asia • Operations in five regions across three continents • Campuses in Zurich, Shanghai & Beijing • MBA Program ranked #1 in Asia by Forbes & Businessweek • The world’s largest EMBA Program
• 30 Chinese CEOs at the Forum • More than 17,000 alumni in CEIBS’ network • More than 100,000 executives trained • More than 1,000 listed companies run by CEIBS alumni • 30+ alumni companies investing in Europe • € 4.485 – billion – investment projects by alumni
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