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TO APPLY FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN SOUTH CHINA OR SOUTH-WEST CHINA, PLEASE FILL IN THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM BELOW.

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Note that this form is an initial contact and that the SwissCham Management Team will contact you for possible additional information. Please contact your local office to receive the updated information and membership application form (Beijing: members@bei.swisscham.org, Shanghai: member@sha.swisscham.org, Guangzhou: info@swisscham-gz.org, Chongqing: dominikwidmer@msn.com, Hong Kong: admin@swisschamhk.org.)

Click here for more information about the benefits and fees of becoming part of SwissCham’s network.

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New Anti-Unfair Competition Law: What has changed and how can companies comply?

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New Anti-Unfair Competition Law: What has changed and how can companies comply?

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
2018年01月31日 星期三
Time: 18:30-21:30
@Sofitel Shanghai Hyland 海仑宾馆

Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

The amended Anti-Unfair Competition Law (“2018 AUCL”) will become effective on January 1, 2018. How do these changes affect foreign companies and how can they best deal and comply with it? We have invited several speakers to cover this topic and shed light on the following:

• Potential liability limitations and exclusions based on compliance systems, and new possibilities to design KPIs for compliance officers
• Changed rules for certain business activities (e.g. promotion activities between companies)
• Local practice: review of Shanghai enforcement practice in 2017
• Local practice: expected focus areas of the anti-bribery campaign in 2018

Best Regards,

Your SwissCham Team


About the Speakers

Emmanuel Vignal – Greater China Leader, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, Ernst & Young

Emmanuel is the Greater China Leader of EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) and has over 20 years of experience in fraud investigations, anti-bribery/anti-corruption reviews, transactions forensics and litigation support, including 17 years in Hong Kong and Shanghai. With a forensic accounting background, he has led numerous investigations in China in response to allegations of corrupt payments disguised as legitimate business expenses or third party payments. He is routinely involved in risk assessments at the Chinese operations of MNCs and in FCPA/integrity due diligence. Furthermore, Emmanuel has also worked on numerous dispute assignments and given evidence on accounting matters and valuation issues in arbitration proceedings in London, Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo.

Chi Chen – Partner, Ernst & Young

Mr. Chi CHEN is a Forensic Technology Partner in EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice. Chi specializes in information governance and data compliance, IP and personal data privacy protection, proactive compliance monitoring and management systems, fraud detection analytics, predictive analytics, antitrust analytics, IT and cyber due diligence, eDiscovery, Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence. All of which require in-depth processing and analysis of large, disparate sets of financial, operational and transactional data. Chi has more than 15 years of combined advisory and audit experience in the United States, Australia and China. He has served many Fortune 500 and multinational companies in a variety of industry sectors including Life Sciences, Fintech, E-Commerce, Retail, Manufacturing, Industrial Products, Construction, Technology, Financial Services, and Telecommunications.

Mike Goldammer – Partner at Taylor Wessing

Mr. Mike Goldammer is a Partner at Taylor Wessing working out of the Munich Office. Mike is heading the Compliance Group within the China Group of Taylor Wessing. Throughout the last 5 years Mike has advised various MNC’s and SME’s from different industries on compliance related matters. This covers both investigation work on complex internal investigations but also setting-up and maintaining compliance management systems for the China operations of his clients.

Rachel Yao – Associate at Taylor Wessing Shanghai

Rachel is a Solicitor in England & Wales and she is admitted to Chinese bar. She has been a core member of Taylor Wessing’s compliance team in Shanghai since 2014. Rachel specializes in internal investigation as regards white-collar crimes and has been involved in various compliance projects in which she conducted thorough and discreet internal investigations to assess the risk of criminal and administrative liabilities to the organization and its individuals and to give management the tools to understand what has taken place and to decide upon appropriate courses of action.


Date & Time 日期&时间
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Program Rundown 活动流程
18:30 – 19:00 Registration with light food and drinks
19:00 – 19:10 Opening speech by Emmanuel Vignal
19:10 – 20:15 Presentations by Chi Chen, Mike Goldammer and Rachel Yao
20:15 – 20:45 Panel discussion and Q&A session
20:45 – 21:30 Networking

Language 语言: English

Prices 价格:

Members: 250 RMB 会员价
Non-members: 350 RMB 非会员价
*Please register by January 29, 2018 请在2018年01月29日前登记


Cancellation of RSVP

In case you need to cancel your attendance to the event, please write an email to: events@sha.swisscham.org at least 24 hours prior to the event. Failure to cancel your RSVP timely will require the payment of a “no show bill” of the full amount stated in this invitation. You can reach us as well by telephone: 021 5368 1248
如果您要取消出席活动,请在活动开始前24小时写邮件给 events@sha.swisscham.org。如未能及时取消,我们视同默认付款.

Pictures & videos may be taken during the event!


Location

Sofitel Shanghai Hyland 海仑宾馆

505 Nanjing East Road, Shanghai
上海市黄浦区南京东路505号(近九江路)

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Supply Chain and Warehousing Strategies for SMEs

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Supply Chain and Warehousing Strategies for SMEs

Thursday, January 25, 2018
2018年01月25日 星期四
18:30 – 21:30
@Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai

Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

Supply chain and warehousing solutions are of great importance, be it for a multinational companies or for a SMEs that just recently entered the Chinese market. Given the size of the Chinese market and the myriad of new regulations and laws covering the import, storage and distribution of goods, it is not easy to full understand the opportunities and risks that efficient supply chains and warehousing solutions offer.

Our first speaker of the evening is Glenn Bai, Managing Director of Swiss-based Militzer & Muench International Freight Forwarding. He will talk about the following:

  • When to consider a bonded warehouse, depending the objectives foreign companies have
  • Rail freight as an alternative to air & ocean freight
  • Transport solutions for heavy lift & out-of-gauge cargo
  • Best practices and case studies

As a second speaker, Mr. Jiro Tchalikian will join us. He will talk about his experience in the Chinese market and how supply chains and warehousing solutions have changed and improved for his company in the last years.

Best Regards,

Your SwissCham Team


About the Speaker

Mr. Glenn Bai – Managing Director for Militzer & Muench’s China business
Glenn has worked in the logistics business for over 10 years in general management positions in North and Central China, serving startups, SMEs and multinational companies. Militzer & Muench is a Swiss-based company and is active in China for over 25 years, offering integrated transport & logistics solutions along the New Silk Road. The firm has over 2,000 employees worldwide and is present in 30 countries.

 

 

Mr. Jiro Tchalikian – Atlanta Drive Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Jiro is the General Manager of Atlanta Drive Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., which specializes in the development, construction and production of high quality drive systems.

 

 


Date & Time (日期及时间)
January 25, 2018 18:30 – 21:30

Program Rundown 活动流程
18:30 – 19:00 Registration
19:00 – 20:00 Presentations
20:00 – 21:30 Light food and networking

Language 语言: English

Prices (价格) :

Members: 250 RMB 会员价
Non-members: 350 RMB 非会员价
*Please register by January 23, 2018 请在2018年01月23日前登记


Cancellation of RSVP

In case you need to cancel your attendance to the event, please write an email to: events@sha.swisscham.org at least 24 hours prior to the event. Failure to cancel your RSVP timely will require the payment of a “no show bill” of the full amount stated in this invitation. You can reach us as well by telephone:021 5368 1248
如果您要取消出席活动,请在活动开始前24小时写邮件给 events@sha.swisscham.org。 如未能及时取消,我们视同默认付款.

Pictures & videos may be taken during the event!


Location

Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai
上海凯宾斯基大酒店

1288 Lujiazui Ring Road Pudong, Shanghai
上海市浦东新区陆家嘴环路1288号

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AustCham Shanghai

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AustCham Shanghai 澳大利亚商会上海办公室
Office 2E, 668 Huai’An Road (near Xi Suzhou Road)
上海市静安区淮安路668号安垦绿色2E室(近西苏州路)

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[UPDATE] Sales Strategy Training: Selling Successfully to China

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SwissCham Shanghai is delighted to invite you to:
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Sales Strategy Training: Selling Successfully to China

August 17, 2017 Thursday
2017年8月17日 星期四
@AustCham Shanghai Office

Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

Join us for a short training session to kick-start your China market sales strategy.

The training session, led by Claudio Grillenzoni, will outline traditional CRM/E-CRM concepts and delve into how new technologies and business intelligence can advance your China sales strategy. This will include also a discussion of the ‘mass-customisation phenomenon’ from a retail point of view.

Claudio will also discuss managing cross-cultural negotiations, with a special focus on how to sell in China as a foreigner, demonstrated by relevant case studies for the Chinese market. He will also share the latest insights about the Chinese consumer – including the new trends and tastes that are shaping the China consumer market.

Best regards,

Your SwissCham Team


About the Speaker:

Claudio Grillenzoni

Claudio Grillenzoni is an executive, adviser and educator with 20 years of experience in the domain of global enterprise. He is currently Group Retail Director of luxury outlets Florentia Village (present in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Canton and Wuhan). Before he has been working for international groups in different sectors such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Shanghai Expo, Arnoldo Mondadori, Rizzoli Corriere della Sera, Del Monte.

Claudio Grillenzoni holds EMBA degrees at Hult Business School (Shanghai. China), B.A. degrees in marketing at Bologna (Italy) and Ruhr Universitaet Bochum (Germany), and he’s a chartered professional journalist and divulgator.

 


Date & Time 日期&时间
August 17, 2017 08:30 – 10:30

Rundown 活动流程:
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:00 Presentation
10:00 – 10:30 Q&A

Language 语言: English (英语)

Prices 价格:

Member: RMB250 会员价
Non-Member: RMB350 非会员价
Payment 付款方式:
Payment should be done in cash at the registration.

RSVP:
Please register by August 15, 2017 请于2017年8月15日前登记报名


Location

AUSTCHAM SHANGHAI 澳大利亚商会上海办公室

Office 2E, 668 Huai’An Road (near Xi Suzhou Road)
上海市静安区淮安路668号安垦绿色2E室(近西苏州路)

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China’s New Cybersecurity Law: Managing Risks and Legal Issues

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SwissCham Shanghai is delighted to invite you to:
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China’s New Cybersecurity Law: Managing Risks and Legal Issues

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
2017年5月23日
18:30 – 21:00
@ Sofitel Shanghai Hyland

Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

The Legal Committee of SwissCham Shanghai is delighted to invite you to our upcoming event about China’s new cybersecurity law. We have invited speakers and panelists from Control Risks and Taylor Wessing to provide you an overview of what this new law means for you and your company.

Presentation by Control Risks:
The new cybersecurity law comes into force on June 1, 2017, which will concern a wide range of industries and leave many companies unsure about how the law will affect their business.

The new law mandates cybersecurity obligations and duties for network operators. Core provisions include defining critical information infrastructure (CII), mandating a national security review of CII cybersecurity systems and technology, and making rules to protect and localise personal and important data.

Carly Ramsey will brief on the operational implications of the new cybersecurity law and provide guidance on determining who/what is CII, which data needs to be localised and what steps you can take now to start mitigating these risks.

Presentation by Taylor Wessing:

The new PRC Cybersecurity Law will take its effect soon. Enactment of this law was already a controversial process which took a long time after 3 rounds of legislative review. This law reflects China’s increase concern over national security, which no question has a big impact on foreign companies’ operation in China. A widely discussed issue connected with this law is data local storage requirement.

Another issue of concern is the obligation of companies to cooperate with governmental agencies to facilitate invasive audit or investigation during law enforcement. Besides this law, there are more follow-up moves e.g. by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) to be watched upon.

In this seminar, Michael Tan will discuss 1) a quick overview of the legislative picture including this new law and related ministerial moves; 2) practical issues and implications which concerns your operation in China; 3) best industrial practice and recommendations.

Best Regards,

Your SwissCham Team


About the Speakers

Ms. Carly Ramsey Associate Director, Control Risks

Carly Ramsey is an associate director in Control Risks, a global risk consultancy specializing in political, integrity and security risk. Based in Shanghai, Carly advises companies operating in China how to successfully manage the commercial and operational challenges brought on by political and regulatory risk. Prior to joining Control Risks, Carly was with APCO Worldwide, where she provided corporate advisory, government relations, and corporate communications strategy to multinationals, trade associations, and governments.
She has a master’s degree in foreign policy and international security from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario.

 

Dr. Michael Tan Partner, Shanghai Arbitratior of SHIAC

Michael has more than 10 years of experience advising multinational companies in their investments and operations in China. His experience includes advising on the establishment of foreign investment enterprises in various industries, M&A, restructuring and liquidation of foreign investment enterprises. He advises international clients in various industries including automotive, aerospace, general machinery, new energy, infrastructure and logistics. At the same time, Michael supports Chinese companies in their “going abroad” activities, including business expansion and IPOs in Europe.
Besides his expertise regarding the general foreign investment corporate matters, he specializes in IT regulatory, data protection issues and other new technology driven sectors. He is familiar with the rapidly developing TMC sector in China. He quite often publishes articles and frequently comments on IT and data protection related legal topics.
In 1997, Michael was admitted to the Chinese bar. After practicing in domestic law firms, he worked in the Beijing office of a major international law firm from 2000 to 2002. In 2002, he joined Taylor Wessing in the Shanghai office. As of 2007, he has been appointed as a senior counsel of Taylor Wessing. Michael speaks Mandarin, Fujian dialect as well as English fluently. Michael also serves as an arbitrator of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center.


Date & Time (日期及时间)
May 23, 2017 18:30 – 21:00

Program Rundown(活动流程)
18:30 – 19:00 Registration
19:00 – 20:15
Presentations by Carly Ramsey, Associate Director, Control Risks, and Michael Tan, Partner, Taylor Wessing.
Panel discussion and Q&A with Carly Ramsey, Michael Tan and Michael Hickman, Director, Control Risks.
20:15 – 21:00 Buffet and networking

Language: English (语言:英语)

Prices (价格):

Members: RMB 250 会员价
Non-Members: RMB350 非会员价
RSVP: Please register by May 21, 2017 请在2017年5月21日前登记


Location

Sofitel Shanghai Hyland 上海索菲特海伦酒店
5F, Majestic Ballroom A 5楼

505 Nanjing East Road, Shanghai
上海市黄浦区南京东路505号(近九江路) May 23, 2017 18:30 – 21:00

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Economic Mission to Wuhan

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SwissCham Beijing is delighted to invite you to the

中国瑞士商会诚挚邀请您

DATE / 时间

30 October – 1 November / 2017年10月30号 – 11月1日

LOCATION / 地点

Wuhan, Hubei Province / 湖北省武汉市

Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,With the support of SwissCham, the Swiss Embassy and Consulate General in Shanghai will organize an economic mission to Wuhan, Hubei Province from October 30 to November 1, 2017. The mission will be led by the Ambassador of Switzerland to China Mr. Jean-Jacques de Dardel.

The highlight of the programme includes:

  • Official meetings with both provincial and municipal officials
  • Visit to 1 or 2 companies
  • Business match-making event with local enterprises

The final program will be coordinated with the local governments with thorough consideration of the interests of the participating companies.The participation is free of charge. However, the travel and accommodation cost for the trip should be borne by the participants and include flight/train fare, hotel fare (can be booked with local government’s agreement rate), meals and local transportation. In the event that cost for venue of the business match-making event arises, it should be incurred by the participants.

We might limit the number of participants. The final confirmation will be communicated by email to all applicants.

For registration, please fill in the following form and send it back by Monday, 9 October, 2017.Details about travel arrangement and hotel reservation will follow.

Click here for the factsheet about Wuhan and Hubei.
With best regards,

Your SwissCham Team

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Expo Park

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中国上海市浦东新区世博大道1700号

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The Peninsula Beijing / 北京王府半岛酒店

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