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Business Breakfast: The Future of International Internships in China (Beijing)

BritCham / CBBC
Event type Business breakfast organised by BritCham/CBBC HR & Training Forum and University of Sussex
Date Friday, March 27th, 2015
Time 07:50-09:30
Open for All welcome
Contacts james.zhu@cbbc.org.cn; (0) 10 8525 1111 ext. 360
Venue China World Hotel, Beijing
Organiser BritCham / CBBC
Address B1, Function Room 3A, China World Hotel, No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue
B1,多功能会议厅3A,中国大饭店,北京建国门外大街一号
 
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The University of Sussex and the HR & Training Forum of the British Chamber of Commerce in China are delighted to be jointly hosting this breakfast forum exploring the future of international internships in China.
 
As its economic development continues and matures, China continues to be viewed as an essential destination for students and recent graduates looking to gain experience of the world’s most vital market and growth engine, and it is no surprise that the demand for internships in China continues to grow.
 
However other factors have raised concerns over the future of this model. Multinationals are sensitive to criticism from their home countries over the offering of unpaid internships that are seen to favour children of the well-off, and China is replacing once-lax visa policies with clearly-defined and strictly-enforced categories into which interns may not neatly fit.
 
In such an environment, how should foreign companies in China respond? Do the benefits of engaging interns outweigh perceived risks, and what is the “right way” of doing it? How can businesses select interns who will add value to their companies? Do internships have a role in the attraction of top graduate talent? Will the next generation of enterprising “China hands” still have this route open to them to take their first steps into business success in the Middle Kingdom?
 
This event brings together a panel of richly experienced speakers to explore these questions and more:
 
Paul Atherley
Paul is the Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce and has worked in executive positions in the energy industry in Asia and Australasia. His position at the helm of the Chamber gives him a unique overview of the opportunities and concerns for foreign businesses in China.
 
Carma Elliot
Carma is the Head of the British Council in China, the cultural and educational arm of the UK government’s overseas mission. One of the British Council’s major new initiatives is “Generation UK”, which aims to bring 15,000 UK students and recent graduates to China by 2017 and ensure these horizon-expanding opportunities are open to students regardless of their financial means.
 
Angela Lim
Angela is the China General Manager of CRCC Asia, the leading provider of China internships to students from around the world. CRCC Asia has experienced constant growth since its foundation in 2008, and has expanded from its London-Beijing origins to recruit across Europe and North America, and place over 1500 students annually in internships in China.
 
Michael Farthing
Professor Farthing is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex, which has built an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research since its foundation in 1961, and has been at the forefront of internationalisation among UK universities. The University is partnering with the British Council’s generation UK programme and aims to see up to 300 students visiting China for internship programmes within the next three years.
 
Ingo Vinck
Ingo Vinck is a member of Taylor Wessing China Group. He advises German and international enterprises with respect to their business activities and investment projects in China. He specialises in contract law and corporate law, with a particular focus on direct investment and the formation of companies in China (joint venture companies and wholly foreign-owned enterprises), corporate restructuring, M&A, real estate and technology transfer. Ingo Vinck has lectured and published in the area of Chinese foreign-exchange law, contract law and IP in China. He is a regular speaker on Chinese law.
 
Tim Lee
Tim is an Associate Director of Turner & Townsend, an independent professional services company specialising in project management and cost management. His key responsibilities include overseeing Turner & Townsend’s cost management service in Beijing and North China. As a professional member and assessor of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Tim also involves in the training of chartered surveyors in China.
 
Agenda 日程
 
07:50  Registration 签到
08:00  Breakfast 早餐
08:30  Welcome by Paul Atherley 欢迎辞
08:32  Opening remarks by Michael Farthing 开场致辞
08:38  Keynote speech by Ingo Vinck主题演讲
08:47  Panel discussion 小组讨论
- Carma Elliot-Country Director, China, British Council英国文化教育协会,中国区总裁
- Angela Lim-China General Manager, CRCC Asia士亚商务咨询有限公司,中国区总经理
- Tim Lee-Associate Director, Turner & Townsend特纳唐逊工程项目咨询(上海)有限公司副总监
- Ingo Vinck-Attorney-at-Law, Taylor Wessing泰乐信律师事务律师
09:15 Free discussion / Q&A 自由讨论
09:30 End of breakfast meeting 早餐会结束
 
RSVP before 25 March to James Zhu, China-Britain Business Council:
Tel: (0) 10 8525 1111 ext. 360
 
联系人:英中贸易协会 朱培高先生
电话:8525 1111 分机 360  传真:85251001
 

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