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CSR Forum: How to stop your Chinese dream turning into a nightmare

BritCham / CBBC
Event type CSR Forum
Date Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Time 14:00-16:00
Open for All welcome
Cost Members 50 RMB Non-Members 100 RMB
Contacts ellen.wei@cbbc.org.cn
Venue DLA Piper, Beijing
Organiser BritCham / CBBC
Address 20th floor, South Tower, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District
 
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For decades foreign companies have benefitted from the blind eye which the Chinese Government has turned to common business practices that many relied on to secure contracts; bribes to officials and vacations for business were standard. In the wake of recent scandals, the new Government has its eyes wide open and focused on foreign brands. Generalist directors will be replaced by China specialists; consultants by empowered managers; and luxury holidays with social responsibility programmes. Only then will companies enjoy sweet China dreams.
 
Forum content
Focusing on proven ways to avoid risk for Chinese companies going global and foreign companies in China, our expert speakers will cover two key areas:
 
1) Three ways to reduce risk in your China operations: Wang Liwei will highlight how western companies misinterpret Government policy in China 
2) How to set up an international risk and corporate compliance structure: Nils Krause will draw on experience of breaking global pharmaceutical cartels 
 
Using a combination of standard presentation, debate and drama the Forum will address:
 
1) Global board composition for the China century
2) What motivates local Chinese officials today
3) New rules in business for the austerity era 
 
Who should attend?
Companies, NGOs or social entrepreneurs who want to survive under the Xi and Li administration. The Forum is open to all members of BritCham/CBBC free of charge.
 
Speakers
Wang Liwei, PRC Advisor on Charity; CEO Charitarian Magazine
Wang set up China's first philanthropy magazine for Chinese CEO's of foreign companies like himself in 2006. Today, he sits on the board of The Ministry of Commerce, the All China Industry and Commerce Federation and SASAC (State Owned Enterprise Chamber of Commerce). Wang is regular speaker on the subject of China's rise at business and philanthropy sector conferences in Asia, the US and Europe.
 
Dr Nils Krause, Corporate Partner, DLA Piper Hamburg
Originally from White & Case LLP, Dr Krause is a Corporate Partner from DLA Piper, Hamburg. Having been personally responsible for breaking up the global "Vitamins Cartel" as a previous employee of the Anti-Trust Authority in Germany, he will provide an insider's guide on how to set up and manage a global corporate risk management system which works.
 
Gary Teng, Head of Corporate Affairs, AB Sugar China Group
Gary Teng is Head of Corporate Affairs in AB Sugar China Group. He is responsible for maintaining a good relationship between the company and all stakeholders, including the government, media, social organizations, and business communities. Gary has been working in the policy area for more than 20 years. He started his career in Chinese government as a policy analyst in the then Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (now MOFCOM). He is now the Chairman of Government Relations Forum of the British Chamber of Commerce in China. Gary is a Juris Master and also holds a master's degree in Political Economics. 
 
 

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In association with the British Chamber of Commerce in China

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