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Events Roundup: November

Events Roundup: November
 
     
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Economic Engagement
Tom Orlik offers his insights as part of British Chamber’s Speakers’ Series
The on-going Speakers Series saw Tom Orlik share some insights from his new book, Understanding China’s Economic Indicators. Orlick outlined the complexities and contradictions faced in analysing China’s economic data, and advised on how best to interpret the Central Government’s mass of figures.



 

Changing for China
Virgin’s Atlantic’s Jim Bai discusses how Western brands can adapt for the Chinese Market
The British Chamber’s Media and Communications forum invited Jim Bai, Country Manager for Greater China at Virgin Atlantic to share his insights on brand communication in the Chinese market. Outlining the importance of remaining flexible but maintaining a constant brand message, Jim stressed the value of patience when entering China’s new, rapidly-evolving market. In the following Q & A, panel experts Christie Travers and Tom Van Dillen spoke of common hurdles when introducing a new brand to China.

Going for Golf
BritCham in Shanghai holds its Annual Golf Tournament
Tianma Country Club hosted BritCham’s Annual Golf Tournament, which this year boasted a mobile Pimms cart and a full BBQ buffet dinner with free-flowing beer, as well as a challenging set of links. Post-course entertainment included prize draws and an awards ceremony.


A Mingling of Minds
Kimberley Hobson reports on the Annual All-Chamber Networking Event
October saw almost 500 of Beijing’s leading entrepreneurs, innovators and business minds mingling at the China World Hotel, when the British Chamber teamed up with 18 others for the year’s biggest networking event. An excellent opportunity for Beijing’s business community to touch base, catch up and make new contacts.


Import Expo
Carina Smith looks at the great opportunities available at the 2012 China International Import Expo
At the end of September, CBBC London received a delegation led by Mr Ma Haining, Executive Vice Chairman of the Jiangsu China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). The group was promoting the China International Import Expo (CIE2012) as a national-level event, offering China’s domestic market a chance to learn about foreign businesses as they showcase their products and services to Chinese buyers. This is part of the Chinese government’s efforts to rebalance the Chinese economy by encouraging imports locally.
Jiangsu Province’s Kunshan City will serve as the first host of the inaugural CIE2012 scheduled on 29-31 March 2012. Especially welcome are exhibits or visits from UK companies, particularly those in such fields as technical equipment, IT equipment, environmentally-friendly products and brand consumer goods.
If you are involved in exhibition organising or wish to learn more about the exhibition potential, please contact Jenny Jiang at CBBC Nanjing (Jenny.jiang@cbbc.org.cn) or visit www.importexpo.org



 

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