|The Great Australian Ball XXI
Save the date for Shanghai’s one and only Bachelor and Spinster (B&S) Ball! Join us among the hay bales for a fun Australian night filled with free-flow beer and wine, live entertainment to keep you dancing until the wee hours and much more! The ball is also our biggest fundraising event of the year, with proceeds from the night going to support our CSR partners.
33 Fu Cheng Lu
7.45 – 09.00
Mentor Walks bring together established women leaders and emerging women leaders in our community to connect, learn, mentor and share experiences. As they walk, they discuss their professional and personal challenges, successes, aspirations, and lessons learned.
As a mentee, you will be introduced to our many esteemed mentors and have the opportunity to select your Mentor based on your preferences and availability. Mentor and mentee groups are typically 3-5 people. You will have the incredible opportunity to seek advice from seasoned professionals who will provide an open ear, honest feedback, and meaningful guidance.
|Ritan Park, South Gate
(located on Guanghua Lu, at the intersection of Jianhua Lu)
11.00 – 16.00
|Great Aussie BBQ
RSVP is required
AustCham’s annual “Great Aussie BBQ” will be held September 10th at Dulwich College. Bask in the sunlight whilst being entertained by a thrilling game of AFL where the Beijing Bomber’s will come head to head against Shanghai Tigers, and an electrifying 20-20 cricket match headed by the Australian and British communities. Let the kids be entertained with summer fun activities and treat your taste buds to some of the delicious food and beverages available throughout the day. Most importantly though, don’t forget to grab a ‘snag off the barbie’.
We are honoured to announce that H.E MS Jan Adams, Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, will be in attendance at this event.
|Dulwich College Beijing Legend Garden Campus Cricket Ground
89 Capital Airport Rd, Shunyi District
(Doors Open at 18.00)
|The Expat Life Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner
The evening includes the Awards Ceremony, a chance to browse select vendors, live performances and a 5 course meal.
Beijing today is no longer a consumer hardship posting for expatriates.
The opposite, there is a wide and very diverse range of products and services available. In fact there is now so much choice that at times it is hard to know what to buy or which service provider to use.
The ELAs were designed so that the Expatriate community could show their support for their preferred vendors.
The winning vendor will be able to proudly confirm to new arrivals and old hands alike that they were awarded an ELA in recognition of the quality of their services.
The 2016 ELAs will be granted to 25 categories of service providers.
The winners were decided by an on-line voting process.
There was no cost involved in being nominated and it was open to any provider of goods or services that might be of interest to Beijing’s expatriate community.
|Capital Club Athletic Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom
Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu,
Chaoyang District, Beijing
|Taking Care of Your Health
This will be an engaging presentation on what to do in an emergency and how to stay healthy from two Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU) specialists.
Whether based in the suburbs or the heart of downtown, life in the capital can be an exciting adventure. Being prepared and informed can help you deal with any unforeseen health problems that may arise, be they common or life-threatening.
BJU is an internationally-accredited private hospital with 24-hour emergency services and ten conveniently located, satellite clinics. Visit BJU’s expanded Emergency Room facilities and you’ll know that you are in good hands with us.
|2 Jiangtai Road, Chaoyang District,
08.00 – 09.35
Environmental Protection – Recent Policies and their Impact on Business
SwissCham Beijing, along with the German Chamber, is delighted to invite you to a unique seminar about the latest environmental protection regulations – notably the new Environmental Protection Law that took effect early 2015. Through legislation and also initiatives like 京津冀 (Jing-Jin-Ji) the Chinese government shows that environmental protection has become an important concern.
Dr. Martin Seybold, Head of the Beijing Office at Roedl & Partner, will focus in his presentation on how these new regulations have affected the operations of companies. On the other side, Mr. Ran Cao, Managing Director at Bertrams Chemical Plants will share his experience regarding the policy change.
The entrance fee includes a breakfast.
|The Westin Beijng,
No.7 East 3rd Ring North Road, Chaoyang Dist., Beijing
|Tricor: Key Considerations in Setting Up a Wholly Forien-Owned Enterprise (“WFOE”)
Cost: RMB50 (members) RMB100 (non-members)
Mr Desmond Lau, Director of China Corporate Services, Tricor, will analyze the key considerations in setting up a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) in Mainland China.
A WFOE is a company established in Mainland China according to Chinese laws, entirely with foreign capital. As the business environment and the attitude of the authorities towards the WFOE model have changed over the last two to three decades, the establishment of WFOEs for trading and servicing businesses has become more feasible, and is now the most chosen form of operation by foreign companies.
Prior to the enactment of new rules in 2010, establishing a representative office (RO) was an inexpensive entry strategy for foreign companies. However, the new requirements imposed on ROs, and the ensuring costs of maintenance, have made ROs less attractive as their role is restricted to liaison only. More and more foreign investors, therefore, are opting for WFOEs for their corporate structure.
There have been cases in which foreign investors have underestimated the intricacies when doing business in Mainland China, as well as the complex requirements in setting up a WFOE, and have consequently failed to adopt an appropriate structure for their company. It is not unknown for some companies to submit applications to alter the initial structure almost immediately after their establishment. It is therefore paramount to gain a thorough understanding and analysis of the regulatory requirements and local practices prior to establishment, in order to avoid wasting time and effort in rectifying the corporate structure. Certain key aspects must be considered and decided well in advance.
|AustCham Beijing Event Space
Room 1003, Tower A, U-Town Office Building, 1 Sanfengbeili,
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020
北京市朝阳区三丰北里1号, 悠唐写字楼A座1003室, 邮编：100020
|Inter-Chamber Series—Career Women Forward
AmCham China is proud to present the first of an Inter-Chamber Series on Career Women Forward, showcasing strong, professional women in our own community. It’s a joint initiative by G8 (G for gender) chambers: AmCham China, The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce, Benelux Chamber of Commerce, the British Chamber of Commerce & China Britain Business Council, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Finnish Business Council Beijing and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China.
Each session will invite and Ambassador’s spouse or an Ambassador to share insights on two subjects:
1) Her own career path – lessons she has learnt, and advice for Chinese women;
2) Government policies to promote gender diversity and women career advancement – current policies in the respective government, and policies that can potentially be implemented in China.
In the first series, we are honored and delighted to have Ms. Melodee Hanes, a successful prosecutor and former Acting Director at the U.S. Department of Justice, spouse of the U.S. Ambassador, Max Baucus, the People’s Republic of China. Ms. Hanes will share her journey as an inspiriting career woman. What are the lessons learnt and tips she wished she knew? How to progress forward with knowledge and expertise, confidence and ambition, and elegance, if possible? What are policies that a government, a company, and an individual can undertake to make that difference? Join us with a dialogue with Ms. Hanes to hear her insights.
Please note: You must bring a valid photo ID in order to get into Beijing American Center.
|Beijing American Center
No. 55 An Jia Lou Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Cost: RMB180 (member) RMB220(non-members)
Speed Networking Returns! Join us on September 28th for this popular event.
One of Viva’s three key themes is to “connect” and that is what our September event is all about.
Come armed with your business cards and your elevator pitch trimmed to a couple minutes. You’ll have an opportunity to meet an array of professional women from an equally vast range of industries.
We’ll also use the evening to formally launch our autumn mentorship program. We’ll provide details on how to become a mentee (or mentor), details on the matching process and much more.
|Four Seasons Hotel