8.30 – 11.00
|Managing and Developing Young Professionals in China
How do companies attract, asses and develop the right talent? What are the expectations of young professionals in China?
Success of businesses in China’s volatile Economy is more than ever dependent on their ability to attract excellent young talent and to build sustainable talent pipelines of leaders and specialists. Attracting and retaining the right talent is both an important and a complex business challenge.
The European Chamber is delighted to have Ms. Chris Lou, Research Associate, Ward Howell International, and Mr. Stephen Joseph Burke, Vice President HR and Continuous Improvement, Lego Group, will discuss challenges in young talent management.
|European Chamber Shanghai Office, Unit 2204
333 Huahai Middle Road, Shui On Plaza, Shanghai
|September Aussie Drinks supported by Treasury Wine Estates
Join us for September Aussie Drinks at the chic outdoor lounge and terrace XTD elevated of Langham Xintiandi. Treasury Wine Estates will be on deck to share some of their delicious iconic wines. In addition to drinks deals all night, the Langham will also have a special dinner menu grilled to order so come hungry!
First drink is free, and first 50 guests will get 2nd drink free sponsored by PRP Solutions.
RSVP not required. For more information contact Holly Hong at [email protected].
|Level 5, XTD elevated, Langham Xintiandi, 99 MaDang Road|
|How to Protect Your Trade Dress in China
Join HongFangLaw and System in Motion for an overview of trade dress protection in China and how one can go about protecting its product. What exactly is trade dress? A form of intellectual property, trade dress generally refers to characteristics of the visual appearance of a product or its packaging that signify the source of the product to consumers.
HongFangLaw will explain, in detail, what is considered trade dress in China, and why it is so important, as well as any means to protect it from a legal standpoint. To corroborate the presentation, System in Motion will share innovative anti-counterfeit solutions for how to protect one’s product and present example case studies of companies benefiting from these solutions.
What does a trade dress include?
Why are your trade dresses important?
How do you protect it in China?
Zhang Xu – HongFangLaw
Zhang Xu is founding partner at HongFangLaw, one of the leading China-focused legal practice firms. HongFongLaw is a team founded with professionals dedicating to intellectual property practice for over 15 years. Zhang Xu has been practicing in IPR industry in China since 1996 and passed the People’s Republic of China Bar admission in 1998. Zhang Xu has an outstanding experience in complicated IP dispute solutions, including trademark and acquisition, litigations, both administrative and criminal enforcements. Zhang Xu is a member of the International Trademark Association (“INTA”) and is a Certified Public Accountant in China.
Stephane Monsallier – System in Motion
Stephane Monsallier has always been passionate about technology, starting when he learnt programming at age 10. He later graduated from Supelec in 1993, top IT engineering school in France.
After 10 years in Financial IT, he left France and corporate life, to create System in Motion in Shanghai, China in 2013. His vision was to build a high quality software services company, and promote innovation in enterprise software to the Retail and Distribution industry in China.
System in Motion progressively built a solid reputation in the service delivery amongst foreign companies in Shanghai. System in Motion now provides entreprise software services to customers in Greater China, USA, France, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Turkey.
Stephane is also a mentor in Chinaccelerator the local branch of SOS Venture in Shanghai, he mentors and advises several entrepreneurs, he is the ambassador of French Founders in Shanghai, he manages the EO Accelerator program in the Shanghai Chapter of Entrepreneur Organisation and he is a founding member of the French Tech in Shanghai.
|Coral 1-Level 2, Intercontinental Puxi, 500 HengFeng Road|
|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