Doing Business in China: How do You Handle the Request for Kick-backs

Time 08:00 - 10:00  Thu / April 14 / 2016

Venue Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai 500 Weihai Road, Shanghai 上海四季酒店,500威海路

You are welcome to join an interesting Nordic Chamber event on compliance - and the challenge of handling requests for kickbacks. The speaker, c.j. Ng, is a world-class leadership, sales and experiential learning consultant, and he is willing to share his considerable experience from the field. This is also a great opportunity to network with you Nordic peers! There are still some seats left.

While most companies have compliance policies, not all staff buy into and adhere to those policies. Many people cannot figure out how they can be compliant and still win business contracts and meet their business targets. This breakfast session tackles the issue on how international companies and businesses can handle requests for kick-backs and other unreasonable demands - and still be able to do business in China.

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Suzhou event: CSR – latest development in the world and in China

Time 15:00 - 17:00  Fri / December 11 / 2015

Venue Microdata Telecom (Suzhou) Co.,Ltd 5F, Block 1No. 600 Fengting Avenue, SIP, Suzhou

Please join us for a joint-Nordic event hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China.

Listen to international trends and latest news in the CSR area with Bengt Johansson. How does the CSR work in China develop? What have we learned in the Swedish business community about CSR aspects in doing business in the Suzhou/Kunshan/Wuxi/Changzhou area?

A lot of things have happened last year in the CSR area such as the EU directive on CSR reporting, the negotiations about a binding international treaty on business & human rights. CSR has been a focal point in the PRC government’s policy. State owned companies and many listed companies are obliged to present full CSR reports. Recent economic slowdown might divide the Chinese companies into international-minded companies who continue ambitious CSR policies and less ambitious domestic oriented companies.
Swedish companies have internationally had CSR and its various components such as care for environment, good labour conditions and anti-corruption as part of their image. Can we live up to this in China?

Venue: Microdata Telecom (Suzhou) Co.,Ltd 5F, Block 1No. 600 Fengting Avenue, SIP, Suzhou, China.

Date: Friday, December 11, 2015

Time: 15:00-17:00

Price: 200 RMB member, 400 RMB non-members.

Registration: Please register at by the end of business of Wednesday, December 9th.

About the speaker, Bengt Johansson:

Bengt Johansson was CSR Ambassador of Sweden 2012- 2015. Before that he served 16 years as Swedish diplomat in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai (1996-1999 and 2008-2012) and at the trade office in Taipei. He was desk officer for Taiwan and China at the EU Commission’s DG for Trade 2002-2004. He presently runs a CSR consultancy company New Context AB and is adjunct professor at Shanghai University, including teaching CSR at its Suzhou branch.
Bengt Johansson received the Honorary Award of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China in 2013.

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Breakfast seminar - Top 3 China Macro Themes on the minds of international investors

Time 7:45 - 10:00  Fri / July 3 / 2015

Venue Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, 500 Wei Hai Road, Shanghai, 200041, China

Plese join us Joint-Chamber for a breakfast seminar hosted by FBCS with SEB Head of Asia strategy, Mr Sean Yokota.


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Beijing event: China Outlook - The Ambassadors View

Time 18:00 - 20:00  Tue / June 16 / 2015

Venue Beijing, 30 Guanghualu, 光华路30号

We are glad to forward to our members and friends this invitation from the ambassador of Finland in China, Mr. Jari Gustaffson, who will present the latest China Outlook -report. Please note: This is a Finnish language event.

Tervetuloa kuulemaan ja keskustelemaan Kiinan nykytilasta sekä tulevaisuuden kehityslinjoista suurlähettilään residenssiin tiistaina 16.6 klo 18 alkaen. Suomen suurlähetystö on vastikään laatinut "China Outlook - Maailman markkinat" -raportin, jossa lähetystö avaa näkemyksiään aiheesta. Suurlähettiläs Gustaffson on luvannut esitellä raportin sisältöä FBCB:n jäsenille ja toivoo vilkasta keskustelua aiheesta. Raportista julkaistaan myös englanninkielinen tiivistelmä, jota suomalaiset yritykset voivat käyttää hyödykseen ja jakaa henkilökunnalleen. Lämpimästi tervetuloa mukaan!

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One Belt, One Road

Time 18:30  Thu / June 18 / 2015

Venue Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, 500 Wei Hai Road, Shanghai, China 上海四季酒店,上海市威海路500号

Please join us and the members of other Nordic chambers for a evening event focusing on China's new Silk Road strategy.

China has just announced its ambitious "One Belt, One Road" strategy. The land-based New Silk Road Economic Belt will run westward overland from China's Xinjiang province through Central Asia, the Middle East and onward to Europe. The second route, the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, loops from the Chinese coastline south and westward by sea towards Europe, with proposed stops in South-east Asia, South Asia and Africa. Both routes are ostensibly trade-driven, but infrastructure investment at key junctures will be funded by a combination of Chinese bilateral assistance and the newly created Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

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Shanghai Interchamber Summer-Mixer

Time 18:30  Fri / June 26 / 2015

Venue Peace Hotel (Rooftop) No. 20, Nanjing East Road

The Shanghai Interchamber Summer-Mixer will be held on Friday, June 26th.

Date: 26-Jun-2015 @ 6:30pm
Venue: Peace Hotel (Rooftop)
Address: No. 20, Nanjing East Road
Price: rmb150 per pax (2 drinks + canapes)

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Regulatory compliance – how to stay out of trouble?

Time 11:30 - 13:30  Thu / June 11 / 2015

Venue Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, 500 Wei Hai Road, Shanghai, 200041, China

Please join us in an FBCS luncheon seminar on the latest events in the Chinese compliance -landscape. Ms. Kate Yin, of Fangda Partners will give an overview of the current environment and give advise how to steer clear of potential trouble.

Time and Date: 11:30 AM, Thursday 11th of June, 2015

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Joint Nordic Event: The Free Trade Zone and foreign investment

Time 17:30 - 22:00  Wed / May 27 / 2015

Venue Andaz Xintiandi, 88 Songshan Road

We have the pleasure of together with the other Nordic Joint Chmabers invite members and friends to an update on the Shanghai Free Trade Zone ("FTZ") and the new foreign investment laws which will impact foreign invested compaies in China when put into effect.

We will explore why businesses decide to establish in the zone - what is the business rationale behind? During this event, we will have the great pleasure of presenting and discussing specific case studies. One of them is a very interesting project of Kongsberg Maritime.

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