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DAY 1 - Monday, 14th October

DISCOVERING CHINA’S HISTORY AND CULTURE


Time

Programme

8.30 - 9:00

Registration

9.00 - 9:15

Programme Overview: Why immerse in China?

Tan Teng Boo

9:15 - 12:00

Tea break included

China’s History and Civilisation : An Overview

Through the dynasties and the periods, with special emphasis on the Han, Tang and Song dynasties

Professor Zhao Dongmei

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 17:00

Tea break included

Chinese culture: Unlocking its mysteries

With emphasis on the influence of Confucianism, get insights on Chinese culture, and achieve effective cross-cultural communications

Professor Mu Yang

17:30 - 20:00

Welcome Dinner: Familiarising with Chinese dining etiquette

Business negotiation during dinner is highly valued in China. Find out how to close deals and forge alliances with appropriate Chinese dining etiquette.

DAY 2 - Tuesday, 15th October

EXPLORING CHINA’S TRANSFORMATION THROUGH ART


Time

Programme

8.30 - 12:00

Tea break included

A guided journey on Chinese history and classical Chinese art at the prestigious Shanghai Museum

12:00 - 13:15

Lunch

13:15 - 15:30

An Introduction to Calligraphy and Contemporary Art of China

Professor Zhang Jianjun

15:30 - 17:30

Guided Visits to Art Museum and Gallery

17:30 - 18:00

Traditional Chinese Massage

An optional but highly recommended programme (Extra Charge)

DAY 3 - Wednesday, 16th October

CHINA’S TWO PILLARS: POLITICAL STABILITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH


Time

Programme

9:00 - 11:00

Tea break included

Unveiling China’s Distinctive Political System - Performance with Stability

Philosophy of China’s Communist Party, the unique government structure and selecting Chinese leaders

Dr. Grace Gao

11.00 - 12:00

Lunch

12:00 - 12:45

Guided visit - Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

12:45 - 15:00

Guided visit - Site of the 2nd National Congress of Communist Party of China

15:15 - 17:30

Tea break included

Delving into China’s Economy – Land of Opportunities

Discover the government’s long-term plans for China’s economy – where, when, how?

Professor Yan Se

DAY 4 - Thursday, 17th October

A MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY - FOTILE (方太)


Within 20 years, Fotile (方太) has become China’s leading high-end kitchen appliance manufacturer with revenue over RMB10 billion (US$1.5 billion) in 2017 and 16,000 employees. How did they do it?

This exclusive one-day management case study will take participants to Ningbo, headquarters of Fotile.

Time

Programme

8:30 - 11:00

Bus Travel from Shanghai to Ningbo

11.00 - 12:00

History and Future of Fotile, Confucius Hall, Product Display Centre

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 16:00

Tea break included

Managing Fotile – A Tale of Success

A company with Confucian philosophy and a mission of “Don't be a Fortune 500 company, be a company for 500 years,” this successful entrepreneur shares how he merges Western and Chinese management styles and built a business empire.

Mao Lixiang

16:00 - 16:30

Guided Factory Tour

16:30 - 19:00

Travel back from Ningbo to Shanghai

19:00 - 21:00

Networking Dinner

DAY 5 - Friday, 18th October

FOREIGN COMPANIES IN CHINA


Time

Programme

9:00 - 12:15

Tea break included

How foreigners manage business in China – Challenges and Strategies

Moderator: Tan Teng Boo

Speaker 1: Professor Ma Lan

Speaker 2: Shaun Chong Sui Hiong

12.15 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:45

So, is China for me?

China will soon become the world’s largest consumer market and one of the most innovative economies. What can one expect from a China that has transformed from Ancient to Modern to Advanced?

Tan Teng Boo

14:45 - 17:00

Tea break included

Setting up your business in China – the Nuts and Bolts

Understanding China’s legal and administrative requirements with a special focus on the new foreign investment law

Sylvia Wang, Ruihua

Joy Wang, Ruihua

George Ji, Partner, Zhong Lun

Ethan Zhu, Partner, Zhong Lun

April Ma, Tax Partner of PWC, China Corporate Tax Group