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Lunch Seminar – Is China’s Door Closing?
25th March 2019 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
| German Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong Office
Four decades have passed since Deng Xiaoping’s “Open Door Policy” kick-started China’s opening up to the world. President Xi Jinping has promised that the country’s doors will continue to open “wider and wider” to foreign trade and investment. But, faced with an ongoing trade war, grand industrial ambitions, and a slowing economy, will China keep its word?
In this seminar in collaboration with the German Chamber of Commerce, Stefan Kracht, Managing Director of Fiducia Management Consultants, will walk us through the open doors and firewalls that international companies face when setting up or expanding their business in China today.
Some of the topics covered in the seminar:
- Is there a silver lining to the Sino-US trade war?
- Beyond tariffs: navigating less visible trade barriers
- Is “Made in China 2025” skewing the playing field?
- Liberalisation of financial and automotive sectors: how far will China go?
Ease of doing business:
- The business cost of China’s “Great Firewall”
- Amid a slowing economy, can we expect more tax cuts?
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Stefan helps international clients achieve their best possible strategic positioning and operational setup in Greater China. He leads Fiducia’s team of 120 specialists across its four offices, and oversees all strategic advisory support and outsourced commercial services. Stefan understands the priorities of Fiducia’s mostly owner-operated clients, being a business owner himself. As an organisation, Fiducia’s 35+ years of family ownership ensure it remains the trusted long-term partner for clients of any background.
He draws from nearly two decades of trade and investment experience in the region. A Hong Kong-born German national, Stefan began his career with the Otto Group in Hamburg, continuing in Hong Kong and Shanghai. After working as a management consultant at Bain & Co. in London, he founded a components and materials trading company in Shanghai. Having sold that business, he joined Fiducia in 2005 and took over leadership in 2012.
Stefan is Vice-Chairman of the Management Consultancies Association of Hong Kong and board member of the German Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and of the Association for Corporate Growth China. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the London School of Economics and a joint MBA from Kellogg (USA) and the University of Science & Technology (HK).
- 25th March 2019
- 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
- German Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong Office
- 19/F, COFCO Tower, 262 Gloucester Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong + Google Map