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January 2020

WKO Asientag 2020 Workshop – Sourcing: ASEAN vs China

January 20, 2020 | 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wiedner Haupstr. 63
Wien, 1040 Austria
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Themen: China Plus One in Practice From “Buy Cheap” to “Buy Well” Zalando: Sourcing in the E-Commerce Era   Der Handelskonflikt zwischen den Vereinigten Staaten und China hat die Diskussion über die Zukunft und Nachhaltigkeit des Konzepts „China – Die Werkbank der Welt“ neu belebt. Nach Jahren der steigenden Produktions(faktor)kosten in China, stellt sich die Frage, ob China für österreichische Firmen immer noch als Einkaufsmarkt attraktiv ist oder ob man sich nach Alternativen umsehen sollte. Üblicherweise herrschen in dieser Debatte…

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December 2019

CCI France SME Working Group

12th December 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CCI France Chine Beijing, Suites 201-222, 2F, Building 81, No 4 Gongti North Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100027 China
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Are You Ready for the Corporate Social Credit System? The Corporate Social Credit System is envisioned as a big-data-enabled framework to track, rate, and reward/penalise the behaviour of all businesses in China.  With its full implementation officially scheduled for the end of 2020, businesses in China are worried about its possible implications. They’re also anxious about the confusion that still clouds its parameters and methodology. But are these fears justified? In this joint seminar with CCI France Chine, we will address common questions and…

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November 2019

China +1: The Pros and Cons of China’s Sourcing Alternatives

28th November 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
German Centre Taicang, 15 F Dongting Building, Middle Zhenghe Road 319
Taicang, 215400
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The cost advantage that turned China into the world’s factory has declined over the last decade. Labour costs, which were one-tenth of those in the US in 2005, are now about one-third. This, combined with rising indirect costs, environmental regulations and, more recently, the Sino-US trade war, has prompted global companies and their suppliers to look for cheaper alternatives. But rather than a large-scale, cross-industry migration of global supply chains out of China, what we’re seeing are small-scale, industry-specific shifts.…

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Getting Ready for the Corporate Social Credit System

26th November 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CBBC China Britain Business Council, Garden Square 17/F, 968 West Beijing Rd
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CBBC and Fiducia are pleased to invite you to our first joint event on Corporate Social Credit System and HR compliance. Back in April, the Communist Party’s Central Committee rolled out a plan for a single, all-encompassing database which is the Corporate Social Credit System (CSCS) that would include every company's records (from utility bills to tax payments) and would reward or sanction businesses accordingly. One of the main concerns of international companies today is the lack of clarity that…

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The Corporate Social Credit System – A Practical Approach

21st November 2019 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The City, Level 2, West Tower, World Financial Centre, No.1 East 3rd Ring middle Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China
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The full implementation of the Corporate Social Credit System (CSCS), China's new scoring framework to rate the behaviour of businesses, is looming over us. To be on the safe side, companies operating in China are ramping up their preparations for this new system that brings compliance requirements to a whole new level. Back in April, the Communist Party's Central Committee rolled out a plan for a single, all-encompassing database that would include every company's records (from utility bills to tax…

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Navigating China’s Retail and E-Commerce Market

14th November 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
CCI France Chine, 83 Fumin Rd, Jingan Qu
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China’s retail market is on its way to becoming the largest in the world. The country’s 1.3 billion consumers have fuelled the growth of B2C brands worldwide for decades and now account for a large chunk of multinationals’ global revenues. Today, the fast-growing middle class in China has an increased appetite for foreign premium products such as sporting goods, luxury clothing, electric vehicles and food. Thus, the market still offers great potential for foreign retailers. But what are the key…

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13th November 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai, + Google Map

Savour the flavours of Austria at China’s key international food and beverage trade fair  FHC - ProWine China 2019 Austrian food and beverage companies will participate in the upcoming exhibition FHC Food and Hospitality China 2019 and ProWine China 2019 from November 12 – 14, 2019 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The Austrian group exhibition will introduce culinary treasures and fine Wines from Austria to the Chinese Gourmets and consumers alike. Austria is well known for its culinary specialities…

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Change & Uncertainty: Navigating China in 2020

11th November 2019 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Business Club Hamburg, Elbchaussee 43
Hamburg, Hamburg 22765 Germany
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Gemeinsam mit dem Hong Kong Trade and Development Council und der Deutschen Hongkong Gesellschaft, laden wir Sie herzlich zu einem Tischgespräch mit Stefan Kracht, Managing Director von Fiducia Management Consultants, ein. Der Vortrag zum Thema Change & Uncertainty: Navigating China in 2020 findet im Rahmen eines Mittagessens im Business Club Hamburg statt. Sprecher Profil Stefan Kracht Managing Director, Fiducia Management Consultants Herr Stefan Kracht ist seit zwei Jahrzehnten im Handels- und Investmentbereich in Hongkong und der Region China tätig. Seit 2012 leitet er als…

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October 2019


24th October 2019 - 25th October 2019
Ocean Park Marriott, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Rd
Hong Kong, 0000 Hong Kong
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We are proud to be Silver Sponsors of this year's AUSTRIA CONNECT Greater China, the annual conference for the managers of Austrian subsidaries in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The 2019 Conference will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24 (evening) and on Friday, Oct. 25 in Hong Kong and consists of presentations and networking sessions under the big topic "The China Effect on Asia and the World". The exchange with representatives of Austrian businesses in Greater China is at the heart of AUSTRIA CONNECT…

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Lunch Seminar – Are you in Control of your Supplier Compliance Risks?

23rd October 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
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With supply chains becoming more and more globalized, and consumers demanding ever more transparency, it is essential for organisations to keep their supplier relationships in check. Companies have increasingly found themselves in the spotlight because of the actions of their partners. Whenever a supplier fails to comply with quality, regulatory, or ethical standards, buying organisations can no longer look away or deny responsibility. In this seminar, CRIF and Fiducia will discuss the rising importance of developing a solid compliance management…

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