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Fiducia Mittelstandstag 2014


Thaddaeus Mueller has been with Fiducia almost 10 years. The Associate Director speaks of his experience of our flagship event.


On the first day of Chinese New Year, the Fiducia team welcomed 80+ guests to the annual Fiducia “Mittelstandstag” (SME day) at the “Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft” in Munich, Germany. Though it was a cold day, our clients and partners arrived early in the morning to hear the first speech by our Managing Director, Stefan Kracht, who spoke about “the German Mittelstand in China for China”. We held a number of seminars on the important trends of the year and gave our advice on what our guests can do to prepare for these. Topics included the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, HR Trends, and Sourcing Innovations, in which we shared our views and expectations for the future.


The highlight of the event was a panel discussion, which included Matthias Kamp of WirtschaftsWoche, Martin Schürmann of Klöckner DESMA Elastomertechnik and our own Chairman, Juergen Kracht. Our guests enjoyed a vibrant discussion by these 3 China experts from different industries and contributed with their own questions. With this event we also wanted to bring China and Germany closer together with a delicious Chinese lunch and a Chinese tea ceremony.


We have already started planning for Mittelstandstag 2015, which will be held in Stuttgart in February. I am excited to announce that the program will be even better with many high caliber speakers and thought-provoking topics. I hope to see many familiar and new faces there to exchange ideas, hear what topics are on people’s minds and above all, show our appreciation to all of our clients, partners, and friends.


Fiducia Leader’s Circle
Marketing Manager Philippa Schwarz speaks about the importance of this event and what goes into planning it.


The Fiducia Leaders’ Circle started in 2011 as a small round table discussion to bring together top industry leaders for an idea exchange on current China trends and strategies. Three years later, we hold the event every quarter in three cities: Hong Kong, Shanghai, and since this year, Beijing. Each time we prepare a current topic for discussion, which have ranged from R&D, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, HR trends to 2030 – Quo Vadis?, and Corruption. I have had the privilege to sit in on one or two of these discussions and it is certainly impressive to hear the animated exchange of ideas.


Planning Leaders’ Circle is always a positive challenge. Since this year, we have branched out to a number of more interesting locations in Hong Kong, including the Breitling VIP lounge, the German Consul General’s house, and other client & partner sites. One of the perks of this event is that we always organise a wine tasting at the end for some extra mingling and more casual discussions. Our aim is to keep the event fresh and exciting by bringing new venues, food, drinks and above all topics. I look forward to a new round for 2015!