Evolving China and the Regulatory and Compliance Landscape on April 11

Time: 08:00 - 10:00  Tue / April 11 / 2017

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Shangha at 500 Weihai Road

Come learn how to cope with changing regulatory and compliance risks

After requests from members, Control Risks is back. Early April Michael Hickman and Susie Wang join forces to tag team our members on how to best cope with the ever-changing regulatory and compliance landscape in China.

Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 08:00-10:00

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Shangha at 500 Weihai Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu 上海四季洒店, 威海路500号, 近石门一路


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HR Group Event (in English): Cultural Differences between China and the Nordics March 23

Time: 13:30 - 17:30  Thu / March 23 / 2017

Venue: No.58, Jiaozhou Road, Room 2806, JingAn District,静安区胶州路58号2806室

Learn and discuss the Cultural Differences between China and the Nordics

The salt and pepper of intercultural working environments is in the interesting, sometimes baffling, sometimes irritating, sometimes brilliant dialogues you have with your colleagues.

Join our HR Group in another lively discussion, this time about the cultural differences between the Nordics, especially Finland, and China. This is the first FBCS HR Group event in English, so also non-Chinese speakers are welcome to share their thoughts.

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Joint Nordic Event: Dinner with Ningbo City on Mar 22

Time: 14:00 - 16:00  Wed / March 22 / 2017

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Shangha at 500 Weihai Road

Join your Swedish Peers to hear what Ningbo has to say

Ningbo Municipal Commiccion of Commerce and SCCC have invited FBCS Members to a sharing meeting at the Four Seasons hotel.

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NEW ROOM SALON 2010, 8F: FBCS Annual General Meeting 2017 on March 28

Time: 17:00 - 21:00  Tue / March 28 / 2017

Venue: Peace Hotel

Remember to join our Annual General Meeting on March 28th at the Peace Hotel

The Finnish Business Council Shanghai (FBCS) will conduct its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at the Fairmont Peace Hotel. We hope you will use this great chance to influence FBCS, meet with your peers and enjoy a tasty three-course dinner with a world-class speaker. Mr. Simon Rabinovich of The Economist, one of the most interesting and insightful speakers on China, will share his views on challenges coming up in 2017.

Please note that the meeting is for members only and that registration is required. Unannounced walk-ins will not be allowed. Please register for the AGM before the end of business of Thursday, March 23, 2017 by replying to this message (or sending a message to When registering, please also indicate whether you will participate in the dinner.

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 starting at 17:00

Venue: Salon 2010, 8th Floor Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai

16.45 – 17:00 Registration
17:00 – 18:15 Annual General Meeting (agenda below)
18:30 – 19:00 Networking and drinks
19:00 – 19:30 Keynote speaker: Mr. Simon Rabinovich of The Economist
19:30 – 21:00 Dinner in Thames Room on Mezzanine Level

Pricing: AGM meeting is free of charge. Dinner RMB 400,- (including a 3-course meal with wine and soft drinks).

Representation: Although more than one representative from each member company is welcome to attend, each corporate member is entitled one single voting right during the AGM. As you are the designated contact person for FBCS, please indicate who from your organization will participate and use your voting right. If no one from your organization is able to participate, you can designate a third party to represent you via a proxy. Please see attached proxy-document.

Note that due to limited space, we reserve the right - should it become necessary - to limit the number of representatives per company in order to enable all members to be represented.

Agenda: FBCS Annual General Meeting 2017

  1. Opening the meeting
  2. Presence of the quorum
  3. Election of the Chairman, a Secretary, two tellers, and two signatories for the meeting minutes
  4. Presentation of the Summary of Activities in 2016 – 2017
  5. Presentation of the Financial Statement of 2016 – 2017
  6. Discharging the Board and Treasurer from liabilities
  7. Membership fee and budget for 2017 – 2018
  8. Election of the Board for 2017 – 2018
  9. Election of Auditor for 2017 – 2018
  10. Proposal for new Honorary Member
  11. Update from Team Finland
  12. Other issues
  13. Closing the meeting

Guest Speaker: Mr. Simon Rabinovich of The Economist

Financial markets often seem bipolar in their relationship with the Chinese economy, swinging between optimism about its great promise and gloom at its potential collapse. Last year began at a low ebb because of stockmarket mayhem and capital outflows. But recently the tide has turned: bank shares have rebounded, the currency has steadied and the property rally has spread to smaller cities. So is China successfully managing its transition to a ‘new normal’? Or is a financial crisis still just a matter of time?

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Joint Event with BenCham in Suzhou: Leadership Perspectives in Technology Mar 2

Time: 14:15 - 19:00  Thu / March 2 / 2017

Venue: Suzhou, bus from Shanghai

Join BenCham in Suzhou for Discussion on "Leadership Perspectives in Technology"

FBCS is pleased to join BenCham in inviting you to "Leadership Perspectives in Technology", which will take place on March 2nd at VDL Office in Suzhou.

How do you look at "leadership" within technology companies? Send us your leadership challenges and our experts will not only prepare an introduction to the topic, but also share their insights on different perspectives in the roundtable discussion with all the participants.

To make the discussion more comprehensive and engaging, we would like to ask all the participants:
  • When you sign up for the event, please define your number one leadership challenge!
  • If you are a Benelux leader, we encourage you to bring a Chinese/Asian leader within your organisation who can also bring forward their number one leadership challenge; and vice versa.

Time: Thursday, 02 March 2017 at 16:00-19:00

Venue: VDL Office, No. 288 Su Hong Xi Road, Suzhou Industrial Park
威特立创能科技(苏州)有限公司 苏州工业园区苏虹西路288
Shuttle bus from Shanghai leaves at 14:15 from Marriott Hotel Hongqiao
(No. 2270 Hong Qiao Road, Changning District).
长宁区虹桥路 2270 )


  • 16:00 - Opening & introduction
  • 16:20 - Interaction: sharing challenges & insights
  • 16:45 - Short break
  • 17:00 - Presentation by Ton de Haan (VDL)
  • 17:20 - Presentation by Strong Zhou (Vanderlande)
  • 17:40 - Interaction
  • 18:00 - Factory tour
  • 18:30 - Drinks & Snacks
  • 19:00 - End of

About the Speakers:

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