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August 2016

August 11: CanCham HR Committee Series – Overcoming Recruitment and Retention Challenges

August 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CanCham Boardroom,
22F, Tower 3, Jing An Kerry Centre 1228 Yan’an Road Middle, Shanghai, China

Industrial Automation, Industry 4.0 or Made in China 2025 are catchwords that we have started to hear on a daily basis as China strives to upgrade its manufacturing sector. But what does that mean for Western and Chinese manufacturing companies here in the Mainland? It is increasingly difficult to find professionals who have a strong understanding of automation in electronics and mechanics, as this is a fairly young industry in China. At the same time, the development of this industry…

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July 2016

The Legal and Practical Issues in Ad Hoc Dismissals – From Dismissing One Employee at a Time to Mass Layoffs

July 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CanCham Boardroom,
22F, Tower 3, Jing An Kerry Centre 1228 Yan’an Road Middle, Shanghai, China

Click here to register. As the economic slowdown takes hold in China, performance management and dismissing the lower performers is becoming more critical for employers. The Chinese employment law regime favours employees and ‎makes it difficult to discipline them or terminate their employment. In this seminar we will provide a brief overview of the law and some tips in increasing the flexibility to manage those employees who do not perform in a satisfactory manner or whose positions will be eliminated.…

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June 2016

Improving Intercultural Skills of Local Managers

June 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

As China has become an important market, managers and staff of foreign companies in China have to communicate and cooperate more and more with their head offices and international colleagues as well as clients from all over the world. Having been a “closed market“ for quite some time, the Chinese often lack a) the knowledge about other cultures and b) the skill set necessary to professionally deal with global counterparts. To address these issues, discuss case studies and offer solutions,…

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May 2016

2016 Updates to VAT in China

May 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CanCham Boardroom,
22F, Tower 3, Jing An Kerry Centre 1228 Yan’an Road Middle, Shanghai, China

Please note that the date and time have changed. This event will be held on May 30th, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. This English only event will cover the VAT reform in China. The topics are as follows: Introduction and overview of the VAT reform Overview of VAT rates for all sectors Principles of VAT VAT reform policies across key impacted industries – Financial Services, Consumer Services, Real Estate and Construction Quick snapshot of the policies for the impacted industries Key…

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2016全面营改增政策要点解读

May 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CanCham Boardroom,
22F, Tower 3, Jing An Kerry Centre 1228 Yan’an Road Middle, Shanghai, China

(This event is in Mandarin Chinese only. There will also be an event in English on a different day.) 注:此活动的日期已改到5月27日,时间和地点维持不变。 全面营改增政策要点解读 自2016年5月1日起,在全国范围内全面推开营业税改征增值税试点,建筑业、房地产业、金融业、生活服务业等全部营业税纳税人,由缴纳营业税改为缴纳增值税。最后一轮营改增对所有纳税人均产生或大或小的影响,对企业税务合规性提出了更高的要求。 要点: 1. 营改增背景介绍 2. 营改增政策要点概述 3. 发票管理 4. 纳税申报 5. 提问环节 本场活动在下周将同时设有英语专场。 演讲嘉宾 俞艳筠 上海泰悦企业管理咨询有限公司经理 俞艳筠在税务咨询及其相关商务领域有多达7年以上的专业经验,对国内公司及跨国公司的税务均所熟悉,所涉及的咨询范围包括:中国投资结构、公司重组、营业处所咨询、公司税、间接税、纳税评估和税务咨询等。她的服务对象涵盖了各个领域,其中包括:商务、零售、房地产、制药、金融服务、高科技、客户产品和工业产品等等。

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China Skinny: The Chinese Consumer in 2016

May 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Chinese Consumer in 2016 Cultural, Social & Channel Trends Influencing Consumer Behaviour and How to Best Address Them Whilst China has become one of the most sought-after markets on the planet, it is also the most crowded and dynamic. Brands who understand the historic and modern day influences on Chinese consumers are best placed to stand out from the clutter and capitalise on the huge opportunities in China. Mark’s interactive talk will cover off the What’s, Why’s and How’s…

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INVITATION: China (Guangdong) ~ Canada (British Columbia) Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference

May 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Corporate Compliance in China: What are the Risks and How to Avoid Them

May 6, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
CanCham Boardroom,
22F, Tower 3, Jing An Kerry Centre 1228 Yan’an Road Middle, Shanghai, China

Corporate Governence in China In the past few years, compliance has been a hot topic. The Chinese government has mainly targeted officials (tigers and flies), but plenty of international companies have been investigated as well during the years. R&P China Lawyers has supported businesses not only to identify and deal with high risk areas, but also to investigate non-compliance and support clients on responding to government investigations. In this presentation, we will share some of the most important areas of…

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Food and Beverage Opportunities in China

May 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Hyatt Shanghai,
Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Avenue, Pudong 上海市浦东新区世纪大道88号, Shanghai, China

This session will cover the current Food & Beverage Opportunities that are in China for Canadian Companies Large and SMEs as well as suggestions to enter this challenging Market such as using E-Commerce and/or China Pilot Free Trade Zones. The presentations will include real Business Cases and a panel discussion. This should provide the participants with a framework of material that will assist them to build a check list of questions & actions to follow when considering entering China F&B…

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April 2016

Innovative IT: WeChat for enterprises – From customer attraction to social commerce with WeChat and SAP Hybris

April 25, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Le Royal Méridien Shanghai,
789 Nanjing Dong Lu (near People's Square) 南京东路789号(近人民广场), Shanghai, China

More than ever, companies are seeking for new ways to increase customer satisfaction, optimize their sales strategies and digitize their business models. WeChat, the leading social media network in China, emerges more and more to a B2B eCommerce platform with simple features that allow an easy integration with existing ERP systems. At the same time, SAP China started to integrate WeChat functionalities to extend the reach of Hybris, its fast growing eCommerce platform. Will social commerce technologies also revolutionize B2B…

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