2023 - Apr 07, 2023

Event report – “Doing Business in Asia”- a online/offline program on 28th March in Singapore

On March 28th, in Singapore, we organized a tailor-made offline/online program for the IEMBA HSG 10, a class of the Executive MBA HSG – University of St.Gallen, in collaboration with Tsinghua University in the framework of their course module “Doing Business in Asia”, directed by Prof. Dr. Tomas Casas i Klett.

🎯 The goal of this program is to give an overview as concrete as possible of the  #business #ecosystem in #China, which consisted of :

1️⃣ #Expert interventions: Andy Wälti, Head of Region China & APAC at Clariant Chemicals (China) Ltd, Martin Matter, Head of Economic, Finance and Trade Section at Embassy of Switzerland in China and Zhen Xiao, CEO of the Swiss Centers China, moderated by Prof. Tomas C K Casas i Klett and Kuno Gschwend 施万德, Chief Investment Officer & Deputy Head of the Swiss Business Hub China.

They discussed topics as varied as:
💠How to conduct business for foreign companies in China
💠Preliminary results of our Swiss Business in China Survey 2023
💠How the Swiss Embassy supports the Swiss economy in China
💠The opportunities and challenges of the Chinese market in 2023 after 3 years of strict control of COVID-19
💠The Switzerland-China Free Trade Agreement
💠The reforms conducted and the evolution of the Chinese economy
💠As well as: innovation in China, the importance of the geopolitical factor, the question of investments, etc.

2️⃣ Company visits: despite the distance, we organized two company visits in #Singapore. First, the Bühler Protein Innovation Centre (Bühler Group) and then the Suzhou Industrial Park International Business Cooperation Centre (Singapore).

As now for many years, and even during the #covid19 years, we had the pleasure to be of support to the China part of the program for the Executive MBA HSG – University of St.Gallen, directed by Prof. Dr. Tomas C K Casas i Klett.

👋We look forward to welcoming future #EMBA and #MBA classes physically in China again, and to organize more in-depth exchanges and site visits with the Swiss businesses in China.

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