China’s healthcare reform continues to deepen in 2021. How can multi-national pharmaceutical companies navigate these uncertain landscapes, and prepare for future? The European Chamber Pharmaceutical Working Group is delighted to invite you to our final Working Group meeting of the year, Value Creation and Strategic Risk Management in a Dynamic Environment and End-of-year Discussion, to be held on 16th December, 2.30 – 4.00pm, at KPMG Beijing Office and European Chamber Shanghai Office.

  • 2021-12-16 | 14:30 - 16:00
  • European Chamber Shanghai Office
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[Online HR Working Group Meeting] HR Trends Outlook for 2022

At this working group meeting, Mr Gabor Holch, Founder & General Manager, Campanile Management Consulting will walk through important HR trends in the coming year and how companies and employees should best take action across all industries. Followed by an interactive dialogue including Ms Ellen Wang, Head of HR, Würth (China) Holding Co. who will give her take and share additional expertise on what is to come for HR.

  • 2021-12-13 | 15:00 - 16:15
  • Online - Zoom Platform
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Recent WTO disputes, an ongoing trade war, and significant rates of ongoing intellectual property (IP) infringement in China have amplified concerns about the strength of the country's IP regime. At the same time, across many indicators, China's IP regime is relatively supportive of European businesses. For European firms, this seeming contradiction is difficult to explain to fellow employees and top management in China -- let alone headquarters, clients, and government representatives. And yet, without a convincing explanation offered to these stakeholders, business activities in China may run sub-optimally at a time where competition is fiercer than ever. This working group meeting will seek to both explain and offer some solutions to this conundrum.

  • 2021-12-07 | 15:00 - 16:30
  • Zoom
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Auto Components Working Group Meeting
Topic: Transaction Structure and Post-transaction Integration within the Auto Sector Integration M&A

  • 2021-11-26 | 10:00 - 12:00
  • European Chamber Office Shanghai Big Meeting room
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2021 has witnessed tremendous changes in China’ digital landscape – more than ever, intellectual property (IP) protection in digital economy plays a crucial role in ensuring successful business operation in China. What can European companies do to protect their IP, when Covid pandemic continues to keep business as well as infringers online, and at a time when China promogulated Data Security Law and Personal Information Protection Law? The European Chamber and China IP SME Helpdesk cordially invite you to the joint Working Group Meeting ‘IP Protection in China’s Evolving Digital Economy: E-commerce, Data localisation, and more’. Speakers include Mr Matias Zubimendi, IP Business Advisor at China IP SME Helpdesk, and Ms Jin Ling, Head of IP Commercial & Digital Services at Beijing Lusheng Law Firm.

  • 2021-11-19 | 10:30 - 12:30
  • European Chamber Shanghai Office
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The Investment Working Group is pleased to invite you to the meeting “Investing in China: Localization Strategies for Multinationals”, which is taking place on September, 23rd, 16:30-18:00, online via Zoom and in-person at KPMG Beijing office and at the European Chamber Shanghai office (venue details above).

  • 2021-11-18 | 16:30 - 18:00
  • KPMG Beijing Office/ European Chamber Shanghai Office/Zoom
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The Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) has come into effect on 1st November, 2021. This law affects every company and every industry’s handling of employee data including the collection, storage, and use of information. Similar to Europe’s GDPR, it brings about many questions and challenges for HR leaders in China looking to be compliant with this new regulation.

At this working group meeting, Ms Isabelle Hajjar, Head of Compliance - Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, TekID will examine key considerations for HR leaders from a cybersecurity perspective and Ms Jeanette Yu, Partner, CMS will share her expertise from a legal standpoint.

  • 2021-11-17 | 16:00 - 17:15
  • European Chamber Shanghai Office and Online Zoom
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Extensive power cuts have and are continuing to cripple critical industrial outputs and create instability for the business landscape in China. With increased pressure from authorities to meet targets for energy reduction, the current power shortages experienced across the nation are at the forefront of China’s Carbon neutrality ambitions to peak carbon emissions by 2030 and ultimately achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. Issues are exacerbated by insufficient new energies power supply and surging prices of coal/gas that increase costs for power producers that will likely to persist this coming winter. However, we need to ensure that there is a balance between Energy Security and China’s long term carbon neutrality targets through a more sustainable approach.

  • 2021-11-03 | 16:00 - 17:30
  • European Chamber Office, Shanghai
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In order to better guide foreign enterprises to operate in compliance with regulations in China and help foreign enterprises break through the difficulties of resolving foreign-related commercial disputes, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center will hold a working group meeting on Cross-Border Dispute Resolution of Foreign Enterprises on October 28th, 14:00-16:00

  • 2021-10-28 | 14:00 - 16:00
  • Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center 上海市经贸商事调解中心
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Europe’s Transformation towards Sustainable Chemistry
With the EU Commission presidency of Ursula von der Leyen in 2019, the European Green Deal was announced to transform the EU economy into a climate-neutral and sustainable economy and to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals SDGs. One important part of the European Green Deal is the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) which is bringing in fundamentally new concepts like Safe and Sustainable by-Design and Essential Use as a legal requirement. Further on well-established concepts mainly under the REACH Regulation and CLP Regulation will be strengthened resulting in decisive restrictions of entire substance groups. This seminar will discuss the latest developments since the publication of the CSS in October 2020 with two experts from Merck.

  • 2021-10-28 | 15:00 - 16:30
  • European Chamber Shanghai Office, 22nd Floor, Room 2204
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