ICT Industry in China

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China ICT industry has been an engine of the country's economic growth – growing two to three times faster than GDP over the past 10 years. China's booming information industry is expected to maintain its robust health in the coming years.

China imported USD$245.2 billion of ICT/Electronic products in 2007, approximately two-thirds of which were electronic components.  Exports of ICT/Electronic products from China in 2007 reached USD$459.5 billion, accounting for 37.7% of the country's exports.

 

Overall revenues of ICT/Electronic products in 2007 increased by 18%, with computer manufacturing, communications equipment manufacturing and electronic components accounting for over 61.4% of revenues.

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Doing business in China: the lessons for Israeli businessmen

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SHANGHAI, APRIL 15-18 – Shanghai International MBA (SIMBA) in partnership with the Graduate School of Management, University of Haifa held the 2nd Joint International Seminar, which goal was to create an opportunity for mature Israeli and Chinese MBA students to gain the experience of working together in multinational teams. The highlight of the seminar was Team Projects, which included the collection of background data, interviewing company managers in Israel and China, data analysis, report writing and presentations. The projects covered business strategies, management and marketing challenges and problems of actual Israeli companies working in China.

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Medical Equipment in China

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With the economic and social development, China has become the world's third largest medical device market following United States and Japan and will be the world's second largest market in 3-6 years. It’s projected to grow from USD 10 billion in 2007 to USD 15.5 billion in 2012.

Medical equipment and medical drugs are the two major means of health care, the ratio of sales of medical equipment and drug in developed countries is about 1:1, while in China it is only 1:10, so we can see that Chinese medical equipment market has great potential.

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Business Strategies for the Downturn

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Many companies have little experience of how to manage through a downturn. The last deep recession was in the early 1990s-sufficiently long ago and there is an entire generation of management who has only experienced a rising market. For some companies, the current economic environment will challenge their very survival. While for others the downturn offers the chance to extend their lead over the competition. "High performing" companies will be looking at ways to strengthen their position and emerge from the downturn stronger and better-placed to win.

A deepening recession need not be all doom and gloom. Studies of previous recessions have shown that there will be winners as well as losers. Companies that effectively manage the downturn have a higher likelihood to emerge more quickly and successfully post recession.

In today's highly networked economy it is not enough to understand what the effect of the downturn will be on demand for your own products and services. It is equally important to understand what is happening to your partners, customers and suppliers. A 360 degree assessment of risk provides the starting point for designing your strategy. So, choose your response.

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China Remembers Those Who Deliver in Difficult Times

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No one realized how fast China was growing. When revised figures were released earlier this year, we all learned that China's economy had grown by a blistering 13 per cent in 2007. The precipitous drop from that elevated level to 6.8 per cent in last year's fourth quarter has presented new challenges to everyone doing business in the country.

Given the state of the global economy and China's reaction to it, what should foreign companies and investors expect to see in 2009?
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Seizing the Upside of a Downturn

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We are living in extraordinary times. The events that have roiled the global economy in recent months will have a real and lasting impact on every business in every industry. The economic crisis gives organizations an opportunity to examine every aspect of their business model and lay the foundation for sustainable growth and improved competitive advantage. Obsessing over threats obscures a surprising but crucial truth about downturns: the worst of times for the economy as a whole can be the best of times for individual firms to create value for the long term.

In the recession, clever business leaders discover new products or methods, and sometimes market fundamentals shift to give the advantage to an existing business model. However, these tend to be exceptions to recessionary economics. If you are just waiting for the fog to lift, you may emerge to find that your business is weakened. What is more, there is a great chance that your best remaining people will leave and take better positions at other firms once the firing freeze thaws.

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Business Environment in China in light of Global Financial Crisis

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TEL AVIV, APRIL 7 – The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute (IEICI) held the convention for the Israeli marketing, business development and industrial companies specialized in Asia and the Far East. The purpose of the convention was to initiate direct contact and cooperation between the companies in order to promote their export activities in the region.

Mepi Frankel, Director, PTL Group was invited as the key speaker to give a one-hour lecture on “Business Environment in China in light of Global Financial Crisis”. He presented the latest information on the impact of global crisis on the Chinese economy and the working plan which is to spark China’s economical growth introduced by Premier Wen Jiabao at Parliament’s annual session on last month. Mr. Frankel had also given an overview of the “China Business Climate in 2009” survey conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce in China during last two quarters. The survey indicated that despite downturn and certain challenges arising from it foreign companies and investors remain optimistic about their business in China.
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Managing Change in Management Teams

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SHANGHAI, MARCH 24 – Benelux Chamber of Commerce (BenCham) in Shanghai held an interactive seminar on “SME: Managing Change in Management Teams.” Invited speakers shared their ideas and experience on what to do when the teams in your organization are not performing and how to react to this in time. Through real-life examples the speakers presented some insights on how you can improve both communication and team alignment.

Zvi Shalgo, CEO, PTL Group presented hands-on experience of managing change process within the Chinese subsidiary of the European company. The case study described the common problems arising between HQ and its subsidiary in China, such as loss of confidence and disbelief, and the solutions for their improvement, which can bring the company from stress to the stable and normally-functioning state.

PTL Group is one of the few companies in China implementing and managing operational turnaround and change process of sales-oriented organizations. For more information on business recovery and coaching underachieving departments click here.

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John Bryce Training joins Microsoft’s prestigious international Partner Advisory Council for training and learning

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John Bryce Training, the Matrix Training Division, has joined Microsoft’s Partner Advisory Council for training and learning following the recommendation of Microsoft Israel, and will be represented in the council by Eran Lesser, Co-Director of the company.

Membership in the Council is for two years, and with it John Bryce Training joins a unique group of 12 companies worldwide. As a member in the Council, John Bryce Training will represent the interests of the entire Microsoft training and learning sector in Israel.

The John Bryce training branch in China has two fully equipped training centers in Beijing and Shanghai, and is a leading IT training center in the Microsoft area. John Bryce China has recently conducted the first Hyper V course for Microsoft China for the local Microsoft team and its partners.

Says Eran Lasser, Co-Director of John Bryce Training: “We are greatly honored to join this selected group of 12 training companies worldwide and to participate in the important activities of this prestigious council. The selection of John Bryce Training signals to us, above all, the trust we enjoy on the part of Microsoft, and further strengthens the long-standing partnership between the two companies in Europe, Israel and China. We are looking forward to participate in the meetings and to contribute from our vast experience in training in the field of Microsoft technologies.”

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New JV by PTL Group and John Bryce Training

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A joint investment by PTL Group and John Bryce Training to establish John Bryce Training Asia. John Bryce Training (JBT) is the training division of leading Israeli IT company, Matrix.

JBT provides its loyal customers with comprehensive technology education, system integration, and knowledge assimilation solutions. With more than 400 instructors, headquarters in Israel and dynamic subsidiaries in Germany, Hungary and Turkey, JBT serves many major corporations and organizations in Europe, Asia, and the USA, including many of the world's largest corporations.

JBT is the certified training center for the world's leading hardware, software and communications vendors, including: Oracle, Sun, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, HP, CA, Checkpoint, BEA, RedHat, Business Object, Symantec, Verity, Mercury and BMC.

JBT was awarded the CTEC “Partner of the Year Award”, presented by Microsoft, in both the European and Middle Eastern categories.

JBT’s first China branch opened in July 2007. It is a partnership with PTL Group that obtains and supports sales activities, Human Resources, finance management, local training facilities operations and relevant licenses.

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PTL Group contributed to two China related events in Israel

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PTL Group follows the chain of events informing Israeli businesses about the efficient operating in Chinese markets. The Director of PTL Group Israel Regional office, Mepi Frankel, presented the lectures “Doing Business in China – a Myth or Reality” and “Lessons from operating front and assembly logistics centers in China” at two different events.
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PTL Group’s representation in the Netherlands and Denmark

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Untitled DocumentPTL Group made a move towards its potential clients in Denmark and the Netherlands. Heidi Frandsen, who worked as International Sales Manager for PTL Group in China, became a Representative in Denmark. In the Netherlands PTL Group is represented by Jan Jaap Folmer, director and owner of an international business management company Global7.

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New office and storage facilities in Shanghai and Beijing

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The steady growth of PTL Group stimulates the expansion of its facilities and infrastructure. In the third quarter of 2008 four new offices and a warehouse were acquired in Shanghai and Beijing.

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PTL Group / Global7 held China seminar in the Netherlands

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AMSTERDAM, OCTOBER 8 - PTL Group and its Dutch strategic partner, Global7, organized a seminar “The Challenge of Managing effective Sales Operations in China” focusing on the managerial aspects of newly founded sales operations in China, which held place in hotel “Mercure aan de Amstel."

Among the participants were CEOs and Sales executives of the Dutch small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), which want to establish/develop their sales and distribution activities in China.

 

Zvi Shalgo, PTL Group’s CEO was the speaker at the event. With more than 13 years of running business in China, he holds invaluable hands-on personal experience in all aspects of penetration into the Chinese market, part of which he shared with Dutch businessmen during the seminar. Zvi Shalgo focused on the main differences between the Chinese and European cultures, types of behavior of the Chinese distributors, recruiting proper local sales staff and their remote management, as well as creating efficient managerial infrastructure as a key to high value proposition to the customers in China.

 

The experiences discussed during the seminar are relevant to many industries including water management and treatment, food processing equipment, medical and para-medical equipment, advanced electronic hardware of all sorts, IT equipment, machinery for industrial use and many others. That is why the seminar in Amsterdam attracted executives from diverse industries.

 

PTL Group and Global7 will continue organizing and holding specialized seminars for the Dutch SMEs with export activities to China focused on financial management, logistics, HR management and sales in China.

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PTL Group hosts two Dutch business delegations to Shanghai

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On November 3rd and 5th, PTL Group hosted two business delegations from the Netherlands. The owners and directors of the Dutch firms active in industrial manufacturing, agriculture, retail, food and services sectors joined the delegation to experience and understand the developments of China and gain an insight for new possibilities for the Dutch enterprises in China.

The initiators and organizers of the delegations, Rabobank and MeetIn, invited PTL Group to share the experience and knowledge of managing operations for foreign companies in China. Zvi Shalgo, PTL Group’s CEO gave a presentation about the process of setting up the sales operations in China, the structure of Chinese distribution channels and the importance of the value proposition in China. Arie Schreier, VP Downstream and COO, analyzed case studies of setting up, troubleshooting and developing the sales of PTL Group’s clients in China.

The members of the Dutch delegations visited one of logistics centers in Shanghai, where PTL Group provides storage, distribution and assembly services to its clients.

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Recruiting and retaining talent in China

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Recruiting staff is one of the most challenging issues facing Western business in China, as companies compete to attract qualified people. Retaining them after they have been recruited has also been a well known challenge.

Perhaps more so than in other markets, perception and reality can be strikingly different. The perception is that employees are motivated solely by how much money they earn and that they will leave jobs at the drop of a hat, if someone offers them more money.
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Water Treatment in China

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Demand for water treatment products – chemicals, equipment and suppliers – in China is projected to increase 14.1% per year to RMB 34 billion in 2010. For nearly every product and every market, growth will be faster in China than in any other industrialized nation. Filters and membranes, counted for RMB 20.4 billion Yuan, will be the fastest growing segments, although all types will see double-digit gains.

China’s great potential is due in large part to the continued economic expansion in China, which is currently unparalleled elsewhere in the world and creates growth in demand for industrial water treatment chemicals and other products.

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Investment in China – threat or opportunity?

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PTL Group conducted an interview regarding the threats and opportunities for the foreign entrepreneurs and investors in China during global downturn. Three China experts expressed their professional opinions on this matter.

Amit Ben-Yehoshua is licensed to practice law in California and Israel, holds a Master Degree in Chinese law and has over nine years of legal experience. Amit serves as the China Partner of the Israeli based law firm Shibolet & Co. and resides in Shanghai.

Gal Furer works and lives in China for over 10 years, currently holding a Senior Counsel position in Broad & Bright law firm. He holds degrees in Chinese Studies, Philosophy and Law. His experience combines legal practice and international business management. Gal practices FDI and M&A, Corporate law, Cross-border transactions, and issues related to Israeli law.

Zach Lichtblau holds Law Degree and Masters Degree in International Management. In addition to his work as a lawyer, Zach is the general manager of HTF Ltd, a sister company of The Dutch law firm HIL, based in Hong Kong and engaged in corporate services. Zach is working mainly in the field of corporate transactions, mergers/acquisitions, business contracts and general business law
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Who wins during downturn in China?

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Just as the world’s financial system faces the most severe crisis since WW-II China’s economy is reaching a level of maturity and strength that will give it a unique and central role in the future financial order.

Although it has shown that China is not decoupled from the rest of the world, the crisis represents more of an opportunity than a threat for China. There is good reason to believe China has significant comparative advantages over other economies that are trying to navigate clear of serious damage during the crisis and emerge in a position of strength.
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Zvi Shalgo speaks at Israel-China Chamber’s event in Shanghai

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SHANGHAI, DECEMBER 9 - Zvi Shalgo, PTL Group’s CEO, gave an opening presentation at the “The World’s Financial Crisis and What It Means to China” event, organized by the Israel-China Chamber in Shanghai and held in Citt’a Espresso Club. Over 50 members of the Chamber attended this event. Among the other speakers at the event were Prof. Xiaozu Wang from the School of Management at Fudan University, Consul General Jacky Eldan of Israel, Ambassador Miguel Alfredo Velloso of Argentina, Yuval Atsmon of McKinsey & Co. and Ilan Maimon, owner of Sigma Group.

The speakers have shared their views on the current economic situation in China and its influence on the activities of the foreign companies. While most of the speakers pointed out that it was still to early to predict the way the Global Financial Crisis will effect foreign businesses in China. Several operational approaches available to managers where discussed; restructuring companies using the crisis as a good reason to do so, focusing and fine tuning companies business models, expanding strategies during the crisis period. A general theme held by most speakers was a focus on taking advantage and reacting to the opportunities during the period ahead.