Thursday, June 7, 2012, 15:00-18:00 @ PTL Group (Office 301, 798 Zhaojiabang Rd by Wuxing Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China)

As more companies prioritize China operations as part of their future growth strategy, less than effective management and internal control systems in China are no longer an option. As such, PTL Group and Dezan Shira Associates invite senior executives of international companies operating in China to attend half day seminar dedicated to Operational Excellence in China.

A month prior to the event we've been running anonymous survey to find out the key factors affecting operational excellence of international companies in China. The speakers will present survey findings and practical solutions to improve management of HR, Logistics, Finance, Operations, Tax and Legal issues.

Agenda:
15:00 – Registration and refreshments
15:30 – Best Practices for Managing Operations in China by Arie Schreier, VP Downstream, PTL Group
16:30 – Internal Control and Audit by Richard Cant, Regional Director, Dezan Shira Associates
17:15 – Q&A
17:30 – Networking drinks

Price: 120 RMB standard price, 80 RMB for those who filled out Operational Excellence survey

To register for this event or request more information please contact Lily Li at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 021-64453190 ext. 142

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Friday, May 18, 2012, 14:30-18:00 @ Palazzo Giacomelli, Piazza Garibaldi 13 - Treviso, Italy

Unindustria Treviso invites senior executives of Italian companies operating in China to attend half-day workshop dedicated to best practices for setting up and developing business in China. 

Event agenda: 

14:30 - Registration 
15:00 - Welcome (Mario Vizzotto responsabile Internazionalizzazione Unindustria Treviso)
15:05 - Zvi Shalgo (CEO, PTL Group) and Paolo Angeletti (Regional Sales Representative, PTL Group)
China: market overview. Can we stay out of China?
How to start the activities in China
How to penetrate the chinese market
Local competition: why is it getting more aggressive?
Keys for the success and avoiding mistakes
16:30 - Coffee break
17:00 - Q&A 
18.00 - Closing

To register for the event email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Download event leaflet in Italian.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 13:00-18:00 @ Postillion Hotel in Bunnik, The Netherlands

China has long been top of the list of high growth countries. Apart from the fact that China became the largest exporter of the world, their rapidly growing internal market creates many opportunities in doing business in china. However, doing business in China is not always an easy task. Whether it concerns setting up production, protecting your products, finding reliable partners or opening a sales office; good preparation is key. During the China symposium experts from the field shall give insight on all these issues and share their views on market entrance strategies.

You will benefit from an afternoon of knowledge and experience of highly experienced exporters and will be able to submit and discuss your current situation to the experts. The day will start with a plenary section on the macro-economic developments in China and two success stories on sales and manufacturing in China. Afterwards you will have the option to choose 3 workshops as per your interest.

Click here to download event program. To register please proceed to Fenedex website.

May 24, 2012 (Thursday), 14:00-19:00 @ Chamber of Commerce Rotterdam, Blaak 40, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The PRC is still the largest supplier in the world. Many companies source and buy in China. More and more companies are producing in China and a growing number of companies are discovering that they can also sell in China.

At the seminar “Key management concepts for successful operations in China” international expert speakers will focus on how you can operate successfully in the Chinese markets. They will also focus on how you can use Hong Kong as a platform for these activities. Experts will share their experiences and tell you how you can seize the opportunities China is now offering you.

Presentations at this seminar will be conducted in Dutch or English.

Fees: The participation costs are € 65 per person excluding VAT, including drinks and snacks. Members of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands pay € 55 excluding VAT. Click here to register.

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Wednesday, March 21 from 14:30 - 19:00 at AKD, Wilhelminakade 1 (Maastoren), Rotterdam

The focus of the Chinese economy is shifting from low-cost production focused on export to a market that focuses on efficient production and innovation. In the new five-year plan drawn up by the Chinese central government, extra attention and resources are used to attract foreign companies in sectors such as high-end equipment manufacturing industries.

If you want to be successfully active in China you should keep informed about new insights into management and operational issues that are important for providing a supply chain. Producing and supplying to high growth sectors such as agri-food industry or high tech manufacturing, while protecting your intellectual property are examples of items that must be carefully thought through.

Are you currently active in China, or are you planning to be active in China in the near future, do you want to know more about Operations Management in China and what support you can expect here? Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and talk to experienced entrepreneurs about how they dealt with these kinds of problems.

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Wednesday, February 8, 18:30-21:30 at Shanghai Marriott City Center

China is in the midst of a process of change. The cheap manufacturing center of the past is rapidly becoming a significant purchasing power in the global market. Evolving and sophisticated the Chinese market now offers new opportunities and poses unique management challenges. It requires a well thought business strategy to gain a market share while facing strong local competition.

Arie Schreier, Vice President of PTL Group, will give an update of the main economic trends in China which affect international industrial companies operating in China. He will also share effective ways of setting up and managing operations in China.

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