China Council – Europe
The China Council convenes senior executives of European companies who have a strategic interest in China and are concerned with developments affecting China’s economic outlook, its policy and regulatory regime, its engagement with the global economy, and its evolving business environment for foreign investors.
Council meetings, which are held in Europe, offer members the opportunity to discuss critical issues, share effective practices, and exchange insights on China’s ever-changing regulatory and policy environment. Topics discussed include:
- The playing field for foreign companies in China
- The internationalisation of “China Inc.” How will the international extension of the RMB and an array of free trade agreements shape the business environment for MNCs in China and in the region?
- Structural imbalances and sources of economic instability
- The changing compliance environment How will new laws affect the operating environment for MNCs?
- Talent and leadership development What factors are shaping China’s talent pool?
The power of peer learning
Enduring relationships with trusted peers, which are the core of the council experience, are enhanced by the participation of the China Center professional team, research partners, and institutional linkages. Confidential peer dialogue provides a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices. The China Council delivers context, informed points of view, robust numbers and analytics, and big-picture perspectives on China’s operating environment through meetings, an online discussion forum, and other resources.
Who should join?
Members of The China Council should be the most senior person(s) within the company who are based in Europe and whose strategy, planning, and/or supervisory responsibilities include China. Simply put, it is for executives who need to know China, but are not in China.
Program Director: David Hoffman, vice president & managing director, The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business. Hoffman has lived and worked in Greater China for 25 years, speaks fluent Mandarin, and is a well-known China expert, particularly in areas of regulatory policy, negotiation, market entry, business model adaptation, and organisational development.
Meeting information: The China Council meets in Brussels, Belgium. The Council meets twice per year in person for full-day meetings and twice per year via two-hour interactive webcasts.
To learn more, contact Marie-Laure Bultot, manager, council membership at (+32) 2 6755405 or Marie-Laure.Bultot@conferenceboard.org. Council participation is by invitation only and is an exclusive benefit for The Conference Board member organisations; for more information about member benefits call (+32) 2 6755405.
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