Hands-on experience of managing in China

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Johan Burtus, now the CEO of PEN Group, told about his experience of managing in China. In a previous position, working for a Finnish company, he got the opportunity to manage an assembly plant in China. Moving to China, he had to learn most about Chinese culture on site. In his presentation, he told about a series of challenges and …

Celebrating the Year of the Rooster

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We celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year by having a dinner on February 7, 2017. The dinner was held at Restaurant Tien Tsin in Gothenburg. Plenty of good food, good friends and good discussions.

China – Domestic Challenges and Global Engagements

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Dr. Christer Ljungwall, Manager at the Office of Growth Analysis and Science and Technology at the Swedish Embassy in Beijing gave a speech on current development in China. The event was held on January 19, 2017 and combined with a lunch that gave opportunities to network.

Young entrepreneurs with China in focus

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In affiliation with the network ”Chinapreneurs”, we arranged a seminar on October 26, 2016 for young entrepreneurs at Chalmers Ventures. Young entrepreneurs presented their China-related projects and the challenges they had encountered. This was a vivid event with more than 40 participants.

Doing Business with China

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”Doing Business with China” was an event that quickly got fully booked. We held the event on October 20, in a crowded hall at Palace restaurant with four excellent, female speakers. Ms. Sonya Shen presented Invest Shanghai and its capability to help launching business in Shanghai. Ms. Gu Qun from Vinge addressed judicial aspects of doing business with and in China. …

Japan and the development of Lean Management

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In this event co-organized with GU School of Executive Education, we enjoyed an interesting lecture by Prof. Mats Magnusson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. The philosophy of Lean Management was developed in Japan by companies like Toyota. Still, lean management is in steady evolution is used not only in production but also in product development and innovation.

Celebrating the Year of the Monkey

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We celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year by having a dinner on February 24, 2015. The dinner was held at Restaurant Tien Tsin in Gothenburg. Plenty of good food, good friends and good discussions.

New Year’s Dinner in the Planning

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It is soon time for our New Year’s dinner. We have not yet set the date but likely it will take place at Restaurant Tien-Tsin in the second half of February. This time, we will welcome the Year of the Monkey. We will have a traditional Chinese New Year’s dinner with 8-9 different dishes and an opportunity to mingle and meet …

Hong Kong Plans for Further Growth

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The event was held at Chalmerska huset, formely the private residence of William Chalmers who lived in Canton and Macao during the period 1783-1793. Thus this location was a good setting for discussing what is happening in the  region today. Business people from Sweden, mainland China, Hong Kong and the United States gathered at this event to get an update …

Welcoming the Year of the Goat

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We celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year by having a dinner on February 24, 2015. Chinese Consul General Mme Zhang and Vice Consul General Mr Qu were among the guests. The dinner was held at Restaurant Tien Tsin in Gothenburg and more than 50 members and theire guests took the opportunity to enjoy good company and delicious food and to …