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Coronavirus - 20 February 2020

How to Do Business and Manage your China Operations during the Coronavirus Outbreak

How to do business in China during the coronavirus outbreak? CBBC and Hawksford will run a webinar to provide guidance for foreign businesses how to successfully move forward during this time of uncertainty.

Together with the China-Britain Business Council, Hawksford will run a webinar designed for businesses planning to - or which are in the process of - setting up China operations, or expanding into other regions of China. It will include actionable steps for taking care of your staff as well as your business interests, and guidance on how to successfully move forward during this time of uncertainty.

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Doing Business in China during the Coronavirus Outbreak 

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Event details 

Date:  Thursday, 20 February 2020 
Time:  9:00-10:00 am (GMT) / 5:00-6:00 pm (CST) 
Location:  Online Webinar 
Cost:  Free of charge 
Agenda: 

Part I: Practical Advice and Guidance for UK companies expanding into China at this time

  • An overview of China’s policy measures and regional incentives, sectoral impact and opportunities

By Torsten Weller (China Policy Analyst, CBBC) and Fabio Stella (Associate Director, Hawksford).

Part II: How to manage your business during the outbreak – short-term plans and long-term goals

  • Must-dos and considerations (HR matters, payroll consideration, supplier relationship options, key schedules/timelines, and resourcing options)

By Francesca Scortichini (Associate Director, Hawksford)

Part III: Looking ahead and thinking beyond tomorrow 

  • How the outbreak is likely to reshape doing business in China and lessons for the future

By Matthew Rous (Chief Executive, CBBC) and Dario Acconci (Managing Director, Hawksford)

Part IV:  Q&A 

Our speakers

Matthew Rous, Chief Executive, CBBC

Matthew joined CBBC in September 2017 after 26 years in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office working as a career diplomat, most recently as British Consul-General in Guangzhou. Matthew read Modern and Medieval Languages at Churchill College, Cambridge, subsequently studied Mandarin Chinese at SOAS, and is a graduate of the Major Projects Leadership Academy at the Oxford University, Saïd Business School.

Dario Acconci, Managing Director, Asia, Hawksford

Dario started his career in Hong Kong in 2003 working for an international law firm and developed a deep experience in assisting foreign investments into China, Hong Kong and South East Asia advising clients in connection to various aspects ranging from corporate, commercial to labour law. He has built a practice of multinational clients and a strong reputation as an adviser to the board of several fashion and luxury brands.

Torsten Weller, China Policy Analyst, CBBC

Torsten has worked on Chinese regulatory policies for more than five years. Prior to working for the CBBC, he was a consultant for an international law firm in Beijing and has worked as a policy analyst at the EU Delegation to China and Mongolia.  He holds a M.L. in International Relations and Chinese Politics from Tsinghua University as well as an M.A. in Geopolitics from the French Institute of Geopolitics (IFG) in Paris.

Fabio Stella, Associate Director of BD and Sales, China, Hawksford

Fabio graduated in International Law, business and politics before moving to China in 2012 for a course on Intellectual Property and Foreign Direct Investment at Peking University. He started his career at the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (where he is now Board Director) and oversees Hawksford’s Guangzhou and Shenzhen offices, whilst heading general Chinese Business Development activities.

Francesca Scortichini, Associate Director of Account Management, China, Hawksford

Francesca has considerable experience in advising Italian and international clients; trading, retail and industrial companies on investments in China and Asia. Francesca joined Hawksford’s Shanghai office in June 2014. Prior to joining Hawksford she worked as tax consultant in Italian CPA firms and in the asset management department of a leading international investment bank. Francesca graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan in 2004 and is a Chartered Accountant in Italy.

 

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