Event - 29 May 2020

Hawksford is organising a webinar with Changshu EDZ

With China fully committed to driving the global economy out of recession threats caused by the impact of the Covid-19 global outbreak, how is its manufacturing sector handling business and production resumption given the helping hand of local authorities? What are the lessons and opportunities for European traders and manufacturers looking ahead while gearing up for a general recovery?

Join Hawksford, Changshu Economic and Technological Development Zone, Nylacast Automotive and Hörmann Doors for our upcoming webinar to discuss the state of art of China’s manufacturing while using Yangtze River Delta as a main hub for production to recover and rebound.

Restarting and Stimulating China’s Engine: Lessons from Manufacturers back at work in Changshu EDZ

Co-organised with:

CEDZ  Hoermann  Nylacast 

Topics include:

  • Hawksford’s perspectives on the state of China’s economy in light of ongoing reforms, market opening efforts and the effect of the Covid-19 outbreak on those and long-term strategies enforced by the regulators
  • CEDZs recounts the ongoing cooperation with the foreign-investment manufacturers in the area and how they were supported throughout the outbreak and business resumption as a common and shared goal
  • Experience from Nylacast Automotive and Hörmann Doors about managing production sites under Covid-19 times and their views on the outlook for China’s manufacturing.

Event details

Date:  Friday, 29th of May 2020 
Time:  2:30 – 3:30 pm CST (China time)
Location:  Online webinar 

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Our Speakers

Joe Ying, Director, Investment Promotion Bureau, Changshu EDZ

With more than 13 years of experience in the field of investment promotion business, Joe has participated in the negotiation and service of over 110 Foreign Direct Investment projects, of which included 20 independent promotion of FDI projects. Joe is specialised in potential investment intelligence capture, due diligence of investors, business negotiation, execution of investment agreement including but not limited to the leasing contract, and incorporation of foreign-invested corporates. In addition, he supports land bidding and purchasing projects, facilitates approval of FDI projects, and recruitment of new foreign-invested enterprises within CEDZ.

Fabio Stella, China Associate Director, Hawksford

Fabio graduated in International Law, business and politics before moving to China in 2012 for a course on Intellectual Property (IP) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) at Peking University. He started his career at the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce where he also acted as Board Director for two terms between 2017 and 2020. Part of Hawksford pool of professionals since 2013, Fabio now heads China's Business Development activities while acting as Financial Responsible Person & Company Supervisor for several Chinese subsidiaries of Global Retail clients.

Mario Bock, Plant Director, Hörmann Changshu Door Production

As a Plant Director, Mario now runs the newest Hörmann Factory plant Changshu, serving the region around Shanghai and South China. His daily target is to bring together the Chinese speed with the great Hörmann Quality. Mario relocated to China in 2007 and started at a German Clean Room equipment manufacturer. After 5 years, Mario joined Hörmann Beijing Door Production, which was the first footprint of Hörmann in China. Mario has extensive experience and skills in sheet metal fabrication, joining technologies, assembly, powder coating from one piece to batch production, which enables himself and his team to safe and perfect production.

Simon Harvey, Managing Director, Nylacast Automotive

Simon joined Nylacast Automotive in 2016 as Managing Director and in this role, he leads a highly skilled International team of over 250 personnel and oversees global manufacturing operations, technical centres, and commercial functions.

He began his Automotive career in 1983 and has over 25 years’ experience within the Tier 1 supply base serving in various positions of increasing responsibility including Application Engineering, Technical Sales, Manufacturing Operations, Commercial, Business Development, and General Management. Over the past 10 years, he has worked at Board level with P&L responsibility. Prior to joining Nylacast, Simon worked with GKN, Metaldyne (now American Axle), Pechiney (now Rio Tinto), and SKF.

About Changshu Economic and Technological Development Zone

Admin Committee of Changshu Economic & Technological Development Zone is most often a government agency (or occasionally a non-profit organization functioning similar to a chamber of commerce or business consulting corporation) whose mission is to attract investment to Changshu ETDZ. Generally, it has core four functions: image building of FDI hosting zone, investment generation, project management and after care services. Investment Promotion Bureau is working under the admin committee of zone.

About Hawksford

Hawksford is a leading provider of company formation, providing administration services and business support from small to medium-sized to large companies in Asia and Europe. We have more than 200 multilingual professionals in Asia and 450 globally, who are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, English, German, Spanish, Czech and Italian, based in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Jersey and Milan. Our people are experienced and highly qualified.

About Hörmann

The Hörmann Group is Europe's leading supplier of doors. More than 20 million doors have been produced and delivered worldwide since its foundation in 1935. More than 6,000 employees in 38 specialised factories in Europe, North America and Asia develop and produce high-quality doors, hinged doors, frames and operators for use in private and commercial properties. The headquarters of the globally active Hörmann Group is located in the small town of Steinhagen, Germany. The still family-run company recently recorded an annual turnover of more than 1 billion euros.

About Nylacast

A world leading innovator in the design, development and supply of precision engineered solutions, Nylacast provide expertise and value for key industries through two distinct divisions: Nylacast Automotive and Nylacast Engineered Products. With five decades of engineering excellence, Nylacast focus on material science, product design, research and development to challenge convention and unlock possibilities for clients.

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