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Check out our "ECCS 2024 – participant brochure" and reserve your seat for this year's conference.

CMG Europe-China Conference Shenzhen (ECCS)
10-13 November 2024

From November 10-13, CMG curates the Europe-China Conference Shenzhen (ECCS), a compact business conference with high-value contextual content in combination with site visits to leading local tech and other new economy firms for learning and engaging in China – supporting European headquarters of corporate, investment and public sectors in times of strategic decision-making regarding China.

 

Our target groups are professionals holding managerial positions across sectors and functions in European institutions, primarily based in Europe.

CMG Europe-China Conference Shenzhen

Info Event 1

Monday, 1st July, 2024
830-900am CEST

CMG Europe-China Conference Shenzhen Info Event 2

At a glance

What is it?

Compact business learning conference curating high-value contextual / macro content for learning and engaging in China to support HQs in times of strategic decision-making regarding China

What it is not?

Business matchmaking, sector-specific program (e.g. medical device)

Target group?

European business/government, ca. 50-70 managers across sectors and functions

Key benefits?

Strategic intelligence, networking and personal growth, EUCCC-CMG

co-issued certificate

Programming priorities?

Economy/business/entrepreneurship in China, policy, technology, geopolitics and society/culture

Where/when?

Shenzhen

10-13th November 2024

Impact?

3 full days, running Sunday noon till Wednesday noon – using 2.5 days of working week, leaving   2.5d for personal business trip domestically in China after conference

Price?

EUR 2’750.– per participant (incl. conference, meals and transport, excl. hotel, flights and visa)

Registration deadline?

Mid July 2024

Programming Concept

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3 Full-Days | 4 Programming Pillars

I. Economy and business

• Macro economy and policy reforms

• Foreign business in China

• China’s developmental model / challenges

• Entrepreneurship in China and leadership

II. Shenzhen & technology

• Shenzhen’s vibrant VC ecosystem

• Company visits (e.g. Tencent, BYD, Ping’an)

 

III. China’s role in the world / geopolitics

• Beijing’s view of the world

• Geopolitics and evolving multipolarity?

• China-ASEAN connectivity

 

IV. Society and art

• Shenzhen through the lens of architecture

• Journalism in China

Target participants

  • Holding a management position in corporate, investment or public sector

  • Affiliated to a European institution - based in its global, regional (e.g. APAC) or China headquarter

  • In need of compact, relevant and up-to-date strategic intelligence on the Chinese market

Participant’s key benefits

Strategic intelligence

Gain relevant strategic “China intelligence” from diverse lenses incl. market, policy, technology and geopolitics, delivered with high-quality curation and top-speakers

On-the-ground

Encounter Shenzhen and the Greater Bay Area by visiting leading tech firms, engaging with local entrepreneurs and the European business community

Expand your network

Meet 60+ peers in European business with very diverse backgrounds, KOLs/speakers as well as local contacts to support your future work with and on China

Personal growth

Join this intercultural dialogue exposing you to Chinese viewpoints broadening your horizon, obtain a certificate to confirm your deeper engagement on China topics

Shenzhen

Convening in China’s youngest metropolis, a globally competitive economy and tech powerhouse

Location

Greater Bay Area, 20min train from Hong Kong, 2h 20min flight from Shanghai, 3h 25min from Beijing

Population

17.66 M (2022),

compared to 314 K (1979), +5’541%

GDP

482 B USD (2023), 3rd city in China after Shanghai and Beijing

Tech-Hub

Home to tech giants such as Tencent, Huawei, DJI and BYD

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Ping An Finance Center

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Tencent Global Headquarter

Shenzhen Civic Center and the City’s Skyline

ECCS 2024 – participant brochure

Download Summary of the 2024 CMG Europe-China Conference Shenzhen (ECCS) from 10-13 November 2024 including program of last year's symposium

To deliver this conference as a value-adding experience for our esteemed participants, CMG is drawing on its curational and advisory experience as well as on its extensive network in Shenzhen and across China comprising local and international KOLs, experts and business practitioners. We are also happy to cooperate again with local partners including the South China chapter of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC), Caixin Shenzhen and various European Consulates in Guangdong Province.

 

Despite our resourcefulness as well as our experience about how to successfully organize a business-relevant conference in China also in a complex broader geopolitical context (cf. ABC one-pager on our website), it is the first time for CMG to lead the hosting of such a conference. Therefore, we are thankful towards a set of cooperation partners that will help us advertise this conference product to the relevant target groups in Europe during a 4-week marketing period until ca. mid July, by when we will confirm if there are sufficient registrations so we can offer the 2024 ECCS edition and subsequently issue service agreements to registered participants. Pricing of conference participation is unified across all channels, and reservations can be made by interested participants, directly or via sponsoring institutions.

Cooperation partners

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A curation service reference - stars China 2023 symposium (22-25 Oct.)

As co-organizer of the stars China 2023 symposium in Shenzhen (22-25 Oct.) – the first such symposium in China after a four-year hiatus – CMG in collaboration with stars and Caixin Shenzhen delivered a high-level program with 20+ sessions and 3 site visits spread over 4 days in Shenzhen (China) to discuss post-Covid China. The topics covered spanned economy, technology, entrepreneurship, geopolitics, journalism, food security and China’s business environment, presented by 30+ speakers and facilitated by a diverse group of 7 moderators, and officially greeted by the Shenzhen Municipal Government in the person of the very welcoming Director of the Science & Technology Commission, Dr. Zhang Lin.

Program

This year's symposium under the title "Re-Engaging with China – Business Opportunities and Challenges" provided participants a high-level, content-centric and executive relevant program for a deeper and more nuanced understanding of key policy, market and technology trends in China.

Day 1

  • Rendez-vous with China’s Youngest Metropolis

  • China and Aging – Growing Old Before Becoming Rich?

  • China, Greater Bay Area and Shenzhen – Where it is Heading?

  • China post-Covid – Reconnecting with the World, or not?

Day 2

  • Recovery or Recession? China’s Future Economic Trajectory under Pressure

  • Investor state Shenzhen – Chasing Strategic and Policy Impact with Angel Capital

  • Building Business in China: Engineering Meets Entrepreneurship

  • Site Visit 1: Tencent – Towards the Frontier of Tech Innovation

  • Site Visit 2: Having its Customers’ Back – Ping’an P&C’s Industry Leading Approach to Deliver Insurance Protection
     

Day 3

  • Daring to Win – Case-Study of BASF’s Mega-Investment in Guangdong

  • Being Strategic in China – A Look Inside China’s Food Security and Tech Innovation Opportunity

  • Doing Business in and from China – Success, Realities and Adaptation

  • Site Visit 3: Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) – Intermediating Capital for China’s Aspiring Champions, at Home and Overseas

  • Journalism on China – Recounts and Reflections

Day 4

  • BRI After 10 Years: Status and Prospects – Greener and Transformational?

  • China’s Foreign Policy – the World Through the Lens of Beijing

  • Navigating a More Multipolar World – Where are we Heading?

  • A Wide-Ranging Conversation with Uli Sigg – Art, Diplomacy and Business

Speakers 2023

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GAO Yan, Co-Founder and Principal Architect EPlus Design Group; Adjunct Associate Professor, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Shenzhen, China

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ZHANG Lin, Director, Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee; Shenzhen, China

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Klaus ZENKEL, Vice President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Chair of the South China Chapter, Shenzhen, China

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PENG Wensheng (彭文生), Chief Economist, China International Capital Corporation (CICC); President, CICC Research Institute, Beijing, China

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XIAO Geng (肖耿), Chairman at Hong Kong Institution for International Finance; Professor of Practice of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen; Founding Director, Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy, Beijing, China

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Philippe PRAZ, Swiss Consul General, Guangzhou, China

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Jan RUDOLPH, German Consul General, Guangzhou, China

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WANG Dan (王丹), Chief Economist, Hang Seng Bank; Former Chief Economist, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Shanghai, China

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WANG Yong (王勇), Academic Deputy Dean; Associate Professor, Peking University, Beijing, China

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CHEN Mo (陈默), Director, Department of Funds and Projects Management, Shenzhen Angel FOF, Shenzhen, China

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Kathy GONG (龚晓思), Co-founder & CEO, Oneness Labs; Chief Ambassador, Xterio, Beijing, China

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LIU Hongjie (刘洪杰), Founder, Reexen Technology, AI processors and chips, Shenzhen, China

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ZHU Hong (朱虹), Co-Founder, Enabot, Family Robots, Shenzhen, China

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HU Josh (胡晟), Director, Multinational Corporation Business, Europe, Tencent Cloud International, Shenzhen, China

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LU Shumeng (卢舒萌), Assistant General Manager, Strategy Development, Tencent Group, Shenzhen, China

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YUAN Xiaohui (袁晓辉), Senior Expert, Tencent Research Institute, Shenzhen, China

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LIANG Xiaoying, Head of Group Business, Ping’an Property and Casualty Insurance Headquarter, Shenzhen, China

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SHI Derek, General Manager, Strategy and Development, Ping’an P&C, Shenzhen, China

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Joerg WUTTKE, Chief Representative, BASF China; Former President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Member of the Board, Robert Bosch Internationale Beteiligungen; Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China

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Matilda HO, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor; Founder and Managing Director, Bits x Bites, Shanghai, China

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Francine HADJISOTIRIOU-TERSIGUEL, General Manager, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) South China Chapter, Shenzhen, China

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Jayne PLUNKETT, Group Chief Risk Officer, Member, Group Executive Committee, AIA; Member, stars International Board, Hong Kong, China

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Joe ZHENG, Head of External Alliance, China Innovation Center, Roche China, Shanghai, China

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CHEN Feng (陈峰), Director of International Department, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Shenzhen, China

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HOU Lingyu (侯灵钰), Business Lead, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Shenzhen, China

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WAN Fang Fiona (万方), European Region Representative, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Shenzhen, China

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ZENG Shirong (曾诗容), Head, European Market, Shenzhen Stock Exchange V-Next Platform, Shenzhen, China

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FANG Kecheng (方可成), Former Journalist, Southern Weekly; Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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ZHENG Wei (郑维), Senior Correspondent, South China Morning Post (SCMP), Hong Kong

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ZHANG Jianyu (张建宇), Executive Director, BRI Green Development Institute, Beijing, China

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HAO Yufan (郝雨凡), Director of Global Studies Program; Presidential Chair Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China

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Marjut HANNONEN, Head of Trade Section of the Delegation of the European Union to the People’s Republic of China, Beijing

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Harley SEYEDIN, President, American Chamber of Commerce in South China, Guangzhou, China

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Uli SIGG, Art Collector, Business Leader, Former Swiss Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, North Korea and Mongolia; Member, stars China Advisory Panel, Mauensee, Switzerland

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«The China Symposium was very well organized and it unfolded an outstanding program which illuminated the power of the Greater Bay Area, the Chinese economics as well as the political collaboration – all presented by very relevant speakers.»

Stephan Wyssbrod

UBS

CMG Curation Services

Understanding that China’s distinct development trajectory and socioeconomic ambitions can have far-reaching implications for European and Swiss actors in politics, business, academia and the broader society, we provide clients tailored curation services for their China-related events, roundtables and other service offerings vis-à-vis their stakeholders. This includes both strategic advisory on what service offering has the most sustained impact in any given situation as well as operational services in the execution of such events.

Possible use-cases:

  • Strategic advisory on China-related service offering (e.g. moderated, closed-door and issue-driven roundtables for XY’s stakeholders)

  • Curating, organizing and moderating China-related events incl. post-event reporting for clients’ stakeholders (e.g. public event series on China)

How to successfully organize a business-relevant conference in China in a policy and complex geopolitical context

CMG has from 22-25 October organized, curated and moderated this year's stars China symposium 2023 in the country's technology hub Shenzhen. This has been an enriching experience, and we feel encouraged by the positive feedback we have received by participants, speakers and partners.

 

Looking back, we also drew a lot of learnings from curating such a large-scale Europe-China business conference in China from an overseas base. Find here our ABC on what we believe are crucial key ingredients towards a successful conference.

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