This seminar started, of course, with a few examination sessions, not our favourite at all, but on Sunday evening, there was an official welcome meeting with nice drinks and finger food for some well-earned relaxation and downtime.
The central theme of the first seminar week was Doing Business in China and it was an interesting week. Activities included:
– a sightseeing tour by bus through the city of Shanghai.
– a visit to the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
– a visit to Shanghai Tower in Pudong, it is the tallest skyscraper in China (632 metres) and the second highest in the world. The sightseeing deck on the 118th floor is open to the public and has a pub.
– company visits to Bao Steel, the most important iron and steel enterprise with the highest level of modernisation producing quality steel with high technological content, ánd TMF Group, a leading provider of international administrative services.
– lectures of the Fudan professors including the following topics:
– Yihong Yu – An overview of Chinese Economy
– Xiaoring Zhang – RMB, Internationalisation and Financial Markets
– Cheng Zhang – Managing Digitalising Asia
– Jun Wang – China’s Legal Environment and IPR Protection
– Tianjun Feng – E-Commerce Operations in China.
– presentations of the expert speakers: Jie Lin – Founder and CEO of Dmall, Eric Lodder – CFO of DSM Asia, Albert-Jan Russchen – CEO of C. Steinweg Chemical Logistics and Fleur Edens – employee Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
We will be here until Saturday evening making the very best out of our visit including sharing some fine dining experiences together as well as enjoying some leisure time to explore the city. We are sure that also for this week, the students won’t have any trouble filling their free time here!
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