2016 Business Confidence Survey Launch in Guangzhou

Guangzhou | June 23, 2016 | 13:45 - 18:00

Thursday, 23rd June 2016 at 13:45 - 18:00
Members: 300RMB | Non-members: 600RMB

Attendance of this event is complimentary for all members who participated in the Business Confidence Survey 2016


Employers’ top hiring challenges in 2016 is selecting talent that is competitive, productive, adaptable to business changes and fits the company culture – according to Talent Report by Morgan Philips. Right now, the working environment in China is changing for both employers and employees.  This HR conference will gather experts from relevant fields in order to provide policy updates and trends present in this changing environment.



13:45 – 14:00
Registration & networking

14:00 – 15:00
Updates on visa and regulations for foreign employees by Guangzhou Public Security Bureau

15:00 – 15:30
Executive Recruiting in the New Normal by Christine Raynaud, CEO, Morgan Philips

15:30 – 16:10
Best practices sharing by Ms. Bin Qin, Total Petrochemicals (China) Trading Co., Ltd. 

16:10 – 16:40
Relationship Enhancement by Dr Alfred Chambers, United Family Clinics

16:40 – 17:00
Coffee Break & Networking

17:00 – 17:10
Survey methodology by Alain Lecouedic, Roland Berger

17:10 – 17:40
Business Confidence Survey results by Alberto Vettoretti, Chairman, European Chamber

17:40 – 18:00
Conclusion by Diana Du, Chair of Human Resources Forum; HR Manager, Siemens



The Business Confidence Survey 2016 brings together the input of over 500 senior representatives of the European Chamber’s member companies to provide an annual overview of their performance and outlook from within the Chinese market. The European Chamber’s South China Board Chair, Mr. Alberto Vettoretti, will lead the launch event to members and present the key findings of the Business Confidence Survey 2016 in addition to answering any questions that you may have.

The BCS 2016 reports the views of European Chamber member companies on China’s business and regulatory environment, including the following.

· How they are managing the deceleration of economic growth in China and how they view the upcoming two years, a period that many expect to be increasingly challenging. This includes data on plans for cutting cost through 2016, through such measures as headcount reduction.
· Their views of China’s industrial overcapacity problem. 
· The leading challenges and regulatory barriers that they report facing in China. 
· Their evaluation of the implementation, to date, of the reform programme outlined in the Third Plenum's Decision.
· Their views on the importance and likely effect of the 13th Five-Year Plan, the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment negotiations and the need for a new landmark development.
· The state of their R&D operations in China and problems created by issues such as limitations on internet access.


All attendees will receive a free hardcopy of the Business Confidence Survey 2016.

*The free ticket is offered to the company representative who physically completed the survey and is not transferable.


Event speakers:

Mr. Alberto Vettoretti
Chairman, South China Board, European Chamber; Managing Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Alberto Vettoretti is the co-owner and Managing Partner of Dezan Shira & Associates, a business processing outsourcing (BPO) company involved in administration, tax, accounting and payroll services across Asia. The firm has close to 300 professionals and 11 offices in China and 7 more in Asia with liaison offices in Germany, Italy and the United States. The firm is also the China member of the Leading Edge International Alliance (LEA) of global accountants and auditors. LEA is the 2nd largest tax and accounting partnership world-wide. Alberto is directly responsible for operations in China, Hong Kong and South East Asia, is experienced in corporate structuring, tax planning and legal and management issues affecting foreign-invested enterprises in the region and sits on the board of various multinational corporations in Asia. Alberto is an international advisor to the Guangzhou municipal government, a YPO executive and a regular contributor to the China and Asia Briefing reports always edited by the firm.

Ms. Christine Raynaud

Christine Raynaud became CEO of MRIC group on November 1, 2010 when she acquired majority shareholding in the company. With more than 25 years of experience in search, recruitment and staffing, Christine is viewed as one of the recruitment industry’s most experienced leaders.
Christine is a graduate of HEC Paris with a career that includes roles with recruitment industry leaders such as Hudson as CEO EMEA from 2004 to 2009, Manpower Inc from 1996 to 2003 as Managing Director, Asia and COO of Manpower France and ECCO, (now Adecco) from 1985 to 1995 as VP international development and GM HK.
Christine now brings her experience to MRIC in Asia drawing on the knowledge gained through leading HR services businesses in over 21 international markets.
MRIC is one of the longest and well-established recruitment firms in Mainland China and in Asia. Operating from 6 locations, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore, MRIC employs over 180 staff and provides executive recruitment services and outsourcing solutions to clients in every major industry. MRIC Group is a member of MRINetwork, one of the largest recruitment and staffing organisations worldwide.

Ms. Bin Qin
HR, Admin. & Internal Comm. Manager, ELF

Upon graduation, QIN Bin joined Guangdong International Trust & Investment Co. as Investment Executive for 7 years, then moved to a French energy group. Qin Bin has 15 years working experience of HR full function, skilled in setting up HR procedures and systems, staffing & performance appraisal process and employee development.

Mr. Alain Le Couédic
Partner and Vice President, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Greater China

Mr. Le Couédic is Partner and Vice President of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Greater China. He has over 20 years of professional consulting experience and focuses primarily on working with financial services clients in Greater China in the firm’s Financial Services Competence Center. For the past 18 years, he has been based in Hong Kong

Ms. Diana Du
HR Operation Manager, Siemens Ltd. China Guangzhou

Diana Du is currently HR Operations Manager in Siemens Ltd. China Guangzhou. Diana is an experienced HR specialist and worked previously in such companies as Philips, Ericsson and Lucent. Diana graduated from Peking University majoring in Applied Psychology. As a Chair of the HR Forum, Diana wish to support to voice up opinions to the government from the enterprises’ perspective, share HR professional knowledge and best practices around so as to maximize the benefits to the member companies in South China.

Dr. Alfred Chambers
Director of the Mental Health Department, United Family Guangzhou Clinic& Psychologist

Dr. Alfred Chambers is a psychologist at United Family Guangzhou Clinic where he is also Director of the Mental Health Department. Before coming to Guangzhou he was a full time psychologist at Beijing United Family Hospital for five years where he treated individuals (children, adolescents and adults), families and couples, and worked closely with other health professionals.
Before moving to China he worked for eight years with physicians in a private medical clinic in Taipei and has worked in a variety of mental health settings over the years in Canada and abroad.
Dr. Chambers is a psychotherapist, emergency mental health worker, workshop leader, trainer, mentor and university instructor. He has over twenty five years experience in this field.
He has a Doctorate in Therapeutic Counselling and a attended graduate school in British Columbia.

Event contact:

Anna Rudawska
020-3801 0267

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