The word “Ganbei” (干杯) can best be understood to mean “Cheers” and in a Chinese business context is a gesture often done to celebrate a new deal or partnership. Our program brings together guests with practical China and global experience to help our audience get a step closer to that next “Ganbei” moment.
Each quarter we focus our discussion on a different business domain, such as e-commerce, digital marketing, talent recruiting and retention, supply chain management or advanced manufacturing. Our regular blogs and roundtables will cover the most pressing questions for China-related businesses today.
Creating the Next Energy Storage Solution for Renewables
Started from a bike trip in Shangri-la and ended on the 12-hour train journey, Michael and Loic mapped out their idea to “help unlock the fossil fuel-less civilization”. We talk with the Qnetic founders, who are building a low-cost, long-life, long-discharge grid-scale energy storage with a mission for the better world.
Simplifying a Brands Social Media Management - With Alex Li
We talk with Alex Li, CEO of KAWO – an enterprise SaaS social media management platform backed by Sequoia China – about how a company originally focusing on foreign brands in China can broaden to help domestic brands.
Alex discusses the challenges of raising funding in the current environment, and the never-ending quest to hire and retain talented people that fit the company’s DNA.
Best Practices For Working With A Manufacturer In China
Join us as we talk with David Alexander, CEO at Baysource Global on best practices for vetting and working with manufacturers in China. Particularly in the last 3 years when business travel to China has been challenging. On protecting IP and drafting good contracts, building communication and trust, spotting problems on factory audits, criteria for choosing and vetting manufacturers, etc. From the time 20+ years ago when western businesses were first starting to look to China for contract manufacturing to the present, David’s decades of experience in this field clearly come through in this wide-ranging interview.
How to Create a Buzzworthy Marketing Campaign in China
If you were in Shanghai in 2019, you surely recall the blowout grand opening of Costco’s first store here. Yes, when they had to basically shut down part of a district and close the store early on the first day as a safety precaution. How was their so much buzz leading up to the grand opening? We talk to Mike Golden, Founder and President of Brandigo - the team that drew up the launch campaign for Costco. On that case study and other campaigns for clients in China.
Digitizalizing VAT Refund for Cross-Border Shopping
We talk with Wody Keita S., Founder and GM China at IZIVAT, a mobile APP and a web-platform that empowers millions of international travelers and shoppers. How they build innovative solutions combining finance, payment, and tax-free shopping and react to the covid-19 pandemic impact on travel industry.
How Big Brands are Adapting to Data Rules in China - With Michel Tjoeng
You've heard a lot about the new data rules in China. But what are big foreign brands actually doing to comply? With so much at stake for their brand image and so many new and unclear rules to comply with, Michel shares with us the approaches his clients are taking on the ground.