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German State Guarantees and Financing Solutions for Investment & Trade Into China

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Supporting Businesses During Challenging Times



Tuesday, 7 September 2021



Time in China: 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM(CST +8)

Time in Germany: 9:15 AM – 11:30 AM(UTC +2)



Language: English


Despite debates on geopolitical competition and decoupling, China remains one of the major locations for investment and trade for German enterprises. At the same time, the German government offers a range of attractive tools to manage and mitigate various risks attached to any overseas investment & trade. This often goes along with tailor-made financing to support business.

 

This webinar will give you a practical overview of how you might leverage government programs and offerings to benefit your enterprise.


Who to join:  decision-makers in German enterprises with management, finance, and controlling background, located in China or Germany.

 

Venue: Online Event via Zoom


Fee:

  • German Chamber Members and Friends of Chamber or IHK Member: Free Admission
  • Non-Members: RMB 100



Please kindly note: 

  • Registration & Payment Deadline is 6 September 2021, 5:00 PM.
  • For non-members, once your registration is received and approved, you will receive a payment notice via e-mail.
  • After registration, only members and paid non-members will receive the access information incl. login link (Zoom) 1 day prior to the event.
  • Your fapiao will be issued in 15-20 working days after the event and sent to you digitally to your registered email address.
  • In case you have any questions, please contact: German Chamber Events via email: chamber-east-events@china.ahk.de

Speakers & Moderator

  • Marcus Wassmuth (Opening Remarks) (Head of Market Entry & Business Development)

    Marcus Wassmuth (Opening Remarks)

    Head of Market Entry & Business Development

    With a 16 year background in banking in Germany, Marcus Wassmuth came to China in July 1994. Here he participated in the establishment of the branch of Commerzbank AG in Shanghai. For 7 years he was not only responsible for the organization and operation of the Branch, but also consulted clients with their market entrance in China. In 2001 he joint Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg’s (LBBW) representative office in Shanghai as their Chief Representative. In this capacity, Mr. Wassmuth helped customers of LBBW, in the majority small and medium sized companies form the southwest of Germany to establish their business in China and handle their market entrance in this country. In February 2017, he switched from LBBW to the Shanghai Branch of Unicredit S.p.A. as their Head of European Corporate Coverage China. In the new position, Mr. Wassmuth advised European clients of UniCredit Group from Italy, Germany and Austria in their financial activities in China and helped to provide tailored products for their financial needs. Since February 2020, he is the Head of Market Entry and Business Development at the German Industry & Commerce Greater China a subsidiary of the German chamber organization in Germany.

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  • Daisy Zhu (Opening Remarks) (Regional Manager Shanghai)

    Daisy Zhu (Opening Remarks)

    Regional Manager Shanghai

    Ms. Daisy Zhu is the Regional Manager Shanghai at the German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai. Before joining the German Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Zhu was heading the Marketing of Voith Paper Asia, a German owned global technology group which is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. She was responsible for whole Marketing in Asia with functions of Market Intelligence, Product Marketing and PR/GA & Events. Prior to Voith, Ms. Zhu studied and worked for MNC in Germany for more than 10 years. She holds Master Degree in Business Administration (Diplom Kauffrau).

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  • Alexander Prautzsch (Moderator) (Director at Tax Services - China Tax & Business Advisory Services of PwC)

    Alexander Prautzsch (Moderator)

    Director at Tax Services - China Tax & Business Advisory Services of PwC

    Alexander Prautzsch is a Tax Director at PwC China in the Shanghai office and is a member of the European Business Group.

    Alexander is committed to advising European, particularly German-speaking clients, on their investments in China. He is focused on Chinese, German and international tax matters for corporate clients as well as their employees. Typical projects of Alexander include investment advisory, restructurings, profit repatriation planning, employee assignments, cost cross-charges and supply chain planning projects

    Alexander is a German certified tax advisor (Steuerberater) and has lived and worked in Shanghai since October 2005. Prior to working in China, Alexander worked for three years in the international tax department in Frankfurt. Alexander is a German native speaker and fluent in English and Mandarin.

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  • Jan von Allwörden (Head of Department Underwriting, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft, Hamburg)

    Jan von Allwörden

    Head of Department Underwriting, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft, Hamburg

    Jan von Allwörden is head of the department underwriting in the division underwriting & financial risk management at Euler Hermes, who handles and administrates the German Export Credit Guarantee system on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. He’s been with Euler Hermes for over 30 years, and has experience in all fields of underwriting, such as corporate finance, structured and project finance, as well as aircraft and ship finance. He is responsible for developing and delivering all types of coverage solutions for the protection of export financing transactions against commercial and political risks. In 2017/18, he set up the first ECA representative office for Euler Hermes outside Germany in Dubai.
    Jan von Allwoerden holds a degree in business administration from the University of Hamburg and is an appointed member of the Executive Management of Euler Hermes.

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  • Markus Leichum (Financial Expert, Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC))

    Markus Leichum

    Financial Expert, Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC)

    Mr. Leichum worked from 2010 to 2015 at Pricewaterhouse Coopers AG in Hamburg as an underwriter in the field of export credit guarantees for the federal government. Prior to his new role at the AHK Singapore, he was a senior export finance specialist at DZ Bank AG and responsible for the Turkish market. The tasks included the acquisition, structuring and support of export finance transactions.
    Mr. Leichum graduated from the University of Trier with a Master’s degree in Finance and Management.

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  • Thilo Matthes (Export Finance Origination, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg Leipzig Branch)

    Thilo Matthes

    Export Finance Origination, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg Leipzig Branch

    Director at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW), Export Finance Origination Team, based in Leipzig branch and responsible for German export clients. He has more than 20 years of experience in international banking, trade and export finance and payment solutions. He spent the last 12 years in the structuring of ECA-covered transactions and servicing exporters by the provision of financing solutions to enhance their sales activities and mitigate payment risk. Thilo acts as deal team leader and accompanies export finance transactions, from origination and structuring over the negotiation of ECA-cover until financial close.

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  • Michael Huber-Saffer (Partner PwC, Hamburg)

    Michael Huber-Saffer

    Partner PwC, Hamburg

    Michael is Partner at PwC Germany, heading a group of 30 specialists in investment promotion and political risk insurance, managing the official Investment Guarantee Scheme on behalf of the German government. His team is responsible for a total exposure of almost EUR 30 billion in more than 60 countries worldwide, which makes the German PRI Scheme one of the world’s leading Investment Insurance Programs. Michael has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Export Credit Insurance, Investment Promotion and Political Risk Insurance

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Agenda (Time in China)

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Dail - in
3:35 PM - 4:05 PM
German Export Credit Guarantees
4:05 PM - 4:35 PM
Finance Solutions under the Export Guarantee Scheme of Euler Hermes – the Basics and challenges in using this instrument to push exports to China
4:35 PM - 5:05 PM
German Investment Guarantees – Managing political risks to enable long-term investment under challenging circumstances
5:05 PM - 5:30 PM
Q&A and Closing Remarks

Agenda (Time in Germany)

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM 

Dail - in

09:30 AM - 09:35 AM

Opening Remarks

09:35 AM - 10:05 AM 

German Export Credit Guarantees – Managing political risks to enable long-term investment under challenging circumstances 

10:05 AM - 10:35 AM 

Finance Solutions under the Export Guarantee Scheme of Euler Hermes – the Basics and challenges in using this instrument to push exports to China


10:35 AM - 11:05 AM 


German Investment Guarantees – Managing political risks to enable long-term investment under challenging circumstances


11:05 AM - 11:30 AM 


Q&A and Closing Remarks

Ticket

Member & FoC Ticket

Note:

This ticket option is only open to IHK members or members and "Friends of Chamber" in China who have paid their membership fee in 2021.

Fapiao will be issued after the webinar in 10 working days.

Standard Price Free
Non-member Ticket

This is a pre-paid event, once your registration is received and approved, you will receive a payment notice via e-mail.

Your fapiao will be issued in 15-20 working days after the event and sent to you digitally to your registered email address.

Door Price RMB 100