German Chamber of Commerce in China - Shanghai

The GCC • Shanghai is a membership organization for German companies and individuals actively engaged in the business community in Shanghai as well as the neighbouring provinces Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui. It is officially registrated in Beijing and consists of three equal regional chambers in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. Each chamber has its own localized setup to fulfill the requests of its members. The chambers are financed exclusively through
membership fees and corporate sponsorship and receive no financial support from Germany. With more than 1,300 member companies, the German Chamber in Shanghai is one of the largest foreign Chambers in the country. It supports services to German companies in the development of their business and connects the business community through the monthly chamber meetings, through a variety of workshops on current and industry related issues as
well as through regular social events.

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Xplore the Digital Future Forum

Xplore the Digital Future: Think different in 2021 and beyond




The past year has taught us that digitalization is no longer a nice-to-have concept – it is the lifeline of an organization during crises. In order to drive business growth, stay relevant in changing times, and differentiate from the competition, business leaders must be able to think creatively and embrace digitalization in their business operations.


"Xplore the Digital Future" is a high-profile forum focusing on taking the digitalization of industrial companies to the next level.


Join us on 15 April 2021 to learn how to translate lessons learned from 2020 to a business strategy in different industries. You will receive practical advice and easy-to-adapt solutions that can be easily implemented in businesses of all sizes and sectors. This is a unique opportunity to exchange visions and strategies on future and digitalization concepts, as well as network with peers and like-minded professionals.


Who should join?


  • German and Chinese SMEs in China looking to find digital solutions to meet their business needs
  • German SMEs interested in learning about flexibility, digitalization, and digital trends in China
  • Multinational companies looking to explore market trends and connect with different industries
  • Start-ups to wishing to showcase their digital solutions


We look forward to seeing you in our Digital Future Forum!

Transportation Options

Bus 1: From Shanghai to Kunshan:

  • Departure time: 08:30, 15 April 2021
  • Departure location: Lobby of Gopher Center, No. 757 Mengzi Road Huangpu District Shanghai | 上海市黄浦区蒙自路757号歌斐中心大堂
  • Destination: Startup Factory Kunshan | 启德航管理服务(昆山)有限公司



Bus 2: From Shanghai to Kunshan:

  • Departure time: 16:00, 15 April 2021
  • Departure location: Lobby of Gopher Center, No. 757 Mengzi Road Huangpu District Shanghai | 上海市黄浦区蒙自路757号歌斐中心大堂
  • Destination: Startup Factory Kunshan | 启德航管理服务(昆山)有限公司



Bus 3: From Kunshan to Shanghai:

  • Departure time: 18:00, 15 April 2021
  • Departure location: Startup Factory Kunshan | 启德航管理服务(昆山)有限公司
  • Destination: People's Square Metro Station | 人民广场地铁站


Bus 4: From Kunshan to Shanghai:

  • Departure time: 21:30, 15 April 2021
  • Departure location: Startup Factory Kunshan | 启德航管理服务(昆山)有限公司
  • Destination: People's Square Metro Station | 人民广场地铁站

Terms & Conditions:

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Chamber Meeting: Vision of Digitalization in Chinese Tech Companies

Do Chinese companies share the same views on digitalization as European companies?


What obstacles do companies face during digitalization?

 

In this month's Chamber Meeting, Huawei, Intsig and Fosea take participants behind the scenes of Chinese tech companies based on digitalization. The speakers discuss the opportunities and key trends in the Chinese market for companies looking to digitalize. Coming from Chinese companies with an international reach, our speakers shed light on the differences in digitalization perceptions between China and the EU. Finally, they share best practices and possible hurdles when moving forward with a large digitalization project.


Following the keynote speeches, participants are given a chance to join the discussion in a Q&A session.

 

 


Agenda:


17:30-18:30 Registration and Cocktail Reception


18:30-19:00

  • Welcome Remarks from German Chamber
  • Introduction of New Members


19:00-19:40 Dinner Buffet


19:40-20:40 Keynote Speech with Q&A

  • Moderator: Mr. Clas Neumann, Chairperson of the Board of German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai and Senior Vice President, Head of SAP Global Labs Network SAP China Co., Ltd.
  • Keynote Speech: Dr. René ArnoldPublic Affairs Expert at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Keynote Speech: Ivan YeChief Financial Officer of IntSig Information Co., Ltd.
  • Keynote Speech: Ken Li, CEO of FOSEA Shanghai Fuhong Intelligent Technology Co., LTD.


20:40-21:00 Closing & Farewell


Agenda

April 15, 2021

Xplore the Digital Future Forum

10:00 AM
Registration
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Opening Remarks by the German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai
Clas Neumann (Moderator) (Chairperson of the Board of German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai and Senior Vice President, Head of SAP Global Labs Network SAP China Co., Ltd.)
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM
Keynote Speech 1: How Does the Chinese Government Support Digitalization in Companies?
More information to follow soon
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM
Keynote Speech 2: Accelerating Growth and Innovation in China
The presentation will share what Microsoft is seeing in China in terms of industry transformation as we move from COVID disruption to the next normal. Alain will share insights, based on Microsoft’s engagement with companies in China, about how technology-enabled businesses weathered COVID and emerged stronger. He will explore what that tells us about the value of digital transformation, how he believes that fostering culture and business practices that emphasize innovation, adaptability, agility and constant upskilling supports future success, and how Microsoft empowers customers and partners to achieve this transformation for themselves.
Alain Crozier (Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Chairman and CEO of Greater China Region)
Clas Neumann (Moderator) (Chairperson of the Board of German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai and Senior Vice President, Head of SAP Global Labs Network SAP China Co., Ltd.)
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Panel discussion
How digitalization has been done differently in Germany and China? Moderator: Erik Walenza, IoTOne
Alain Crozier (Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Chairman and CEO of Greater China Region)
Bernd Siegel (CFO at FUCHS Lubricants (China))
Erik Walenza (Moderator) (CEO of IoT ONE)
Qian Jing (Chief Commercial Officer at SF Supply Chain China)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch Break + Digitalization Fair
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Parallel Workshops
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Coffee Break + Digitalization Fair
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pitch Event: Discover digitalization solutions with use-cases
Chris Doeller (Managing Director of Industrie Informatik (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)
Tunde Layele (Partner & General Manager at BearingPoint China)
Jingnan Liu (BD & Consulting Director of SupplyOn Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)
Jon Penvose (Director. Commercial, Business Development and Marketing of Leadec Industrial Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd)
Bruce Wu (General Manager Commercial Management at SF Supply Chain China)
Helen Xie (Moderator) (Chief Operating Officer at SAP Labs China)
Harry Yin (GM- Enterprise Solutions at Starrides- Mercedes-Benz Chauffeur service)
Stefan Dattenberger (Associate Partner, General Manager at Ingenics Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Keynote Speech 3 (Online): Success factor Digitisation
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann, Chair of the acatech Board of Trustees
Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann (Chair of the acatech Board of Trustees)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speech 4 (Online): Digitalization brings new value for production of the future in China
Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Andreas Kuhnle, group leader at the wbk Institute for Production Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Dr.-Ing. Andreas Kuhnle (Group Leader at the wbk Institute for Production Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Keynote Speech 5 (Online): Innovative Business Models in the German „Mittelstand“ and the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling, Chairman of the Board and member of the Research Committee at Münchner Kreis
Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling (Chairman of the Board and member of the Research Committee at Münchner Kreis)
5:30 PM - 5:35 PM
Closing Remarks by the German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM
Tour at Kunshan StartUp Factory

Chamber Meeting

5:30 PM
Registration and Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Welcome Remarks
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Dr. Sigrid Winkler (Opening Remarks) (Executive Chamber Manager at German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai)
7:00 PM - 7:40 PM
Dinner Buffet
7:40 PM - 8:40 PM
Keynote Speech with Q&A
Dr. Rene Arnold (Vice President Public Affairs Strategy at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.)
Ken Li (CEO of FOSEA Shanghai Fuhong Intelligent Technology Co.,LTD.)
Clas Neumann (Moderator) (Chairperson of the Board of German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai and Senior Vice President, Head of SAP Global Labs Network SAP China Co., Ltd.)
Ivan Ye (Chief Financial Officer at IntSig Information Co., Ltd.)
8:40 PM - 9:00 PM
Closing & Farewell

Workshop 1 : Digitalization in production for SMEs from an end-user perspective

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Venue: Lean Lab
This workshop will focus on real-life digitalization examples in production environments. End users will report about actually implemented use-cases with their pre-conditions and initial objectives, as well as about the related challenges, success factors and rentability figures. Special attention will be paid to the particular environments and needs of (German) SMEs within a challenging Chinese market.
Christian Dorfmueller (Moderator) (Managing Partner at Startup Factory (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.)
Christian Gladow (Head of Digitalization & Operations IT at Schaeffler Greater China)
Dr. Sam Xia (Executive Director of the Board & Group Chief Operating Officer & Group Chief Competitiveness Officer at Goodbaby International Holdings Limited)
Thomas Sattes (Vice President Asia Pacific at Balluff)
Richard Mu (General Manager at Staufen Shanghai Consulting Academy Ltd.)

Workshop 2 : Xplore the Digital Engineering Future

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Venue: World Cafe
German small and medium sized enterprises (SME) or Chinese Companies with intention to intensify, expand and upgrade engineering activities in Chinese market. Objective is shorting “time to market” and designing and engineering of new products for the dynamic and challenging Chinese market. Target participants are general managers, top managers in R&D, Engineering, Marketing and Sales functions. Objective - To understand future requirements of Chinese market / Chinese customers on German SMEs for technical products - To understand how digital solutions and digital tools could support company to upgrade engineering function - To understand why transformation of engineering is still not easy going and many digitization and organization change projects in engineering functions fail
Paul Jin (Moderator) (Sales Director of Industrie Informatik (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)
Adrian Meng (Head of Technical Department APAC at BHS)

Workshop 3: Platform Innovation

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Venue: Smart Factory Lab
The ultimate goal of digital transformation is to realize the intelligent enterprise. Intelligent operation and intelligent digital platform are the key factors to achieve it. In this session, we will introduce the different innovation real cases to drive business value based on intelligent digital platform.
Flat Chen (Technology & Innovation Solution Lead in Greater China at SAP)
Andrew Young (Managing Director of Greater China at NavVis)
Helen Xie (Moderator) (Chief Operating Officer at SAP Labs China)

Workshop 4: Digital Business Model Innovation

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Venue: Shenzhen Room
This workshop will explore the development of new data-driven business models around existing businesses. We will discuss both enhancing the current product portfolio and the development of business models for entirely new products and solutions. Topics covered will include monetization strategies, generating value for internal stakeholders, and key differences between a traditional product mindset and an IoT product mindset.
Erik Walenza (Moderator) (CEO of IoT ONE)
Xiangwen Zhu (Technical Director of M&M Software)
Theophile Gandolfo (Vice President of IoT and China Executive Board Member at Schindler)

Moderators & Speakers

Dr. Rene Arnold (Vice President Public Affairs Strategy at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.)

Dr. Rene Arnold

Vice President Public Affairs Strategy at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Flat Chen (Technology & Innovation Solution Lead in Greater China at SAP)

Flat Chen

Technology & Innovation Solution Lead in Greater China at SAP

Alain Crozier (Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Chairman and CEO of Greater China Region)

Alain Crozier

Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Chairman and CEO of Greater China Region

Stefan Dattenberger (Associate Partner, General Manager at Ingenics Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)

Stefan Dattenberger

Associate Partner, General Manager at Ingenics Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Chris Doeller (Managing Director of Industrie Informatik (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)

Chris Doeller

Managing Director of Industrie Informatik (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Christian Dorfmueller (Moderator) (Managing Partner at Startup Factory (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.)

Christian Dorfmueller (Moderator)

Managing Partner at Startup Factory (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling (Chairman of the Board and member of the Research Committee at Münchner Kreis)

Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling

Chairman of the Board and member of the Research Committee at Münchner Kreis

Theophile Gandolfo (Vice President of IoT and China Executive Board Member at Schindler)

Theophile Gandolfo

Vice President of IoT and China Executive Board Member at Schindler

Christian Gladow (Head of Digitalization & Operations IT at Schaeffler Greater China)

Christian Gladow

Head of Digitalization & Operations IT at Schaeffler Greater China

Paul Jin (Moderator) (Sales Director of Industrie Informatik (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)

Paul Jin (Moderator)

Sales Director of Industrie Informatik (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Qian Jing (Chief Commercial Officer at SF Supply Chain China)

Qian Jing

Chief Commercial Officer at SF Supply Chain China

Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann (Chair of the acatech Board of Trustees)

Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann

Chair of the acatech Board of Trustees

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Kuhnle (Group Leader at the wbk Institute for Production Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Kuhnle

Group Leader at the wbk Institute for Production Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Tunde Layele (Partner & General Manager at BearingPoint China)

Tunde Layele

Partner & General Manager at BearingPoint China

Ken Li (CEO of FOSEA Shanghai Fuhong Intelligent Technology Co.,LTD.)

Ken Li

CEO of FOSEA Shanghai Fuhong Intelligent Technology Co.,LTD.

Jingnan Liu (BD & Consulting Director of SupplyOn Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)

Jingnan Liu

BD & Consulting Director of SupplyOn Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Adrian Meng (Head of Technical Department APAC at BHS)

Adrian Meng

Head of Technical Department APAC at BHS

Richard Mu (General Manager at Staufen Shanghai Consulting Academy Ltd.)

Richard Mu

General Manager at Staufen Shanghai Consulting Academy Ltd.

Clas Neumann (Moderator) (Chairperson of the Board of German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai and Senior Vice President, Head of SAP Global Labs Network SAP China Co., Ltd.)

Clas Neumann (Moderator)

Chairperson of the Board of German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai and Senior Vice President, Head of SAP Global Labs Network SAP China Co., Ltd.

Jon Penvose (Director. Commercial, Business Development and Marketing of Leadec Industrial Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd)

Jon Penvose

Director. Commercial, Business Development and Marketing of Leadec Industrial Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

Thomas Sattes (Vice President Asia Pacific at Balluff)

Thomas Sattes

Vice President Asia Pacific at Balluff

Bernd Siegel (CFO at FUCHS Lubricants (China))

Bernd Siegel

CFO at FUCHS Lubricants (China)

Erik Walenza (Moderator) (CEO of IoT ONE)

Erik Walenza (Moderator)

CEO of IoT ONE

Dr. Sigrid Winkler (Opening Remarks) (Executive Chamber Manager at German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai)

Dr. Sigrid Winkler (Opening Remarks)

Executive Chamber Manager at German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai

Bruce Wu (General Manager Commercial Management at SF Supply Chain China)

Bruce Wu

General Manager Commercial Management at SF Supply Chain China

Xingming Wu (Opening Remarks)

Party Secretary at Kunshan Municipal People's Government

Dr. Sam Xia (Executive Director of the Board & Group Chief Operating Officer & Group Chief Competitiveness Officer at Goodbaby International Holdings Limited)

Dr. Sam Xia

Executive Director of the Board & Group Chief Operating Officer & Group Chief Competitiveness Officer at Goodbaby International Holdings Limited

Helen Xie (Moderator) (Chief Operating Officer at SAP Labs China)

Helen Xie (Moderator)

Chief Operating Officer at SAP Labs China

Ivan Ye (Chief Financial Officer at IntSig Information Co., Ltd.)

Ivan Ye

Chief Financial Officer at IntSig Information Co., Ltd.

Harry Yin (GM- Enterprise Solutions at Starrides- Mercedes-Benz Chauffeur service)

Harry Yin

GM- Enterprise Solutions at Starrides- Mercedes-Benz Chauffeur service

Andrew Young (Managing Director of Greater China at NavVis)

Andrew Young

Managing Director of Greater China at NavVis

More speakers to be announced soon

More speakers to be announced soon

Xiangwen Zhu (Technical Director of M&M Software)

Xiangwen Zhu

Technical Director of M&M Software

[Member & Friend of the Chamber] Full-Day Ticket

Forum+Chamber Meeting: 10:00-21:00

Standard PriceRMB 1,580

[Non-Member] Full-Day Ticket

Forum+Chamber Meeting: 10:00-21:00

Standard PriceRMB 1,980

[Member & Friend of the Chamber] Forum Only Ticket (10:00-18:30)

Standard PriceRMB 1,180

[Non-Member] Forum Only Ticket (10:00-18:30)

Standard PriceRMB 1,580

[Member & Friend of the Chamber] Chamber Meeting Ticket (18:30 - 21:00)

November Chamber Meeting: "Vision of digitalization in Chinese tech companies"

Standard PriceRMB 480

[Non-Member] Chamber Meeting Ticket (18:30 - 21:00)

November Chamber Meeting: "Vision of digitalization in Chinese tech companies"

Standard PriceRMB 800
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Mr. Navin Hossain, Regional Manager Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Shandong, Zhejiang 


hossain.navin@sh.china.ahk.de

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Venue

Venue

Startup Factory Kunshan | 启德航管理服务(昆山)有限公司
江苏省昆山市张浦镇德浦路692号
No. 692 Depu Road, Zhangpu Town,
215321 Kunshan, P. R. China

Kunshan, Jiangsu, China

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