China is regaining its position as a global economic power. However, not yet everyone realizes that this also means that China is no longer just a source for cheap products. Innovative companies in China are gaining rapidly in competitiveness compared with companies in the West.
What does this mean for us? How is China is globalizing and innovating, what the challenges and opportunities are for western companies. What is the competitive edge of Chinese companies going global? Is China truly innovative? How can Western companies compete against, or use Chinese new innovative power?
In a discussion with some leading experts we will look at this questions and more.
13:00 – 13:05 Welcome – Erik van der Molen
13:05 – 13:10 Introduction – Henk Kool
13:10 – 13:35 How Chinese Companies are globalizing – Annette Nijs
13:40 – 14:05 Innovation in China – Frans Greidanus
14:10 – 14:35 China: From Copycat to Digital Innovator – Ed Sander
14:35 – 15:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A – All
– Annette Nijs (Executive Director Global Initiative of the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, and former vice-minister of Education, Culture and Science in the Dutch government)
– Frans Greidanus (Heng Yi Chair Professor at Zhejiang University in China)
– Ed Sander (adviser and expert on Social Media and E-Commerce in China, ChinaTalk)
– Henk Kool (former vice-mayor of the City of The Hague)
Date: May 30, 2016
Time: 13.00 – 15.00 hrs
Meant for Everybody
Location: Speakers’ Corner
Please register here.