China Business and Skills

Public Training Workshop

Course Details:

Name : China Business & Skills
Type : Public Course
Format : Face-To-Face / Classroom / Workshop
Length : 2 Days
Participants : Maximum 10
Cost : GBP1,000 + VAT


Practical, realistic and results-oriented this two-day course transfers the knowledge, understanding and capability necessary for successful business interactions with China and the Chinese.

Learning Objectives

Increased China business acumen for more informed decision-making in your business with China and the Chinese.

Tools, skills, understanding, tactics and strategies for you to meet your objectives with China and the Chinese.

Who Should Attend

This training is suitable for owners and staff of SMEs, MNCs and government department personnel.

Chairs & Board members
Company Owners
Managing Directors
C-Suite Officers
Company Secretaries
Senior & Strategic Advisors
Heads of Departments
Sales & Marketing Executives
Directors of Human Resources
Directors of Business Development
China-focused Management Positions

Day 1

China Today:
Separating media and politically biased ‘common knowledge’ from reality to understand the complexities of China today, where it came from and where it’s going.

Business Ethics & Values:
Identifying the underlying differences between British and Chinese mind-sets and how they impact business situations and decision-making.

Relationship Management:
Understanding and using the key elements that make or break a business relationship in China.

Chinese communication norms, styles, expectations and the skills and tools you'll need to adapt your communication to both give and receive messages effectively with Chinese.

Negotiation & Influence:
Explaining Chinese negotiation styles and tactics, understanding why western ones often won't work and the skills, tools, tactics and strategies you can use to influence Chinese decision-makers.

Protocol & Etiquette:
Business & personal expectations and conventions so you will be taken seriously, trusted & be able to get things done with China & the Chinese; greeting, meetings, gifting and business entertaining.

Day 2

Structural Differences:
How China differs from Britain in legal, governmental, human resource and currency structures and how they impact business in China.

China Market Insights:
China-specific marketing, purchasing, distribution and payment channels and trends focused on how the China-specific Internet has revolutionized most aspects of business.

China Market Engagement Options:
Agents, Distributors, Joint Ventures, Representative Offices, Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise, Foreign Invested Partnership Enterprise, and assessing potential partners.

Cost of Business:
An overview of business taxes, duties, and fees encountered when doing business in China.

Intellectual Property and other Business Risk:
Overview of risk management in China including physical, financial, legal, IP and reputation risks.

China Strategy:
Putting it all together to develop a practical, effective China strategy


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