Event Details

Get ready for China Flexpat 2025!

We all know about the "Made in China 2025" strategy, that seeks to engineer a shift for China from being a low-end manufacturer to becoming a high-end producer of goods. Will foreign talents be required in China after we see the real effects of this trend? How should young international talents prepare to take this as an opportunity to learn and grow, and to work in and with China for a fulfilling career? What does "China Flexpats" mean and what are the requirements?


Who should join this webinar?

This webinar is designed for young international professionals who are used to work in multicultural teams of expats and Chinese. To be successful in China effective collaboration between headquarters and the China team is required. While executives back home rely on Chinese staff who understand the unique requirements of the local market, the subsidiary in China relies on the headquarters to instill the corporate mission and culture. In order to enable close ties with the headquarters, many foreign companies use an expat manager. However, for the past 10 years, there has been a big trend to localize management positions from expat to Chinese, or also from expat to local expat.


About Event Series "Career Path"

We are facing a world of increasing demand for performance, fierce competition, accelerating change, and uncertainty about the future. The key is powerful leadership. The members of the Wirtschaftsjunioren have successfully implemented various leadership techniques in many cross-cultural teams and organizations. This seminar series on leadership for the most part provides descriptions of traits, styles, characteristics, theories, techniques, information, and strategies on how to lead your team and organization.


Participation Fee:

WJ Members: free

GCC Members: 50 RMB

Non-members: 100RMB


Target Group:

Open event for non-Members and Members of the German Chamber North China and Wirtschaftsjunioren Beijing.


Language:

English


Note:

  • Please register before March 15, 6 PM!
  • Please only register if you are certain to attend the webinar, otherwise you might block the seat for another person.
  • Registration and payment upfront is mandatory.
  • The session can be attended online via the live stream on ZOOM. Paid participants will receive a confirmation mail including login link (zoom) and access information for the seminar before March 16, 4 PM.
  • Electronic fapiao will be sent to your email within one week after the event.

Speakers

  • Francis Kremer (Founder of China Flexpat)

    Francis Kremer

    Founder of China Flexpat

    Francis first came to China at 21 years old, to teach English. He always wanted to work in China, but there were no jobs for business guys, just for engineers. Therefore he started to work in the field of International Sales in Germany. At 32, he had reached all his career targets and just wanted to start over again in China.
    Five years later, he works for a Chinese family entrepreneur, building sales operations to serve international customers in the EV car industry. As a Flexpat, a flexible expat, he speaks fluent Chinese. He wants to teach what took him so many years to learn: How to work in China in a sustainable way. The first step is the China Flexpat podcast, the book is coming this year.

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  • Johanna Heinzmann (Moderator) (Regional Manager Tianjin at German Chamber of Commerce in China | North China)

    Johanna Heinzmann (Moderator)

    Regional Manager Tianjin at German Chamber of Commerce in China | North China

Agenda

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Registration
5:45 PM - 5:55 PM
Welcome by Wirtschaftsjunioren Beijing
5:55 PM - 6:35 PM
Presentation: The Future of Expat Jobs
6:35 PM - 6:45 PM
Q&A Session

Wirtschaftsjunioren Beijing

The Wirtschaftsjunioren Beijing are part of the German Chamber of Commerce in China | North China and a group of young managers and entrepreneurs of different industry backgrounds and nationalities with a long-term interest in China. The Wirtschaftsjunioren | Young Leaders Beijing provides a networking and learning platform for young entrepreneurs and managers, who are interested in developing their professional skills, expanding their network, broadening their personal knowledge and sharing their experiences.


The Wirtschaftsjunioren | Young Leaders are the German arm of the Junior Chamber International. The Wirtschaftsjunioren Beijing Chapter is guided by the principles of the Wirtschaftsjunioren Germany.


Our Organization is managed in working groups with predefined topics to ensure the coverage of all relevant topics. The event series "Career Path" is organized by the working group three (WG III) Dynamic Entrepreneurs and Leadership whith its main topics: Entrepreneurship in China; Chinese labour law and legal services; Business with Chinese company's and clients; Lead of international teams, Market; corporations and business model analysis; Finance, Taxation and investment regulations.