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The Benelux Chamber of Commerce Shanghai warmly welcomes you this seminar focused on how companies select their operational sites and especially which role China's Development Zones can play in this process.

When selecting industrial or office sites, companies adopt different decision making processes in order to find the most suitable location. How do these different decisions and factors influence efficiency and do companies see all important factors and interesting opportunities before making a final decision?

Academic studies and empirical surveys list a few top criteria such as access to skilled HR, proximity of a market and specific clients, presence of suppliers and service providers, general infrastructure. At the same time, it is also clear that the industrial landscape in China is changing fast and requirements evolve rapidly.

China has embarked on a large scale reorientation of its industry toward more productive, innovative and sustainable sectors. Parts of this development are the different Development Zones. But what are they and how can they help your company's efficiency?

Come join us on March 28th and learn about the factors that influence China's landscape, the existing infrastructure, and the type of vision of the local government.

We will be joined by Jiashan Sino-Dutch park, whom will share more about their approach and how the local authorities contribute to running a development zone.

Also joining us is Sven Agten, whom has made it his mission to inform the western world about how China works and why it acts the way it acts. He will share his insight on business ties between Europe and China and what is important to keep in mind when you decide to settle or expand your business here. Author of a book on modern trends in China, seize the opportunity to meet him while getting to know how the Jiashan Sino-Dutch park can answer your questions.

More speakers to be confirmed soon. This event is free of charge and includes dinner and drinks.


Regal International Hotel
516 Hengshan Rd, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Shanghai, China

2 Floor room Emerald

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