English event

Sino-Finnish Learning Garden Guangzhou Workshop 27.-28.10.2015


Sister cities Tampere and Guangzhou will arrange Sino-Finnish Learning Garden Guangzhou Workshop 27.-28.10.2015. If you are an education related company, organization, or person, you might be interested in reading the workshop agenda. If the agenda looks something that you might want to take part in, please, contact Ms. Jin Muranen, whose contact information you can find from the agenda document.

Tampere delegation is lead by Mr. Pekka Salmi, Deputy Mayor, City ofTampere.

Download or view the agenda:



Finnair aloittaa suorat lennot Guangzhouhun kesällä 2016


Job: Field Application Engineer / Technical Sales Support Engineer / Technical Sales Manager

TactoTek ( is looking to strengthen our team in pre- and post-sales customer sales and technical support. This position is located in TactoTek’s Guangdong/China office, close to our suppliers, partners and customers.


  • 5+ years of relevant working experience in FAE, Technical Sales, Technical Support or Sales roles in customer interface
  • Masters degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanics Engineering
  • Strong understanding and experience in Electro-Mechanical Designs
  • Experience in Industrial Design, Mechanical Design, System Integration, and/or Tool Designing a plus
  • Experience working directly with customer in a Sales or Technical sales role
  • Held previous positions in US or EU headquartered companies operating in China
  • Held previous positions in Tier1 supplier companies, serving OEMs in China in the field of consumer electronics, white goods, mobile, or automotive
  • Native Mandarin, fluent English skills, Cantonese a plus
  • Primary location in Guangdong China (Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan, or Guangzhou)
  • This position requires regular travel to customer and partner sites in China, and Asia, and once or twice a year to TactoTek HQ in Finland


  • Regular customer sales visits
  • Be the first line of support for technical requests from customers and partners
  • Support sales and partnering activities, including customer/partner meetings
  • Help customers to evaluate TactoTek technology
  • Support customer projects in implementation of TactoTek technology
  • Communication to Head of Product Creation in Finland HQ
  • Communication to Vice President of Sales in Taipei

Please send CV/application to

event Finnish

FBCGD kevätkokous (Guangzhou)

Aika: perjantai 27.3.2015 klo 17:00
Paikka: Finland Trade Center, Room 2013 Main Tower, Guangdong International Building, 339 Huanshi Dong Road, Guangzhou

1. Kokouksen avaus
2. Kokouksen päätösvaltaisuuden toteaminen
3. Jäsenrekisteri 2015
4. Kassatilanne
5. Toiminnan suunnittelua
5.1 Karting-tapahtuma
5.2 Vappukokous
5.3 Zhuhain liiketoimintamahdollisuuksiin tutustuminen
6. Team Finland –projektikatsaus
7. Kauppakamarihanke
8. Muut esille tulevat asiat
9. Kokouksen päättäminen

English event

Information Event About Finnish/Schengen Visas on Monday (Guangzhou)

Kirsi Puronpää, First Secretary (Consular Affairs) Finnish Embassy in Beijing, will visit Guangzhou on Monday 2 February 2015 3p.m. to talk with Finns about visa issues, listen experiences, and to answer questions regarding applying for visa to Finland and Schengen area. This is very good opportunity to give feedback about visa services provided to people applying for a Schengen Visa to Finland in Guangzhou. Puronpää will meet Danish consulate visa personnel on Tuesday and can relay your feedback to improve services.

Do not miss this event!

If you are unable to attend you may send your questions and feedback to Jari Seilonen who will pass them on to Puronpää. Jari’s e-mail is:

The event is organized by Finnish Business Council Guangdong and the location is:
Finland Trade Center, Room 1305, Main Tower, Guangdong International Building, 339 Huanshi Dong Road, Guangzhou, China 510098

English event

EU Cham Supported Event: Should Individual Investors Continue to Invest in China? (Guangzhou)

Time 2014-11-09 | 15:00 – 17:00
Venue Room 314, School of Management Buildiing, Jinan University
Address No. 601 Huangpu West Avenue, Guangzhou
Fee Members:Free| Non Members:Free

Chamber Supported Event: Should Individual Investors Continue to Invest in China?



Should Individual Investors Continue to Invest in China?

Investing in China has long been discussed. Recently quite a number of people sent money abroad and invested in foreign countries. A practical question which has attracted the attention of investors is whether they should continue to invest in China?

This seminar focuses on this question by investigating investment strategy and financial planning for individual investors. Professor Li from Jinan University will discuss economic circumstances and analyse investments in real and financial assets before expanding the discussion to investment decisions in constructing portfolios.

Event Details

Time: 3:00-5:00pm, 9 November 2014

Venue: Room 314, School of Management Building, Jinan University, No 601 Huangpu West Avenue, Guangzhou

Language: English

Fee: Free


Click here to register online.


Further information please contact Ms He in the International Programmes Centre Jinan University.

Tel: +86 20 85221410


Birmingham MBA in Guangzhou

Developed for business professionals, this part-time MBA combines best of faculty and staff at University of Birmingham and Jinan University to deliver an exceptional learning experience to boost your career prospects. University of Birmingham is consistently ranked top 100 in the world. Birmingham Business School is accredited by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS, only top 1% elite business schools worldwide achieved this. Click here to learn more. Application for 2015 January intake is now open.


Ms. Lifang Li
Ms. Lifang Li Associate Professor at Jinan University

Dr Li Lifang is an Associate Professor at Jinan University where she teaches Security Analysis, Investment Banking and Project Evaluation and Investment in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Her research interests include asset pricing and corporate finance. She was awarded Master and PhD degrees from Durham University in the UK in 2005 and 2009 respectively.

Contact info

NAME: Mabel He
T +86 20 8522 1410

FBCGD at: Guangdong and the World & Co-construction of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

Vice Governor of Guangdong Zhao Yufang
Vice Governor of Guangdong Zhao Yufang giving a speech

Finnish Business Council Guangdong Deputy Chairman Lasse Liukkonen attended Win-Win Development: Guangdong and the World & Co-construction of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road dinner event organized by Guangdong Public Diplomacy Association. The purpose of the event was to promote reviving and strengthening the traditional Silk Road according to President Xi Jinping’s policy. The guest of honour was the Vice Governor of Guangdong Ms. Zhao Yufang. Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong province.

Lasse Liukkonen and other gentlemen
Lasse Liukkonen (blue tie) and other gentlemen

The dinner event brought together many provincial and city governmental and semi-governmental organizations, as well as Chinese and international businessmen together. This event serves as another example where Finnish Business Council Guangdong is creating connections for its members’ benefit. These connections might provide FBCGD members a chance to promote their business and solve problems that require help from the various levels and functions of the Chinese government.

The event was held in Panyu, Guangzhou on Thursday 28 August 2014.

FBCGD Deputy Chairman Lasse Liukkonen on the cover of Guangdong Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation magazine
FBCGD Deputy Chairman on the cover of Guangdong Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation magazine

Participants included

  • Ms. Zhao Yufang, Vice Governor of Guangdong
  • Mr. Tang Bingquann, President of Guangdong Public Diplomacy Association, former executive Vice Governor of Guangdong Province, former Vice President of CPPCC Guangdong Committee
  • Mr. Yang Dong, Vice President of Guangdong Public Diplomacy Association
  • Mr. Loh Tuck Wai, Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore in Guangzhou
  • Mr. Dato’Sri Lim Hock San, President of Malaysia-Guangdong Chamber of Investment Promotion
  • Mr. Hazem Zaki, Chairman of Egypt China Business Development Association and Vice Chairman of Arab China Business Platform
  • Mr. Koo Yuen Kim, Chairman of Perfect (China) Co., Ltd. and Honorary Vice President of Guangdong Public Diplomacy Association
  • Mr. Stephen Budisa, GAM CEO of Flextronics International Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Zheng Peishuang, Director General of Samsung Electronics (Huizhou) Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Chen Zhihua, Vice President of Guangdong Chamber of International Commerce and President of Guangdong Computer Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Huang Guangyuan, Vice President of Guangdong Chamber of International Commerce and President of Chaofu Food Company
  • Mr. Ma Dongshan, Vice President of Guangdong Chamber of International Commerce
  • Mr. Zhang Jie, Deputy Chairmand of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangzhou Haizhu Council, Deputy Chairman of China Chamber of International Commerce Haizhu Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of Guangzhou Dajunmei Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Li Aimin, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangdong Committee (CCPIT Guangdong), Guagdong Chamber of International Commerce
English event

China IPR SME Helpdesk event: Developing a Strong IP Strategy for your SME (Guangzhou)

Event Details:  

Event type:       Breakfast seminar

Date:                   Tuesday 23 September 2014

Time:                  9.00am – 11.30am

Location:            The Canton Residence, No. 48 Haifeng Street, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou

Language:          English

Admission:       No charge but only open to European SMEs and SME intermediaries

Supported by:   European Chamber of Commerce, Spanish Chamber of Commerce,

                       China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, UK Trade & Investment, British Chamber,

                       German Chamber of Commerce, China-Britain Business Council, Bencham

Event Description

Fast growth, an increasingly skilled workforce and improving infrastructure have attracted many European SMEs to set up a business in China. Although China offers ample opportunities in sales and manufacturing, China also remains one of the world’s largest sources of intellectual property rights infringement. A challenge for European SMEs is how to take advantage of the opportunities while minimising the risk of intellectual property loss.

It is important to realise that many of your company’s assets are considered IP. This workshop will help you to identify and determine the value of these assets. You will learn how to identify your company’s challenges in the Chinese IP landscape and will be provided with quick, cost-effective resolutions to protect your business. You will learn from real-life experiences from an SME operating in the PRD.

During this session, you will have the opportunity to play the China IPR SME Helpdesk’s recently launched IPR Serious Game. When playing the serious game you will be guided through common business scenarios linked to IP challenges, which provides an immersive context for situational learning. This new business tool will allow you to increase your knowledge and awareness about managing intellectual property when entering the Chinese market.

Breakfast pastries will be served during the seminar.

Tentative Agenda

09.00am – 09.30am          Registration
09.30am – 09.35am          Welcome remarks
                                    European Chamber of Commerce
09.35am – 09.50am          Update on the China IPR SME Helpdesk’s activities
                                    Judith van de Bovenkamp, Project Officer, China IPR SME Helpdesk
09:50am – 10:15am          Developing a strong IP strategy for your SME
                                    Alice Li, Legal Advisor, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co
10.15am – 10.45am          Coffee Break (laptops available to play the Serious Game)
10.45am – 11.10am          Case study: dealing with IP infringement from an SME perspective
                                    SME, Speaker TBC
11.10am – 11.30am          Q&A Session
11.30am                         IPR One-on-one consultations sessions (optional)

One-on-one IPR Consultation Sessions

If you would like to receive confidential one-on-one advice about your business in China, sign up for a free, 20-minute consultation with our qualified IP Expert. To ensure you have a chance to meet with the expert, please book your session in advance by indicating your interest when you register. Please specify the nature of your question and the expert you wish to book a session with. The one-on-one consultations are open to European SMEs on a first-come, first-served basis. Any information you provide to the China IPR SME Helpdesk with be treated as confidential.

Speaker Biography

Alice Li, Legal Advisor, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

Alice Li has more than 10-year’s working experience in advising foreign companies on all aspects of their contentious and non-contentious IP strategies in China. Alice is a legal advisor at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP, with strong experience in patent, trade mark and copyright litigation and enforcement strategies as well as experience in Geographical Indications, Anti-Unfair Competition Laws and other, less common, types of rights. Alice acted for clients in the FMCG, mobility, IT accessories, retail and food industries.

Registration and cancellation

China IPR SME Helpdesk events are only open to European Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and SME intermediary organisations such as embassies and consulates, chambers of commerce and trade associations. This event is closed to law firms and business consultants. If you meet the criteria and would like to attend please register by emailing with the name and date of the event in the subject line and your company information. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. Because seating is limited, in the case of unexpected cancellation please inform the Helpdesk as soon as possible.

About the China IPR SME Helpdesk

The China IPR SME Helpdesk provides free information, first-line advice and training to SMEs to protect and enforce their IPR in China. The Helpdesk’s services are free to European SMEs and SME intermediaries (including EU embassies) and includes training events in China and Europe; online tools and materials at and tailored advice from our expert by phone, Email or though the website.

English event

Personal Investment Strategies for Expats in China (Guangzhou)

Time 2014-07-10 | 14:00 – 16:30
Venue Guangzhou Madarin Oriental
Address 389 Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Fee Members: Free| Non Members: Free

The AZ Investment Management is pleased to invite members of European Chamber to join the upcoming meeting focusing on Personal Investment Strategies for Foreign Individuals Working in China.

This session will focus on:

  • Does it make more sense to keep money in China or remit back home?
  • How should one decide how to invest?
  • What are individuals’ investment options in China?

Event Agenda:
14:00 – 14:30 Registration
14:30 – 15:15 Speaker presentation
15:15 – 16:00 Q&A session
16:00 – 16:30 Cocktail and networking

Introduction of AZ Investment Management:
Azimut is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (with a US$ 3.7 billion market capitalization) and is Italy’s largest independent asset manager and the manager of one of the world’s largest offshore RMB funds. Azimut currently has about US$32 billion of assets under management for 160,000 clients.


Stefano Chao - Investment Manager, AZ Investment Management (Azimut Holding)
Stefano Chao – Investment Manager, AZ Investment Management (Azimut Holding)
At AZ Investment Stefano is responsible for the management of a Chinese liquidity fund and the China research team. Pior to joining the AZ Investment team, Stefano worked for seven years in the Fixed Income Division of Lehman Brothers in New York. Stefano holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from the China Europe International Business School.

Contact info

NAME: Xenia Lu
T (021) 3813 9276

Personal Investment Strategies for Expats in China (Guangzhou)


China National Floorball Championship Results

Guangzhou Team
Guangzhou Team

The sixth annual China National Floorball Championship was held at the American International School in Guangzhou’s Science Park Campus on Saturday May 17th. Nine teams and approximately 120 players from Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou came to fight for the championship.

The Hong Kong Fashion Boys defeated the Shanghai Sharks 5-4 in the thrilling final. Guangzhou’s two teams, the Guangzhou Taipans and the Guangzhou Rams, finished in fifth and seventh place respectively. The Guangzhou teams were pleased to have organized the tournament and the massive after party at the Brew in New Pearl River City, even if they weren’t able to bring home the championship trophy on their home turf. Next year, Guangzhou will have another shot at the championship when the tournament moves to Beijing. Guangzhou teams which mainly consist of Finnish, Canadian and Swedish players have regular trainings in every Thursday evening.

Guangzhou Team
Big thanks to all sponsors!

The sponsors that made tournament arrangements possible were Fibox, Bronto Skylift, Rödl & Partner, Ionphase, The Brew, Hoitokoti Helmi, Andritz, Oxdog, the beer giraffe and American International School of Guangzhou.

Final results

  1. HKFB
  2. SH Sharks
  3. BJ Ducks
  4. SH Hakkapeliitat
  5. GZ Taipans
  6. Suzhou SSV
  7. GZ Outlaws
  8. YMT Jokers
  9. CUT