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BritCham Shanghai hosts ‘March Member Briefing’

21 Mar 2024

On the afternoon of 19 March, BritCham Shanghai hosted ‘March Member Briefing’ at the Chamer office.

In March Members meeting, members engaged in a productive dialogue on how to optimize the benefits of chamber membership. A key point of discussion was the importance of keeping the membership directory updated and leveraging chamber events for networking.

 

 

It was delightful that we introduced our New office members who are Luna Wu, Membership & Events Executive Vivian Fung, Zhejiang Office Manager for the New Zhejiang office, and Wendy Kang, Administration Executive for the Shanghai office. Vivian and Luna shared an introduction to membership and upcoming events at our New Zhejiang Office.

During this time, finance and operations were discussed. Wendy and Luna were highlighted for their key roles in overseeing the financial and technological aspects of events. They provide invaluable support, ensuring operations run smoothly. Our executive board conducts annual reviews, a crucial component in maintaining organizational accountability and effectiveness.

 

 

In our recent discussion on business benefits and networking opportunities in China, Ira, the Chamber’s Key Account Manager for Chamber, presented a valuable update on the initiatives planned for this year. She emphasized the importance of maintaining an up-to-date membership directory and database to leverage the full benefits of our membership. In a bid to foster collaborative growth, all CEOs and colleagues are urged to actively participate in chamber events. Especially, we are pleased to announce that Britcham is extending further benefits to our members, including special discounts on flights and hotel bookings.

 

 

Our committee chairs have enthusiastically introduced themselves and their roles in supporting new members. They are committed to replicating the successful environments witnessed in Shanghai and Hangzhou. This is a thrilling milestone in our growth and we look forward to seeing the innovative collaborations with our new partnerships.

 

 

Our industry committees emphasize the value of knowledge sharing and networking for professionals, creating a collaborative environment for growth and development. Our Financial Services Committee, in particular, has made significant progress, welcoming new members from respected institutions such as HSBC and Lloyds. This committee has organized an engaging series of events on alternative investments in Shanghai and Hangzhou, featuring expert talks and panel discussions.

 

 

Adolf Peter introduced exco Alex Roberts and the Legal Compliance Committee, co-chaired by Bridge Zhao. The committee comprises members from various law firms and universities. The Shanghai International Arbitration Center is growing increasingly important for foreign companies due to China’s expanding influence in international trade. It emphasised the significance of Chinese arbitration solutions and the recent memorandum of understanding with the SCIAC. He announced plans for increased activity this year in organizing events focusing on climate change, in cooperation with the law firm Herbert Smith, and warned of legal risks in ESG-related contracts, highlighting the importance of careful contract drafting and enforcement.

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