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How to Seize Opportunities and Overcome Challenges in China's ICT Sector

  • Type :Webinar
  • Date :May 26, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 2015
At the core of Chinese government’s 12th Five-year plan, the ICT sector in China represents the largest single market in the world. It provides numerous business opportunities in various areas including IC design, mobile components and embedded software, E-commerce and E-finance, enterprise services, cloud technology, big data and app based ICT platforms. 
 
China is working hard for its domestic players to ride this wave of growth, and many of them have begun to emerge as world-leading ICT giants. However, there are still niche markets where European companies can size real opportunities. 
 
In this context, the EU SME Centre and the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) will host a joint webinar to explain the primary opportunities for European SMEs and major challenges they need to tackle to succeed in the market.
 
In this webinar, you will learn: 
  • The structure, major players and key government contacts in China’s ICT sector;
  • Government strategy and regulatory trends;
  • A list of areas with opportunities for European SMEs;
  • Practical business strategies that could help you to overcome major challenges; 
  • Case studies with best practices from European ICT companies doing business in China;
  • Latest findings from the EU SME Centre and CBBC joint report on the ICT sector.
 
About the Speaker 
 
Kirk Wilson, Director for Information and Communications Technology, China-Britain Business Council
 
Kirk is the Director for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at the China-Britain Business Council. He has spent 14 years in various consultancy and leadership roles within the IT services industry, including as an Account Director with EDS, and most recently as a Consultant with the United Nations (UNIDO) in Beijing. He also works closely with Chinese regional governments to develop business with global IT services companies. 
 
Kirk is a Chinese speaker. He has a BSc in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from Edinburgh University, an MA in Chinese Studies from Lund University in Sweden, and an MBA from Cambridge University Business School.

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