Tackling Business Challenges in China: Late Payment, IT Solutions, Tax and Free Trade Zone [ FULLY BOOKED]

  • Date
    20 July 2016 - 20 July 2016
  • Beijing Time
    8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Venue
    PwC Centre, Shanghai Huai Hai Room 1 & 2, 11F, PwC Centre, 2 Corporate Avenue, 202 Hu Bin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
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The EU SME Centre is delighted to invite you to join our next Inter-Chamber SME Working Group meeting in Shanghai on 20 July 2016, which will discuss a number of key issues that European SMEs often encounter during their daily business operation in China.


08:30–09:00 Registration

09:00–09:10 Opening Remarks – Xavier SansPowell, Senior Policy Manager, EU SME Centre

09:10–09:40 Late payment and debt collection for SME- Tony Au (APAC Director), Atradius Corporate Management Consulting (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.

09:40–10:20 SMEs in China IT challenges & New Solutions– Niles-Uwe Behrens, IBB China

10:20–10:50 Opportunities or Challenges? Updates on China Tax & Free Trade Zone Policies – Ken Gao, PwC China

10:50–11:00 Q&A

Speaker Bio

Tony Au

Regional Head, Asia Pacific, Atradius Collections Ltd

Tony has 20 years of experience in international account receivable management and debt

collections, credit insurance and commercial financing. Atradius Collections is a leader in the commercial debt collections industry, with more than 24 offices worldwide, serves more than 200 countries/regions and handles more than EUR 700 million debt placement each year on average. Atradius Collections is a business unit of Atradius Group, one of the world´s largest credit insurers.

Ken Gao

Tax Director, PwC China

Ken is a Director of Tax & Business Advisory team of PwC Shanghai, China. Ken has extensive experience in advising on holding and financing structures, investment vehicles, tax efficient business models, due diligence, tax defence, internal control and tax risk management, as well as cash expatriation strategies. Ken worked in the United States for three years and he has over 10 years experience as a tax practitioner with PricewaterhouseCooper in China. Before joining PwC, Ken worked as an investment specialist for Shanghai Free Trade Zone.


This meeting is open to European small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and SME intermediary organisations such as embassies or consulates, chambers of commerce and trade associations only. If you have any questions, please send email to Erica Wang (erica.wang@eusmecentre.org.cn) or call (010) 6462 2066 ext. 27.

About Inter-Chamber SME Working Group

The Inter-Chamber Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Working Group was established in 2014 as a new advocacy element of EU SME Centre Phase II with the objective of strengthening advocacy for EU SMEs. The Inter-Chamber SME Working Group is based on the existing Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Forum of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, bringing together European SMEs and creating a strong channel to express concerns and report challenges they face in conducting business in China.

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