Talent Attraction and Retention for SMEs in China | Inter-Chamber SME Working Group Meeting

  • Date
    13 May 2022 - 13 May 2022
  • Beijing Time
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Venue
    Beijing Lufthansa Center, Office C405, No. 50 Liangmaqiao Road, Beijing & Zoom (Online)
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Talent attraction and retention is a major question small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in China and elsewhere have long had to grapple with. Linked to this are myriad of questions, from salary and career development opportunities to company culture and location. In addition, COVID-19 has exacerbated some of the challenges related to attracting and retaining talent – in particular foreign talent. Thus, it is more important than ever for SMEs to make sure they have a sound HR strategy that takes all of these aspects into consideration.

The EU SME Centre and the European Chamber are pleased to invite you to our next Working Group meeting, where Ms Connie Zhu, Organisation and People Consulting Partner from PwC, will provide an overview of some of the major HR trends in China. Following Ms Zhu’s presentation, HR Working Group Chair Jeanette Yu will moderate a panel discussion composed by HR experts and representatives of the HR Working Group and Forum based in different regions of China.

The event will take place on Friday, 13th May from 10:00 to 12:00 online via Zoom and offline in the Beijing offices of the European Chamber.

If you are interested in joining this meeting, please feel free to contact Ms Ester Cañada Amela at ecamela@europeanchamber.com.cn before Thursday, 12th May noon.

You can find the recorded webinar on YouTube here:


9:30-10:00 Offline registration and networking

10:00-10:10 Opening remarks by Mr Javier Tora Mira, SME Forum South China Chair

10:10-10:30 Presentation by Ms Connie Zhu, PwC

10:30-11:30 Panel discussion with:

Amy Stansfield – HR Working Group Vice Chair – Fragomen

Sunny Sun – HR Forum Vice Chair – Bernard Controls

Sebastian Hardt – HR Working Group Vice Chair – Bosch

Raquel Ramirez – HR Forum Vice Chair – RR Consulting

Moderator: Jeanette Yu – National Chair of the HR Working Group – CMS

11:30-12:00 Discussion and Q&A

About Inter-Chamber SME Working Group

The Inter-Chamber Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Working Group(Inter-Chamber SME WG) was established in 2014 as a new advocacy element of the EU SME Centre with the objective of ensuring that the voice of European SMEs in China is heard. The Working Group is based on the European Chamber’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Forum. It brings together European SMEs to create a strong channel where concerns over the business challenges faced in China can be expressed. The Working Group’s recommendations represent the concerns and interests of SMEs from all EU Member States.

The Inter-Chamber SME WG organises a series of regular working group meetings and policy meetings and that are intended to provide practical solutions and policy advice to European SMEs and European SME stakeholders.

Join the European SME business community in China and get up-to-date presentations on the regulatory, economic and social changes happening in China that have the direct impact on SMEs exporting and investing in the market. Listen to common issues faced in the market and contribute your experiences to help lobby European and Chinese policymakers.

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