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Decoding China's Labour Market | HR Insights and Recommendations for EU SMEs
Thursday 14 March (Online & in Beijing)
9:00 - 10:30 Brussels Time | 16:00 - 17:30 Beijing Time

Active management and talent development have never been so crucial for European SMEs in China. The labour market landscape in China is dynamic and characterised by frequent updates to laws and regulations. Job preferences among the labour force have dramatically evolved, particularly since the pandemic.

This workshop brings to the attention of European SMEs the importance of navigating the details of human resources management in China while offering insights into relevant labour laws, regulations, and best practices to recruit, manage and retain talent. During the workshop, SME owners and management of European businesses in China are invited to share their practical experience on the challenges they faced in HR management and how they have dealt with the issues and tackled the challenges.

To register to the event, please click here


15:45 - 16:00
Registration at the venue - For onsite participants in Beijing

16:00 - 16:10
Opening remarks

16:10 - 16:45
Introduction on HR Insights
Hunter Shi, International Development Consultant, Stantec

16:30 - 16:50
Keynote presentation: HR Recommendations for EU SMEs
Tristan Wang, Regional Head North China, GiGroup

16:50 - 17:10
Panel discussion: Experience sharing - HR management for SMEs in China
Liam Jia, Team Leader, EU SME Centre
Emma Liu, HRBP, Generali China Life
Ada Zhang, HR Director, Goglio (Tianjin) Packaging Co., Ltd.
Florian Hajzeri, General Manager, Technoalpin

17:10 - 17:30
Q&A session
Green Supply Chain Management | Empowering SME Suppliers
Tuesday 19 March 2024 (In Beijing & Online)
15:00 - 16:30 Beijing Time | 8:00 - 9:30 Brussels Time

The combined carbon footprint of SME suppliers is on average five times greater than their large corporate counterparts. However, constrained by limited resources and expertise, SMEs require additional support from buyers and business partners to collect and report accurate data on their emissions, and enhance their carbon management capacity.

The EU SME Centre and the European Chamber Carbon Market Working Group are glad to invite Director Ma Jun from the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) and industry players across China to explore the recent practices on corporate green supply chain management, the critical role of SMEs and challenges they face, and the different approaches large enterprises can adopt to support their SME partners throughout the supply chain to improve their environmental performance.

This meeting is open to all SMEs from EU Member States and countries participating in the Single Market Programme (SMP) and to all members of the European Chamber.

To register to the meeting, please send an email before 18 March COB to Ms Susana Xu at if you would like to attend onsite in Beijing or online.

15:00 - 15:10
Opening remarks
Liam Jia, Team Leader, EU SME Centre

15:10 - 15:30
Status of Corporate Green Supply Chain Management, Good Practices and Solutions
Ma Jun, Director, Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE)

15:30 - 16:30
Panel discussion and Q&A
Ma Jun, Director, Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE)
Erin Xu, Vice Chair, Environment Working Group, European Chamber
Tobias Könings, Vice Chair, South China SME Forum, European Chamber
Kai-Marcel Dodel, Chief Executive Officer, Connen Smart Supply Chain Systems

Zoom | European Chamber Beijing Offices
Beijing Lufthansa Center
50 Liangmaqiao Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing