Truly understanding China is definitely not easy. History, culture, language, business can be quite far away from what is usually perceived as “normal” in the West. Yet, experience shows that successful business is rarely built in China without strong support from the home operation. In most cases, it is essential for headquarter managers to acquire their own conviction and understanding of China’s value and potential.

Therefore, SCS organizes regular delegation visits to China for Swiss entrepreneurs aiming at increasing their understanding of China’s business environment.
These tailored visits include:

Business and cultural environment seminars
Meetings with the Consulate General, the local business community and Chambers Visits to potential customers, suppliers, competitors (subject to agenda) To facilitate this understanding of China at senior management level, SCS organizes tailor-made visits, geared towards the specific areas of interest of the visiting group.

Usual service includes:

Personal contact with interest-related institutions and companies (appointments according to field of interest) Day-by-day visit report with conclusions and initial China concept recommendations Sample Service Charge

  • Specific group interest-oriented preparation -upon request
  • Per day of visit RMB 10000
  • Accommodation, transportation, meals RMB per cost
    Preparation fee may depend on specific work required.

Service charge for SCS Member delegation visits: 20% SCS membership discount.

The delegation visit package often includes:

1. General Introduction

Outline of China’s development in the last 20 years
Outline of what to expect in China in the next 10 years
Key issues in China’s legal and business culture
Shanghai & Yangtze River Delta’s economic facts
Shanghai & Yangtze River Delta’s fast developing industries and opportunities
Specific aspects according to visitors’ interest and activities

2. Business Meetings

Personal contact with foreign managers, according to fields of interest
Personal contact with existing or potential clients, suppliers and/or competitors (subject to agenda)
Visit to the Swiss Consulate General and/or Presidents of the Swiss Club and/or the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

3. Shanghai City Tour and Surrounding Area

The Turn of the 19th Century English-built Bund
Pudong – Shanghai’s expanding Financial & Commercial District
Shanghai Urban Planning Model – an exhibition of Shanghai and its future
Visit to Suzhou or Hangzhou, provincial cities near Shanghai
Shanghai Museum and/or other cultural sites, entertainment, etc.

Economic Mission to Tianjin June 2016 Now Open for Registration

In collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland to China and the SwissCham Beijing and Shanghai, the Swiss Centers in China have the pleasure to invite you to join a two-day economic mission to Tianjin, one of the most promising industrial bases in the North, on June 16th and 17th. For details about the program, cost and registration, please click here.