China Speed
Leadership Expedition
Immerse yourself in China's high speed, high growth mentality
Shanghai + Hangzhou
2 – 5 November 2020
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What To Expect?
Company
Visits
Meet the leadership of China's most innovative companies
Networking
Dinners
Establish relationships with your peers and business leaders from China
Learn How to Succeed in
China as a Foreigner
Understand the unique mindset and acquire necessary tools to become China-ready as a business leader
Cultural
Immersion
Experience the ongoing evolution of Chinese 5,000 year-old culture, society and cuisine
Key Themes
Government

What is the role of government in enabling economic growth? How to understand China's state philosophy towards its society, economy and entrepreneurship? How can entrepreneurs work effectively with the government?

Technology

What are the fundamental drivers behind China's technological growth? What are the enablers and what are the barriers? What is unique about its model of innovation?


Ecosystem

Why so many major business players like Alibaba, Tencent and others aspire to become ecosystems? What is their unique value proposition and how such a set up may enable growth? What are the risks?

Partnerships

Why partnerships are so essential to working in and with China? What do you need to know and do in order to succeed in building successful relationships based on this principle? What are the winning recipes for negotiation with the local partners?

Industries
Information Technology
E-Commerce & Retail
Artificial Intelligence
Heavy Industry & Manufacturing
Healthcare
Financial Management
Invited Companies
China's e-commerce and
cloud computing market
leader
Incubating China's top AI, IoT, and AR/VR startups
Diversified transportation
market leader with $15
billion revenue
Blockchain finance
leader with $7 billion
SME financing in 2018
Asia's leading consumer products distributor with $18 billion revenue
The largest German
industrial incubator
globally
China's leader in social
media, gaming, and
digital economy
Leading innovator in IoT
and AI technologies
China's yachting leader
with 20% market share
and 6 yacht clubs
Shanghai's leading
digital technology park
with 3,000 companies
Shanghai's #1
Technology &
Engineering University
Leading construction
equipment OEM with $5
billion revenue
Organisers
Gordon Redding
Academic Advisor and Lecturer
▪ An expert on China who also works on the comparison of different systems of capitalism, and on the role of education in societal development

▪ He has published 15 books and 100 articles related to these subjects

▪ Ex-Director of the Euro-Asia Centre of INSEAD in France, for seven years
Rose Luo Xiaowei
Academic Advisor and Host
▪ Academic Director of the top-ranked Tsinghua-INSEAD dual-degree EMBA program, and has served as Academic Director for open enrollment and customer-specific programs at INSEAD including Expanding Business in China

▪ During her appointment as Visiting Professor at CKGSB in 2014, one of the leading business schools in China, she served as Academic Director of its most prestigious Doctor of Business Administration program attended by top Chinese private entrepreneurs

▪ Holds a Ph.D. in sociology with a focus on organizational studies from Stanford University

▪ A native of China, Professor Luo received her B.A. in Linguistics and English and American Literature and studied in the graduate program in World Economy at Fudan University, Shanghai

Sergey Sirotenko
Program Director
▪ Leadership Development Advisor and Executive Coach at INSEAD and Ward Howell, formerly Leadership Development Director at Yale

▪ MA in Global Affairs from Yale University focusing on Political Economy of China

▪ Founding Member of 2018 Goldsmith Thompson Leadership Accelerator in Silicon Valley

▪ World Economic Forum, Founding Member of Global Shapers Community and ex-Member of Global Agenda Council

Erik Walenza
CEO of Lead Researcher IoT ONE and Host
▪ Vice-Сhair of the AmCham Technology & Innovation Committee

▪ Director of Startup Grind (Shanghai)

▪ MBA and MA International Affairs from George Washington University


Michael Maeder
Managing Partner of
Ward Howell China and Host
▪ Member of the Board of the German Chamber of Commerce

▪ Advisory Board Director, repeatemobile Asia

▪ M.Sc. International Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Zheng Han
Seminar Director
▪ Professor of Innovation, Tongji University

▪ Prior experience at McKinsey & Company, Daimler, and Haniel

Research focus on operation of multinational
businesses in China

Ph.D. Innovation Management, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)
Speakers & Guests
James Chou
CEO, Microsoft for Startups
James is the focal point for Microsoft's
partnerships with Chinese startups

Richard Wang
Partner, DFJ Dragon Fund
Richard has 18 years of experience
building and investing in tech companies

Alvin Wang
CEO, ZValley (Zoomlion IoT)
Alvin is building one of China's most
ambitious industrial IoT companies

Toni Cheng
GM, CaoHeJing Tech Park
Toni runs Alibaba Cloud's operations in Central and Eastern Europe
Lai Haofeng
GM, Alibaba Cloud Europe
Haofeng runs 19 incubators at one of China's top 3 technology parks
Kapil Kane
Innovation Director, Intel
Kapil operates Intel's internal new incubator for radical innovation
Alvin Ho
Senior VP, Dianrong
Alvin operates the world's largest blockchain financing business
Alexander Gabuev
Senior Fellow and Chair, Russia in The Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center
Learning Journey
OCTOBER, 15
4 PM - 10 PM


Kelia Business Club, Moscow

OCTOBER, 15
4 PM - 10 PM


Kelia Business Club, Moscow

Kick-off Meeting
Connect with your journey collaborators and faculty

Share personal goals

Presentation of final program and schedule

OCTOBER, 16 -NOVEMBER, 1
OCTOBER, 16 -NOVEMBER, 1
Preparation
Pre-readings, video materials and other content
NOVEMBER, 2-5
NOVEMBER, 2-5
Expedition
Business meetings with Chinese and international companies

Executive education seminars

Technology & innovation workshops

Cultural immersion activities

Networking dinners

DECEMBER
DECEMBER
Reflection
Reconnect with alumni over a dinner

Move from insight to action

Follow-up on connections made in China

Expedition Agenda
Day 1 – 02.11
Day 2 – 03.11
Day 3 – 04.11
Day 4 – 05.11
Day 5 – 06.11
Day 1
Monday, 02.11 | Shanghai

Key Theme – Government
Hotel

BRIEFING
CAOHEJING
TECH PARK


SITE VISIT
TRANSLATING INNOVATION POLICY INTO ACTION AT CHINA SCALE


LUNCH WITH ENTREPRENEURS
HOTEL

SEMINAR + TEAM DISCUSSION

LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE IN A CHINESE
CONTENT

RUSSIAN
EMBASSY

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
SUCCEEDING IN CHINA AS A RUSSIAN BUSINESS LEADER


OPENING DINNER ON THE BUND
Day 2
Tuesday, 03.11 | Shanghai

Key Theme – Partnerships
li & fung explorium

Seminar + site visit
PARTNERING TO BUILD THE SUPPLY CHAIN
OF THE FUTURE


LUNCH WITH INNOSPACE
HOTEL


TEAM DISCUSSION
SAIC

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
STRUCTURING A SUCCESFUL SINO-FOREIGN JOINT VENTURE
nio

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
INVESTING ACROSS BORDERS TO DISCOVER NEW OPPORTUNITIES


DINNER WITH VENTURE CAPITAL

Day 3
Wednesday, 04.11 | Hangzhou

Key Theme – Innovation
dream town

site visit + startup Pitches
BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN INNOVATION
AND INVESTORS


LUNCH AT ROBOT HE
alibaba

headquarter visit
USING THE POWER OF DATA TO
TRANSFORM BUSINESS

HOTEL


TEAM DISCUSSION
West lake

cultural excursion
HEALTH, WEALTH AND HAPPINESS IN 21ST CENTURY IN CHINA


DINNER WITH ENTREPRENEURS

Day 4
Thursday, 05.11 | Shanghai

Key Theme – Ecosystem
GEEK +

site visit
LEAPFROGGING FROM INDUSTRY 2.0 TO
INDUSTRY 4.0


LUNCH AT SMART FACTORY
SMART FACTORY KUNSHAN

SITE VISIT
BRINGING MANUFACTURING TO THE SHARING ECONOMY
HOTEL

REFLECTION
TURN INSIGHT INTO ACTION AS AN
INTERNATIONAL LEADER



DINNER WITH BUSINESS LEADERS




Open Day
Friday, 06.11 | Personal Choices
ARRANGE BUSINESS MEETINGS WITH POTENTIAL
PARTNERS AND CUSTOMERS

RELAX AND EXPLORE SHANGHAI
VISIT BEIJING, SHENZHEN OR
OTHER UNIQUE CHINESE CITIES

Ward Howell will gladly assist you in facilitating your desired activities.
Next Steps
Sergey Sirotenko

Program Director
s.sirotenko@wardhowell.com
+7 903 744 20 14
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