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11th World Free Zone Convention

8th - 11th November 2011

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shanghai Pudong
SHANGHAI, CHINA

 
    CO-ORGANISERS
    • WORLD FREE ZONE CONVENTION
    • SHANGHAI FREE TRADE ZONES ADMINISTRATION (SFTZA)

    SUPPORTED BY
    • CHINA FREE TRADE ZONE & EXPORT PROCESSING ZONE ASSOCIATION (CFEA)
    • CHINA ASSOCIATION OF PRODUCTIVITY SCIENCE
 

Press Conference in Shanghai       Press conference to lunch the Convention.



     Who will attend?

From China
    The Co-organisers will invite delegates from China including officials from ministries of Central Government and Shanghai, and experts from major Free Trade Zones, Free Trade Port Areas, and Export Processing Zones in China. They will also invite academics, economists and others closely involved in both Inward and Outward FDI to and from China. These include local industry and services as well as representatives of municipalities/regions and local offices of international bodies.
From outside China
    Senior management (finance and commercial) from transnational corporations, investment promotion agencies and zone authorities, with a special emphasis on strategic networking platform among world zones. There will be participants from banks as well as officials from government and international organisations. In addition location and strategy consultants and intermediaries, supply chain specialists, logistics organisations, purchasing and materials management directors, infrastructure and utility companies are expected as well as relevant media and press etc.

      Training Courses + Workshops — 8th & 9th November 2011


TWO-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION
Thursday 10th & Friday 11th November 2011


The Two Day Conference will be held in English and Mandarin with simultaneous interpretation

A B2B desk will enable all participants to meet their Chinese and other counterparts throughout the Convention

     Convention Theme

KEYS TO INNOVATION & DEVELOPMENT of
SPECIAL ECONOMIC & FREE TRADE ZONES


Welcome Drinks Party Wednesday 9th November at 19.00 hrs
(evening of 2nd day of Training Programme)


DAY ONE – Thursday 10th November 2011

Morning

09.00           OPENING CEREMONY

10.30           Break for Refreshments and Opening of Exhibition

11.00           NEW TRENDS OF FREE ZONE DEVELOPMENT
                       OF CHINA┬┤S FTZs & REFORM AND OPENING-UP
12.30           Buffet Lunch

Afternoon

13.30           GLOBALISATION OF ECONOMIES AND FTZ DEVELOPMENT
15.30           Break for Refreshments

15.45           GLOBALISATION OF ECONOMIES AND FTZ DEVELOPMENT
18.15           Depart for Gala Dinner


19.00 - 21.00            SHANGHAI RIVER CRUISE    and    DINNER


DAY TWO – Friday 11th November 2011

Morning

09.00           VISIT & BRIEFING TO SHANGHAI WAIGAOQIAO FREE TRADE ZONE
                        & WAIGAOQIAO PORT
                        including LENOVO facility and Exhibition Centre for Machinery and Medical Equipment



12.00           Buffet Lunch

Afternoon

13.30           PRESENTATION OF WFZC/IPA World Website Awards 2011

13.45           LESSONS FROM ZONES, PORTS & AIRPORTS AROUND THE WORLD

14.30           Break for Refreshments

14.45           GLOBAL ZONE UPDATE

17.00           CLOSING CEREMONY SPEECH BY CHINESE OFFICIAL


18.30 - 20.30           Farewell Dinner

QUESTIONS FROM DELEGATES TO THE SPEAKERS WILL BE ENCOURAGED THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE

A B2B desk will enable all participants to meet their Chinese and other counterparts throughout the Convention


SPEAKERS INCLUDE

* Subject to confirmation


Pre-Conference Training / Workshops & Investor Attraction Programme
Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th November 2011

As in previous years delegates are encouraged to attend the Two Day Training & Investor Attraction Programme. These are presented by consultants chosen by WFZC for their professional expertise and practical knowledge.

TRAINING PROGRAMME

Tuesday 8th November 2011

  • A     One-Day Workshop      THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUTWARD FDI

  • Mr John Evans, Managing Director, Tractus Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, and
    Mr Franklin Fuentes, Regional Manager, Tractus Asia, Shanghai, China

  • B     One-Day Training Course      GLOBAL INVESTMENT IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT with a focus on Asia-Pacific

  • Dr Jacob Dencik, Managing Consultant, IBM-PLI, Brussels, Belgium, and
    Mr Jia Luo, Consultant, IBM Global Services, Shanghai, China

  • E     Half-Day Afternoon Workshop      DOING BUSINESS IN ASIA
    Mr James Ku, Managing Director, Indev Partners, Shanghai, China

Wednesday 9th November 2011

  • C     One-Day Workshop      CREATIVE APPROACHES TO INVESTOR ATTRACTION

  • Mr Douglas van den Berghe, Managing Director, Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • D     One-Day Training      TACKLING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY THROUGH SEZs - GENDER, LABOUR AND ENVIRONMENT
    Mr Gokhan Akinci, Global Product Leader, SEZs, Foreign Investment Advisory Service, World Bank Group, Washington DC, USA and
    Mr Martin Norman, Program Manager BICF International Finance Corporation (IFC), Dhaka, Bangladesh


                      AND                   PROTECTING THE VALUE OF ZONE PRODUCTS

  • Mr Christian Swan, Manager Corporate Affairs, Philip Morris International Management SA, Lausanne, Switzerland, and
    Mr William Dobson, Deputy Director, Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), Paris, France



WORLD FREE ZONE CONVENTION, 35 Spring Gardens, London SW1YA 2BA, U.K.
Tel     +44 20 7839 1334            Fax     +44 870 131 9578            Email     info@freezones.org

CONFERENCE ORGANISER The International Conference Network

Convention Sponsors include
         Hosts    
 
    CO-ORGANISERS
    • WORLD FREE ZONE CONVENTION
    • SHANGHAI FREE TRADE ZONES ADMINISTRATION (SFTZA)

    SUPPORTED BY
    • CHINA FREE TRADE ZONE & EXPORT PROCESSING ZONE ASSOCIATION (CFEA)
    • CHINA ASSOCIATION OF PRODUCTIVITY SCIENCE

    COORDINATOR
    • SHANGHAI PUDONG CHAMBER OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
 
             

        Sponsor     ICC - BASCAP Logo

        Training Partners     www.tractus-asia.com         www.ic-associates.com         IBM - Plant Location International (PLI), IBM Global Business Service         ICC - BASCAP Logo

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