Opportunities arising from the Changing F&B Landscape in China: A live expert discussion

13 June 2018
14:00 GMT+10
 -  On demand
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The food and beverage (F&B) landscape in China continues to change and evolve, both challenging corporate F&B strategies and creating new opportunities for entry and expansion. The tensions in global trade are creating new opportunities for exporters to China, such as wine exports from Australia and New Zealand, and those seeking to open new F&B ventures in China.  However, in grasping those opportunities companies need to be aware of the issues of trading with and in China to avoid potentially costly mistakes.

Our panel of experts are here to address key issues that are concerning you.  The session will be interactive to ensure that your personal questions can be answered by people who have considerable experience in the following areas:

  • trade mark registration and protection
  • establishing distribution channels and warehousing facilities in China
  • the opportunities and threats of cross-border e-commerce
  • issues specific to operating an F&B business in China
  • licensing your F&B operations in China and applicable restrictions
  • tax and cost benefits of using free trade zones
  • navigating the complexity of bookkeeping of your F&B business in China

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Who should attend this webinar?

  • CEOs, CFOs and other strategic planners
    • representing foreign firms already operating in China
    • representing foreign firms seeking new entry into China
  • Strategic planners
    • expansion project managers
    • internationalization project managers
    • Growth managers
    • Operational controllers
  • Finance, accounting and tax professionals
  • Legal, compliance and risk managers

About our speakers

Mark Schaub – International Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, China

Mark specialises in foreign direct investment, M&A and restructuring in China. He has advised on foreign investment projects in all major sectors in China with a cumulative value exceeding
USD 20 billion. Familiar with China issues, he is a trusted advisor to companies ranging from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Mark has worked as a lawyer in Shanghai since 1993, working with respected German and American firms before joining King & Wood Mallesons in 2000. He has been consistently recognised as a Leading Lawyer by Legal 500.

Heidi Dugan – Host of ‘You are the Chef’ a leading TV show on CCTV9 and ICS

Heidi is a household name in China, having hosted this Asia-wide East-meets-West culinary TV show for the past 15 years, winning awards for ‘Best Foreign TV Host’ and ‘Best Foreign Language Program’ in the process.  Heidi has been interviewed in Harper’s Bazaar, Shanghai TV Weekly, Shanghai Daily, China People’s Evening Newspaper, and other publications of similar calibre. She has also been a guest on Culture Matters, Talk Talk, Da Qiu Bu Tong, and other TV shows to discuss nutrition, diets, and food culture. After living in Shanghai for 20 years, Heidi calls the city her home.

Daria Kruk – Senior Commercial Manager, TMF Group

Having spent the last 10 years in China, Daria has gained vast experience in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) advisory services, including pre-investment assessment, corporate services, accounting and exit strategy, as well as international corporate compliance to accounting, HR and legal related matters for well-known luxury and premium fashion brands in China.