"China Insights" - A series of China-themed events

If you are interested in key social, political and business challenges facing China or facing companies doing business in China, the "China Insights" series is designed for you.

A series of workshops and events in English or German bringing together lecturers from the FHNW and recognised experts from industry and service sectors designed to deliver focussed and accessible Expertise.


What Next to China? Lessons from the 19th Party Congress

When: 11 December 2017, 17.00 – 19.00 plus Networking Apero
Where: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Olten

The 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is due to take place on 18 October 2017. China’s development model which merges state-directed and market-led economic policies means that understanding the outcomes of the Congress is especially important. As China’s growing importance in the global economy, international politics as well as global trade and diplomacy continues to rise, the outcomes of the Congress will have influence far beyond the borders of China.

In Switzerland, Chinese investment, most notably Syngenta, but also in a range of other industries including airport services, watches, energy, tourism and metals is evidence of China’s increasing global economic engagement and influence.

The event will bring together China-watchers to investigate and discuss the key lessons learnt from the Congress, reflect on their impacts both internationally and directly relating to Switzerland.


1st Chinese Market Fair

When: Friday, October 27, 2017, 9h00 – 18h30
Where: Swiss Re Center for Global Dialogue, Rüschlikon

A unique opportunity for Swiss and Chinese companies to learn more about a number of Chinese Industrial/Technology Parks & Free Trade Zones and their benefits.

Join our seminars and panel discussions to discover the newest digital developments in the Chinese markets, the interaction between the two economies and deep dive into practical aspects of doing business in China.