swissnex China Newsletter December 2016
Leadership Change Announcement
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Newsletter December 2016
Leadership Change Announcement

The year 2016 is close to its end. It is a year full of new initiatives and surprises. Our CEO, Pascal Marmier, is leaving swissnex China and December is his last month working with us. He has been leading us for the past four and half years with great passion and incomparable vision. In 2017, he will start a new chapter in the private sector and relocate to the United States. We wish him all the best for the new adventure and continue being a top marathon runner!
The new CEO of swissnex China will be Felix Moesner, the current CEO of swissnex Boston, who will start on August 1st, 2017. During the transition period, we will work together with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai and our headquarter, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI to ensure the operation. We are at your disposal and ready for new challenges anytime soon. 
Updates & Opportunities
Lift China 2016 | Urban Entrepreneurs: Smarten Your City Workshop, Shanghai
Lift China 2016 | Urban Entrepreneurs: Smarten Your City Workshop Recap 
Opportunity for Swiss scholars in Chinese university with financial support

Fudan Development Institute (FDDI) welcomes qualified social sciences scholars and experts from outside Mainland China to apply for its Visiting Scholar Program, with a one-off subsidy about 3000 CHF. This program allows scholars to interact with Fudan faculty while conducting their independent research at the FDDI. The length of stay for each visiting scholar ranges from 30 to 90 days. Download the program brochure here

Collaborative Opportunities
MAS Wealth Management offered by ZHAW School of Management and Law and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2017

The program aims at professionals and managers in the financial sector, who have the interest in financial markets in Asia, especially in China. It will take place in Winterthur and Shanghai, giving the students a great opportunity to discover and learn from both environments and dynamic markets on an international level. Details here
How We Explore and Engage With Our Community
In The Shadow of Every Success Stand Failures
On Dec. 5th, over 30 early birds showed up to listen to three guest speakers talking about how failures have shaped their success. Emmanuelle Roduit, head of operations of Swiss Center Shanghai shared her story about her first steps in China. Aik Leong Ooi, co-founder of Unique Learning & Development, talked about ups and downs during his time working for Intel. Ann Zhang, director of The Rui Group, informed the audience about the importance of stepping up to make your voice heard. 
8th Reception of the St.Gallen Symposium in Beijing
In the light of the upcoming 47th St.Gallen Symposium in May 2017 focusing on “Disruption”, the Embassy of Switzerland in China organized the 8th St.Gallen Symposium Beijing Reception on Nov. 30th to discuss this hot topic in the Chinese context. More than 70 guests including distinguished business and academic leaders, as well as several outstanding graduate students were at the event. Read more.
Swiss Presence at NAB Show Shanghai
The NAB Show Shanghai was held from Dec. 7th to Dec. 9th. Various forums were organized with the hottest topics of most concern to global media and entertainment professionals, with a unique transmedia focus. World VR Forum, the Swiss-based international organization presented their activities and collaborations with Chinese partners. 
Design Prize Switzerland in Hong Kong
During Nov 25th to Dec.4th, over 2000 people visited PMQ, InnoDesignTechExpo, and Connecting Space, for the Design Prize Switzerland exhibition (2015/2016 edition) as well as a variety of designer talks. The Swiss design innovation attracted huge media attention both in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Find some cool pictures here.
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