China is changing rapidly and constantly.
THE CHINA CULTURE CHALLENGE:
a fast-learning track to boost your China business
This fun and informative business game, with three training levels, leads you across what you need to know about performing well in China.
Find out whether you and your team have the experience and wit to navigate this turbulent market adequately. Your knowledge and understanding of China will be quizzed and your experience put to the test during an exciting and challenging game.
- Insights in how to improve your China business approach
- Tailored Action Plan for your operations in China
- Better equipped to deal with Chinese partners and circumstances
- Learn from fellow business travellers and share best practices
- Many aha-moments
- Business alerts regarding risks and opportunities in China
“Victory usually goes to the army that has better trained officers and men” (Sun Tzu)”
HOW IT WORKS
The China Culture Challenge takes up to 4 hours and is played live, with 2 trainers, in teams. It is suitable for 6 to 15 participants.
The game consists of 3 rounds, getting more complex on the go. In each round the trainers provide you with relevant key knowledge by means of presentations and videos. Your team capabilities are then put to the test in quizzes, scans, business challenges and pitches.
Correct steps and smart decision-making will be rewarded with money (¥) and buy building blocks for your own skyscraper! But save some money too because the game can have some surprising turnarounds, just like in China-business…The team with the highest skyscraper after 3 rounds wins!
Discover your strengths and weaknesses in this upbeat game and find out whether the sky is the limit!
WINNING IS GUARANTEED!
Because your reward is a fresh set of business skills, so needed in today’s China.
FOR WHOM AND AT WHAT LEVEL ?
This training game is designed in 3 levels, each for a distinct target group; students/trainees, start-ups and experienced entrepreneurs and managers.
Your entry level will be defined in advance in conjunction with the trainers.
Enter the Campus
Studying in China
- To understand the school system and educational manners
- To learn how best to cooperate with your Chinese fellow students
- To obtain deeper insight in the Chinese lifestyle and culture
Enter the Market
Start-Up for newcomers and intermediates to the Chinese market
- To lay the ground work for dealing with misunderstandings and misconceptions
- To get to grips with the where, why and how on improving your business approach in China
- To become a smart and confident business player, negotiator and/or colleague
Step it Up
Master Level for seasoned professionals
- To apply your understanding of the present-day Chinese social, economic and political landscape in your business environment
- Enhance your leadership performance by learning from critical incidents and best practices
- Aimed at recalibrating and invigorating your business strategy
The China Culture Challenge: a must-do business game, that is fun, exciting and immensely rewarding!
“Sometimes you think you know it all, but not this time. Combined with historical background information and funny facts, the game was an added value to my cultural understanding and greatly helped our companies to develop their Chinese business skills. We all agreed that we could apply our new skills already the next day, either in contact with Chinese employers/partners or to prepare for our visit to China.“
“I very much enjoyed the China Culture Challenge and am already applying this newfound knowledge in my internship”.
“I really liked how you can apply cultural aspects during negotiations with Chinese partners”
“De China Culture Challenge laat zien hoe oude patronen in China nog steeds doorwerken in de zakelijke praktijk van nu. Het is voor het eerst dat ik er op deze manier over nadenk en ik kan het meteen toepassen in mijn werk. Een goede opfrisbeurt!”
“Ik heb zeer genoten van ’the China Culture Challenge’, het combineert theorie en praktijk op en leuke manier. Als een startende professional in China denk ik dat het me zeker gaat helpen in de toekomst en ik zou het iedereen aanraden!”.
“I really thought that I knew a lot about China after having lived there for 12 years, but this game actually revealed why things happen the way they do. You learn about China’s cultural background and apply this knowledge during the game”.
“During a pleasant and fun afternoon, you gain many new insights that help you to sharpen your thoughts about doing business in China.”
“The game challenged my trading skills in working with Chinese enterprises because it presented different angles from realtime cases. It easily exposed my strenghts and weaknesses. The game also connects the group in a dynamic way. I really enjoyed the learning by doing, never a dull moment!”
Lilian Kranenburg – savvy China watcher and communications expert, sinologist. Chairperson of Guanxi, the knowledge network in the Netherlands for Dutch businesses active in China.
Lianne Baaij – ultimate go-between between Dutch and Chinese businesses, certified interpreter-translator Mandarin, trainer and sinologist.
Esther Janssen – longtime bridge-builder between EU and China governments and businesses, crosscultural expert and trainer, political scientist.
Monique Groeneveld – China explorer and allround guide for economic and cultural exchanges, Beijing-based sinologist and trainer.
Each of us has been active in China on behalf of Dutch government and businesses for over 25 years. We have joined forces to enrich our spectrum of skills to the benefit of our clients. Our services are directed towards western businesses that are active in China. We consult and train, guide and coach.
REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION
WHEN AND WHERE ?
March 20, 2019 09:30 – 12:00 Beijing
China Culture Challenge – special expat partner edition
The German Center, 8 E 3rd Ring Road N, Chaoyang, Beijing
Participation fee 500 RMB per person. Upon request.
April 4, 2019 16:00 – 20:00 Haarlem
China Culture Challenge:
Improve your China Business in the Year of the Pig
Crown Business Center, A. Hofmanweg 5A, 2031 BH Haarlem
Participation fee €375,- excl. VAT per person,
additional participants per company €175,- per person. Snacks included.
COST PER PERSON
Costs for open registration setting, from 6-15 participants
Level 0 – €275/ RMB 2.050
Level I – €375/ RMB 2.800
Level II – €475/ RMB 3.550
Prices are excluding of VAT or local taxes.
For in-company tailored programmes, prices are on demand.
Call us in China: + 86 135 2010 3215
Or in the Netherlands: + 31 (0) 30 2513799 / + 31 (0) 6 25560818