How Does Networking Really Work in China?

Want to get ahead in the Chinese business world?

Shanghai is a concrete jungle full of great business opportunities. What's the key to doing business here? Networking. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Mandarin House are pleased to present How Does Networking Really Work in China, where you'll learn how to work the room in both languages.

  1.     How to network with Chinese people and network without being annoying
  2.     Differences in Western and Chinese networking styles
  3.     Typical questions/answers that may be asked and how to answer them
  4.     Following up after an event and maintaining your business network
  5.     The importance of maintaining Mianzi (saving face) and Guanxi (long-term relations)
  6.     Frequently used language and vocabulary in networking situations (what to say, how to follow-up and how to present differences in opinion)


Date: August 28, 2012

Time: 6 pm-8 pm

Venue: Mandarin House, People's Square

Address: Level 12 Asia Mansion, 650 Hankou Rd, Shanghai 200001

Cost: 50 RMB for members, 80 RMB for non-members





Aaron Duff

Business Development Manager, Mandarin House

With rich work experience dealing with Australian & Chinese government officials and education experts, Aaron has a unique insight into the many challenges China’s language and culture can throw at foreigners. Now, managing the business development and growth of China’s leading Chinese language school, Aaron’s job is to bring Chinese to the world.

Eric Mei

Education Supervisor

Eric has worked in the Chinese language industry for 8 years and the last 5 at Mandarin House having taught over 1000 students. Having started as a teacher and then a teacher trainer, Eric is now Mandarin House Shanghai’s Education Supervisor managing a team of 80 teachers and working in curriculum and teacher improvement.

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