A Guide To Doing Business in China

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More than two decades later, McKeon has dedicated her professional life to studying that belief in bargaining and helping companies navigate the complexities of doing business in China. Obviously, big changes have impacted China since the strategies were first used long ago.

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Developer sues China Construction America for billions, alleges fraud

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BML Properties claims the contractor's bogus billings cost it more than $2.25 billion on the Baha Mar Resort project in the Bahamas

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120th Canton Fair looks to rejuvenate the ‘Made in China’ brand

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With Chinese exports falling sharply since February amid weak global demand, the world’s second-largest economy is begging the question: is the Made in China brand in trouble?

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China Exerts More Control Over Foreign-Based Associations

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A law, which goes into effect in China on Jan. 1, 2017, is estimated to have an impact on more than 7,000 NGOs that conduct activities in mainland China, requiring them to register with police agencies and operate under the supervision of an approved sponsoring organization.

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Media 10 officially announces Ideal Home Show entry to China

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The post Media 10 officially announces Ideal Home Show entry to China appeared first on Event Industry News.

10 Great Venues in Europe for Events with 1000+ Attendees


Cities in the US and China offer an embarrassment of choice when it comes to venues with capacities for […]. Here are 10 venues in 10 cities where you can comfortably cater for larger capacity events while indulging in the authentic uniqueness of European culture.

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What’s the Key to Success for Live-Streaming in China?

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Turn on a computer in China and you’ll find a seemingly endless number of opportunities to tune into live-streamed programming: basketball games with superstar athletes, fashion shows with celebrity models, video games with average at-home citizens, and more. Photo Credit Adobe Stock.

Giant Lanterns of China to Light Up Edinburgh Zoo


We chatted with the team from Edinburgh Zoo to find out more about the Giant Lanterns of China festival and why Eventbrite was their ticketing provider of choice. The post Giant Lanterns of China to Light Up Edinburgh Zoo appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. Tell us about your event. How did it get started? The Lantern Festival is a centuries-old Chinese tradition featuring spectacular illuminated sculptures from history and mythology. Edinburgh is a […].

How To Do Business In The Asia Pacific, According To APAC Expert Bhavya Sehgal

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But if you look at the conflicts between China and Philippines around the South China Sea, they have been persistent for the last five years. The second one is the fact that China is going down and the misconception is that, hence, let’s look somewhere else.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

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Hong Kong, China. The city takes pride in its location as the “gateway to China.” Shanghai, China. Get your passport ready! Conde Nast Traveler has released a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, many of which would make great meeting destinations.

Just how Important is In-Flight Wi-Fi?

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Free Wi-Fi Airlines: China Air. China Eastern. “Always on” is no longer a luxury. A new study shows that for most people, being connected is a requirement, even when flying 30,000 feet above the ground. And for parents towing a child, it is a life-saver.

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7 Thrilling Team-Building Adventures

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Coiling Dragon Cliff Skywalk, Zhangjiajie, China: Situated in China’s Hunan Province, this glass-bottomed walkway attached to Tianmen Mountain offers stunning views. Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona.

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Global Business Travel Spend Reported at $1.2 Trillion

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China. At $291 billion, China surpassed the United States as the largest business travel market in the world with $291 billion in annual business travel spend last year. Global business travel spend topped $1.2 trillion in 2015, growing 5 percent over 2014, and is projected to reach 1.3

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15 Unique Event Venues in NYC

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China Blue 135 Watts Street New York, NY. No matter the size of your event, finding an ideal venue is difficult.

BMW partners with Grass Roots Meetings & Events

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The BMW Group Next 100 Years exhibition will visit the UK, China and the USA celebrating their centenary year with Grass Roots Meetings & Events leading the delegate management process for the UK stop. The exhibition, which showcases each of the BMW Group’s brands and in particular looks at future mobility was open for BMW’s corporate clients, press and the public from 16-26 June […].

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Bitcoin Explained, For Meeting Planners

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It’s been recognized as a currency by the European Union, yet China recently closed cryptocurrency exchanges serving its local markets—where more than 80 percent of the world’s Bitcoin transactions and financing activities were taking place until recently. What Is It?

At Your Next Meeting, Take a Tea Break

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The Japanese conduct elaborate tea ceremonies, and in China there is even a wedding tea ceremony. The trend toward longer, more inspired breaks at meetings —30, 40 or even 60 minutes to refresh the mind and body—can encompass many activities, or none at all.

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ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities

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China moved up to seventh place, while the Netherlands dropped one spot to ninth. China-P.R.

When Peaches Meet Coconuts

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Those countries include Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, China, and India — and to a lesser extent, France, Italy, and Spain. Erin Meyer. Are you a peach or a coconut?

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6 Ways to Cut Coffee Costs

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To limit waste, she directs venues to serve solely in china that stays on-site. The dramatic rise in coffee prices is turning planners into bean counters. Cate Smith, executive director of Education Law Association , says her eyes nearly bulged out in 2011 when a gallon of joe was $110 at a conference. Now that’s the norm Smith and other event professionals face as global supply drops and demand increases.

Best of British show takes Shanghai by storm

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The biggest exhibition ever of famous British brands and companies opened its doors in Shanghai today (Thursday) with the aim of forging closer business partnerships between the UK and China.

Marriott-Starwood Deal Receives Final Approval

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Approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) was the last hurdle preventing the agreement from proceeding. JW Marriott Los Cabos, Mexico.

Why Data Ethnography Matters

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In 2009, tech ethnographer Tricia Wang spent some time in China, living with migrants, working alongside street vendors, and crashing at internet cafés. Their notion of demand was a fixed quantitative model that didn’t map to how demand worked as a cultural model in China,”Wang wrote.

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Planning International Events: Legal and Cultural Considerations

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Consumption of alcohol is often part of sealing a deal in China, but is inappropriate in most Muslim countries. In some countries (such as China , India and the Philippines), business matters must be presented to a group, which discusses the details and arrives at a consensus.

Top 10 High Tech Hotels Around the World

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Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel, Shenzhen, China. Shenzhen, China. Holographic meetings , robot concierges and underwater music systems are no longer items of science fiction—they’re current hotel amenities. These are 10 of the most high-tech hotels in the world right now.

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‘Seven Star’ Shanghai Hotel Lures the Elite

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A new $516 million “seven star” hotel in Shanghai has become the destination of choice for many of China’s elite. Wang Sicong, the 28-year-old son of Wang Jianlin—China’s wealthiest man and the founder of Dalian Wanda Group—is considered by many as the brainchild behind the Shanghai property.

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7 Changes Coming to Disney’s Epcot

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Photo Credit: Charlie Champagne Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald announced Disney is filming a new movie that will screen at the China Pavilion to better capture the essence of the country. Photo Credit: Gene Duncan Meeting professionals, take note.

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Making A Positive Impact On A Destination.


The Ritz-Carlton launches Impact Experiences Program, a Community Footprints program offering conference and group guests the opportunity to participate in socially responsible activities that make a positive impact on the destination while fostering collaboration and a great sense of accomplishment.

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San Francisco Sets 2016 Tourism Records

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The largest overseas markets were China (478,000 visitors), United Kingdom (353,000 visitors) and Germany (273,000 visitors). Moscone Center.

The invisible minorities of the meeting and event industry

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In fact, his company Ink Pak Communication Group orchestrates almost every major fashion event in China. It is no secret that while the meeting and event industry is a female-dominated profession, senior positions still tend to go to males.

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How Lufthansa’s FlyingLab Maximizes Your Travel Time by Bringing Conferences to the Sky

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As an expat is flying to China, there could be inter-active lessons, and [he or she] could receive a certificate for the training once they’ve completed the course and landed in the destination.”.

Steve Heitzner Finds His Match at Marriott

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Thanks to Starwood, we’ve expanded our presence in China; our region in the Caribbean more than doubled in size; and our footprint in Canada became significantly bigger. Steve Heitzner might have been a household name alongside Roger Federer, Bjorn Borg and Andre Agassi. That is if a little hotel company called Marriott had not come calling about three decades ago.

4 Tips for Planning a Successful International Meeting

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Whether it involves hiring entertainment in China or retaining local security anywhere in the world, your local contact can help you navigate language and cultural gaps where even the simplest request can be misconstrued.

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VOK DAMS chosen for the Opening of the Volkswagen Indigo Center Beijing

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VOK DAMS China was the leading agency for the opening event of Volkswagen’s newest flagship store in Beijing. The Junbaojie Volkswagen Indigo Center offers customers the full product portfolio of Volkswagen brand cars, and will serve as a lighthouse for future transformation of the brand.

ICCA to Meet in World’s 4th-Most-Visited City—Guess Where?

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If you guessed Dubai, take a bow. A little less than a year from now, the Middle East nation will welcome the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) , as meetings professionals from around the globe will gather to discuss key challenges and opportunities in the events world.

Report Shows Convention Centers More Eco-Conscious than Ever

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Four New JW Hotels Open in Asia


JW Marriott Hotel Chengdu, China. JW Marriott adds 1,504 guest rooms and 83,000 square feet of function space to its portfolio in Asia. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, Singapore.

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Marriott’s Global Luxury Profile to Dramatically Expand in 2017

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It most recently premiered The Sanya Edition on Hainan Island in Southern China, the brand’s first hotel in Asia. W Tel Aviv rendering.

2018 Event Trends That Will Shape the Events Industry


Some extraordinary venues to consider are: China’s Shanghai Tower, and its amazing heights. The year is almost up, and 2018 is just around the corner. We are seeing 2018 event trends starting to emerge.

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Hotel Room of the Future May Be a Flying Pod

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The fanciful concept, christened Driftscape, would allow hotel guests to fly over the Great Wall of China or zoom through the fjords of Norway while safely ensconced in their glass-enclosed rooms.

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