U.S. Enterprises in China – Challenges and Opportunities for MNCs

Featuring Mr Ker Gibbs, former president of American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

Applicants: 27

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About this course

We welcome Mr Ker Gibbs for a dialogue with John D. Van Fleet. Gibbs provides an overview of American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai), the challenges and opportunities that AmCham and its members face, and also offers his views on the economic development of China. Gibbs highlights talent changes, corporate localization, industries with potentials and opportunities for future development. He also suggests some promising ways that young professionals can engage with the China economy.

What you’ll learn

  • The motivations that drive people and organizations to China
  • The evolution, challenges and strategic goals of AmCham Shanghai
  • The challenges and opportunities facing banking industry in China
  • Opportunities and potentials for FinTech companies
  • The localization challenges for MNCs
  • Advice on investing in China at both the corporate and individual level

About the instructor(s)

Ker Gibbs

Former President of American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Shanghai

John Darwin Van Fleet

Director of Corporate Globalization at Antai College of Economics and Management of Shanghai Jiao Tong University


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    Success or Failure: Challenges and Opportunities

    This session talks about the motivations that drives foreign people and enterprises to Shanghai and the opportunities and challenges of American multi-national companies in China with case studies.

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    Investing in China: Challenges and Advice

    This session further elaborates on the challenges brought by the HR environment in China and offers useful and practical investment advices for both enterprises and individuals, with a special mentioning on post-covid business environment.