China Ready Programme in Suzhou

31 Jul - 11 Aug, 2017
Suzhou, China
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What is the China Ready Programme? 
The programme combines go-to market curriculum with access to industry experts and market mentors. The 12 day in-market programme allows participants to gain first-hand knowledge on China’s business environment ranging from market insights, culture and financial systems in Suzhou, China.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit and learn from successful companies operating in Suzhou Industrial Park as well as other companies operating in Suzhou. The programme is built around in-depth and rigorous discussions among peers about their experiences, challenges and analysis of relevant case studies.

Industry experts and market mentors will participate actively in these discussions while also providing one-to-one mentoring. Market mentors are identified on the actual mix of participants and their business case.

Why should I participate?
Practical Applications: 
The programme is designed to equip participants with useful knowledge that they can use to plug into the market immediately and test out their own business models under the guidance of experienced in-market mentors.

Network Building:
Participants will have the opportunity to network with industry practitioners, Suzhou based companies and local staff working in Suzhou who will help you establish a strong network to start your business in China.

Market Testing:
Allow you to build market intelligence, conduct market testing and evaluate opportunities of establishing physical presence in Greater China.

Why Suzhou?
With its proximity to Shanghai financial hub and its educated and skilled talent pool, Suzhou is well positioned for Singapore companies who are keen to use this city as a gateway to create footprint. Singapore also enjoys excellent relations with the Suzhou municipal government through our involvement in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) project. This has garnered much goodwill and laid a strong foundation for our bilateral ties and a good leverage for Singapore companies wanting to set up presence in China.

Suzhou also ranks first in per capita income and spending in Jiangsu province. With a population size of about 10 million, it is a captive market for Singapore companies who would like to establish its footprint.

How do I qualify?
This programme is designed for Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (SPRs) executives who are:

1)      Preparing to launch a new product line or service in China
2)      Keen to develop/deepen in-market knowledge
3)      Preparing to assume responsibilities in China

Programme dates and Fees
Programme dates: 31 July 2017 to 11 August 2017

Full programme fee: S$7,300/-
(Programme fee includes site visits, airport transfers, site visits and accommodation in SIP but does not include airfare and other incidental expenses which shall be borne by participants)

Financial support:
Course fee
Singapore citizens who are planning to enrol in this course should concurrently apply for the SkillsFuture Study Award (SFSA) for internationalisation. Recipients of the Study Award may receive a monetary award of S$5000 to defray out of pocket expenses associated with the course. Singapore Citizens who have successfully applied for the SFSA previously will not be able to receive another tranche of award.

Find out more about SkillsFuture Study Award here.

Salary Expenses
For employees who are Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs), eligible companies can further enjoy support of up to 70% of salary expenses through IE’S Global Company Partnership Programme - Overseas Market Attachment Programme.

Find out more about Global Company Partnership - Overseas Market Attachment Programme here.

How to apply?
To REGISTER for the programme, please contact:
Singapore Cooperation Enterprise
Mr Dong Ji Ping
Senior Manager, China
DID: +65 6690 1571

For FINANCIAL SUPPORT enquiries, please contact:  
International Enterprise Singapore
Ms Fiona Tan
Senior Manager, Global Talent Division
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