Start date: 10/03/2020 09:00

End date: 10/03/2020 12:00

Venue: China-Britain Business Council

Costs: Non-members: £30 per session (£100 for 4 sessions). CBBC Members: Free

Open for: All

Address: Kings Buildings, 16 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HQ

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China Business Masterclass Series: Expanding & Growing Your China Business

CBBC Event

March 10
Just beginning to sell in China may be the realization of years of hard work, but for many that is a small step along the path to profitably. Once a company has made the commitment to do business in China, or to create a local entity they need to think about how to build on their initial success to the point where China is a key source of income. 
There are few guarantees that a business model that worked in the UK will work in China, and many prominent British firms have tried and failed in their China expansions. 
Come to this session to learn how to grow an existing business in China.  We will cover such topics as:
Expanding your business in China
Targeting firms for acquisition
Advantages of outsourcing local administration
Developing Chinese staff
Performing in market due diligence
Practical case studies


Rosario Di Maggio brings with him a great deal of experience related to doing business in Asia, specifically to Foreign Direct Investments, and has been working in this field since 2004.

He specialises in business structuring, administration and regulatory compliance, and has consulted for several hundreds of international, small, medium and large sized companies during the course of this period.

With his extensive knowledge spanning a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, FMCG, electronics, design, F&B, TECH, Entertainment and fashion, Rosario is now assisting international clients to expand overseas, establish and/or grow their operations in Asia, Europe and the US.

Prior to joining Vistra Luxembourg, Rosario lived and worked in Asia for 14 years. His last assignment was to build and lead Vistra’s Business Development Team for International Expansion Services in China, based in Shanghai. Before that, he worked for a local consulting firm that gave him the opportunity to live and work in Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, assisting foreign investors entering and growing their business in Asia.

Rosario holds an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and a Master's degree in Developing Countries from Bologna University. He speaks fluent English, Italian, French and Spanish.

In addition to his professional duties, Rosario served as Chairman of the SME Forum of the European Chamber of Commerce in China from 2013 to 2017 and Vice-President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in South China from 2010 to 2012. He also regularly lectures at prestigious universities in Europe and Asia, and periodically contributes to a long list of publications focusing on Foreign Direct Investments and doing business in Emerging Markets.