Panasonic entered China in 1978 as the first multinational corporation operating in China. Ever since then, China's economic growth has been coupled with a continuous influx of MNCs. While some MNCs have flourished, others have not seen success in the Chinese market. Thinking about a presence in China has also evolved from fairly extractive to a more "in China for China" approach. As China's role in the global economy has changed, so have some of the expectations for and pressures on MNCs in China. Operating at China speed and keeping apace in a place with such constant change is never dull.
Join us to discuss what we can learn from the success and failures of MNCs in China and to consider how to thrive in the current market environment. This gathering will involve lively conversation and a festive summer cocktail at the lovely Hella's House, which appropriately celebrates cross-cultural exchange.
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