Webinar | How to Choose the Right Partner in China, April 7th


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The Mechanical Engineering Working Group (MEWG) of the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) is pleased to invite you to the webinar “How to Choose the Right Partner in China. Focus on the Manufacturing Industry”, on April 7th 2022, at 2 pm - 3:30 pm.

The webinar aims to prepare foreign companies operating in the manufacturing sector looking for Chinese business partners.

During this session, the CICC Mechanical Engineering Working Group will discuss with our experts which are the most important aspects to be considered while selecting a business partner in China, including the necessary background checks, different (legal) forms of cooperation, financial transaction, Merger, Acquisition and Taxation - Financial Due Diligence and Company Evaluation on Target Partner.



The main goal of the webinar is to provide adequate tools to companies participating in the B2B activities scheduled in April (date tbc), in Shanghai, during the CREATIVE WORLD LEADS THE FUTURE – China-Europe SME Innovation Cooperation and Development Forum. The forum and B2B Matchmaking are organized by the Shanghai Municipality with the intent to foster cooperation and working opportunities between European and Chinese SMEs. The process will be managed by Shanghai SME Department which will search and propose to the applicant company the best choice and other potential partners for the purpose stated in the application.

This is a golden opportunity to find that missing piece of the puzzle and expand the business horizons of your company and operations.


Event Details

When: April 7th 2022, 2 pm - 3:30 pm (Beijing time)

How: Online (Zoom)

Event fee: CICC Members: free of charge / Non-Members: 150 RMB

Event Language: English

Target: European companies operating in the manufacturing industry, especially SMEs

Format: Panel discussion moderated by Carlo Nizia, Vice Coordinator of the CICC Mechanical Engineering Working Group


- 14:00-14:05 
Institutional Greetings by Alessandra Palumbo, Commercial Consul at Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai 
- 14:05-14:10 
Institutional Greetings by Paolo Bazzoni, Chairman at China-Italy Chamber of Commerce 
- 14:10-14:25
 Introduction of the speakers: Guido D. Giacconi, Co-founder and Chairman, In3act Srl, Simon Laube, Senior Associate, International Business Advisory at Dezan Shira & Associates, Lorenzo Riccardi, Managing Partner of RsA Asia, Matteo Zhi, Senior Partner, D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel
Moderated by Carlo Nizia, Vice Coordinator of the CICC Mechanical Engineering Working Group
- 14:25-15:15 
Panel discussion: How to choose the right partner in China. 
- 15:15-15:30


Interested in joining? Scan the QR code to sign up!

Please note that questions proposed by the participants to the speaker experts need to be sent to infoshanghai@cameraitacina.com before the webinar takes place.



Guido D. GiacconiCo-founder and Chairman, In3act Srl

Ing. Guido D. Giacconi is co-founder and currently President of In3act Srl, an Italian business strategy consulting and advisory company with operations in China since 2006, focused on Energy and Environmental Protection, Regions Business and Economy Planning, Automotive, Machinery, Engineering, Consumer Goods, Chemical, Retail. On top of Foreign Clients, in China In3act honored to assist also National and Local Chinese Governments. He is also CEO of In3act Global - a Group holding with interests in consulting and investments - CEO of GDG&C Srl, a business consulting company specialized in SMEs, active in Europe and China. Currently, National Vice President of European Union Chamber of Commerce (EUCCC).

Simon LaubeSenior Associate, International Business Advisory at Dezan Shira & Associates

Simon Laube is a Senior Associate with the International Business Advisory team at Dezan Shira & Associates’ Shanghai office. He guides foreign investors through their market entry process into China, from pre-entry assessment to corporate structuring, and ongoing support in conjunction with his tax, accounting and payroll colleagues. Simon is also part of the company’s German Desk, for which he is the point of contact for German-speaking clients.

Before joining Dezan Shira & Associates, Simon acquired extensive experience in international business management, leading the Europe office of a boutique American trading company in the automotive and motorcycle industries. His deep engagement with business partners in Asia as well as the business expertise he developed managing mass production supply chains in the region, led him to his current position in Shanghai.

Lorenzo RiccardiManaging Partner of RsA Asia

Lorenzo Riccardi is the Managing Director of RsA Asia and Treasurer of China-Italy Chamber of Commerce; he is a CPA specialized in international taxation and has covered roles in the governance of non-profit organizations and multi-national companies including the largest Italian groups in luxury, food and mechanical sectors. He has published extensively on foreign investments in developing and frontier economies.

Matteo ZhiSenior Partner, D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel

Mr Matteo Zhi is graduated from Nanjing University Law School for his bachelor’s degree in law and then respectively graduated from Rome Tre University and Shanghai Jiaotong University for his master’s degrees. Mr Zhi advises European and Chinese clients on various legal matters and business transactions in China and cross-border, with special focus on manufacturing companies. Special focus areas in foreign direct investment, mergers & acquisitions, cybersecurity and data protection, corporate restructuring, PO and refinancing, commercial, real estate, construction as well as dispute resolution. He is fluent reading, writing, speaking in

Chinese, Italian and English. Passed the Chinese Bar Exam and admitted to Shanghai Bar Association.


Know more about MEWG

The MEWG represents the interest of all Italian companies in China working directly or indirectly in the sector on a national base.

MEWG Objectives

• Coordinate and promote all Italian members’ needs which are active in many different industries of the Chinese mechanical engineering sector (machinery, automotive, component manufacturers, mechanical engineering …);

• Promote and raise awareness on the size and the importance of the Italian technology in the sector to all institutions in China and Italy that are our natural counterparts, in order to develop business opportunities;

• Coordinate and promote activities and events that boost the visibility and the image of “Technology Made in Italy”;

• Inform all members on the topic Made in China 2025, particularly with regard to risks and opportunities for Italian businesses;

• Become a reference for all mechanical engineering companies within the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC), lobbying private and public institutions active in the Chinese market.

For more information about the MEWG please contact the email address: infoshanghai@cameraitacina.com


The CICC Team

Webinar How to Choose the Right Partner in China April 7th
Event language: 
CICC Members: free of charge Non-Members: 150 RMB
2 pm - 3:30 pm

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