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CEIBS Alumni Study Tour to Spain

2014-06-05
Spain

Background

In January, Fosun International bought 80% of CGD’s Seguros e Saude, Portugal’s largest insurance group, for 1 billion Euros. In March, Jiangsu GPRO Group acquired a hotel in Spain for 52 million Euros, making this the largest investment of Chinese companies in Spain so far. In recent years, economic development in Europe has continued to be weak with countries like Portugal and Spain being directly affected. This year, Europe’s economy has shown slow signs of recovery, and mainland Chinese companies eagerly compete to acquire and invest in various projects. This could be a wise plan for them to get a foot into Europe.

Theme

CEIBS Alumni Association has joined forces with Barcelona Fang Consulting to design a 9 day (June 5-12) Study Tour themed “Investment Opportunities in Spain during the European Economic Recovery”. We won’t be visiting the traditional high-end enterprises, but instead concentrate on finding investment (and M&A) opportunities in the light of European economic recovery; we’ll be exploring industries and even specific enterprises that are suitable for Chinese companies to form partnerships with or even acquire directly. And we’ll explain investment strategies and preferential terms in Spain’s various industries.

Highlights

• Gathering with European alumni 
• Business focus and investment themed 
• Face to face communication and on-site visits
• VIP treatment

Program

June 5 (Thursday) 
- Participants individually arrive in Barcelona and check into the hotel

June 6 (Friday)
- Visit international fashion brand
- Dinner with European alumni

June 7 (Saturday)
- CEIBS European Alumni Reunion
- Conference on investment opportunities for Chinese companies in Spain
- Dinner with local business representatives

June 8 (Sunday)
- Free (two optional activities, additional charges apply)

June 9 (Monday)
- Visit DO Pendes, meeting presidents and executives from Spain’ wine industry
- Visit “Barcelona World”, Europe’s biggest theme park and one of Spain’s biggest investment project

June 10 (Tuesday)
- Morning: Train to Madrid (AVE)
- Afternoon: Tour of Madrid

June 11 (Wednesday)
- Meeting government representatives at ICEX (Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade), discussing current investment opportunities
- Agriculture field trip: visiting Spain’s largest olive oil plantation and production factory

June 12 (Thursday)
- Visit to bio-pharmaceutical company
- Real estate investment tour in Madrid

June 13
- Individual return to China

Participants

To ensure an ideal leaning and communication environment, participant numbers are limited to 30~35pax. The main target audience is alumni from the real estate (tourism or theme parks), agriculture (food), fashion (apparel) and the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

Deadline for registration is Sunday, April 20.

Fees

The below fees include visa fees, accommodation during the tour (5 star hotels), meals (except during optional activities), local transportation (first class train, air-conditioned bus etc), entrance tickets, Chinese speaking guide, translation service during conferences and company visits and local service provider costs.

Single Room: RMB 40.000 (not including international return ticket and personal expenses)

Double Room: RMB 35.000 (not including international return ticket and personal expenses)

Note: As part of the expenses is estimated, the actual cost may still be subject to revision after the study tour.

Registration

Ms. Tanya Fu
CEIBS Alumni Relations Office
Tel: (+86) 021-2890 5333
Email: ftanya@ceibs.edu  

Please provide the following information when signing up:

Name, Class, Company, Position, Mobile, Email, WeChat, and whether or not you need a visa for Spain.
We are cooperating with “The Travel” (Zidu Guibing), who will contact you regarding details.

Registration ends on Sunday, April 20.

Note: This event is for CEIBS alumni only; family members and others are not eligible to participate!