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Event: Great Eastern Studio Chinese New Year Launch

Great Eastern Studio [1]presents the China Insider series Launch Party – celebrating the Chinese New Year – on 5th February, 2008.

Great Eastern Studio (sponsored by China Business Services) is ringing in the Chinese New Year of the Rat with its launch party. Anyone interested in learning more about Chinese culture and business etiquette is welcome to join and enjoy the refreshments and Chinese live music entertainment.

Hear from respected senior leaders of the China-UK business and cultural community.

5th February, 2008. Program:

18:15-18:30: Registration

18:30-19:30: Welcome speeches and cultural training course sample. Speakers include:
– Andrew Leung; Madeleine Sturrock; Hugh Davies; Roy Graff; Yu Sun (For more details on our speakers, click here [2])

19:30-20:00 Chinese finger food, snacks and drinks

20:00-21:00 Live Music performance of Chinese folk songs and traditional Chinese instruments, networking and more drinking

Contact information:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8180 5790
email: events@greateasternstudio.co.uk
website: www.greateasternstudio.co.uk [3]
How to find us – click for map [4]

About the venue:

Great Eastern studio is located within walking distance to Liverpool Street train station and Old Street Tube station on Great Eastern Road. The studio offers regular monthly workshops on Chinese communication and cultural awareness as well as bi-monthly specialist seminars on specific Chinese sectors. For a full list of upcoming events please visit the website.

Born of the collaboration of Yu Sun and Roy Graff, Great Eastern Studio is a unique venue dedicated to raising the level of knowledge and awareness among business people and professionals of how to negotiate, communicate and work with Chinese counterparts.

Yu Sun, Managing Director of Orient Business Consulting, is a cross-cultural trainer with a particular focus on Anglo-Chinese communications in business. Previously working with Shanghai government as a project manager, she has worked on many international projects between China and Britain. Yu provides a deep insight into the business processes of Chinese and what lies behind them.

Roy Graff, Managing Director of ChinaContact, and a Director of China Business Services, has made his career in travel and tourism business development with a strong emphasis on China. He has a deep understanding of China’s culture and business practices from academia, public and private sector work. He lived and worked in China’s two most vibrant cities, Shanghai and Beijing. Roy brings a unique prespective to the program as a fluent Mandarin speaker with practical experience of building business in China.