Conference:Starting your career in China, how to make it a valuable experience?

January 20, 2016


The CCIFC, in partenership with the Biznest Commission of the French Lab (former JCEFP), is delighted to invite you to the next conference on the topic of starting business and career in China.

During the conference, three speakers will evaluate the pros and cons of starting business and career in China. How to make the experience in China a boost in the career? How to develop skills and strengthen network that can be valuable assets for the future. 

About the speakers:

Mr. Benjamin Pan (will replace Mr. Olivier Descamps who won't be able to come)

Benjamin Pan is currently Financial Officer at the French Embassy in charge of macroeconomic and finance, Penholder for the French Embassy monthly economic publication. He has previous experience in financial valuation at PricewaterhouseCoopers Paris Office and in Private Equity funds of funds at the French Public Investment Bank (BPIFrance). He taught accounting, microeconomics and strategic at University Paris 9 and HEC Paris. He holds a master in Economics at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, a master in Quantitative Finance at University Paris-Dauphine and a competitive teaching degree in Economics and Finance for High School and University level in France (Agrégation).

Ms. Sarah Jones 

Sarah completed her tertiary education at the University of Surrey, in UK in Marketing, French and Spanish, before pursuing a career in recruitment.  She has over 15 years professional recruitment and management experience, having worked across a number of industries, in multiple global locations. 

Whether Sarah is working on a recruitment campaign, presenting to industry heads, or training her teams, her passion for the recruitment industry is evident. Sarah is now in her fifth year in China, resides in Beijing, and since 2013 Sarah has had overall management responsibility for Northern China for Hays plc.

Ms. Samantha Kwok 

Samantha is the founder of, a curated job platform and HR Consulting firm that connects young bilingual graduates and millennials with China focused start up opportunities. She launched JingJobs in April 2014, after experiencing a personal struggle finding visible job opportunities for younger inexperienced graduates in Beijing upon completion of her Mandarin studies. JingJobs currently has a total of 35,000 followers across social media channels and the platform. Samantha studied International Relations and Economics at the University of Sydney, Australia and graduated in March 2013. Originally from HongKong and Sydney, Samantha has resided in Beijing for 2 and a half years.

This conference is organized in cooperation with: 

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

19:00 - 19:20 Mr. Benjamin Pan, Financial Officer at French Embassy in China

19:20 - 19:40 Ms. Sarah Jones, Business Director, North China at HAYS

19:50 - 20:00 Ms. Samantha Kwok, Founder of

20:00 - 20:30 Q&A

20:30 - 21:00  Networking


CCIFC Member:100 RMB

Non-Member:150 RMB

Students and French Lab members:50 RMB

Language: English

Venue:  CCIFC Beijing Meeting Room

              2F, Building 81, No 4 Gong Ti Bei Road, Chaoyang District

In order to participate in this conference, please register before January 19 at 17:00 by filling in the form below:

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