HEC Paris Seminar: Strategic Innovation for Sustainability @Canton

November 05, 2015

South China - Guangzhou

The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China, together with HEC Paris business school, is pleased to invite you to join the Strategic Innovation for Sustainability seminar, to be held on Thursday, November 5th 2015 in Canton and on Friday, November 6th 2015 in Shenzhen.

Business has entered a challenging and volatile new world full of uncertainties, where competitive advantages cannot be any longer protected over time. New players, leveraging on digital technologies are able to disrupt well-established traditional industries; scarcity of natural resources, demographic challenges and raising societal concerns jeopardize entire business ecosystems, making them struggling for survival. How can enterprises answer these unprecedented challenges? The new framework, which already dominates in a handful of the world's leading companies, is solution-oriented strategic innovation for sustainability.

Strategic innovation for sustainability can be defined as the capabilities developed by some organizations to permanently spot greenfield areas to create or improve value for their customers, develop and deliver an appropriate offer, reap the market and move to some other new opportunities in order to secure sustainable and socially responsible growth. Both in theory and in practice, there is much debate and confusion about what such improvements in performance entail, but there is now growing agreement that, as with conventional innovation, they are not restricted to technological change but also include change in processes, operating procedures and practices, business models, thinking and systems. Sustainability and innovation drive each other and together they increase competitiveness of the companies
The aim is twofold: to highlight and to encourage Sino-French study majors, and support connections between the business world and the education one.

Who should attend?
This networking event will benefit high-level executives and managers from both international and Chinese companies involved in strategic planning. Human resources professionals who’re interested in looking for executive education resources are also welcome.

About HEC Paris:
At HEC Paris we provide a complete range of degree and non-degree programs that have been specifically designed to meet the needs and challenges of executives and managers from all over the world. We strive to ensure that the quality of our teaching, the relevance of our research and our hands-on approach to real-world learning deliver strong return on investment. HEC Paris is ranked number 1 worldwide in Executive Education by the Financial Times (2014).


Professor Gérard de Maupeou teaches strategy and is responsible for the academic development and delivery of several open-enrolment programs within HEC Executive Education. He is the Director for Academic Affairs, HEC Executive Education International Programs.

Gerard de Maupeou spent his career in various international groups and industry sectors, such as heavy steel manufacturing, banking, general contracting, the agro industry and telecommunications. Within several subsidiaries of the French company France Telecom, he held various senior management positions, such as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Senior V.P International Development, Head of Direct Marketing, etc.

His fields of expertise cover business and corporate strategy, change management, mergers and acquisitions, process optimization and business controlling. In addition to his academic work with HEC Paris, Gerard de Maupeou is a Senior Partner in a strategy consulting firm, where he has been advising, among others, a major French events company as well as numerous professional unions.

Gerard de Maupeou graduated from Sciences Po Paris and holds a HEC Executive MBA.

@Canton: Thursday, November 5th 2015
@Shenzhen: Friday, November 6th 2015

@Canton: 5.30p.m. - 7.00p.m.
@Shenzhen: 5.30p.m. - 7.00p.m.

CCI France Chine offices
Room 802, 8/F, Leatop Plaza,
32 Zhujiang East Road, Zhujiang New Town,
Tianhe District, Canton, 510623, P.R.C.
利通广场8层02单元 邮政编码: 510623
+86(20) 2916 5510
CCI France Chine offices
R318, 3/F Chinese Overseas Scholars Venture Building
Hi-tech Industry Park, Nanshan District
Shenzhen, 518057, P.R.C
+86(755) 8632 9647

Free of charge for CCIFC members.
Limited to 2 persons per member company.
Fapiaos cannot be issued for event fee up to RMB 250. Official stamped receipt (shouju) can be delivered on site if needed.


Registration deadline:
Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 5.00p.m.
Cancellation request must be sent by email to CCIFC within 2 working days notice.
Any cancellations made after the deadline and/or no-show up will still be charged.

You need more information about our Conferences & Seminars in South China? Please contact us:

Ms. Emeline HESPEL
+86(20) 2916 5531

In order to participate in this seminar, please register before Wednesday, November 4th 2015 by filling in the form below:

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