Diversity Insights: Understanding Disability Inclusion in The Workplace

  • When:
    Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Where:
    German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai,29F Gopher Center, 歌斐中心29楼,上海德国商会
    No. 757 Mengzi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
    上海市蒙自路757号 (Please bring your ID / passport for the access to the office building.)
  • Price:
    RMB 250 for members, and RMB 400 for non-members. Price includes canapés, wine and soft drinks.
Throughout the years, the Chinese government implemented several regulations in order to promote the employment of people with disabilities. To ensure equal opportunities for challenged employees, especially after the implementation of "Chinese Employment Promotion Law" in 2008, many new laws and regulations were promulgated – on both central and various local government levels. These new laws not only intensified the efforts to make a beneficial environment for both employee and company, but also give real financial incentives to encourage employers to hire and retain employees with disabilities.
In this workshop, the German Chamber of Commerce l Shanghai in partnership with the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai are calling CEOs, Finance managers, HR managers and all further interested parties to join and find out why you should hire people with disabilities. Not only will you gain insights from CSR pioneers on how diversity and inclusion shall be used as an integral part of sustainability, but also learn how it actually benefits your business.
To bring it all together, we will share best practices of leading companies on how and where to source people with disabilities which will simplify the employment process later.
Start your disability and inclusion journey now!
6:30pm: Registration & Networking
7:00-7:04pm: Welcome Speech
7:04-7:20pm: The Value Creation of Diversity (Dr. Lu Jian Zhong)
7:20-7:40pm: Best Practice: SAP Greater China, "School 4 Autism at Work" (Chyna Li)
7:40-8:00pm: Best Practice: Inclusion Factory Taicang, "CSR Driving the Bottom Line" (Thilo Koeppe)
8:00-8:16pm: Social Return of Investment (SROI) - Disability Fund Payments (Jay Su•Jeanette Yu)
8:16-8:40pm: Q&A and Conslusion
8:40-9:00pm: Networking


No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100. 

Walk-in Policy: Please note that members who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged an extra walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Speaker Introduction

Thilo Koeppe

Chairman, Inclusion Factory; Managing Director, HUBER+SUHNER North Asia

Over the last more than 20 years, Thilo has been collecting rich executive management experience in the entire business value chain including sales, marketing, R&D, operations, finance, HR talent management as well as SCR. He has been holding executive and board positions in the B2B and B2C environment of S&P 500 as well as medium-sized enterprises. As the co-founder of the Taicang Roundtable industrial association back in 2006, his passion for SCR took shape in various projects mainly in Taicang/Jiangsu. Beginning of 2015, Thilo’s social engagement ambitions summitted in the establishment of the Inclusion Factory, a protected environment providing intellectually disabled individuals with meaningful working and development opportunities under real market conditions. As a business professional, Thilo is responsible for the North Asia business of HUBER+SUHNER, a Swiss public listed enterprise specialised in connectivity solutions for demanding transportation, communication and industrial applications. 

Dr. Jianzhong Lu

China President, Weir Group

Dr Lu, currently China President of Weir Group. Former Partner of Brunswick Group providing strategic advice to Fortune 500 and large Chinese companies (M&A, IPO, Transformation, Brand & Reputation, Sustainability, risk and crisis management).   Previously Group Executive Vice President of RGE (China), Chief Rep of RGE (China), Chairman of Asia Symbol Pulp & Paper (Shandong) Ltd., Vice President Sateri Group. Prior to RGE, Acting President BHP Billiton Group (China).

Dr. Lu received Ph. D on electronic commerce from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; Master Degree on Industrial Management & Innovation from Ecole Centrale de Paris; Bachelor degree on Chemical Engineering from Zhenjiang University. Dr. Lu is Deputy Director-General of China Corporate Social Responsibility Think Tank, Member of the Shenzhen Manufacturing Strategy Advisory Board ; Co-chair of American Chamber (Shanghai) BCSR Committee, Founder of CSR Thought Lab, Guest Professor at Nankai University.

Chyna Li

HR Director of SAP Greater China

Chyna is the Director of Human Resources at SAP Greater China, responsible for developing and implementing human resources strategic initiatives that support the business growth. With over twenty years experiences in Leadership & Organization Development, Chyna’s expertise is specialized in design and delivery different interventions for Strategic Visioning, Change Management, High Performance Team, Strategic Workforce Planning, Succession Management, Leadership & Organization development. She is also leading the strategic and innovative programs on diversity and inclusion for the region. Promoting gender equality in the workplace, building a framework and best practices for Autism at Work, and driving Business Beyond Bias.

Jay Su

Tax Manager / GM at ECOVIS Ruide

ECOVIS Ruide is a leading global consulting firm. Mr. Jay SU joined ECOVIS Ruide China in 2008. He has more than 10 years’ professional experiences as Chinese Tax Agent. He is specialized in the area of international tax agreement, international anti¬tax avoidance rule, on¬shore/off¬shore individual income tax, domestic/cross border corporation taxes, tax compliance planning, accounting and auditing.

Mr. SU implemented compliance inspections and finance due diligence for a multinational group in the auto parts industry to improve the group’s internal control and establish the transfer price rule for the cross-border trading arrangement within the group. In accordance with Chinese new NGO law, he helped the relevant foreign institutions in China to build up their internal management process to meet local financial and tax laws. Mr. SU also specialized in bilateral and multilateral tax arrangement for domestic and foreign individual’s taxes, he supported multinational groups’ global expats assignment work to help them for the tax compliance affairs.

Jeannette Yu

Partner | Head of Employment & Pensions, CMS China

Jeanette Yu is a Partner and the Head of Employment and Pensions Group of CMS China. Her practice covers all aspects of Chinese labor law. With more than 18 years’ experience of working with multinational companies, Jeanette has been involved in a number of significant projects and has advised clients on a wide range of employment law related issues, such as hiring and dismissing domestic and foreign employees, formulating employee related company rules and regulations, advising on employee benefits, non-competition, confidentiality, training agreement and employee inventions, mass lay-off, employee transfer in M&A projects, relocation, restructuring and the closing-down of businesses, social security, foreigners’ work permit and visa issues as well as  providing solutions to various labor disputes.

Jeanette has been with CMS since 2005. Before that, she practiced law in renowned PRC law firms in Beijing where she gained many professional experiences as a PRC licensed lawyer.  

Event contact

Hilary Wu