China 4.0 - How China's Economy and Society Have Changed, and What to Expect

China Business Events: New Opportunities & Great People
China Business Events: New Opportunities & Great People
Public group

CEO SUITE (Shanghai World Financial Center)

28th Floor, 100 Century Ave. ( near the intersection of Dong Tai Road), Pudong New Area · Shanghai

How to find us

上海市,浦东新区,世纪大道100号,上海环球金融中心28楼 From Lujiazui Station,Subway Line No. 2 : Walk from Exit 6; from Dong Chang Road Station,Subway Line No. 2 : Walk from Exit 4

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Join us Tuesday September 19 to understand the next stage of development for China's business environment, as we welcome author Jason Inch, who will talk about the latest thinking on China and the major themes from his new book "The Man, the Plan, the Dream: How Xi Jinping and China's 13th Five-Year Plan for Economic and Social Development will Rejuvenate the Nation and Reshape our World"

More about this event:

This event includes the presentation, networking, free-flow of wine and other drinks, and all participants receive a copy of the print or electronic Kindle edition of the book.

During his talk, Jason will discuss the following questions:

• What does it mean to be entering into the era of China 4.0 and how is this different from earlier modes of economic and social development?

• How is China transforming from the world's workshop to the factory of the future?

• How China is going to urbanize another 100 million people in less than ten years?

• Why is China making clones and space stations and aircraft carriers?


audience questions and discussion, and a book signing.

RSVP today!


6:30 - Doors open for networking and book signing

7:30 - Event introduction and greetings

7:35 - Keynote presentation from Jason Inch

8:15 - Break for discussion and sharing, enjoying more drinks and appetizers!

8:30 - Discussion and Q&A with Jason, moderated by Amirsan Roberto

9:00 - Event conclusion, announcements and lucky draw

9:30 - Venue close


Sept 19 (Tuesday)


CEO SUITE, Shanghai World Financial Centre, Level 28, No.100, Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China (more details about the venue below)


150 RMB per person at the door gets a copy of the book in print or Kindle ebook edition, plus FREE FLOW wine and other beverages, and a selection of appetizers and desserts.

DISCOUNT AVAILABLE! Bring a friend and save together, the first 15 pairs to prepay can save 50 RMB and get two copies of the book. Please see below for details.

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About the speaker:

Jason Inch

Jason Inch has been writing about China's business and economic environment since 2007, first as a columnist at the Shanghai Star Business Journal and then as co-author of one of the first books charting the growing rise of China's economy, published in 2008, Supertrends of Future China. In 2012, he published his second book about China, China's Economic Supertrends, wherein he created the theme of the 'new China normal' to describe the changing economic and social environment of China then and going forward. The book was translated into Chinese and published as 中国超级经济 by the Central Compilation & Translation Press (Beijing) in 2013 and read widely within China.

Jason's newest book on China's economy is called The Man, the Plan, the Dream ( It is the first in a series of books in what he calls China 4.0 -- a new way to understand China's next stage of economic and social development.

For more information, check out the book's website (

About our Partners:

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Event Photographer

Our event photographer is Erik Zuniga. A born-and-bred native Chicagoan, Erik currently works as the Operations and Marketing Manager for ECV International, a conference planning firm that specializes in industry research and frequently hosts high-level industry events. In his spare time, Erik spends it studying for the CFA, playing Pokemon, or photographing whatever pickles his interest, to even volunteering to take photos for various events.

To view his event portfolio, click here (

For photography inquires or to learn more about ECV's events you can reach Erik at ekzuniga1 "at" or follow him on twitter @ehrlichiosis.

Event Moderator

Amirsan Roberto is a serial entrepreneur, pioneer in digital transformation of businesses, TED fellow, founder of two startups in Hong Kong and Australia, and Co-Founder & Head of Strategy of a startup based in China/US that was funded by Chinese venture capitalists. He is originally from Uzbekistan, educated in the United States and traveled across Europe and Asia.

Contact Amir via LinkedIn:

About the Venue:

We're happy to be hosting this event at the Shanghai World Financial Center, home of CEO SUITE on the 28th floor, an excellent serviced office and virtual office provider.

Find more information about their SWFC office and other locations throughout Asia:

(For information on how to get there, see a full map and other details at the end of this announcement).

RSVP and How to Pay:

A Meetup reservation is not guaranteed entry, only those who prepay are guaranteed in the case of the venue reaching maximum capacity. You can prepay by adding CBE's WeChat account and sending 150 RMB along with your name and mobile number to secure you place. Otherwise payment is cash or WeChat at the door at full price until the venue reaches capacity. Do you have a group of four or more? We can offer your group a special discount if you prepay. Contact us and let us know how many in your group.

Just add the China Business Events WeChat account (ID: businessevents) or scan the QR code below to connect (or long press if you are reading this inside the WeChat browser application to extract the QR code) and send us a message:


If you want to pay together with somebody else, you can each save 25 RMB. You can either add our WeChat account above and transfer the money directly, or scan this QR code:

Once confirmed, just show us the screenshot of your payment when you arrive together with your friend. If you are arriving separately, please add our Wechat account and let us know the names of the people attending for easier confirmation.

Please note, the cut-off time for this discount is midnight Monday May 15 or 15 pairs of tickets, whichever is sooner. Prepayments are not refundable, but you can resell and/or transfer them to others on your own, just send us a private message to the 'businessevents' WeChat account and let us know who the new buyers are.

How to get there

Our venue for this event is CEO SUITE at the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC), conveniently located in downtown Shanghai at the heart of the Lujiazui Financial District.

By subway:

From Lujiazui Station,Subway Line No. 2 : Walk from Exit 6
From Dong Chang Road Station,Subway Line No. 2 : Walk from Exit 4

Address in English:

Shanghai World Financial Centre, Level 28, 100 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai

Address in Chinese:


Contact CEO SUITE:[masked]

PDF of complete access information to get to the SWFC: (English) (Chinese)

Frequently Asked Questions about China Business Events:

Can I get a fapiao / official receipt?

As China Business Events is a Meetup Community, it cannot issue official fapiao receipts.

We can issue you a standard written receipt (a shouju) at the door after the main check-in has finished (in order to keep a line from forming). Please ask for details.

Is it okay to arrive late or early?

RSVP sign-in begins at 6:30 p.m. and food and beverages are served before 7 p.m. We usually start the presentation at 7:30 and the meetup has been scheduled at this time to allow people to finish work and get to the venue, which is in central Shanghai. Please try to get there before 7:30 p.m. for networking and to reserve a seat. Once full the venue will not allow additional attendees, no matter the time. The organizer will be there from 6:30 and in general we cannot guarantee early admittance.

Do I have to be a member or any special requirements to attend?

All are welcome at this event. Our usual attendance includes about 40 percent previous attendees and 60 percent joining one of our events (or a Meetup event) for the first time. Don't feel nervous about attending alone, CBE is a great way to meet new people, but do take advantage of our Bring a Friend discount if you prefer. See you there!