30 March - 4 April 2019
The economic and digital developments in China are going very fast. You've been aware of that already of course, for instance by reading about the yearly sales records on 'singles day' in China. In 2018 the new record was set: Alibaba sold $30.8 billion of goods in one day.
In order to better understand the way digital life and economy is developing this study tour will provide you deeper insights.
China Expert Ed Sander will be our host companion that will shape the context of the Chinese platform economy and culture.
Guided City safari's in Beijing and Shanghai will make you experience China's hottest new retail formula's like unmanned stores.
Capgemini's consultants from our local operation in China will share business insights and their vision on digital China.
Startup culture in China is rising. How is it different from Europe and America?
Day 1 - Departure from your country
Day 2 - Bejing
Day 5 - Shanghai
During the City Safari's in Beijing and Shanghai we will explore China's new business models, like Xiaomi. The way this Chinese smartphone maker is expanding into retail is making them one of the most discussed IPO's of 2018. It's called the Xiaomi Way. We'll visit all kinds of new concepts and experience how WeChat- and Alipay seamlessly are integrated in the shopping experience. All kinds of unmanned shops, like JDx and Bingobox, will be visited.
Experiencing the High speed train from Beijing to Shanghai. A 1318 KM ride that takes you to Shanghai in 5 hours.
Learn about the startup scene in China from our colleagues from Capgemini Invent, visiting co-working spaces like "The Naked Hub" in Shanghai. Discussing incubator programs in China, the future of manufacturing and retail. And discuss your findings with your peers and the experts that you will meet during this study trip.
New Retail, the WeChat ecosystems and China's QR-code craze.
Please book your flight to Beijing on March 30th, arriving March 31st. Return flight from Shanghai on April 4th the evening. If you would like to extend your visit you are welcome to do so.
Make sure your request for a visa to visit China starts in time. The process will take aprox. 10 working days. For more information please visit www.visaforchina.org.
Travelling with a group we want to ask you to book the following hotels for your stay:
Local travel and the High-Speed train from Beijing to Shanghai will be booked for you.