Category: Education

A Conversation with Mr. Kenneth Jarrett, President of the American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developing Your China Strategy, What’s Next?

MCI China is pleased to announce a unique opportunity to listen to a deeply experienced China expert as he helps US association executives seek ways to improve their China strategy in an era of major change.

Join Mr. Kenneth Jarrett, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai , as he shares his keen insight and observations on today’s Chinese government policies and the changes that may impact US association strategy and operations in China.

This special event will take place on Thursday, May 3rd from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT at the ASAE Conference Center, first floor in Washington DC.

Mr Jarrett will discuss:

  • How the operating environment for U.S. associations in China has changed as a result of the recent key Chinese government 19th Party Congress and  National People’s Congress?
  • What are the policy impacts, government restructuring,  and attitudes toward foreign investors and key Chinese government initiatives?
  • What does this mean for US associations?
  • How should this shape future US association Chinese strategy?

 

Mr Jarrett will entertain questions posed in advance upon registration.

To register for this special MCI China event, please follow this link.  If you have questions about this event please contact Karine Desbant at karine.desbant@mci-group.com.

About the Speaker

Mr. Kenneth Jarrett has been President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai since September 2013.   Previously, he was the Greater China Chairman for APCO Worldwide, a Washington-based public affairs consultancy from 2008 to 2013.  He served also as a U.S. diplomat from 1982 to 2008.

During his 26-year diplomatic career, his postings included Consul General in Shanghai, Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong, and Director of Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council.  Mr. Jarrett served in Beijing, Chengdu, Singapore, and had several assignments in Washington, DC.

Mr. Jarrett has degrees from Cornell University, Yale University and the National War College. He is the recipient of the Magnolia Award (Silver) from the Shanghai government and is a member of the National Committee for US-China Relations.

MCI Education @ ASAE Toronto

If you are travelling to ASAE next week, be sure to check out the following sessions which all take place at the MTCC – South Building.

 

Build Medical Education in China: Strategy and ROI

Monday, August 14, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Room: 717AB

Medical education and international exchanges is a long-standing collaboration between the US and Chinese associations. US associations are seeking to better define their impact in China beyond annual visits for scientific exchanges. Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has redefined their engagement strategy. In this session, David J. Martin, CEO, SCCM will be interviewed to help us better understand the realities of structured medical education in China, the stakeholder landscape, building recognition and buy-in, and updates and implementation of NGO law.

Speakers

Florence Chua, Director Association Management and Consulting, MCI Group
David Martin, CEO/ Exec Vice Pres, Society of Critical Care Medicine

 

 

Doing Business in the Middle East – Cultural Do’s and Don’ts

 Monday, August 14, 2017    330-400pm

Global Solutions Lounge 

Learning Objectives:     

  1. Understand business culture in the UAE and the Middle East region

  2. Gain an understanding of correct etiquette and  the do’s and don’ts in a business environment

  3. How to establish a long-term business partnerships with your local partners

  4. Facts and successful business models of doing business in the region

Moderator: Ajay Bhojwani, Managing Director, MCI Middle East

Session Presenters:

  • Steen Jakobsen, Steering Committee Member, Dubai Association Centre

  • Rami Muhanna, Licensing & Relationship Management, Dubai Association Centre

 

 

 

New Benchmark Index Study Measuring Engagement & Relationship Strength Debuts

EI logo

For the first time ever, association executives will be able to better understand how relationship strength impacts the ability to improve engagement with members and customers through empirical data.

 

MCI along with its partner FairControl (a German-based global market research firm), launched the Global Engagement Index to measure the performance, relationship strength and outcome of engagement tactics as seen through the eyes of associations’ customers and members, allowing like-minded associations to benchmark their performance against that of 15 leading brands across multiple sectors.

MCI and FairControl were joined by: American Concrete Institute, American Institute of CPAs, APICS, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society for Clinical Pathology, ASIS International, American Society for Quality, American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, International Facility Management Association, International Society of Automation, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Material Research Society, NACE International, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

We sought to understand:

  • How strong is the relationship with members and customers outside of the US?

  • What is impacting for good or bad the quality of these relationships?

  • What resources deliver the most value and impact engagement the most?

  • How relevant is the value proposition to the needs of local members and customers?

  • What levels of engagement are there and how do members and customers fit into this model?

GEI construction

With GEI, we now have dedicated data and measures that can be utilized to answer these questions and help association executives adapt existing strategy and operational resources to be more effective at building and nurturing relationships that convert financially and sustainably.

 

The sample size of the GEI is substantial, more than 123,000 non-US contacts were invited to respond to the survey through contact lists, who were invited to respond to the survey in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, and Simplified Chinese. Nearly 9,000 respondents from around the world ultimately completed the survey. Through an innovative crowd-funded model, the 15 participating associations will gain in-depth data and feedback as to how their global community perceives their value, relevance and engagement efforts and where they stand comparative to the Index.

Interviews GEI

The complete public findings and recommendations will be released next month during ASAE’s annual meeting.  An overview article meanwhile can be found here:  Global Engagement Index 2016.

To obtain a copy during the show, please visit the MCI booth #1620.