Flexible working hours are on the rise around the globe. In a recent workforce study with over 24,000 professionals organized by Polycom, 85% of the respondents in China said their company offers flexible working arrangements. Worldwide, nearly two thirds of the global workforce take advantage of anywhere working. Is this only a fad emerging in the wake of an ever-more globalized world, or is this a real trend that will continue? And what are the benefits and drawbacks?

Gender equality is another hot topic that keeps companies busy. What can employers do to improve gender equality? Is it mostly about equal pay and mentoring or is there more than can be done. To discuss these two interesting questions, we invite several speakers, including: Jeannette Yu, Partner at CMS Legal and employment law expert and Tracy Jiao, APAC Regional HR Vice-President, Firmenich.

This event will be in English.

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All fapiao requests must be sent to susan@cancham.asia before 2:00 PM, February 25 th,2019 with the following details:

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6:30 PM - 7 PM
7 PM - 8 PM
8 PM - 8:30 PM
Q&A session
8:30 PM - 9 PM


  • Jeannette Yu (Partner | Head of Employment & Pensions at CMS China)

    Jeannette Yu

    Partner | Head of Employment & Pensions at 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.

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  • Susan Zhang (HR Director Great China of Firmenich)

    Susan Zhang

    HR Director Great China of Firmenich


    Susan has 20+ years of rich HR experience in multinational companies, such as Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, INVISTA, Tyco Electronics, ExxonMobil, Praxair, GE Driver System. She has been handling China as well as Asia regional responsibilities in her previous roles, has solid knowledge in functions of in Learning and Development, Change management. Now, she owns responsibility for Firmenich China HR operations and strategic planning and is based in Shanghai.

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  • Olegario Monegal (President | Chairman of the Board at Firmenich China)

    Olegario Monegal

    President | Chairman of the Board at Firmenich China

  • Godelieve van Dooren (EDGE representative | Partner at Mercer)

    Godelieve van Dooren

    EDGE representative | Partner at Mercer

    A partner in the firm, Godelieve van Dooren is Mercer's Regional Industry Leader for Asia-Pacifit focusing on High Tech and Consumer Goods / Retail as well as Mercer's Benefits Products & Services. She leads several industry forums comprising of leading High Tech, eCommerce/Internet, FMCG and Retail companies and serves as the regional account manager for large Consumer Goods and Hight Tech accounts across MMC. Godelieve also leads Diversity & Inclusion initiatives for Mercer for the ASEAN countries and supports organizations in implementing D&I policies in the region.

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Walk-in Member price RMB 200

Member Price RMB 150

Walk-in Non-member price RMB 300

Standard Price RMB 250


Nespresso Training Center

Room 515, Floor 5, Building 3, 223 Xikang Rd, Shanghai

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Wendy Tseng

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