Navigating the ‚New China Playbook‘: Insights from CMS-EAC Seminar

Navigating the 'New China Playbook': Insights from CMS-EAC Seminar

Amidst the ever-changing landscape of global business, the CMS-EAC Seminar convened industry leaders and experts at the German Centre to explore the intricacies of the 'New China Playbook'. Against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions and evolving economic realities, the seminar provided a platform for robust discussions and insights into the challenges and opportunities facing foreign enterprises in China.


The seminar commenced with a warm welcome speech, extending gratitude to esteemed panelists and attendees for their participation. Dr. Gang Yang, President of Trumpf China, and Mr. Ingarsia, CFO of Schaeffler Greater China, were among the distinguished panelists, offering invaluable perspectives on navigating the complexities of the Chinese market.

Keynote speakers Dr. Glueck from CMS and Eric Luo from EAC delved into the shifting business paradigms in China, highlighting the imperative for strategic recalibration in response to changing dynamics. With the emergence of deep localization as a predominant strategy, discussions centered on innovative financing mechanisms and alternative pathways for capital infusion.

One of the central themes of the seminar was the pathway to IPO, historically favored by high-quality companies for raising capital and seeking potential exits in China. However, recent regulatory changes have led to a deacceleration in IPO listings, prompting many companies to explore alternative avenues such as M&A transactions.

The seminar also underscored the significance of German companies in the Chinese market, despite facing challenges such as intensified local competition and reluctance from headquarters to further invest. Deepening localization emerged as a key strategy for German enterprises to remain competitive, with a focus on optimizing legal frameworks and adapting to the 'China speed'.


In conclusion, the CMS-EAC Seminar provided invaluable insights and strategies for navigating the complexities of the Chinese market in the face of evolving economic realities. As businesses continue to adapt to the 'New China Playbook', collaboration and strategic partnerships will be essential for unlocking growth opportunities and ensuring long-term success in one of the world's largest economies.

To have an engaging conversation we encourage you to connect with EAC Partners in China Eric Luo and Daniel Berger.