Luncheon Seminar on ‘Working across Cultures: A Tale of Two Family Businesses in Germany and China’


Luncheon Forum on 'Working across Cultures: A Tale of Two Family Businesses in German and China'
Program Schedule
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This seminar will showcase how the German SieMatic Group, one of the globally leading kitchen interior design brands, and the Chinese Nison Group, a home appliance manufacturer, teamed up to drive future growth.  Mr Ulrich Siekmann, CEO, President and third-generation owner of the SieMatic Group, will share how and why these two family businesses came together, his experience working with the Chinese family, and challenges and opportunities he foresees to bring the business to another height.

 Program Schedule

Date Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Time: 12:30 - 2pm 
Venue:     The China Club
13/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central, Hong Kong
Language English  
Fee Complimentary admission and by invitation only
Welcoming Remarks
Prof. Roger King, HKUST 
The Transformation and Upgrading of Chinese Family Business
Prof. Winnie Peng, HKUST 
The Landscape of German Family Businesses
Mr Stefan Klemm, Owner, German Entrepreneurs Club 
The SieMatic-Nison Case: Two Family Businesses Going after the High-end Kitchen Furniture Market
Mr. Ulrich W. Siekmann, CEO, President & Third-generation Owner, SieMatic Group 
Q&A and Wrap-Up

* This event is supported by the German Entrepreneurs Club and sponsored by EY.
Mr Ulrich Siekmann of the SieMatic Group, German
 Mr Stefan Klemm of the German Entrepreneurs Club