China’s biggest city and financial hub is a perfect location for our busy group of Network members and global experts
Centred on Pudong, on the eastern side of the Huangpu River, Shanghai is the commercial and financial centre of China. It has grown rapidly in recent years and in 2013 was approved as China’s first national pilot free-trade zone (FTZ), which has helped it to attract significant foreign direct investment. While it is increasingly service industry focused, including financial services, retail and real estate, it is also home to companies operating in sectors ranging from manufacturing to agriculture. Along with Beijing and Hong Kong, it is one of three locations in the country for The Economist Corporate Network. With a large number of members, The Economist Corporate Network in Shanghai is very lively, providing a sizeable network to interact with. A regular schedule of events and meetings provide members with exclusive opportunities to hear invited speakers share views of trends and developments in the region.