Event Details

AmCham Shanghai would like to invite you to join our first SME seminar series "Are you fully aware what is going on in your company?" The event will be held on May 16from 14:00-16:00 at AmCham Shanghai Trade and Investment Center. This seminar is aimed at providing expert advice to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on how to increase competitiveness, expand operations and navigate the regulations in the Chinese market.

If you are managing an entity in China and shall attend this seminar, we'd suggest that you take 1-2 minutes to complete this short survey, and if the survey raises some issues that you are not so sure about, then the seminar will help you clarify and find solutions.

The Chinese market has attracted numerous international SMEs to set up their legal entities here in trying to get a slice of the market share. However, for managers with foreign/different backgrounds managing an entity in China while at the same time looking for growing opportunities can be a huge challenge. In a lot of cases, the operation management and audit of the entity is neglected, which eventually leads to negative business results.

Setting up the control mechanism and conducting regular internal operation audits are very often neglected by managers managing an international SME's China entity. Have you ever wondered the following questions?

  • When was the last time you conducted a thorough internal audit of your company?
  • Does your company operate smoothly as it seems on the surface?
  • Have you ever wondered (deep inside) if you really know what is going on in your company?

Mr. Arie Schreier the General Manager of PTL Group has experienced such challenges just like some of you during his 19 years of experience in managing company in China. Nowadays, with a team of experts he is managing in trust more than 35 WFOEs (Wholly Foreign Owned Entity) in China.

Arie will share the knowledge he has acquired from performing tremendous Operational Audits to several WFOEs and will point out operation management challenges in the areas of HR, Finance & Tax and Logistics management and will provide tips on how and what to check in your company.

Mr. Ray Wang the General Manager of CI3 Industrial Incubator will share his experiences on operation management of Manufacturing SMEs and tips on how to prepare for factory inspections and improve efficiency of the factory.

This event is free of charge, but seats are limited, and RSVP is required.


2 PM - 2:30 PM
Registration & Networking
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
3:55 PM - 4:05 PM
Seminar ends


  • Arie Schreier (General Manager at PTL Group)

    Arie Schreier

    General Manager at PTL Group

    Arie Schreier has over 20 years of management experience with companies and diplomatic missions throughout Asia, Australia and South America. He has spent the last 12 years managing logistics, administration, HR, recruiting, finance and manufacturing operations for foreign companies in China.

    Since 2014 he has been nominated as General Manager of PTL Group - China after fulfilling the role of a COO and VP Sales and Marketing of PTL Group.

    Arie has worked with more than 200 international companies, managing and supporting their sales, logistics, and manufacturing operations in the challenging China market. He has also been involved in operational audits as well as turnaround and transformation projects for foreign owned entities in China. As one of the founders of the China Industrial Initiative (CI3), he is actively involved in the establishment and management of several manufacturing facilities in the country.

    Arie holds a Masters Degrees in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, and Public Administration from Tel Aviv University, as well as a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Tel Aviv University.

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  • Ray Wang (General Manager at CI3 Industrial Incubator)

    Ray Wang

    General Manager at CI3 Industrial Incubator

    Ray Wang had over 12 years of management experience on setting up new WOFE companies and manufacturing plants in China.

    In Suzhou and Changzhou, he was responsible for managing the construction and procurement of 3 different stand-alone factories over 40,000 sqms for Belgian and Israeli companies.

    Since 2015, Ray Wang was appointed as General Manager of CI3 Industrial Incubator in Sino-Israeli Changzhou Innovation Park, till today, there are 12 WOFE companies under the operational management of CI3 in the incubator, including companies from Israel, the U.S. and the Netherlands. CI3 is providing a total outsourced management solution to SME manufacturers in the fields of Finance, HR, Admin, QA, EHS, Facility management etc.

    Ray Wang holds a BSC Degree of Accounting & Management from University of Southampton in the U.K.

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About PTL Group

  • Pine Technologies Limited (PTL) has been operating as PTL Group in Mainland China for 19 years www.ptl-group.com 
  • PTL operates offices in Shanghai, Changzhou, Beijing and Guangzhou 
  • PTL provides sales incubation & fulfillment solutions to overseas SMEs that wish to start-up or further develop their sales & distribution activities in China
  • PTL has supported over 200 market entry projects in various industries
  • PTL sister company Ci3 www.ci3incubator.com offers overseas SME's a quick, secure and cost-effective way of establishing and gradually developing their manufacturing capabilities in China