During the past 40 years of China opening its door to the outside world, Chinese education has increasingly globalized, from early child education to the university level to continuing and executive education for adults. About 2,000 university-level international collaborative programs across China, hundreds of international K-12 schools, and thousands more international curriculum programs exist in China today.

The growth has of course come with ups and downs, especially during recent years as China has started to tighten regulations to make sure that the growth is within control and serving the interests of the country.

AmCham Shanghai's Education Committee has invited education leaders from three different continents to share their experience and perspective on China's education globalization. Join us for a panel discussion and highly interactive gathering, and a fine opportunity to meet professional colleagues from all over the world, on 24th of Sept, 3-4:40 PM at AmCham Shanghai, 1376 Nanjing Road West, Shanghai. This event is co-hosted by AmCham, BritCham, AfCham and Danish Chamber.


  • David Mansfied, Chairman of Education Committee, British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, Exective Headmaster of YK Pao International School
  • Dee Nkwetato Tamonkia, Chairman of African Chamber of Commerce
  • Poul G. Kristensen, Chairman of the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

Moderator: John D. Van Fleet, Chairman of Education Committee, AmCham Shanghai, Director of Corporate Globalization, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


3pm: Registration & Networking

3:30pm: Opening Remark

3:35pm: Panel Discussion

4:20pm: Audience Q & A

4:40pm: Event ends


  • David Mansfield (Exective Headmaster at Y K Pao International School)

    David Mansfield

    Exective Headmaster at Y K Pao International School

    Mr David Mansfield is a Cambridge history graduate who after two headships in the UK, became Headmaster of Dulwich College, Beijing. He is now Executive Headmaster of Shanghai’s Y.K.Pao School, one the leading bilingual Chinese international schools in China.

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  • Poul G. Kristense (Chairman at the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai)

    Poul G. Kristense

    Chairman at the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

    Poul G. Kristensen is since March 2017 the Chairman of the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. He moved to China in 2009 and has been working for different Danish companies. He is a Senior Executive that has been CEO, Managing Director, Sales Director, Businessman, Consultant, Entrepreneur and more. Through his 38 years of international working experience, Poul G. Kristensen has gained a profound understanding of the global Renewable Energy market and its Technologies. He became Industrial Engineer in Denmark and worked as IT Consultant implementing ERP systems for manufacturing companies for more than 4 years, before he joined the Wind Turbine Business in 2002. He has been doing business worldwide from South America to North America and from Europe to Asia. Furthermore he has many years of Business Development / Sales / Market Analysis experience also by leading and developing sales team in Denmark, China, India and Korea.

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  • Dee Nkwetato Tamonkia (Chairman at African Chamber of Commerce)

    Dee Nkwetato Tamonkia

    Chairman at African Chamber of Commerce

    The current chairperson of the board of directors at AFCHAM, D. Nkwetato Tamonkia is a veteran educationist with a knack for leadership that has seen him excel in several leadership positions in the fields of education, non-governmental organizations and business. His experience in corporate training since 1998 as well as his on-going research project on sociolinguistics has earned him a multi-dimensional view of society and the keys to the success of individuals, organizations and businesses. For 13years in China, he has helped many companies from Xi’an through Beijing to Shanghai – The China Development Bank (CDB), TD Marco Ltd., ChinaTop, TellMeMore, Dia%, Philips, Qsolar, Decathlon, to name just a few.

    He is the founder of several start-ups in recent years including: MyEE in 2009, SEPFRA in 2010 and DNAACE in 2016, He is a critical analyst and writes frequently about Sino-African relations.

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
Member Price Free
Member Company Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 200
Door Price RMB 300
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 500
Door Price RMB 600


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

Suite 568, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai, China

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