Ceremony Date

15th March 2019


18:00 - 22:00


Hilton Shenzhen Futian Hotel

About the Event / The European Business in China Awards 2019

The goal of the European Business in China Awards 2019 is to encourage excellence and identify outstanding achievements. The European Chamber wish to recognize businesses who have made exceptional contributions through their involvement and leadership, making a clear difference and who act as role models in our community, China and Europe.

For one night, put aside your laptop and mobile phone, to celebrate a well-deserved evening in the company of like-minded business people, the media and VIPs.

The European Business in China Awards 2019 promises a gala night of luxury dining, world-class after-dinner speaker and Award presentations at the Hilton Hotel Futian. Hundreds of the region’s top leaders in business and government come together to recognize and celebrate the 2019 European Business in China Awards finalists and winners.

Ticket price includes entry, 4 courses dinner (starter, main course, dessert, and coffee) and wine followed by the evening business Award presentations with MC and speeches during the evening.  This is an evening not to be missed and the event will sell out quickly, we strongly recommend booking your seats or tables now.


Co-Host & Privileged Sponsor

Supporting Chambers

Wine Sponsor

Media partner

Charity fundraising

Privileged Members and Partners


Silk Road Awards

Business strategies with united support from member states of the European Union, a solid public communications strategy, and broad bi- and multilateral outreach programmes to the EU’s partners. Chinese or European companies, which engaged in any projects boosting connectivity along the Silk Road.

Top performers in China Award  (2 Awards)

These 2 awards will go to the outstanding companies that best demonstrated exceptional financial performance such as a strong profitability growth, EBITDA and managed with financial sustainability, market leadership and strong USP’s in its sector. Judges will look for evidence of financial performance and growth, good stakeholder relationships and long term planning balanced by the flexibility to deliver consistent results in dynamic market conditions.

Innovation & Intelligence Award

This award will go for a company which demonstrated R&D, top investor business and had a significant impact. This Award will go to the organisation that can best demonstrate a recognition of the importance of innovation and a proven ability to create, nurture and develop product, service or business model innovations that substantially improve its commercial performance, operational effectiveness or prospects by bringing benefit to the organisation, its customers and other stakeholders.

HR Excellence Award

This award recognizes organisations that have created a stimulating and supportive work environment and a real commitment to the welfare of its employees, resulting in high staff satisfaction levels, low staff TO ratio, retain employees through development programs and a well-motivated, ambitious and integrated workforce.

Above & Beyond Award

This award must be able to demonstrate a clear contribution to the community and the European Chamber South China made by the business as a whole. Positive recipients of this award demonstrate an impact and/or improvement on a community’s well-being. Please provide detailed descriptions of your group’s attributes.

Green Business Award

This Award is open to companies that can demonstrate a successful commitment to managing their social, environmental and financial obligations.

Chinese Champion in Europe Award (Chinese Company)

This award will go to the organisation that has successfully developed and implemented a strategy based on identifying opportunities based on proven domestic demand in Europe, competition and financial results to build and remotely managed and sustained growth and profitability in Europe, outside its market of origine in China.

Important Deadlines

1. Application submission January 1st, 2019 to January 31st, 2019 (4 weeks)

2. Online vote January 31st, 2019 to February 22th 2019 (3 weeks)

3. January 31st Early Bird ticket price ending (LAST DAY)

4. Jury assessments February 1st, 2019 to February 28th, 2019 (4 weeks)

5. Finalists announcement March 1st, 2019 (3 per awards category)

6. Award Gala Dinner on March 15th, 2019: “2019 European Business in China Award” winner announcement in each category.

European Business in China Awards Nomination Guidelines

  • Judging for this award is based solely on the information as provided by the nominee
  • Businesses can be nominated in multiple categories. Only one winner per category.
  • There is no application fee, no hidden fee, the whole contest is totally free of charge.
  • Companies have until the January 31st, 2019 to apply under one of the 7 of the 8 different Award categories.
  • In all categories, the nominees and winners are determined by the number of votes and jury.
  • Once an individual and/or business are nominated for an award category, they will be notified by the European Chamber.
  • Multiple businesses receive the same amount of votes, the jury will determine the winner
  • The winners will be announced only on March 15th, 2019 at the Award Ceremony.

Required Information and Documentation from Nominators Question Response: Please answer the following questions (up to 500 words each). In addition, you may include supporting documents and examples of measurable results. We encourage you to be as descriptive as possible regarding the nominated group’s attributes.

*** Businesses can be nominated in multiple categories.  If you are nominated in different categories, describe 500 words (Chinese or English) in each category why you are qualified and what makes you the winner in this particular category.

The applications must be received before February 1st,  2019.

Once you have submitted the form, we will confirm by email within 48 hours that we have successfully received the application. For more information, please check our website or contact us by email (Rachel Chen) rchen@europeanchamber.com.cn

Agenda / Awards Dinner Gala

18:00 Registration

Red Carpet Pictures after registration

Cocktail Reception

19:00 Guests will move to Ballroom / Taking seats
19:15 Speeches
19:45 Dinner Served
20:45 Awards and Speeches
22:00 Ending Speech



Dirk Lechelt

Press and Political affairs, German Consulate General, Guangzhou

Francine Hadjisotiriou

General Manager of the European Chamber South China Chapter

Jean-Jacques Verdun

Founder & CEO San Jiao Ling PR & Marketing

Marjo Crompvoets

Consul General of the Consulate General of Kingdom of Netherlands in Guangzhou

Thomas Rosenthal

Board Member of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

MCs / 主持人


Presenter of Guangdong Radio and Television

Nathan Lill

Middle School Principal of Shekou International School

Tickets Fee

Members (Individual)


Members (Table)


Non-Members (individual)


Non-members (Table)



Price RMB Platinum Gold Silver

Before Event

Member ¥30,000 ¥20,000 ¥10,000
Non-Member ¥40,000 ¥30,000 ¥20,000
Logo/size/order Front/L Middle/M End/S
Logo Website Event Post X X X
Logo on Flyer, Website Event Post X X X
During Event
VIP table (10 ppl) front section (stage) 2 tables 1 table 4 tickets
Logo on hotel signage, stage background,  PPT welcome slide, menue/agenda X X X
Banner displayed X X X
Company brochure include in Gift Bag X X
Company PPT/Video broadcast X
Booth at the event with advertisement X X
Name mentioned in welcome speech X X X
On stage speech 2 minutes (maximum) X
Interview with major Media during the event X
One Free Bottle of Champagne on Table X
After Event
Sponsor logo / name in event review X X X
Sponsor appear in event picture gallery X X X
Sponsor appear in event video X
Sponsor interviewed in Event Video X
WeChat Advertisement National Account X
Communication in Newsletter +LOGO X X X


For further information on sponorship of this event please contact

Ms Rachel Chen



Hilton Shenzhen Futian Hotel



For more information, please contact southchina@europeanchamber.com.cn.