AmCham Shanghai invites you to join our SME seminar series about The Future of Success. The event will be held on June 12 from 14:00-16:00 at the AmCham Shanghai Trade and Investment Center. This seminar is aimed at providing practical perspectives on ways to company success.

In 2018 China created a unicorn - a business valued at or over US$1 billion - every 3.8 days. China accounted for 38.9 percent of global unicorns while US holds 42.1 percent. The last decade has been amazing with China's domestic market flush with cash. However, is the tide turning? Warren Buffet once mentioned "Only when the tides goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked". How to maintain the momentum becomes quintessential to the discussion.

What is the secret to success? Can success be learnt and replicated or is talent the x-factor? During this session, guest speaker from theDesk will share his rollercoaster experience of failures, set backs (and minor triumphs), personal startup tips, the relevance of innovation, and the future of success. theDesk is a company committed to the value of co-work. For decades, it connects entrepreneurs with corporations, problems with solutions, one good idea with another. The team actively participates in local community and aims to build up a working environment that empowers everyone.

This event will address success and engage the audience with different types of growth models, pivoting, preparing for failure, and why timing is everything.

For more information, please contact Andy Xie at Tel: (86 21) 6279 7119 ext. 5697 or email andy.xie@amcham-shanghai.org


2 PM - 2:30 PM
Registration & Networking
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Keynote Speech
The Future of Success
3:45 PM - 4 PM
Q & A


  • Oscar Venhuls (theDesk)

    Oscar Venhuls


    Born in Seoul, raised in Holland, and educated in the U.K. Oscar is currently working and living between Hong Kong and Shanghai overseeing the opening of theDesk at Bridge 8, their first co-working and events space in Shanghai. With a background in design and philosophy he has worked both in Europe and Asia with global brands including UBS, Adidas, Nike, and Star Wars before taking on
    entrepreneurship back in 2009.

    Besides being one of the founders of theDesk, the third largest co-work and events space in Hong Kong, Oscar is passionate about education and is a Growth Marketing and User-Experience Design instructor for General Assembly and Google in Asia. For more than 20 years he has pushed the boundaries of new thinking, uniting the irrational with the rational.

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
Member Price Free
Member Company Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 150
Non-Member Ticket
Door Price RMB 300


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

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

If you have any questions please contact Andy XIE

Contact Organizer

+86 18516214010

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