Webinar: Labor Market and Salary Developments 2020/2021 (Invitation by the German Chamber)

--Online Presentation of the German Chamber's 13th Annual Salary Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global recession and affected jobs and social welfare worldwide. Accordingly, wages in China are affected and HR measures had to be taken to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on business activities.

HR managers frequently ask themselves whether the compensation packages their companies provide match the local market's average, and what salary should they provide based on seniority and region – and even more so with the impact of COVID-19. For the 13th time, the German Chamber of Commerce provides its member companies with the "Labor Market and Salary Report" and this year the members of FBCS have been invited to join. This year's benchmark publication examines the current developments in China's job market, as well as provides a forecast for 2021.

Join us on 14 September for an in-depth review of the wage and salary developments of your employees in Shanghai in 2020, current developments on the job market and an outlook on the developments in 2021. The presentation will focus on the following aspects:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on wage developments and HR activities of German companies in China
  • General labor market environment and expected development
  • Shanghai-specific wage developments
  • HR challenges

We encourage you to use this opportunity to direct your HR questions to our Expert.

Language: English


  • 3.00 PM – 3.05 PM – Welcome Remarks
  • 3.05 PM – 3.55 PM – Presentation by Juanjo Cardona, Marketing and Information Solutions Manager at Direct HR Group
  • 3.55 PM – 4.25 PM – Q&A
  • 4.25 PM – 4.30 PM – Closing

PRICE: The FBCS member price is RMB 200 for the webinar. If you want the get access to the full "Labor Market and Salary Report 2020 | 2021" the price is RMB 500.

NOTICE:There is no registration through this web page. Kindly follow the registration instructions here below.

REGISTRATION: You may register and pay via this link until Sunday, September 13. Please use the Finnish Chamber ticket if you are a member. If registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail including login link (zoom) and access information to the webinar, after 13 September 2020, 4 PM.

ELIGIBILITY: All of the employees of FBCS member companies can participate at our events with Membership privileges (discounted price, access to member only events). Please do not hesitate to forward this event invitation to your colleagues.


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  • Juanjo Cardona (Marketing and Information Solutions Manager at Direct HR Group)

    Juanjo Cardona

    Marketing and Information Solutions Manager at Direct HR Group

    Juanjo Cardona is Marketing and Information Solutions Manager at Direct HR Group, where he joined in 2012. He overlooks all marketing related activities and is responsible for developing China talent market insights.

    Since 2016 the German Chamber of Commerce in China has been partnering with Direct HR Group for the elaboration of its annual Labor Market & Salary Report. Mr. Cardona has been the Project Manager from Direct HR Group’s side in a coordinated effort with the German Chamber of Commerce in China.

    With over 14 years of work experience, Mr. Cardona has previously served as Project Manager and Business Development Manager at STIGA, a leading marketing research firm in Spain, focusing mostly in customer satisfaction and service quality for the financial industry.

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  • Sigrid Winkler (Executive Chamber Manager at German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai)

    Sigrid Winkler

    Executive Chamber Manager at German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai

    In October 2016, Dr. Sigrid Winkler was appointed Executive Chamber Manager at the German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai and is in charge of the membership organization at the Chamber.

    Dr. Winkler joined the German Chamber earlier in spring 2016, initially as Project Manager Social Responsibility where she was responsible for the More than a Market initiative. Dr. Winkler holds a PhD in Political Science from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium and a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Studies from Vienna University. Before joining the German Chamber, she was Head of Office of the Austrian Academic Exchange Agency (OeAD) in Shanghai. Previously, Dr. Winkler managed international business development projects in China and Eastern Europe for Business Upper Austria, the economic agency of the regional government of Upper Austria. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on EU-China relations, and since 2002, she has been regularly coming back to China for shorter and longer-term stays.

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