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Update time:2017-01-18

27 March – 29 March 2017 Singapore 
10 April – 21 April 2017 Guangzhou, China
In collaboration with International Enterprise Singapore, GKC is organising the inaugural China Ready Programme (Guangzhou). The programme aims to provide practical learning to develop market understanding, navigate through complex business environment and accelerate access in South China.
Why should I participate?
What will it cover? 
The programme combines go-to-market curriculum and also provides access to industry experts as well as market mentors. Constituting 2 segments: 3-days workshop in Singapore and 2-weeks market immersion in Guangzhou, China.  The 2 weeks immersion is built around in-depth, rigorous discussions among peers about their experiences and challenges. Industry experts and market mentors will participate actively in these discussions, while also providing one-to-one mentoring. Market mentors are identified based on the actual mix of participants and their circumstances.
Why Guangzhou?
For the first instalment, IE Singapore is collaborating with Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Development Co., Ltd. (GKC Co) to launch the inaugural China Ready Programme focusing on business opportunities in South China.  With GKC’s strong Sino-Singapore ties, newly found positioning as Intellectual Property Pilot Reform Zone, trade hub of Southern China, as well as strategic location along China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative (OBOR), GKC provides an ideal learning platform for Singapore companies to understand about China.
What will you get out of the programme?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
Who should attend?
It is designed for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Resident (SPR)s executives who are:
Programme dates:
Segment 1 Preparatory Modules - 27 March – 29 March 2017 (3 days) in Singapore. Classroom based session conducted by NTU
Segment 2 Market Immersion – 10 April – 21 April 2017 (10 days) in Guangzhou. Managed and organised by GKC Co. The 10-day course structure consists of
Programme content:
China Ready Programme will cover key topics including:
Programme Fees:
Full programme fee is S$8,000 (Programme fee does not include hotel accommodation, airfare, airport transfers and other incidental expenses. These expenses as mentioned shall be borne by participants.)
Financial Support:
Course fee funding
Singapore citizens who are planning to enrol in or are successfully enrolled in this course should concurrently apply for the SkillsFuture Study Award for Internationalisation. Recipients of the Study Award may receive a monetary award of S$5,000 to defray the out-of-pocket expenses associated with the course.  (To qualify for the award, only Singapore citizens with minimum 3 years of experience are eligible for SkillsFuture Study Award.) 
Click on link for Study Awards application:
Airfare and Salary expense funding for companies
Eligible companies can further enjoy support of up to 70% for the following component of overseas immersion for employees who are Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)s:
Click on link for Overseas Market Attachment application:
Contact details:
Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Development Co Ltd.  
Mr Wang Nan
Manager, Singapore Branch Office
DID: +65 6265 3422
Ms Susan Wu
Deputy Manager, Strategic Collaboration
DID: +86 20 3211 2939  
For financial support enquiries, e-mail to:  
International Enterprise Singapore
Ms May Chow
Senior Manager, Global Talent Division