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The Sweet Smell of Success: China food producer JiangXi KangDi visits SGBA

On 6th and 7th February, 2017, JiangXi KangDi Co.,Ltd, a manufacturing company specializing in decorative candy and chocolate products from China, visited the St.GallenBodenseeArea (SGBA) to explore potential collaboration with local chocolate producers. JiangXi KangDi is pursuing new concepts and ways for helping Swiss-made chocolate target the high-end Chinese market.

During a two-day visit, a delegation of Kangdi including the company’s Chairman and Sales Director, Mr. CHE Yulong and Mr. CHE Jinwei respectively, met with Serge Baumgartner, the SGBA’s Delegate for China, as well as with representatives of the local authorities to learn about the comprehensive investment advantages the SGBA can offer international companies.

An essential part of JiangXi KangDi’s highly informative trip was dedicated to familiarization and extensive interaction with several local chocolate business representatives and intermediaries to discuss the opportunities for future collaboration.

This visit is made possible through close collaboration between China Competence Centre (CCC) and SGBA, after the first meeting between Mr. Baumgartner and KangDi delegation in Shanghai, China, in November 2016.

JiangXi KangDi was founded in 1999 and is a manufacturer of decorative sugar sprinkles, chocolate pearls and other decorative candy products. Among the clients of KangDi are global food powerhouses such as Nestle, Kraft or Häagen-Dasz.

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FIM receives awards at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Vancover.

August 11, 2015: At the Academy of Management Annual Meeting Dr. Dimitrios Georgakakis (FIM-HSG), Tobias Dauth (HHL) and Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok received the Careers Division's Best International Paper Award.
Second, Dr. Dimitrios Georgakakis (FIM-HSG) was a finalist for the Business Policy S Division’s prestigious Best Dissertation Award. Congratulations to Dimitrios, this is an enormous achievement.