November 4th, 2019 Beijing – The biannual Sino-Swiss Business Awards announced this year’s winners of eight categories at an exclusive gala evening attended by political and business dignitaries including Swiss Ambassador to China Bernardino Regazzoni and Zhai Qian, Head of European Affairs for China’s Ministry of Commerce, at the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing on Friday.
The event was organised by the Swiss Chamber of Commerce (SwissCham) in China in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in China, swissnex China and Switzerland Tourism. The awards honour companies that have made significant contribution to the SinoSwiss business cooperation and the promotion of Switzerland in China. The awards also recognise companies and entrepreneurs who have achieved distinct results and demonstrated the uppermost commitment to the Sino-Swiss community. A ten-member independent jury thoroughly reviewed these companies and selected the winners.
Hong Glauser, Chairwoman at Shankai Sports, and Swiss ski legend Bernhard Russi © SwissCham Beijing
As Lausanne is hosting the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in January and China is gearing up for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, the awards incorporated two new categories this year; Most China-ready Swiss Winter Destination and Outstanding Contribution to Sports. Shankai Sports is very proud to have won the Outstanding Contribution to Sports award. Chairwoman Hong Glauser received the award from the Swiss ski legend Bernhard Russi, who after an outstanding career as Olympic, World Cup, and World champion in the downhill event, is now a senior advisor for downhill course design of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
More than 400 distinguished guests including top political and business leaders from both Switzerland and China attended Friday evening’s event. Among the guests were Nicolas Bideau, Ambassador and Head of Presence Switzerland, and Rashid Qureshi, CEO of Nestlé Greater China Region. The ceremony took place on the same occasion of the first Swiss Winter Festival, a series of activities at Beijing’s 798 Art District, organised by Switzerland Tourism, in promoting Swiss winter tourism.
Shankai Sports is the leading international sports management company in China, founded in 2009 by a team of Chinese and Swiss sports and business professionals. It provides sports business solutions to international sports organisations targeting the Chinese market, and to Chinese entities seeking to go global. Shankai’s business covers the areas of sponsorship, sports travel, licensed merchandise, event operation and media management. Shankai acts as the bridge between China, a burgeoning sports market, and Switzerland, the home of international sports. Shankai has created high-profile, groundbreaking business opportunities that have benefitted both China and Switzerland.
No company has done more to bring the two countries closer in the field of sport than Shankai.