Mazars, an international audit, tax and advisory firm, is taking part in the China International Import Expo (CIIE) for the third consecutive time. This year, under the theme of “Growing with purpose”, Mazars is sharing insights and solutions on the latest policies and regulations, enterprise digital management, outbound investment trends, ESG, CSR, etc. through nearly 30 lectures and forums in the Trade in Services exhibition area (8.2A3-03) while showing how it has achieved sustainable growth with responsibility. Besides, Mazars also signed strategic cooperation agreements with the Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development and the Xi’an High Tech Industries Development Zone at the CIIE. It is committed to continuously optimizing the local business environment and achieving mutual benefit and win-win results for all sides.
Mazars attends 5th China International Import Expo
“This year marks the third time we are participating in the CIIE, a rendezvous we look forward to every year to discuss the latest priorities and needs of the Chinese market,” Hervé Hélias, CEO & Chairman of Mazars Group, said. “As an internationally integrated partnership, Mazars has always been committed to providing high-quality audit, tax and advisory services to companies around the world, laying the foundation for a fair and prosperous world. Mazars has always been guided by its founding principles: to act responsibly, in the public interest and for future generations. We take this commitment seriously, innovating and transforming ourselves, continuously learning and developing along the way. China is a market of great significance for Mazars, and as the world changes and brings new expectations on business and public organisations, we want to be by your side to help our clients in China transform, meet new expectations and grow responsibly.”
Joining hands with Hainan and Xi’an to discuss cooperation, empowering the local economy
Since the release and implementation of the Overall Plan for the Construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port, work on the Hainan Free Trade Port launched a smooth start to the 14th Five-Year Plan. Construction of the port has now entered a phase of acceleration, with the development of Hainan also ushering in a period of golden opportunities.
On the morning of November 9, Mazars successfully held the Hainan Free Trade Port introduction conference and the cooperation agreement signing ceremony with the Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development at its CIIE booth. Both sides pledged to further deepen cooperation and achieve two-way empowerment and mutual benefit. Mr. Ji Guohui, Deputy Director of the Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development, Ms. Jin Jing, Director of Foreign Investment Administration of Hainan Provincial Department of Commerce, and Dr. Julie Laulusa, Managing Partner of Mazars in China and a member of the Group Executive Board, attended the signing ceremony.
Hainan Free Trade Port introduction conference and Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development cooperation agreement signing ceremony at Mazars booth
In order to meet their development needs, an increasing number of large enterprise groups are opting to use shared service centers. It is worth noting that Mazars' shared service center located in the Xi'an High Tech Industries Development Zone will open soon; it will provide more efficient services to customers nationwide and even around the world.
On this occasion, on the afternoon of November 8, Mazars and the Xi'an High Tech Industries Development Zone successfully held the “cloud” signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement and the investment policy introduction meeting, laying a foundation for both sides to strengthen cooperation in resource docking, information consultation and attracting investment in the future. Mr. Chu Liang, Deputy Director of Investment and Cooperation Bureau of the Xi'an High Tech Industries Development Zone, and Dr. Julie Laulusa, Managing Partner of Mazars in China and a member of the Group Executive Board, signed the agreement on behalf of both parties.
Xi'an High Tech Industries Development Zone cooperation agreement signing ceremony and investment policy introduction
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Julie Laulusa said, “We are very pleased to have reached strategic cooperation with two regions with great development potential and economic vitality, at the CIIE. This is a milestone in government-enterprise cooperation for Mazars in China. These partnerships are inspiring us to take on greater responsibility to help our partners choose the right markets for investment, and to help companies seek better local growth and better market integration. We will fully leverage the functional role of professional service organizations, share opportunities and meet challenges with our partners, and promote the long-term development of the regional economy.”
Deconstructing market opportunities from a professional perspective and creating a better future with social responsibility
As another highlight of this year’s CIIE booth, Mazars’ experts around the world brought nearly 30 lectures and forums, to guests from various fields, during the six-day expo. Via webinars and live streaming, Mazars shared insights and discussed many hot topics with the audience, both online and offline, including opportunities and challenges in the post-pandemic era, CSR, green finance, foreign investment, sustainable development and carbon asset management.
The forum “Shoulder the mission to help impoverished students build their dreams for the future” was held
In the process of the group’s development, Mazars has always believed that corporate social responsibility and sustainable development are of paramount importance. Over the years, Mazars has been committed to public welfare, as part of which it has been sponsoring Couleurs de Chine for 15 years. The organization has supported nearly 12,000 poor children since its establishment. Mazars has also been cooperating with Shanghai Young Bakers for 10 years, providing one-year free French bakery training to marginalised Chinese youth. Since the program was launched 14 years ago, nearly 400 students have been trained in various aspects of the bakery industry.
On November 6, the forum "Shoulder the mission to help impoverished students build their dreams for the future" was hosted by Dr. Julie Laulusa, Managing Partner of Mazars in China and a member of the Group Executive Board. Ms. Jiajia Wang, Executive Director of Shanghai Young Bakers, and Ms. Hua Zhang, Chief Representative of Couleurs de Chine Danian, were invited to share their experiences in public welfare cooperation as well as their future plans and expectations. The guests said that such efforts were of extraordinary significance and hoped that more people would devote themselves to this cause, help impoverished students realize their career dreams, and promote the harmonious development of society.
The forum “How will MNCs adapt to the new China market after Covid?” was held
Since the pandemic, economic globalization has encountered adverse currents, but China’s foreign investment has still maintained steady growth. In the face of the new features of the Chinese market, multinational companies are bound to respond with “localization”. To this end, Dr. Julie Laulusa initiated the forum "How will MNCs adapt to the new China market after Covid?” inviting Ms. Sophie Breton, Senior Vice President APAC of Hager Group, Ms. Kyungae Choe, General Manager of Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique China, and Mr. Christophe Lauras, Chief Operating Officer of Accor Greater China and President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China to discuss together how to seize opportunities and meet challenges post-Covid and how to transform the business model to capture the growth opportunities arising from China’s increasingly optimized and open business environment.
The forum “How will MNCs adapt to the new China market after Covid?” was held
“The epidemic has had a huge impact on the world economy, but the Chinese economy has shown strong recovery and growth momentum. As an international audit, tax and advisory firm with more than 20 years of experience in the Chinese market, Mazars is confident in the future development of the Chinese market,” Dr. Laulusa noted. “The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China emphasised promoting high-quality development. This has made us think about how to shoulder greater responsibilities. We also hope to leverage the CIIE as an international platform to showcase Mazars’ long-term development strategy, while providing consistent high-quality customized services to meet the diverse needs of enterprises.”