Category Archives: miscellaneous

Summer is kicking in

Officially the summer has started, and June has been a crazy busy month up to now at the China Speakers Bureau. But we know that in another few weeks the…

How Europe rules disrupt our online routine

It is Friday 25 May and officially the new European rules on internet connectivity kick in. Despite a flow of messages and warnings, we did not expect it would seriously…

Limited telecom access Europe office China Speakers Bureau

Next week telecom access of the Europe office of the China Speakers Bureau will be limited and part of the week fully cut off. Our telecom provider will replace cables from Tuesday 14 March to (and including) Thursday 16 March during office hours.

James Roy joins China Speakers Bureau

James Roy of the renowned China Market Research Group has joined the China Speakers Bureau.

James is an associate principal and focuses on retail operations and consumer good companies. He has more than ten years of China experience under his belt. He has worked with retail clients including KFC, Hugo Boss, Shanghai Tang, Chloe, MCM, Ashley Furniture, and Groupe Adeo.

Happy Holidays

2016 is approaching fast, and so we want to take the opportunity to wish you all the best in the upcoming Year of the Monkey. If 2016 is going to…

National holiday 2015

China is celebrating its annual week-long holiday that will end at October 8. We wish all those in China a well-deserved break from some hectic months. The China Speakers Bureau will remain open for business, but we might be a bit less responsive than normal.

Preparing for a summer break

After a hectic June, the China Speakers Bureau is preparing for a sun-induced slow down. While Asia and the US officially have no summer break – unlike Europe where we now even suffer from a heatwave – business tends to slowdown till early August across the continents.

Happy Chinese New Year

The Year of the Goat is approaching fast, and the China Speakers Bureau wants to take the opportunity to wish its clients, speakers and other stake holders all the best for the upcoming year. 2015 has already started great, and we do not see how the goat could interfere with that.

Best wishes for 2015

Fast the year 2014 is rushing to its end, something you might easily forget if you focus on the Chinese New Year, that is only taking place in February. But the rest of the world is slowing down, and so does the China Speakers Bureau.

Our digital radar is temporarily out of order

One of the tools we are happy to use at the China Speakers Bureau is our digital radar. In a combination of rss-feeds from Google news and a good rss-reader (currently INO-reader), we see when our speakers pop up online, often before those speakers have noticed that themselves.

At least, that was the practice until earlier this week. Now our digital radar seems to be broken. Hundreds of feeds are flooding in, sometimes articles from 2005. What is worse: we have not yet a clue what is causing this problem.