(August 2019) Blancpain, a Swiss fine watchmaking brand, officially launched the second Blancpain Wu Xiaobo Youth Luncheon project to find young entrepreneurs with outstanding business achievements in China aged 45 and below Among them, the participants of the machine business ambition and social contribution will be invited to join the famous financial writer Mr. Wu Xiaobo, a member of the Swatch Group China Management Committee, Mr. Liao Xinjia, Vice President of Blancpain China, and the famous Chinese singer and investor. Mr. Hu Haiquan, the entrepreneur, had lunch together, and also attended the luncheon. Mr. Jin Qi, the editor-in-chief of Global Times, the authoritative business and financial media, and Ms. Zhang Yan, the publisher of FTChinese.com. Blancpain’s long-term and continuously innovative brand experience since 284, Wu Xiaobo’s keen business insight, Hu Haiquan’s precise business vision, and the broad international perspective of the Financial Times, helping current outstanding young entrepreneurs become China’s future business leaders. Together, we invite young people with great business ambitions and innovative thinking in this era to go to the feast, and ask about economy, current affairs and strategies.
from left to right:
Mr. Hu Haiquan, a famous Chinese singer-songwriter, investor and entrepreneur
Mr. Liao Xinjia, member of Swatch Group China Management Committee and Vice President of Blancpain China
Mr. Wu Xiaobo, a famous financial writer
FT Chinese website publisher Ms. Zhang Yan
Mr. Jin Qi, Editor-in-Chief of FT Global China
In 1735, Mr. Jehan-Jacques Blancpain registered the ‘Baobao’ brand for watches made by his family, marking the watchmaking industry entering the brand era from the era of craftsmen. The spirit of ‘innovation is tradition’ is the root of Blancpain’s fine watchmaking. The establishment of the brand provides Blancpain with long-term development and provides lasting power. How to inject long-term life into the brand, and how can the current emerging brand grow into a next century enterprise? Blancpain provides a model reference for China’s young business leaders.
Attaching importance to innovation and the development of young people led Blancpain to actively launch the Blancpain Youth Program, which aims to discover outstanding young people in different fields and encourage them to inject more vitality into the times.
In March 2018, the first Blancpain Dreamland Literature Award was launched; in September of the same year, the Blancpain Dreamland Literature Award was held in Beijing. After 90s, the writer Wang Zhanhei won the grand prize for his debut work ‘The Empty Cannon’, and Received a 300,000 yuan bonus from Blancpain for young Chinese writers with great potential to help them focus on writing. At the same time, in June 2018, Blancpain announced that the brand officially launched the second chapter of the Blancpain Youth Program-the 2018 Blancpain Wu Xiaobo Youth Luncheon project, to find young entrepreneurs with outstanding business achievements in China. The insights of the times and international perspective will push participants with great business aspirations and social contributions in the business field to a higher platform. Finally, Li Xiao, the founder of Global Catcher and Chairman of Gejia Networks, will reconstruct the social relationship with an innovative business ecosystem. Stand out from the top five.
In 2019, the “Youth Plan” is steadily entering the second year. Blancpain brings together the insights of the times and international perspectives, and pushes the young leaders in the business field to a higher platform. In the future, in the field of drama, in more other fields, it will There are more outstanding young people who stand out because of Blancpain’s support.
The Wu Xiaobo Channel has been dedicated to finding and supporting young entrepreneurs in 2016 as a group of new artisans who can represent the new forces of Chinese manufacturing. This group of young entrepreneurs are young people with great business ambitions and innovative thinking in this era. They are committed to creating new consumer products that meet the trend of consumer upgrades and the needs of the new middle class, and have achieved excellent business achievements. The pace of the times hastily moved forward, and the speed and scale of this world’s change are expanding inconceivably. How to continue to innovate has become a classic motif of this era. Wu Xiaobo hopes to help China’s manufacturing industry to transform and upgrade by helping and guiding these young entrepreneurs with great business potential.
With its international perspective, FT 中文 网 continues to pay attention to the development and impact of Chinese business innovation and consumption upgrades. It hopes to use this cooperation with Wu Xiaobo and Blancpain to tap the truly innovative Chinese business force.
The joining of Mr. Hu Haiquan injects more possibilities into the second Blancpain Wu Xiaobo Youth Luncheon. He is a well-known Chinese singer-songwriter, investor, and entrepreneur. He formed a Yuquan group with Chen Yufan in 1998. In 2006, he founded and became the president of Beijing Fengfengshang Culture Communication Co., Ltd. (EQarts), the top record company in China; 2010 In 2006, he founded Beijing Jujiang Culture Co., Ltd. and is the operator of the ‘Yuquan’ brand. He is engaged in artist brokerage, integrated marketing, music copyright development, and program production. He is also the first artist in China to systematically carry out venture capital. He also initiated the establishment of a series of equity investment funds for the Haiquan Fund to issue and manage multiple fund products. The Haiquan Fund assists the continuous improvement and development of innovative entrepreneurial enterprises and pays continuous attention to innovation and technology in the field of consumer life. At the same time, he also serves as the Chinese Nationality Promotion Ambassador of the World Wide Fund for Nature and Greenpeace.
‘Innovation is tradition’ is Blancpain’s DNA. The times are changing rapidly. Companies such as Blancpain, which have rich history, talents, technology, and resource reserves, still need continuous learning and innovation to maintain their industry leadership. And the innovation of any industry is inseparable from the participation of young people. The young generation, especially the educated, non-obedient, and socially responsible young generation, is mapping the possibilities of the future.