The Second Chapter Of The Blancpain Youth Program “Balber Wu Xiaobo Youth Luncheon” Officially Opened

(June 2018) Blancpain, a Swiss fine watchmaking brand, officially launched the Blancpain Wu Xiaobo Youth Luncheon project to find young entrepreneurs with outstanding business achievements in China who are 40 years of age or younger, of which Participants with the most business aspirations and social contributions will be invited to lunch with the well-known financial writer Mr. Wu Xiaobo and Blancpain Vice President Jack Liao. At the same time, the authoritative business media Zhang Yan, a member of the Financial Times global executive team and publisher of FTChinese.com, and other experts in the financial sector. Blancpain’s 283 years of long-term and innovative brand experience, Wu Xiaobo’s keen business insights, and the broad international perspective of the Financial Times will help current outstanding young entrepreneurs become China’s future business leaders.

From left to right: Mr. Wu Xiaobo, a famous financial writer, Mr. Liao Xinjia, Vice President of Blancpain China, and Ms. Zhang Yan, publisher of FTChinese.com

 In 1735, Mr. Jehan-Jacques
(Blanpain) has registered the brand ‘Bauber’ for the watches made by his family, marking that the watchmaking industry has entered 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 reference model for China’s young business leaders.

 Attaching importance to innovation and the development of young people led Blancpain to actively launch the Youth Program. The Blancpain Youth Program aims to discover outstanding young people in different fields and encourage them to inject more vitality into the times. In March 2018, the Blancpain Dreamland Literature Award was launched to provide young Chinese writers with great potential. Provide a 300,000 yuan bonus to help them focus on writing. Today, the Youth Project unveiled the second chapter of the Youth Luncheon, bringing together the insights of the times and international perspectives to push young leaders in the business field to a higher platform; In the field of drama, in more other fields, there will be 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 who can represent the new force of China’s manufacturing in 2016 among young entrepreneurs. This group of young entrepreneurs is dedicated to creating new consumer products that meet the trend of consumption upgrades and the needs of the new middle class, and have achieved excellent business achievements. 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.

 ‘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.

The Blancpain Wu Xiaobo Youth Luncheon will be recruited from July 1st to July 31st, 2018.
Selection criteria:
· Founders of outstanding young companies under 40 years old (including 40 years old), currently serving as CEO or equivalent.
· The company complies with the existing corporate system specifications and has an industry status in subdivided fields.
· The company’s annual sales reach more than 5 million yuan.

· The business model focuses on consumer products that meet the needs of consumer upgrades, and provides better products and services.

Brand has personality characteristics-the personality and reputation of the founder is tied to the product.
Candidate materials:
· Based on the theme, provide a 3-minute theme video.
Video theme: How do you hope your product will change people’s lives in the next ten years?
· Video format: Mainly speaking on the theme of candidates, supplemented by exhibiting products and enterprises.
Selection mechanism:
· The Blancpain brand, Wu Xiaobo Channel, and FT Chinese Network selected 30 young entrepreneurs in the first round of candidates.
· Through the second round of online voting and professional jury selection (50% each), 5 candidates were selected from 30 young entrepreneurs.
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Five candidates participated in the on-site roadshow, and a professional jury voted for an outstanding young entrepreneur leader to participate in the ‘Youth Luncheon’ with the famous financial writer Mr. Wu Xiaobo and Blancpain Vice President Liao Xinjia (Jack
 Mr. Liao) had lunch. Also present at the luncheon was the authoritative business and financial media UK’s Financial Times.
Zhang) member of the global senior management team and publisher of FTChinese.com (FTChinese.com), and other experts in the financial field.
For specific registration procedures and election rules, please pay attention to Blancpain’s official WeChat and official Weibo, Wu Xiaobo’s official WeChat and official Weibo, Wu Xiaobo’s Weibo, or log in to FTChinese.com.