This group holds monthly networking evenings themed by industry that bring together people from across the business spectrum. Headhunters, IT professionals, media reps and those in finance will all find FC Group meetings to be prime hunting grounds for new guanxi, especially with Chinese professionals.
**The FC Group** provides business and professional networking platforms for connections and guanxi to leverage and focus business and career objectives.
**The FC Group** is the central hub of a large network of business and professional people who meet to forge new contacts and strengthen existing contacts for business, career and social purposes. The basic concept is that it in order to progress up the ladder to achieve one’s goal the bottleneck is not who you know but who knows that you know. This goal is only obtainable by attending quality networking events where people are interested in listening to each other not in talking at each other. The venues are carefully selected to ensure that they too are of a suitable quality and can provide the fitting atmosphere and ambiance to encourage both successful networking and networking for success.
**The FC Group** provides a unique platform of industry themed networking events at which the art of small talk becomes the stepping-stone to big business. **The FC Group**’s events are open to one and all who are able to converse in English and attract an equal number of English speaking Chinese and English speaking foreigners.
The Founder of the FC Group, Colin Friedman, has been organising events since the 1970’s. The highlights have included Folk Music Festivals in Israel, a Chinese Language and Culture Exhibition in Beijing, bringing the East Meets West – End (that’s London’s West End) Musical to Beijing, Expat Services Expos in Beijing and, since March 2007, regular networking events in Beijing and of course the now well-known Netbonding “Escape Concrete Beijing” daytrips to the quiet and beautiful rural Beijing. Colin has been invited to talk on numerous radio programmes and CCTV have recently finished filming a documentary about his life in Beijing. It is slated to be screened early 2012.