This must be the nicest email I have ever received.

Hi Colin,   I dug back into my emails and I caught this.  It seems that I skipped over it thinking it was one of your creative subject lines for an event!  (you were always fantastic with those).  I’m sorry that I didn’t realize that you were departing…and how soon it was.   I’m not entirely sure what to say 🙂 …..somewhat shocked comes to mind initially!  Of all the people for whom I assumed the “leaving China” moment may never come; it would be…well, you.  I’m sure I’m not the only person saying this!  You’re an institution in the community and frankly an inspiration.  You kept a weekly schedule going with vitality in Beijing for your events which I am certain most…

Jan 10 – Social Networking Evening

This event is an all industries, all professions networking evening. It is designed to help people make friends and contacts from outside their standard work-based circle of contacts and colleagues. Forget the pressures of work and join us for a social networking event in Beijing that brings together some of the best and friendliest people in Beijing. This relaxing evening is open to people from all industries who wish to Forge new Connections, strengthen old ones and/or wish to meet people from other industries. It is THE only event in Beijing that attracts a magic mix of Expats and English speaking Chinese. Don’t miss this fun laid-back networking evening that unites young and young at…

Jan 6 -Old China Hands Monthly Luncheon

A monthly lunch get together for old China Hands, normally held on the first Friday of the month.   Each person pays for his own food.   This get together is limited to Expatriates who have been in China at least 10 years.   Next Get Together:  Friday 6 January 12:15       Venue: Morel’s Restaurant, Gongti Bei Lu (opposite Workers’ Gymnasium North Gate, Northwest corner of the intersection with Chunxiu Lu) Dongcheng District 东城区, 莫劳龙玺西餐, 工体北路春秀路西北角工人体育馆北门对面 Tel: 6416 8802   If you wish to attend please contact Colin (colin@fcgroup.org)  or Gilbert (bjprc@me.com) so we will know how  many tables to reserve.

Nov 4 Old China Hands Monthly Luncheon

A monthly lunch get together for old China Hands, normally held on the first Friday of the month.   Each person pays for his own food.   This get together is limited to Expatriates who have been in China at least 10 years.   Next Get Together:  Friday 4 November 12:15       Venue: Morel’s Restaurant, Gongti Bei Lu (opposite Workers’ Gymnasium North Gate, Northwest corner of the intersection with Chunxiu Lu) Dongcheng District 东城区, 莫劳龙玺西餐, 工体北路春秀路西北角工人体育馆北门对面 Tel: 6416 8802   If you wish to attend please contact Colin (colin@fcgroup.org)  or Gilbert (bjprc@me.com) so we will know how  many tables to reserve.

August 30 – Felicitations and Congratulations

I have been organising networking events in Beijing since March 2007 and , to the best of my recollection, this is the first time that my birthday has fallen on a FCGroupday.   This being so I am organising a free event at Beer Mania to celebrate my birthday.   There is no entrance charge. Just pay for your own consumption.   There is no need to bring a present because to see your smiling face will be present enough.   Come and celebrate with the best and friendliest people in Beijing.     Time: 30 August from 7:30pm Venue: Beer Mania, Taiyue Suites 1F, West Gate, 16 Sanlitun South Street. 欧月啤酒吧, 泰悦豪庭1层,西门, 三里屯南路16号 Lost? Call 6500 0559   Maps  &…

August 9 – Future and Career Development Evening

Ready to climb the career ladder? Looking for a new job? Ready to meet aspiring and experienced people alike? Not sure how to do it? Wait no longer!! Come and meet recruiting companies, companies directly recruiting and other candidates on Tuesday 9 August. This is an evening filled with possibilities of new contacts, connections, advice and guidance for your future, for your career and for your career development.   Experienced, ambitious and aspiring people will be there looking for future jobs and employees.   If you want to take the next step in your career, share some knowledge or make new connections, this is the networking event to attend.   Running monthly since March 2007 our…

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Testimonials

“Colin runs high quality networking events and is a pleasure to be around. It is great to join his events.” — Steve Hubbard  Senior Consultant, Eaststep Consulting Ltd.

“I attend 2-3 business networking cocktail parties each week in Beijing looking for prospective clients for Bo Le Associates, the largest executive search firm in China. FC Group organises and executives some of the most productive events that I know of. I congratulate them on their success!” ”

—- Matthew Cuerdon, Managing Director at Bo Le Associates

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—- William Spiers Mengliangzhou Int Ltd.

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—- AJ Warner Touchdown

Colin has been organising the FCGroup networking events in Beijing for as long as I can remember. And he has always managed ……. more