Business Finance for Everyone [Training School]

  • When:
    Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 8:45am - 5:00pm
  • Where:
    Banyan Tree Shanghai on The Bund (B1, Banyan Room), 上海外滩悦榕庄 (B1, 会议室)
    19 Gong Ping Road, Hongkou District
  • Price:
    Member Price: ONE training credit plus RMB 2,200, or RMB 3,000. Non-member Price: RMB 3,800

RSVP: (Click here to learn more about the Training Credits)

This session is suitable for middle and first line managers, as well as co-workers, as it invites attendees to think like business owners, so as to increase the level of business acumen and generate insights in finance, business management, and operations.


  • Pursuing the Value Management programme has saved the Group around 1 billion in costs… We could not have accomplished this without Celemi Apples & Oranges. - CEO, BASF
  • Celemi Apples & Oranges successfully supports our efforts to establish a value oriented culture among all employees. That’s what will make the difference in performance in the marketplace. – CFO, Siemens Business Services


This one day training session is a board-based business simulation. Participants will be grouped into teams to learn how to monitor cash flow, make resource utilisation improvements, and measure results in the balance sheet and income statement. While exploring the factors that impact a company’s financial statements – they will develop a solid business sense that can help guiding their future decisions in everyday work.

Concepts in the simulation

  • Business finance (KPI’s, balance sheet, profit and loss statement, cash flow, working capital)
  • Value drivers
  • Utilisation of staff
  • Delivery efficiency
  • Multi skilling
  • Tangible and intangible assets
  • Market value

Through the simulation, participants learn how:

  • Daily decisions impact the company strategically and financially
  • Small changes in operations can significantly improve bottom line results
  • Their business generates profits today – and how it will need to generate profits in the future

The flow of the session:

Opening – setting the scene
- Your own organisation – what are we up against
The Simulation
- Apples & Oranges Inc. Scenario: “from mediocrity to excellence in 3 years”
Next steps – the way forward
- Back to your own real world: What is our potential for improvements? What can we do to tap them?

Training Schedule:

  • 8.45 Registration & Networking 
  • 9.00 – 9.30 Introduction 
  • 9.30 – 10.30  Year 1: The story begins 
  • 10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break  
  • 10.45– 12.00  Year 1: The good news
  • 12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
  • 13.00 – 14.30 Year 2: An ambitious goal for growth
  • 14.30 – 14.45 Coffee break 
  • 14.45 – 16.15 Year 3: Many small wins / Winning the right customers 
  • 16.15 – 16.45 Next steps and evaluations  
  • 17.00  End of day

RSVP: (Click here to learn more about the Training Credits)

Cancellation Policy: Please note that if you need to cancel this booking, we must receive your cancellation by email no less than 48 hours in advance of an event. If we do not receive the cancellation notice by this time, the Chamber will have to charge you the full-price for the event, as this is necessary to cover costs automatically incurred by the Chamber on the registered attendees’ behalf.

Speaker Introduction

Richard Wood

Senior Consultant, Celemi Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Richard is a British Organisational Psychologist working for Celemi in Shanghai and is a Lead Facilitator of Celemi solutions.

Richard believes in interactive and fun learning experiences and he delivers learning solutions focusing on business acumen, leadership, project management, strategy implementation and organisational alignment.

Richard has been working in China since 2006 and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Event contact

Joanna Zhang