Young Professionals Shanghai

The German Chamber of Commerce prides itself on providing education, support and career growth opportunities to young engaged professionals in Shanghai. Whether you are just launching your career or already climbing the managerial ladder, the German Chamber has events and platforms for you.

Young Professionals

If you are a student, an intern, or just starting out in your working life in China, Young Professionals Shanghai is an invaluable resource in developing your career. Young Professionals Shanghai organizes regular roundtables, mixers and workshops on a wide variety of themes, providing participants with an exciting platform for learning, growing and developing their professional lives.

Young Professional Membership at the German Chamber of Commerce

As a young professional, you will receive a special 20% discount off individual membership, exclusively available to members under 30.

  • Do you want to become a Young Professional member of the German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai? Then please click here
  • Do you enjoy going out on the town? As a member of the German Chamber, you can enjoy discounts all through the city with our benefit partners!

Young Professionals Roundtables

The German Chamber of Commerce Shanghai organizes a monthly Young Professionals Roundtable as a platform for interns, students and young professionals on every third Wednesday of the month at PAULANER @ XINTIANDI House 19-20, North Block Xintiandi, Lane 181, Taicang Road starting at 7.00 pm. 

  • Please check the calendar of the German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai for detailed dates here or download our flyer.

Young Professionals Workshops

The German Chamber of Commerce conducts regular workshops providing relevant information for students, interns and young professionals in Shanghai. Please find info for all current German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai events here.

Inter-Chamber Young Professionals Mixers

In cooperation with other Chambers of Commerce, quarterly Young Professionals mixers are organized throughout the year. Please find info for all current events of the German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai here.

Young Leaders

The Wirtschaftsjunioren | Young Leaders Shanghai Chapter provides a networking platform for young entrepreneurs and managers who are interested in developing their professional and managerial skills and broadening their personal networks. The Shanghai Chapter was founded in 2010 by the German Chamber of Commerce in China – Shanghai in close collaboration with young managers and entrepreneurs in Shanghai.

The Wirtschaftsjunioren | Young Leaders Shanghai Chapter is guided by the principles of the Wirtschaftsjunioren Germany. The Wirtschaftsjunioren ( are the German arm of the Junior Chamber International (

Two working groups within the Wirtschaftsjunioren | Young Leaders Shanghai are in charge of organizing events and activities, which are continuously looking for active support:

Working Group 1: Business

We focus on all aspects of business management, such as how to improve processes and provide stability in operations. Our topics focus on specific business functions like operations, sales, and finance as well as human resources, marketing and business development. We value practical solutions in addressing these issues.

Working Group 2: Culture

This working group organizes a diverse range of activities which relate to culture in a broader sense, including but not limited to art, music, language, sports, politics, education and travelling.

Be active and get engaged!

Interested in becoming active with the Young Leaders? There are three ways for you to become an active part of the Young Leaders:

After you have attended three Young Leaders events as a member of the German Chamber, we offer you the opportunity to

  1. Become the moderator of an event of your choice
  2. Become a part of the organization team for our events (be involved in finding speakers, venues, or organizing an event)
  3. If you are motivated to be even more deeply involved with the Young Leaders, you can apply to join the Young Leaders board

If you are interested in active engagement with the Young Leaders in Shanghai, please e-mail Verena Simon.

Target Group

Young leaders, entrepreneurs, managers and others living and working in the greater Yangtze River Delta, who want to actively engage in workshop activities organized around two main workshop themes: Business and Culture.

Mr. Michael Maeder
Managing Partner
Ward Howell International
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Mr. Jean-Luc Duong
Chief Representative, East Asia
Radeberger Gruppe
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Mr. Tobias Pfütze
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Ms. Vivien Newrzella
APAC Account Manager & Facilitator
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