S3 Newsletter 2016-1

 Dear Friend,                                                                March 2016



The first quarter of 2016 has proven to be a positive start for our company, with more activity in both the areas of teaching as in exports, but above all with several great projects in sourcing.
A major tender corresponding to various container loads of a miscellaneous goods for Latin America implied a heavy workload for the sourcing team, hence our important dedication to this initiative in the current Newsletter.
Additionally, in exports we will show more info about the activities of Pierre Yu with wine bars and restaurants in China.
In terms of teaching activities new collaboration projects with ESIC in Zaragoza and Afundación in Vigo will be fully covered.
Hoping that you will enjoy reading this Newsletter, we are looking forward to your feedback

Warm regards from Barcelona,

Tom Van der Heyden

Co-Founder and CEO – SGroup


Conference on 'Turbulence in China: buying and selling in the largest market'

As part of the information and promotion activities of the ICIL Foundation (formerly known as the Catalan Institute for Logistics Investigation), we were asked to give a conference about buying and selling in China, taking into account the recent economic turbulences that are affecting the Asian giant Questions and answers


How did S3 choose the CSR project about the street children in Kinshasa


Sourcing: Supply of materials to Latin American NGO


To be precise the project is about the supply of goods to a number of workshops that are operated by and NGO in Latin America.  The focus is on improving the autonomy and inclusion of people with a certain disability and the workshops cover a variety of activities, ranging from learning to knit and stitch, computer expertise, working in kitchens, hair dressing, gardening, activities for the blind, etc. 


Export: Meeting with Pierre Yu of 'Cave de Pierre'


During the recent trip of Tom Van der Heyden to China there was also time for a number of export related activities, including a short but interesting meeting in Shanghai with Pierre Yu, an important customer of the company in terms of wines and cavas represented by S3 in China


New initiatives in management teaching


This time we explain new assignments with ESIC and Afundación, as well as additional collaborations with Euncet and FUNDACION ICIL. 
Sales network

This time we would like to highlight a specific customer, namely the Casal Català de Beijing (i.e. the Catalan House in Beijing).  Thanks to the work of Anna Boladeras we managed to work tightly together with the association, giving them the chance to try and buy a number of products, including but not limited to wines and cavas

S3, S4, S5...

Traditionally we close this Newsletter with some more informal items, i.e. with a lighter content.

We continue here the two theme series about Chinese characters and public holidays, and we add some additional info about the NGO ‘Chemin Neuf’ in Kinshasa. 

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