Moving to Shanghai in August 09 - Help!

July 29, 2009, 07:21 AM posted in General Discussion

I'm starting a business in Shanghai and while I'm immersing myself in, I'm looking for best places to live and networking events/groups. Any suggestions? Kind regards, Craig

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July 29, 2009, 09:13 AM

As for where to live, what's your budget? As for networking, what kind of business are you in? I would suggest living near a Metro station, and somewhere close to a veggie market and super market. The 'French Concession' area of Jingan Qu 静安区 is quaint and very central. For luxury living I'd have to investigate further.

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July 29, 2009, 09:54 AM

Craig -

Some starting points for networking in Shanghai:

British Chamber of Commerce

American Chamber of Commerce

European Chamber

NextStep Shanghai

I've been to a number of these organisations' networking events and found them fairly useful when I first arrived here knowing no one.

Hope this helps.