HotelloTOP is an international networking platform for students & alumni of Hotel Management Schools, and hospitality professionals. Via live events, HotelloTOP provides a platform to gain and exchange knowledge to network with likeminded professionals and to stay up to date on industry trends, innovations and challenges.
HotelloTOP International is organized in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium the United Kingdom, Dubai and Austria.
The very first HotelloTOP in Asia took place in Shanghai.
Handpicked Connections was organizing partner of the first edition. The Handpicked Team assisted in the strategy to attract local partners, co-executed the marketing & communications and managed the operations of the event that took place at The Sukhothai Hotel Shanghai.
Coffee Roastery Minges
Assisting with the operations of their China market entry.
The German based Coffee Roasters Minges opened its first small-scale roastery in 1932, and nowadays the Minges firm serves coffee globally and is a frequent winner of the ITQI awards.
Handpicked Connections supports this reputable coffee maker with its entrance into the Chinese market. A Shanghai-based team manages the set-up of selected sales-channels to reach the Chinese hospitality and retail market.
The German based firm also procures packaging & coffee production materials from China.
Handpicked Factories coordinates these procurement processes, oversees the productions & operations of the international supply-chain and manages shipment of goods via train, sea or air from China to Germany.
Elka Pieterman Group
Supporting Elka Pieterman Group (HQ Germany) with their operations in Shanghai. Elka Pieterman holds multiple offices in Europe and is a leading wholesaler of consumer electronic accessories supplying to all mayor retail stores in Europe and other parts of the world.
One of their partners opened 7 mega households stores in Shanghai in one year time and Elka Pieterman urgently needed man-on-the-ground to support their operations.
We assisted by ensuring all goods where delivered to the different locations timely and helped arrange the items to be registered and shelved following their corporate standards. We also represented the group and functioned as the main point of contact for the mega household stores in Shanghai.
NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Stenden University of Applied Sciences is a state-funded professional university in the north of the Netherlands. The multi-campus university of applied sciences is firmly rooted in the northern part of the Netherlands, whilst maintaining a strong international focus. Stenden University of Applied Sciences has more than 11000 students.
As part of the international study program “Doing Business in China” international students attend an interactive China business lecture at the Handpicked office in Shanghai.
Handpicked’s speakers share real and up-to-date China business cases and give the students an in-depth view of China’s economic development over the recent years in comparison with other global economies.
Van Aken Concepts | Architecture | Engineering
Finding a quality factory to produce Living Machines for internationally known architectural firm Van Aken. Founded in 1979 Van Aken is one of the largest architectural firms in the Netherlands.
As a temporary residential solution, Van Aken developed innovative modules that can turn an empty space into a unit suitable for living. These portable modules, or so-called Living Machines were to be pre-fabricated in China.
We sourced in China for the right factories with the ability to produce the high-end Living Machines suitable and certified for the European construction industry.
Arranging and leading investment meetings in China for Norwegian fashion brand Green Square. This garment and fashion design firm holds its focus on eco-ethical fashion, working with durable textiles from sustainable cotton-fields and mechanically treated organic bamboo.
Green Square was in the need to expand their China production-lines and required support for their entry into the Chinese retail market.
We introduced Green Square's founders to Chinese investors for funding possibilities and to explore partnership structures.
Letters of Appreciation from our Valued Clients
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NHL Stenden University of Applied Science
"Our international students attended a presentation of Mr. Bierman and another guest speaker. They described the fieldtrip as: "Learnt a lot how to operate in China, "Very good presentation and interaction" and "Amazing Experience!".
According to our students, the fieldtrip to Handpicked was one of the best fieldtrips in China."
M. van der Meché
Sr. Project Manager