“Set to open up the Chinese market!"
Lions World President wants to help MEISSEN® enter the Chinese market
The World President of the Lions Club, Dr Wing-Kun Tam, visited the MEISSEN® Manufactory last Saturday accompanied by a 30-strong delegation of high-ranking Lions representatives.
The Manufactory’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Christian Kurtzke welcomed the guest from China and then took him on a tour of the “All nations are welcome” exhibition, the demonstration workshops and, finally, the MEISSEN® HOME®, MEISSEN® artCAMPUS and MEISSEN® Joaillerie business segments.
A highlight of the visit was the unveiling by Dr Tam of a porcelain swan measuring over 80 centimetres in height and weighing 114 kilograms fashioned by master MEISSEN® modeller Jörg Danielczyk, who was likewise present, to mark the 275th anniversary of the creation of the famous Meissen Swan Service.
The guest was deeply impressed by the craft skills of the Manufactory staff and promised to support Meissen in tapping the Chinese market: “Far from simply making products, MEISSEN® produces art that comes from the heart. I see excellent potential in the Chinese market for all three segments at the Manufactory - jewellery, HOME® and art. We will do all we can to open this market up for MEISSEN®.”
Dr Christian Kurtzke described the visit by Dr Wing-Kun Tam as a great honour and emphasized: “The Manufactory and the Lions Club have much in common. Most importantly, we both lead from the heart. We can proudly state, therefore, that we will be making a start on tapping the Chinese market together before the year is out.”
The visit comes at an ideal time for the Manufactory. The executive recently presented its concept for entering the Chinese luxury market to the Manufactory’s owner at a meeting of the Supervisory Board. Given such prominent supporters and advocates, the Saxon Finance Ministry shouldn’t find it too hard to play its part in this aspect of the Manufactory’s growth strategy either.
The guest was visibly moved when the Manufactory presented him with a white porcelain figure of a lion, guardian symbol of the Lions Club, at the end of his visit.