october, 2020

24oct4:00 pm6:00 pmEmergence of a Football Nation: Observations of Football Development in China


Event Details

Where: Glam, 7/F, No.5 The Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, Shanghai
When: 4-6pm, Saturday, 24th October

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Since 2015, China has invested tremendous resources to realize the dream of becoming a strong football nation. Leading western football clubs see this as a great opportunity, both to help China out and to build their brand in the huge market. Among them, German Bundesliga (professional association of football league in Germany) club Borussia Mönchengladbach, with its world-famous youth development system, has arrived in Shanghai to help train future footballers in this country.


Martin Thiess, General Manager China for Borussia Mönchengladbach, will tell the story of how a very traditional German football club decided to take up the challenge of coming to China, supporting local football development, and growing its brandname against competition from other big-name clubs, as well as his own observation of  China’s football potential. 


Martin Thiess is General Manager China for Borussia Mönchengladbach since September 2017. In 2018, the club opened its China office in Shanghai, officially starting local operations.  


Martin Thiess holds a diploma in East-Asian Studies, majoring in Chinese economy and politics. He has had more than 9 years’ professional experience in managing business between China and Germany, previously holding positions at German OEM MAN Truck & Bus and Chinese SOE CRRC Group.


(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm



No.5 The Bund (corner of Guangdong Lu)


After 23 years serving in one of Shanghai’s most iconic neighbourhoods, it is bittersweet for us to announce the official closing of M on the Bund and Glam dining lounge & bar on 15 February, 2022.


Over the years, we have served over three million guests across local and worldwide communities, among them some influential and prominent names. With your support, we have become more than a restaurant of excellent food and warm hospitality, but also a platform where like-minded people gather and connect. We are proud of the numerous initiatives we have founded and supported and humbled by the awards we have received, for they have made us one of the city’s most distinguished dining establishments.

It has been a tremendous pleasure for us to serve the community over the past two decades, and we owe an immense debt of gratitude to everyone who has loved our restaurants and supported our businesses. Your trust and loyal patronage have allowed us to grow and mature. Therefore, while we are sad to depart, we are more than grateful for the moments spent with you, and we hope your time with us has left you with nothing but happy and indelible memories.

As we bid our final goodbye, we would like to create a memory photo album of stories and good times. We kindly invite anyone wishing to share their memorable moments with us by sending photos to [email protected], or bring them along when you visit.

For those who would like to send their farewell in person, our restaurants will remain in full operation until the closing date, and we would definitely love to see you again. Please make all reservations via our website, Chope and Dianping.

Together, let’s complete this journey in joy and fulfilment.