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Swedcham is delighted to invite you to join this unique event: Embark on a captivating journey with Stepher McGown, an extraordinary individual and the longesheld surviving Al Qaeda hostage globally. Stephen's incredible story will inspire and motivate, showcasing the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable challenges.

This event is in English with realtime AI translation into Chinese on big screens.

Stephen McGown's Extraordinary Journey

Stephen sees himself as an ordinary person who endured an extraordinary ordeal. As the longest held surviving Al Qaeda hostage, he believes that everyone possesses the inner strength to overcome adversity: "We all have what is needed to overcome challenges within us.

During his captivity in the Sahara, Stephen learned inyaluable lessons and embraced the opportunity to grow. He emerged from this challenging experience as a better person, armed with unusual stories and a profound perspective on life. His mantra became clear:"lf they weren't going to kill me, l should use this time to grow and go home a better person back to my family.

A passionate advocate for the joy of living, Stephen encourages people to find moments of happiness and laughter even in the face of adversity. His story reminds us that life should not be taken too seriously, and that a smile can be a powerful force that keeps us going.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Stephen McGown's extraordinary journey and gain insights that will stay with you long after the event.

Secure your spot now for a night of inspiration, resilience, and the triumph of the human spirit.


Early-bird pricing has ended, For Swedcham members, please fill in the Discount code: SWEDCHAM to get the discounted price :)

Click the link to register the event: 每个人都是自己人生故事里的英雄 - Wednesday, March 20, 2024 15:00 to 18:00 - 金尚源JinShang 北京市朝阳区新源里西20号 (

Event info


March 20, 2024




Swedcham Member Benefit: 158rmb

( Discount code: SWEDCHAM )

Standard ticket: 198rmb

Including social drinks & snacks from The Wine Republic & Basil


English 中文


Zhubei, Venture Education

Main Speaker

Stephen McGown

Not only will we have Stephen, we will also have several entrepreneurs based in Beijing to share their stories about walking out of adversity with strength, resilience and love.

Supporting Speakers

Claudia Masueger, CHEERS Wines

Chris Niu, Beyond Hospitality Group


JinShang Yuan Indoor Garden, No.20 Xinyuanli West,Chaoyang District, Beijing

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend an event for which you have registered, please cancel your registration no later than one business day prior to the event. If you fail to notify us of your cancellation in a timely fashion, you will be charged for the event costs.

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Sponsors and Partners

Corporate Gold Partners

A special thanks to our Corporate Gold Partners for supporting the Swedish business community in China.

Corporate Silver Partners

A special thanks to our Corporate Silver Partners for supporting the Swedish business community in China.


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