In-person event: 'China's Next Miracle – a Story of Innovation'

18 April 2024 - 18h00 CEST

The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce has the pleasure to invite you to a conference on 'China's Next Miracle – a Story of Innovation', which will take place on the 18th of April at 18h00 CEST at the Cercle Royal La Concorde, Kouter 150, 9000 Gent.

According to the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) China climbed to the 12th place in the Global Innovation Index in 2023 all the way from 34th in 2012. China remains the sole middle-income economy to secure a position among the top 30.

During this conference, Mr Pascal Coppens, will be our keynote speaker. He is a leading China expert and regular speaker. He will share some of his deep-rooted understanding of Chinese business culture which comes from his work as a sinologist and tech entrepreneur in China for 20 years. After this, leading experts from Bekaert and Volvo will share their expertise on innovation in China in a panel discussion.

The programme is as follows:

18h00 - 18h30: Registration

18h30 - 18h35: Introduction

by Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce

18h35 -1 9h15: Keynote speech: “China’s Next Miracle – a Story of Innovation”

by Pascal Coppens, Sinologist, Entrepreneur, Author

19h15 - 19h45: Panel Discussion with BEKAERT & VOLVO

with Yorick Beun, Senior Director Paint, Volvo Cars Gent

& Jim Dobson, Senior Vice President of Technology and Quality, Bekaert

Moderated by Gwenn Sonck

19h45 - 20h00: Q&A Session

20h00: Networking Dinner

‘China’s New Normal’ and ‘Can We Trust China?’

These highly acclaimed books written by Pascal Coppens will be available for purchase in the subscription page.

Date: 18.04.2024
Location: 'Cercle Royal La Concorde', Kouter 150, 9000 Gent
Price members: €85 excl. 21% VAT ( €17,85)
Price non members: €110 excl. 21% VAT (€23,10)
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