On 22 November, the China Platform of Ghent University will celebrate its 15th anniversary at 'Het Pand' in Ghent. During this one day event, the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and Ghent University, are organizing a panel discussion focused on “Innovation and R&D: future prospects with China”, which will take place from 13h30 till 15h00.

The program consists of a morning part with two panel sessions, focusing respectively on education and research; and an afternoon part, which will start with our panel session focused on Innovation and R&D, followed by a plenary session with keynote speeches by some of the distinguished guests. The program will be officially concluded with a presentation of the new book of the China Platform describing the Ghent University China cooperation over the past 15 years. This 1-day program will be concluded with a networking reception that will allow the participants to “mix and mingle”.

The speakers of the panel discussion on Innovation and R&D include:

Mr Kurt Vandeputte, Chairman of the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and Senior Vice-President Government Affairs, Umicore

Mr Luc Semeese, Vice-President Manufacturing Engineering, Volvo Cars

Mrs Veerle Van Wassenhove, Vice-President Research & Innovation, Bekaert

Moderator: Ms Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce

Mr Wim Van Camp, General Manager, Ghent University Tech Transfer Office

Mr Birk Vanderweeën , General Manager Europe, Legend Biotech

Date: 17.01.2022
Location: Gent
Price members: Free
Price non members: Free
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