Briefing : ‘What does a "Long Soft Fall" in China's growth mean for companies operating there?’ - Wednesday 21 January back to events

Date: 21/01/2015 - 21/01/2015
Where: The offices of the The Conference Board, Chaussée de la Hulpe 178 – 6th floor, 1170 Brussels
Type: FCCC events
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Briefing: The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth 

The game in China has changed from “expand strategically for the future” to “defend market share and realize profits now” 

Wednesday 21 January - 12h00 to 14h00 – Brussels



The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and The Conference Board have the pleasure to invite you to a briefing focused on

“The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth”.


The briefing session will take place on Wednesday 21 January 2015 at 12h00 at the offices of the The Conference Board, Chaussée de la Hulpe 178 – 6th floor, 1170 Brussels.


Business Realities, Risks, and Opportunities


Is the China slowdown over? Absent reforms that resolve China’s productivity and debt challenges, The Conference Board expects a “soft fall” to growth of about 4 percent by 2020, including negative growth for certain sectors and regions. While there is tremendous potential for reform, political challenges make bold action difficult.

Join this  briefing as David Hoffman, vice president and managing director of The Conference Board China Center, details what this transition will likely entail, the research and analysis behind our estimate, the possible directions China's leaders could take, and what it all means for multinationals operating in China.


Introduction by

Bert De Graeve

Chairman, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce

Chairman, Bekaert



David Hoffman

Vice President and Managing Director

The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business