“China Day” Event – 10th Anniversary of the China Platform in Ghent University back to events


Date: 12/12/2016 - 12/12/2016
Where: Het Pand, Ghent
Type: FCCC events
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Ghent University is organizing a China Day Event on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the China Platform.

Programme

08:00 – 09:00     Registration
09:00 – 09:15       Welcome by Prof. Dr. Guido Van Huylenbroeck, Academic Director of Internationalization, Ghent University. “History of the cooperation between Ghent University and China”
9:15 – 10:45         Panel session – chaired by Prof. dr. Luc Taerwe, Director China Platform
Topic: “Trade and Technology Transfer with China – the increasing importance of innovation through the triple helix concept.”

  • Mr. Shen Long, Department of Science and Technology, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Mr. Pedro Ferreira, CEO of Huawei Belgium
  • Dr. He Weidong, Project Manager, Juxing International and Chairman of the Association of Chinese Professionals in Belgium (ACPB)
  • Prof. Dr. Philippe De Maeyer, Department of Geography, Head of Department of Geography, Faculty of Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Sarah De Saeger, Department of Bio-analysis, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Mr. Johan Bil, Business Development Manager, Tech Transfer Office
  • Mr. Paul Van Hooghten, Partner Corporate M&A/Private Equity, Lawyer, Member of Brussels Bar, Linklaters LLP
  • Mrs. Christine Van Velthoven, Managing Director, CPM and CEO of the International CFR Consulting Group

10:45 – 11:15      Coffee break with poster session / networking – Venue: Kapittelzaal
11:15 – 12:30      Panel session – chaired by Mr. Frederik De Decker, Head International Relations Office, Ghent University
Topic: “Benefits and challenges of studying abroad”

  • Mr Ma Kai, Third Secretary, Education Section, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Mr. Ma Lingshan, former Chairman of the Chinese Students Association in Ghent (ChiSAG)
  • Ms. Charlotte Martens, Master student, Department of Eastern Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, China Semester 2016 in Liaoning University
  • Mr. Jing Liu, Doctoral researcher, lab of Prof. Braeckmans, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Dr. ir. Didier Snoeck, Scientific staff FWO, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
  • Mr. Tao Fang, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Faculty of Sciences
  • Dr. Natalia Beloglazova, Scientific staff, Department of Bio-analysis, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

12:30 – 14:00     Walking lunch and poster session – Venue: Kapittelzaal
14:00 – 15.00     Debate “Strategic Approach on China and Investment in China”
Chaired by

  • Mr. Geert Moerman, Chief Executive Officer, VOKA
  • Mr Geert Versnick, Vice-Governor of the Province of East-Flanders
  • Mr. Stefaan Vanhooren, Chairman, Flanders–China Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr John Verzeele, Director Inward Investment, Flanders Investment & Trade
  • Mr Frédéric De Vreese, Head of Investment and Traffic, Port of Ghent
  • Mr. Geert Roelens, General Manager, ViuMore and former CEO of Beaulieu International Group (BIG)
  • Mr. Eric Uyttendaele, Senior Director – Material Planning & Logistics at Volvo Cars Gent

15:00 – 15:30     Coffee break with poster session / networking – Venue: Kapittelzaal
15:30 – 16:30     Official part:

  • Words of welcome and strategy for the future by Prof. Dr. Anne De Paepe, Rector Ghent University
  • Speech by H.E. Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services
  • Speech and summary of the cooperation between Ghent University and China by H.E. Qu Xing, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Belgium (TBC)
  • Speech by H.E. Jan Briers, Governor of the Province of East-Flanders
  • Speech by H.E. Daniel Termont, Mayor of the City of Ghent

16:30 – 16:45     Presentation of a publication “From Rabbit to Monkey – Further developments since the 5th Anniversary Celebration of the China Platform” on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the China Platform by Prof. Dr. Luc Taerwe, Director China Platform, Ghent University
16:45 – 17:00     Musical performance
17:00 – 18:00     Reception – Venue: Kapittelzaal
18:30                  Dinner (upon invitation only)

Location: Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, B-9000 Ghent.

For more information: Mrs Inge Mangelschots, Coordinator China Platform
T +32 9 264 70 26 e-mail: Inge.Mangelschots@ugent.be