“China Networking Event” - Ghent back to events

Date: 19/03/2019 - 19/03/2019
Where: Ghent
Type: Other events
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On 19 March, the China Platform of Ghent University and the Chinese Student and Scholar Association of Ghent University (ChiSAG) will jointly organize a China Networking Event in Het Pand from 4:00 until 8:00 pm. Apart from our students, staff and professors, also external members from the public authorities, business world and media will be invited.

The aim of this event is to put the spotlight on our China cooperation of the most recent years in a more informal way and we would like to offer the opportunity to the members of the Strategic Partnership China (Province of East Flanders, City of Ghent, FCCC and North Sea Port) to give a survey of the developments in their cooperation with China.

At the same time, we want to create a unique opportunity for the staff and professors of Ghent University, who do not yet have a cooperation with China, to get to know this country in all her aspects.

China remains a hot topic in our media and consequently, we think it would be an ideal moment to put China in the spotlight in our own open-minded manner with the motto of Ghent University “Dare to Think” in the back of our mind. Mr. Stefan Blommaert will come to present his new book “De Eeuw van Xi”.


16:00 Welcome remark by Prof. Luc Taerwe, Director China Platform
16:05 Speech by the chairman of the Board of ChiSAG, Ms. Zhang Mengjin

16:15 China-Belgium cooperation in the field of education and research by Mr. ZHENG Baoguo, Education Counsellor, Embassy of the People's Republic of China to the Kingdom of Belgium

16:25 Presentation about the China cooperation by the China Platform, Prof. Luc Taerwe
16:35 Presentation about the China cooperation by the Province of East Flanders, Mrs. Nausikäa Lagrou
16:40 Presentation about the China cooperation by the City of Ghent, Mrs. Tineke Cartreul 

16:45 Presentation by the North Sea Port, name of representative (TBC)
16:50 Presentation by Mrs. Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce 17:00 Book presentation by Mr. Stefan Blommaert “De Eeuw van Xi”

The speakers will be announced by Mrs. Inge Mangelschots, coordinator of the China Platform. 17:30 – 18:00 Q&A with a panel of China-experts 18:00 – 20:00 Networking reception

Please register through the following link:


Address: 2nd Floor, Conference Room “August Vermeylen”, Convention Center Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent - https://www.ugent.be/het-pand/en/contact