China-US Trade Tensions also Affects European Companies. What about Yours? — Gent back to events


Date: 16/05/2019 - 16/05/2019
Where: KBC Bank, Kortrijksesteenweg 1100, 9051 Ghent.
Type: FCCC events
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The Flanders China Chamber of Commerce and KBC Bank have the pleasure to invite you to a briefing on "China-US Trade tensions also affects European companies. What about yours?". This event will take place on Thursday 16 May 2019 from 8:30 - 11:30 at KBC Bank, Kortrijksesteenweg 1100, 9051 Ghent.

The global economy is slowing down due to persistent uncertainties and trade conflicts. Amidst the risk of the US-China trade war escalating towards Europe, European trade policy aims to balance short-term interests. Europe acknowledges the unavoidable further rise of China and explores new ways of structural European-Chinese cooperation. But many question whether Europe's approach is appropriate.

Exploring various features of current Chinese and European business allows us to assess the question of whether Europe is naïve or developing a structurally smart strategy to deal with the Chinese dragon.

 
During this briefing, two bankers from KBC Bank will discuss the following topics.​

  • China Economic Update Post-Trade War - Mr. P.C. Leung, General Manager, KBC Bank N.V. Shanghai Branch
  • Is Fortress Europe ready for the Chinese Dragon? - Mr. Jan Van Hove, KBC Group's Chief Economist, and General Manager of KBC's international economic research activities 

            

 

Programme
08:30: Registration and networking 
09:00: Introduction by Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce
09:10: Presentation by P.C. Leung, General Manager, KBC Bank N.V. Shanghai Branch and J. Van Hove,                 KBC Group's Chief Economist, and General Manager of KBC's international economic research                    activities.
10:00: Q & A discussion


Practical Information
Location: 
KBC Bank, Kortrijksesteenweg 1100, 9051 Ghent
Price: for members: €66 ,55 (incl.21% VAT)
Price: for non-members: €90,75 (incl. 21% VAT)
 
 
About the speakers
 
  • Jan Van Hove, KBC Group's Chief Economist, and General Manager of KBC's international economic research activities. In addition, he is a professor in international economics at the University of Leuven in Belgium. As chairman of the economic commission of the Federation of Belgian Enterprises, he has intensive contacts with the Belgian firms. He is specialized in international trade and international macro-economics. His work has been published in various international journals. Jan Van Hove is often consulted by companies, policy makers and international institutions on European and global economic topics. He is also an honorary chairman of the International Network for Economic Research and has been a visiting professor at various European universities.
     
  • P.C Leung, General Manager, KBC Bank N.V. Shanghai Branch. After 10 years with the Bank of China Group, P.C. joined KBC Bank Hong Kong Branch at 1991 as Financial Controller. He started his China banking career in KBC Shanghai Branch in 1997. He also worked in KBC Bank Taiwan Branch for 3 years thereafter. He is now the General Manager of KBC Bank Shanghai Branch. P.C. earned an MBA degree and a Master of Information System degree. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada.
 
How to get there?
 
Route description and parking: 
You can park your car underground at the KBC Arteveldetoren. Don't fill in the official address in your GPS (Kortrijksesteenweg 1100), but fill in: Adolphe Pégoudlaan, Sint-Denijs-Westrem. Follow ‘Expo’ and then ‘Ikea.’
At the height of the entrance of the IKEA parking, stay in de middle towards R4 ( don't drive up the bridge) 
Keep left: 80m after the turn you will find the entrance of the car park from the KBC-Arteveldetoren. Keep left to enter the parking.