EU-China Relations: An Update for Business - 19/09/2016 - Brussels back to events

Date: 19/09/2016 - 19/09/2016
Where: BUSINESSEUROPE, Avenue de Cortenbergh 168, 1000 Brussels
Type: Other events
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BusinessEurope, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) and the EU-China Business Association (EUCBA) are pleased to invite you to a seminar on EU-China relations.


The EU-China relationship is of significant importance to the European business community, with trade in goods and services totalling over 1 billion euros per day. China is now the EU’s second largest trading partner while the EU is China’s largest trading partner.


This seminar aims to provide a holistic overview of the state of EU-China relations for the European business community. Topics include a presentation on the general business environment in China for European companies; the outcomes of the EU-China Summit held in Beijing on 13 July; the EU’s new China strategy released in June; and the state of play on the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment.



13:30 – 14:00 Registration

14:00 – 14:15 Welcome by Markus J. Beyrer, Director General, BusinessEurope

14:15 – 14:40 Speech by Jörg Wuttke, President, European Union Chamber of Commerce

14:40 – 14:55 Speech by Rupert Schlegelmilch (tbc), Director Services and investment, Intellectual Property and Public Procurement, DG Trade, European Commission

14:55 – 15:10 Speech by Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia, European External Action Service

15:00 – 15:50 Q & A

15:50 – 16:00 Closing remarks by Mr Stefaan Vanhooren, Vice-Chairman, EU-China Business

Association (EUCBA)



Register via the following link: relations-update- business


Places are limited and are based on a first come first served basis. If you cannot attend the event, please cancel your registration no later than one business day prior to the event.


The EU-China Business Association is the EU-wide federation of business organisations in the EU promoting business relations with China. The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce is in charge of the secretariat- general of the EUCBA.


For any questions, please contact Gwenn Sonck at