FCCC and BNP Paribas Fortis: Breakfast debate at Westin Beijing – 24 June 2015 back to events

Date: 24/06/2015 - 24/06/2015
Where: Beijing
Type: FCCC events
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The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce (FCCC) and BNP Paribas Fortis organized a

breakfast debate on June 24, 2015 in the Westin Beijing Hotel during the Royal State Visit.

The theme of the breakfast debate was “How strong is China’s economic and financial

engine? Business environment outlook for foreign strategic investors”. Minister-President

Geert Bourgeois of the Government of Flanders attended the debate and delivered the


Following a word of welcome by Mr Max Jadot, CEO of BNP Paribas Fortis, Mr Eric Raynaud,

CEO of BNP Paribas Asia Pacific, introduced BNP Paribas in China. Next, Ms Gwenn Sonck,

Executive Director of the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce (FCCC) introduced the

Chamber. Mr Jurgen F. Conrad, Chief Economist ADB China talked about “Growth and

structural reforms in the PRC”. “Renminbi internationalisation: the next step” was introduced

by Mr Chi Lo, Senior Economist of BNP Paribas Investment Partners Greater China.

A Q&A session preceded the conclusions of the breakfast debate presented by Mr Geert

Bourgeois, Minister-President of the Government of Flanders, and Minister for Foreign Policy

and Immovable Heritage. More than 100 participants attended the breakfast debate.