Flanders-China Environment and ENergy Conference at IFEST back to events

Date: 22/10/2008 - 22/10/2008
Type: FCCC events
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Earlier this year, Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT), in cooperation with Agoria, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and VITO, organised an Environment and Energy Mission to China. Environmental protection has become one of the major focal points in the 11th five-year plan of the Chinese government. The potential growth of the market is huge and therefore offers a wide range of possibilities for Flemish environmental and energy-related companies.

Following this mission, a Chinese delegation of government agencies and companies will visit IFEST on 22 October 2008. Consequently, the Department LNE, FIT, VITO, FCCC, FITA and AGORIA will hold a Flanders-China Environment and Energy Conference.

This conference offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the possibilities for your company regarding environment and energy in China. Furthermore, you will be able to participate in a networking activity which may lead to new contacts with important Chinese partners.


The programme is divided into two parts:

In the morning, the first part of the programme will focus on environment, such as the financing and the enforcement of the environmental policy. Furthermore, the implementation of the European environmental policy will be addressed as well as a case study on the long-term approach of the algae plague in China.

During lunchtime, you will have the opportunity to participate in a networking activity.

The second part of the programme will focus on the economic aspect. Several companies, such as VITO, MOSTforWATER and Waterleau will share their experiences on Flemish-Chinese cooperation. In addition, Mr Tom Tobback, attaché for the Flemish Environment and Technology Department of Flanders Investment and Trade, and a delegate of the European Commission will both address initiatives and opportunities in Flanders and Europe regarding environmental issues. Finally, the Chinese delegation of the different environment protection bureaus will discuss the environment-related priorities in their region.

Participants can either take part in the first part or the second part of the programme or they can register for both parts.


The seminar is free of charge, but registration is obligatory. Please register before 17 October at www.lne.be/vlaams-chinese-milieu-en-energieconferentie or http://www.investinginchina.be/.

To attend this seminar, you need an entrance ticket for IFEST, which can be obtained for free from the IFEST-website, http://www.ifest.be

More information

For further information, please visit the website http://www.lne.be/vlaams-chinese-milieu-en-energieconferentie.