Experiences of Investing in Weihai by Bekaert, Beaulieu and Meeting with 20 business leaders from Weihai, China back to events

Date: 17/10/2016 - 17/10/2016
Where: City Hall, Botermarkt 1, 9000 Gent.
Type: FCCC events
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Dear Madam, Dear Sir,
The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and the Weihai EU Office in Ghent would like to invite you to a meeting with a high-level business delegation from Weihai, Shandong Province. This meeting will take place on October 17 at 14h30 at the City Hall, Botermarkt 1, 9000 Gent.
The delegation of Weihai business leaders is led by Mr Xu Lianxin, Deputy Mayor of Weihai Municipal Government. The aim of the visit is to introduce the investment environment of Weihai, Shandong province and to meet potential Flemish business leaders to discuss cooperation. Next to that, two important investors in Weihai, Bekaert and Beaulieu Technical Textiles, will share their experiences of building a successful plant in Weihai.
The composition of the delegation and a description of the company’s activities can be downloaded. The delegation members are active in the following sectors: IT, electrical machinery and equipment, electronics, chemicals, textiles, new materials, real estate, automotive, tourism, fisheries, etc…
The City of Weihai and the City of Ghent have a sister city agreement, while the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and the City of Weihai have a longstanding cooperation agreement.
The programme is as follows:
14h00:  Registration
14h30:  Welcome by Mrs Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director FCCC
14h40:  Presentation on the Weihai investment environment led by Mr Xu Lianxin, Deputy Mayor of Weihai Municipal Government
15h00:  Presentation on the experiences of investing in Weihai by
- Mr Stijn Himpe, Vice-President Technology Rubber Reinforcement, Bekaert   
- Mr Stefan Claeys, General Manager, Beaulieu Technical Textiles  
15h45:  Question and answer session 
16h15:  Business-matching with Chinese delegation 
17h00: Networking reception
If you are interested in attending this meeting, please register online by October 13, 2016. Participation is free of charge for FCCC Members. The fee for non-members is 75 € (VAT excl.)
We look forward to meeting you at this event.
Gwenn Sonck           Stefaan Vanhooren
Executive Director    Chairman