Roundtable Meeting with the Mayor of Weihai and his Delegation - Gent back to events

Date: 07/11/2018 - 07/11/2018
Where: City Hall, Botermarkt 1, Gent
Type: FCCC events
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The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and the Government of Weihai would like to invite you to a roundtable meeting with the Mayor of Weihai, Mr Zhang Haibo and his delegation. This meeting will take place on 7 November at 16h00 at the City Hall, Botermarkt 1 in Gent.

The Mayor of Weihai will offer insights on the investment environment and opportunities for partnerships in Weihai. Several of our members, already have major investments in Weihai such as Bekaert, Beaulieu Technical Textiles and Beaulieu Fibers & Yarns. During this session, Bekaert will also share its experiences of investing in Weihai.


The mayor will be accompanied by leading Weihai business leaders who are eager to set up new partnerships with Belgian companies. The list of delegates can be downloaded via the link below the programme.
Weihai City is a coastal city in Shandong province. The city has a diversified economy, with industrial clusters focused on: automotive, medicine, medical devices, electrical and communication equipment, machinery manufacturing, food processing, textiles, andgarments. Weihai is also looking to attract investment in new industries, such as: intelligent equipment, marine bio industry,and theInternetof things (IoT).


During this session, the Weihai Government and the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce will sign the renewal of their cooperation agreement. The City of Weihai and the City of Ghent have a sister city agreement.









Welcome by Mr Luc Kupers, Deputy General Manager, City of Ghent

Introduction by Ms Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director,

Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce 



The Weihai industrial and investment environment 
by the Mayor of Weihai, Mr Zhang Haibo 



Experiences investing in Weihai 
by Mr. Zhu Hongzhen, Global Account Manager Goodyear, Bekaert 




Speech by Mr Xu Zhian, Chairman of Association of Chinese Professionals

Question and answer session


Networking Reception hosted by the City of Ghent



The participant list and company profiles can be downloaded here.


Practical Information


When: Wednesday, 7 November  2018 - 15h30

Location: City Hall, Botermarkt 1, Gent – Parking: Vrijdagmarkt

Deadline for subscription: 5 November 2018



     Free of charge


If you are interested in attending this event, please register online by 5 November 2018. Click here.
We look forward to meeting you at this event.