Via Hong Kong to China: A KBC and Deloitte testimonial back to events

Date: 23/04/2012 - 23/04/2012
Where: Het Pand, Ghent
Type: FCCC events
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Many Belgian companies pursue business opportunities in China using Hong Kong as their gateway to the Mainland. Financing and tax considerations are probably the two most important drivers that are considered when opting for this setup. Therefore the Flanders-China Chamber organized a seminar with testimonials of professionals on the ground from KBC Bank and Deloitte.


Mr Coen Ysebaert, Partner of Deloitte Belgium and Chinese Services Group Leader, gave us an introduction about Deloitte in Asia and Mr Jason Lee, CEO of KBC China, introduced to KBC in Asia.


During the first part, Mr Koenraad Van de Borne, Head of the European Network Desk of KBC China, gave a clear view on the critical success factors and the banking perspective in Mainland China. Mr Gerd De Vuyst, Director Audit and Enterprise Risk Services of Deloitte China, showed what the current financial and business risks are in China.


After a short break Mr Jo Vander Stuyft, First Vice President European Desk – Corporate Banking of KBC Hong Kong, explained how we can use Hong Kong as our gateway to China. He also gave us an insight on the internationalization of the RMB. Mr Wouter Claes, Managing Director Belgium Tax Services of Deloitte Hong Kong, concluded this interesting seminar with a presentation on the relevance of Hong Kong for Asia bound investments from a tax perspective.


This seminar was organized with the support of Flanders Investment & Trade.