The 8th Europe Forum 2020 – Brussels: China-Europe Cooperation and Decarbonization – September 7, 2022

The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and the EU-China Business Association (EUCBA) organized the 8th Europe Forum 2022 on “China-Europe Cooperation on Decarbonization” in Brussels on September 7.

The event was hosted by Mr Ivan Houdac, Founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Aspen Institute.

Welcome addresses were delivered by Mrs Wang Hong, President and Professor of Management, CEIBS and Mr Jochum Haakma, Chairman, EU-China Business Association.

Minister Wang Hongjian, Chargé d'Affaires ad Interim, Mission of the People's Republic of China to the European Union, delivered the opening address.

The keynote speech “EU and China Decarbonizing Together”, was delivered by Mr Pascal Lamy, Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO); Distinguished Professor, CEIBS; Chair of the Paris Peace Forum; Coordinator of the Jacques Delors Institutes and Former EU Commissioner of Trade.

Mr Ivan Houdac moderated a panel discussion with panelists Markus Beyrer, Director General, BusinessEurope; Kurt Vandeputte, Senior Vice President Battery Recycling Solutions Umicore, Vice-President, EU-China Business Association and Chairman, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce; Zhang Haitao, President, Huayu Automotive Systems Co; Guido Giacconi, National Vice President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Co-founder and Chairman, In3act; and Wang Renxuan, Assistant Professor of Finance, CEIBS.

Closing addresses were delivered by Mr Ding Xuan, Vice President and Dean, Cathay Capital Chair in Accounting, CEIBS, and Ms. Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, EU-China Business Association & Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce.

A full report will follow next week.