Webinar: “Experiences of Investing in Weihai, Shandong Province” - June 16, 2022 – 09h30 CEST

The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and the EU-China Business Association, with the support of Flanders Investment and Trade, are organizing a webinar which focuses on “Experiences of investing in Weihai, Shandong province”. This webinar will take place on Thursday June 16 at 10h00 CEST.

During this webinar, you will hear of the experiences of companies that have already invested in Weihai, as well as more information about the investment environment and the pillar industries.

Several of our member companies, such as Bekaert, Beaulieu and Marquardt, already have major investments in Weihai. They have benefitted from the city’s very business-friendly investment environment. The city has established several pillar industries, including machinery, food, transportation equipment, textiles and garments, medicine and medical devices, electronics and new materials. The emerging industries of Weihai are medical & healthcare, information & outsourcing and “intelligent” manufacturing.

Over the past 10 years, the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and the Weihai Foreign Investment Bureau have formed a strong bond to help build and then strengthen trade relations between both sides and to introduce each other’s investment environments.


09:30 – 09:35 Welcome by Mr Gong Bengao, Director, Weihai Municipal Bureau of Commerce and Ms Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce/EU-China Business Association, Honorary Citizen of Weihai City and Shandong Province

09:35 - 09:40 Speech by Vice-Mayor of Weihai, Mrs Yang Li

09:40 - 09:45 Speech by Mr Kurt Vandeputte, Chairman, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce

09:45 – 10:05 Presentation of Weihai and Interview on the Weihai industrial and investment environment with Mr Chen Hui, Chief Representative of Weihai in the EU

10:05 – 10:25 Experiences of Bekaert of investing in Weihai: Mr Adam Touhig, Senior Vice President RR Asia, Bekaert

10:25 - 10:45 Experiences of Marquardt of investing in Weihai: Mr Berthold Arends, General Manager, Marquardt Switches Weihai

10:45 - 11h00: Question and answer session

Practical information:

Date: 16.06.2022

Location: Online

Price members: Free

Price non members: Free