The year 2021 marked the 15th Anniversary of the China Platform in Ghent University.
On 21 March 2022, the China Platform hosted a festive 1-day event in the Convention Center Het Pand. During this event, the China Platform also presented its third book about the Ghent University–China cooperation of the past 15 years, since the establishment of the China Platform.
As part of the celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the China Platform, the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and Ghent University organized a panel discussion on “Innovation and R&D: future prospects with China” with the following participants: Mr Kurt Vandeputte, Chairman of the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and Senior Vice-President Government Affairs, Umicore; Mr Luc Semeese, Vice-President Manufacturing Engineering, Volvo Cars; Mrs Veerle Van Wassenhove, Vice-President Research & Innovation, Bekaert; Mr Wim Van Camp, General Manager, Ghent University Tech Transfer Office; Mr Birk Vanderweeën, General Manager Europe, Legend Biotech. Ms Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce, moderated the panel discussion.