Networking Dinner: “China for Flemish Tech Companies: to avoid or to engage? ”  23 January 2023 - Ghent

The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce is organizing a networking dinner focusing on “China for Flemish Tech Companies: to avoid or to engage?”. This event will take place on 23 January 2023 at 17h30 at the Cercle Royal La Concorde, Kouter 150, 9000 Gent.

As a result of the diverging Covid policies and changes in the geopolitical landscape, China’s business environment and the related trade & investment conditions have undergone significant change over the last few years.

How should technology companies from Flanders respond to this changed environment? Should they opt out of the China market or, bearing in mind that China’s tech market is the second largest tech market in the world, should they continue to invest but take necessary precautions? If so, how should they mitigate the risks? At the same time, Chinese technology companies are eager to grow in the European market and are looking for European partners.

During his speech, Mr Peter Tanghe, Technology Counselor for Flanders Investment and Trade in China, will share his insights about the current state and future opportunities for Flemish tech entrepreneurs across different industries in Digital, Climate and Health Technology.

Mr Niek Van Overberghe, Head of Sales, Molecubes Modular Benchtop Imaging, will offer his first-hand perspective arising from Molecubes’ experience in China.

The programme is as follows:

17h30-18h00: Registration

18h00-18h05: Welcome address, Ms. Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce

18h05-18h35: Presentation, Mr. Peter Tanghe, Technology Counselor, Flanders Investment and Trade

18h35-18h50: Testimonial by Mr. Niek Van Overberghe, Head of Sales, on the experiences of Molecubes in China.

18h50-19u00: Q&A Session

19h00-21h00: Networking dinner

Date: 23.01.2023
Location: Cercle Royal La Concorde, Kouter 150, 9000 Gent
Price members: €75 excl. 21% VAT (€15.75)
Price non members: €95 excl. 21% VAT (€19.95)
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