The EU-China Business Association, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, and BusinessEurope are delighted to invite you to the 'European Business in China: Position Paper 2022/2023' launch.
This webinar will be online on September 30, 2022, at 11:00 am.
This Position Paper of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China is the culmination of nine months of dedicated work by 41 working groups and sub-working groups and forums. This year’s Executive Position paper outlines, how over the last year, there has been a significant shift in focus at European companies' headquarters (HQs) when evaluating China.
By prioritizing ideology over economic concerns, China's business environment is becoming less predictable, reliable and efficient. While opportunities for European companies remain, they must now develop strategies to deal with an ever-growing list of risks stemming from both emerging legislation—within and outside of China—and geopolitical developments. Join us to understand the key drivers behind these trends and their implications for European business.
11:00-11:05: Welcome and introduction by Ms. Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, EU-China Business Association & Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce
11:05-11:35: Presentation of the Position Paper 2022/2023 by Mr. Joerg Wuttke, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
11:35-11:55: Q&A and final discussion moderated by Ms. Luisa Santos, Deputy Director General of BusinessEurope
11:55-12:00: Closing words by Mr. Jochum Haakma, Chairman, EU-China Business Association
Joerg Wuttke has been Vice-President and Chief Representative of BASF China in Beijing since 1997. In May 2019, he was elected for a third term as the President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. Since 2019, Wuttke has been Vice Chairman of the CPCIF International Cooperation Committee, a group representing multinational companies in China's Chemical Association. From 2011 to 2019, he served as Chairman of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD's China Task Force. From 2007 to 2010 and 2014 to 2017, Wuttke was President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. He was a founding member of the German Chamber of Commerce in Beijing and served as Chairman of the Board from 2001 to 2004. Wuttke has lived in China for more than 21 years.