On June 16, 2022, the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and the EU-China Business Association are organising a webinar which focuses on "Experiences of investing in Weihai, Shandong province", which will take place from 09h30 am to 11h00 am 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.
09h30 - 09h35: 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
09h35 - 09h40: Speech by Vice-Mayor of Weihai, Mrs Yang Li
09h40 - 09h45: Speech by Mr Kurt Vandeputte, Chairman, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce
09h45 - 10h05: Presentation of Weihai and Interview on the Weihai industrial and investment environment with Mr Chen Hui, Chief Representative of Weihai in the EU
10h05 - 10h25: Experiences of Bekaert of investing in Weihai: Mr Adam Touhig, Senior Vice President RR Asia, Bekaert
10h25 - 10h45: Experiences of Marquardt of investing in Weihai: Mr Berthold Arends, General Manager, Marquardt Switches Weihai.
10h45 - 11h00: Q&A session