The European Union currently has one of the most open investment regimes in the world. It is an important destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which in turn creates over 16 million jobs for Europeans. However, in times of economic vulnerability, the EU has implemented a framework for the screening of FDI to protect companies from risky investments on 11 October 2020.
What does the EU framework for the screening of FDI mean for Belgian and European companies? What are the implications for Chinese investments? Will Chinese companies still be interested in investing in Europe? What will be the effect of the new Comprehensive Agreement on Investments recently signed between the European Commission and the Chinese government on Chinese investments in our country?
In order to discuss the implications of this EU policy, the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC) will be organizing an online panel debate on the topic ‘Are Chinese investments still welcome in Belgium and the European Union?’ on 26 January 2021 at 10:30 CET (17:30 CST).
10:30– 10:40: Welcoming words by Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the BCECC
10:40– 11:20: Panel debate with:
- Mr. Alain Sepulchre, Managing Director at S2S Europe & Asia
- Mr. Bert Selis, VP Commercial Cargo & Logistics at Liege Airport
- Mr. Luc Arnouts, VP International Relations & Networks at Port of Antwerp
11:20–11:35: Q&A session
11:35–11:40: Closing remarks by Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the BCECC
BCECC-Members: Free of charge
Non-Members: €30 (VAT Excl.)
The webinar will be held on Zoom (link will be sent out to the participants upon registration).
Please click here for a recap of the event.