Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)

China-Belgium Science and Technology Exchange Symposium (CBSTES)


The BCECC is happy to invite you to the Fourth China-Belgium Science and Technology Exchange Symposium (CBSTES), co-organized by  the Association of Chinese Professionals in Belgium (ACPB) and the China Belgium Technology Center (CBTC) on October 28, 2022 in Brussels. This dynamic, hybrid event will focus on sustainable development and discuss hot topics such as industrial products, low carbon development, green building, environmental protection, energy, food & agriculture, etc. 

Join the discussion with other business representatives, industry experts and government officials in the science & tech sector for a day full of informative presentations, round table discussions and networking!


09:30-10:00: Opening speeches by 

  • Mr. Zhian Xu, President of ACPB
  • Mr. Hua Wan, CEO and General Manager of CBTC  
  • Rep. of Chinese Embassy in Belgium
  • Ms. Yaël Haumont, Director Asia Pacific of AWEX
  • Mr. Luo Hui, Minister for International Cooperation of CAST
  • Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)

10:00-12:00: Session I: Sustainable Development 

Keynote speeches by 

  • Mr. Gérald Thomas, Senior Vice President of John Cockerill on sustainable solutions for energy transition
  • Dr. Qian Cheng, Executive Vice President of Gotion Hi-Tech Holding on the development of power batteries
  • Waterleau (water technology) ( TBC)

Roundtable discussion with

  • Host: Mr. Scuvie Fabian,  Senior Industry Specialist Greentech of AWEX
  • Mr. Oliver Dufrasne, CEO of Ecosteryl on “Innovative environmental solutions in the field of medical waste treatement “
  • Mr. Herman Sioen, General Manager of CNTY Europe: “From waste to energy”
  • Mr. Baolian Su, Full Professor and Director of CMI Laboratory, University of Namur on material chemistry
  • Mr. Guus Keder, CEO & member of the board of WGDO, AcquaNovus: “Advanced decentralised water purification “
  • Closing remarks: Mr. Eric Touati, Business Director of the China Belgium Technology Center (CBTC)

13:00-15:30: Session II: Sustainable Construction and Energy

Chairs: Ms. Lin Wan-Wendner, Mr. Jason Yucheng Luo
Keynote speeches by

  • Prof. Dr. Nele de Belie, Director of UGent – Magnel Lab
  • Presentation on sustainable construction materials by a Belgian industrial company (TBC)
  • Presentation on sustainable energy development by a Belgian representative (TBC)
  • China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co. Ltd
  • IBEE of China Academy of Building Research
  • Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute (T-H-U-P-D-I)

13:00-16:30: Session III: China-Belgium Science and Technology Cooperation and Sustainable Development 

Chair: Mr. Ping Zhu
Keynote speeches by

  • Prof. Dr. Luc Taerwe, Director of UGent China platform
  • Prof. Dr. Francois Serneels, Head of CARAH
  • Prof. Dr. Qiuzhen Yin of KU Leuven
  • Dr. Rafiq Himid of the Royal Meteorological Institute
  • Dr. Wanli of China-Link Invest
  • Dr. Sebstaine or Dr. Ozgur of the Royal Observatoir Belgium

Round table discussion with

  • Prof. Dr. Andre Berger of KU Leuven, Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium
  • Prof. Dr. Luc Taerwe, Director of UGent’s China platform
  • Prof. Dr. Nele de Belie, Director of UGent – Magnel Lab
  • Prof. Francois Serneels, Head of CARAH

16:30-17:05: Closing ceremony

Host: Mr. Chen Kai, Vice President of ACPB
Closing speeches by

  • Deng Yonghui, Science and Technology Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Belgium
  • Closing speeches by Representatives of CBTC

17:30: Start networking dinner

Tangla Hotel Brussels
Avenue Emmanuel Mounier 5 Emmanuel Mounierlaan
B-1200 Brussel

Registration including lunch: free of charge
Dinner: €25/person (VAT Excl.)

Interested in joining us? Send an e-mail to before October 25, 2022!