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!


09:30-09:35: Opening speeches by 

  • Mr. Zhian Xu, President of ACPB
  • Mr. Hua Wan, CEO and General Manager of CBTC  

09:35-09:55: Speeches of honored guests:

  • H.E. Mr. Cao Zhongming, Ambassador of the P.R. of China to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Ms. Yaël Haumont, Director Asia Pacific of AWEX
  • Mr. Thomas Ronse, Market Expert East Asia of AWEX
  • Mr. Luo Hui, Minister for International Cooperation of CAST
  • Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)

09:55-10:00: Welcome sessions by

  • Beijing: Mr. Jianhui Song, Chairman of the Green Design Institute
  • Hefei: Mr. Zhen Li, Chairman of Gotion Hi-Tech
  • Wuhan: Mr. Zhifang Li of the Hubei Youth Science & Technology Centre

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

10:00-10:55: 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
  • Mr. Alain Germeau, Vice President Development Projects of Prayon
  • Mr. Edouard de la Marandais, Strategic Development Director Europe of Akila, powered by Aden Group

10:55-11:15: Coffee break
11:15-12:05: 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 treatment“
  • Mr. Cyril Savarese, CEO of Handary: “Nature food shelf-life solution”
  • Mr. Zhiwei Song, Chairman of ACEIE, Project Executive
  • Closing remarks: Mr. Eric Touati, Business Director of the China Belgium Technology Center (CBTC)

12:10-13:20: Lunch break

13:30-15:30: Session II: Sustainable Construction

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

  • “Different routes to increase sustainability of concrete structures: results obtained in collaboration with China” by Prof. Dr. Nele de Belie, Director of Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory at Ghent University
  • “Sustainability through scale, techniques and materials research. Case studies presentation” by Mr. Nicolas Godelet, CEO of Nicolas Godelet Architects & Engineers
  • “Practice and discussion of green design methods for low carbon parks“ by Mr. Wei Ding, Director of the ZhongCheng Planning Landscape Ecology Institute
  • “The Roadmap of the Belgian Cement Industry towards a circular and climate neutral construction” by Mr. Hervé Camerlynck, Director of FEBELCEM, Federation of the Belgian Cement Industry
  • “From residue to building materials with unique properties” by Dr. Lubica Kriskova, Research Group of High Temperature Processes and Industrial Ecology of KU Leuven

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

Moderator: Mr. Özgür Karatekin
Keynote speeches by

  • “Ghent University and its cooperation with Chinese partner institutions” by Prof. Dr. Luc Taerwe, Director of UGent China platform
  • Prof. Dr. Francois Serneels, Head of CARAH
  • Dr. Rafiq Himid of the Royal Meteorological Institute
  • Dr. Wan Li of China-Link Invest
  • Dr. Ozgur Karatekin of the Royal Observatoir Belgium

Round table discussion with

  • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Luc Taerwe of Ugent
  • Prof. Dr. Nele de Belie, Director of UGent – Magnel Lab
  • Mr. Nicolas Godelet, CEO of Nicolas Godelet Architects & Engineers
  • Prof. Francois Serneels, Head of CARAH
  • Dr. Wan Li of China-Link Invest

16:30-16:45: 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
  • Jason Luo, Service Director 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.)

Registrations are now closed.