Connectivity between East and West: An Era of Change and Transformation

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Belgium and China are more connected than ever before. Be it by air, land, or sea, or even digitally, connections are between our two countries are increasing every year.

How have the Belgian companies taken advantage of these connections? What is the situation today? What are the opportunities arrising from the further development of the Belt & Road Initiative and the booming e-commerce industry?

These and more questions will be answered during the conference on “Connectivity between East and West: An Era of Change and Transformation” organized by the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC), UNIZO and KBC on November 21, 2019 in Shanghai.

09:00 Welcome speech by Dr. Danny Van Assche, CEO of UNIZO
09:10 Welcome speech by Bernard Van Hees, General Manager Asia Pacific at the KBC Bank
09:15 The tale of the giant and the dwarf: prospects for Chinese-Belgian relationships in an era of protectionism by Dr. Jan Van Hove, Chief economist at the KBC Bank
09:35 eWTP Platform and LGG Smart Logistics hub – a revolution for SME global trade opportunities by Steven Verhasselt, Vice President International Marketing of the Airport Liège
09:55 The relevance of the Belt and Road Initiative for the Port of Antwerp by Jan Van der Borght, Chief representative of the Port of Antwerp in China
10:15 Seize an opportunity in China: The new foreign investment law, e-commerce and employment issues by Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)
10:35 Customs aspects of doing business with China – SSTL Green Lanes, BE-gate & the Digital Silk Road by Isabelle Bedoyan, Customs Attaché at the Belgian Embassy in Beijing
10:55 Break
11:15 Panel discussion on “Doing China Business in a new Era of Connectivity” moderated by Koen De Ridder, Advisor International Affairs of UNIZO with Geert Maene (Maene); Bart Horsten (Horsten Internationaal), Sun Liang (Generate)

Hyatt on the Bund
199 Huangpu Rd

By invitation only.