On June 1, 2020, Chinese authorities released the Overall Plan for the Construction of Hainan Free Trade Port (“the Masterplan”), a large-scale plan to transform the entire island province into a free trade port (FTP) – making it the largest special economic zone in China.
Hainan Province, an island at the southernmost point of China is best known for its sandy beaches and resort-lined coast. Due to its proximity with ASEAN nations, the Hainan FTP acts as a frontline to China’s integration with Southeast Asian countries. This has created new opportunities along China’s Belt and Road Initiative; Hainan will be an important node on what is referred to as the “Maritime Silk Road”.
In order for you and your company to explore the opportunities in this new Free Trade Port and the first edition of 2021 China International Consumer Products Expo, the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC) is pleased to invite you to take part in the online Information session on September 2, 2020 at 10h30 CET (16h30 CST).
10.30 – 10.35: Welcome words by the host
10.35 – 10.45: Welcome speech by Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the BCECC
10.45 – 10.50: Speech by Mr. Han Shengjian, Director General of Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development (IEDB)
10.50 – 10.55: Speech by Mr. Patrick Nijs, Former Ambassador of Belgium to China
10.55 – 11.05: Speech by Mr. Michel Kempeneers, COO Overseas of Wallonia Export-Investment Agency
11.05 – 11.25: Presentation on beneficial policies of Hainan Free Trade Port by Ms. Huang Cui, Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development (IEDB)
11.25 – 11.40: Introduction of China International Consumer Products Expo by Ms. Fiona Liu, Senior Customer Manager of CMEC International Exhibition Co., Ltd
11.40 – 11.55: Speeches by Ms. Eva Verstraelen, Economic Representative – Guangzhou of Flanders Investment & Trade and Ms. Peiru Jiang, Chief Representative of Wallonia Export – Investment Agency Shenzhen Office
11.55 – 12.05: Q&A
12.05 – 12.10: Closing remarks by Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the BCECC
The webinar will be held on Zoom (link will be sent out to participants upon registration).
BCECC Members: Free of charge
Non-members: €30 (VAT excl.)
Interested in joining us? Please fill in the online form below before August 28, 2020!