Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)

(FULLY BOOKED) Navigating the Green Transition: The Impact of European Green Policies on Business Strategies and Arbitration


The EU committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and will use its European Green Deal as the strategy for reaching its goal. The package is a set of proposals to revise existing legislations and will put in place new climate-, energy- and transport-related laws.

What will be the implications of these new legislations for the business strategies of European and Chinese companies? How about the green new policies and arbitration? 

In the framework of the 2023 China Arbitration Week, the BCECC, CIETAC, CCPIT and ICBC (Europe) S.A. Brussels Branch will organize their in-person event “Navigating the Green Transition: The Impact of European Green Policies on Business Strategies and Arbitration” on September 14, 2023 at 14:30 CET. Join us for a lively panel discussion and networking dinner in Brussels!

14:30-15:00: Registration
15:00-15:05: Welcoming Remarks by Mr. ZHAO Feng, Deputy Chief Rep. of CCPIT Rep. Office in the EU (Belgium)
15:05-15:15: Video Speech by Mr. WANG Chengjie, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of CIETAC
15:15-15:25: Speech by Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the BCECC
15:25-15:35: Speech by Mr. HE Biqing, General Manager of ICBC (Europe) S.A. Brussels Branch
15:35-15:50: Brief Introduction to CIETAC Arbitration by Mr. CUI Yang, Head of CIETAC European Arbitration Center
15:50-16:10: Coffee Break
16:10-17:45: Panel discussion moderated by Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman BCECC:

  • Dr. Herman Verbist , FCIArb, Attorney at the Bars of Ghent and Brussels (Belgium), Visiting Professor at the Europa-Institut International Law School of Saarland University (Germany)
  • Mr. Dirk Emma-Baestaens, Executive Head of FI Department, ICBC (Europe) S.A. Brussels Branch
  • Dr. Guy Block, CIETAC, ICSID and EU Trade & Sustainable Development Arbitrator

17:45-18:00: Q&A session
18:00-19:30: Buffet

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

Registrations are now closed, as our event is fully booked.

If you are unable to attend our event, please let us know before the registration date of 11 September. Please note that any no-shows to the event will be charged at €50/person (VAT Excl.).