China’s rapid urbanization brings along sustainability challenges, but also a lot of business opportunities for companies ready to jump on the bandwagon.
Discover how your business can profit from China’s policies to promote sustainable development during the BCECC’s event “Sustainability in China: A business case” on March 2, 2023 at 11:00 CET at the perfect location to match the topic: the sustainable BNP Paribas Fortis HQ. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the impressive passive building that meets the highest standards of innovation and sustainability. Our speakers from BNPPF, KU Leuven and the City University of Hong Kong will discuss the links between economic development, urbanization and sustainable transition for European and Chinese businesses.
11:30-11:40: Opening words by Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)
11:40-11:55: “The business case of sustainability” by Mr. Guy Pollentier, Head of the Sustainable Business Competence Center of BNP Paribas Fortis
11:55-12:25: Presentation by Prof. Dr. Ben Derudder, Research Professor in Urban Studies at KU Leuven and Associate Director of the GaWC research network
12:25-12:40: “Sustainability Trilemma: environmental externalities, welfare inequality and resources governance?” by Prof. Dr. Xiaoling Zhang, Department of Public and International Affairs, City University of Hong Kong (Pre-recorded)
12:40-12:50: “Alibaba Digital Innovation for Sustainability” by Mr. Vladimir Tsaganov, Senior Solution Architect of Alibaba Cloud International
12:50-13:00: Q&A session
13:00-14:00: Networking lunch
14:00-14:30: Guided visit to the new BNP Paribas Fortis Headquarters
BNP Paribas Fortis
Baron Hortastraat 4
BCECC Members: €40/person (VAT Excl.)
Non-Members: €80/person (VAT Excl).
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