Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)

NEW DATE! When Brussels meets Beijing: New opportunities for Belgian companies


As we’re celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations between Belgium and China this year, it is the perfect time to highlight the good cooperation between our countries and the many business opportunities available in Beijing for Belgian-based companies! 

Do convenient customs clearance, IP protection  and relaxed regulations for your business sound interesting to you? Beijing has developed a pilot free trade zone characterized by scientific and technological innovation, and the opening-up of services and the digital economy. 

As the BCECC has been actively linking Belgian and Chinese companies for over 30 years, we are happy to announce our event “When Brussels meets Beijing: New opportunities for Belgian companies” on 7 December 2021 at 10:30 CET at the Tangla Hotel in Brussels. High level Belgian and Chinese officials and company representatives will discuss the strong connection between Brussels and Beijing, and how your business can profit from it.


10.30–11.00: Registration
11.00–11.05: Welcome words from Beijing meeting place (Online)
11.05–11.10: Introduction by Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the BCECC
11.10-11.15: Speech by Mr. Li Zhijie, Deputy Secretary-general of Beijing Municipal Government (Online)
11.15–11.20: Speech by Mr. Pascal Smet, State Secretary of the Brussels Capital Region (Prerecorded speech)
11.20–11.35: “New Global Opportunities and the Context of the “Two Zones”  by Ms. Liu Meiying, Deputy Chief of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce, Acting Deputy Director of Beijing Municipal “Two Zones Office” (Online)
11.35–11.45: Company testimonials

  • Mr. Bert Kegels, International Liaison Partner of BDO Services
  • Mr. Paul Hermant, Corporate & Financial partner of Bird & Bird LLP

11.45–11.55: Presentation and testimonial of Lize Finance and Business District (FBD) (Online)

  • Mr. Lu Jun, Deputy director of Administration Committee of Lize Finance and Business District (FBD), Beijing
  • Ms. Echo Jiang, Vice President Government Affairs and External Relations of Veolia China

11.55-12.00: Concluding words from Beijing meeting place
12.00–13.30: Networking lunch


Tangla Hotel Brussels
Avenue Emmanuel Mounier 5 Emmanuel Mounierlaan
B-1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

Following the latest government measures, as well for the well-being and safety of all our guests, we will request all participants to provide a Covid Safe Ticket (CST), to keep social distance and to wear a face mask during the entire event, except when you are seated to eat or drink something during the networking lunch. For more information on how to acquire the Covid Safe Ticket, please have a look here: 

Free of charge, but registration is mandatory

In case you might experience any symptoms of illness or have had a high risk COVID-19 contact, please inform us as soon as possible.

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