Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)

Europe-Xiamen Business Connect


Since its establishment as a Special Economic Zone in 1980, Xiamen has developed into one of the most competitive markets in China and a prime location for international business. It is located in the province of Fujian and is therefore strategically well placed along the coast and across the strait from Taiwan. Moreover, it is highly connected to nearby cities because of the construction of numerous high-speed railway connections and expressways in recent years.

To help European and Chinese companies discover the business opportunities in Xiamen and connect them with each other, the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Team DG2CI are happy to invite you to our webinar “Europe-Xiamen Business Connect” on 18 March 2021 at 09:00 CET (16:00 CST).

Interested in knowing more about the benefits of the Xiamen region for your business? Are you active in the technology, finance & services, transportation or culture & lifestyle sector? Join us to make new business connections on 18 March.


09:00– 09:25: Opening ceremony

  • Moderator: David Gosset, founder of the Europe-China Forum
  • Speeches by:
    • Irina Bokova, former Director-General of UNESCO
    • He Yafei, former Vice Foreign Minister of China
    • Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)
    • Zhuang Rongliang, Director of the Administrative Committee of Xiamen Torch Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone
    • Sui Guoyu, Chief Economist of the Administrative Committee of Xiamen Torch Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone

09:25–10:10: Business Connect 1: Technology for Smart City

  • Moderator: William Wang, Dean of EMLyon Business School Asia
  • Speeches by:
    • Du Qianwen, Innovation Manager Asia at Aaqius, Switzerland
    • Liu Li, Project Sales Manager China of VYNCKE
    • Liu Ji-Ou, Managing Director and Partner of Zean Capital Investment
    • Wang Pengcheng, General Manager of Hithium New Energy
    • Song Baochun, Deputy GM of Schneider Electric (Xiamen) Switchgear Equipment Co., Ltd.
    • Zeng Dehua, Vice President of Tellhow Smart Engineering

10:10–10:50: Business Connect 2: Finance, Services, Transportation

  • Moderator: Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)
  • Speeches by:
    • Fabrizio Ferri, CEO of Fincantieri China
    • Bernardo Cabot, Senior Vice President of Meliá Hotels International Asia Pacific
    • Luc Arnouts, Vice President and Director of International Relations and Networks, Port of Antwerp
    • Zhou Tieying, Marketing Director of Xiamen Airlines
    • Bai Xueqing, Deputy General Manager of Xiamen Port Holding Group Co., Ltd.

10:50–11:50: Business Connect 3: Culture and Lifestyle

  • Moderator: Federica Marchionni, International CEO of SECOO
  • Speeches by:
    • Sylvain Amic, Director of the Rouen Museums Group
    • Alex Fan, Curator, Co-founder of East Langkun International Culture Co., Ltd., collector, writer
    • Arthur de Villepin, CEO of Art de Vivre Group and Co-founder of VILLEPIN
    • Philip Geeraert, Director, Channel Asia of Neuhaus
    • Qi Yan, Deputy Director of the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Coordinator of the Jimei×Arles International Photo Festival
    • Wang Yan, Chinese Tea Master, Deputy General Manager of Empereur Tea Co., Ltd.
    • Cao Yumin, Founder and CEO of VPhoto: Images for Digital Cities

11:45–12:00: Closing ceremony

  • Moderator: David Gosset, Founder of the Europe-China Forum
  • Speech by Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)

Members of the BCECC: Free of charge
Non-members: €30 (VAT Excl.)

Zoom (link will be sent out to the participants upon registration).

For a short recap of the event on our Youtube channel, please click here: