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China’s Investment in Europe: Opportunities and Challenges


European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

China’s annual corporate investment in Europe tripled last year to €7.4 billion, while the number of deals with a value of more than €800,000 doubled from fewer than 50 to almost 100 in 2010 and 2011. Chinese outbound global investment is estimated to reach over €1.6 trillion by 2020.

On Thursday 28th June the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China will host a full-day conference on Chinese Investment in Europe at the Hilton Beijing Hotel. Over 200 representatives from companies with investment interests in Europe will be present as well as senior representatives from the European Union, European Member States and Chinese government.

At this conference, leading European companies will provide strategic advice, in-depth analysis of opportunities and challenges for Chinese investors in Europe as well as a wide presentation of all investment opportunities available for them in the largest economic area of the world.

In this session, attendees will also have the chance to get a macro perspective of the investment outlook in Europe, through speeches from Chinese companies who have already invested in Europe sharing best practices, a wide overview of the opportunities that Europe presents to Chinese companies, as well as the finance vehicles available in Europe and the current and future economic outlook at the Union.

Speakers include:

-Dr. Sun Yongfu, Ministry of Commerce, Director General of the European Affairs Department

-Dr. Markus Ederer, EU Ambassador to China

-Mr. Davide Cucino, President at European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

-Dr. Wang Wei, Chairman, China Mergers & Acquisitions Association

-Mr. Jens Ruebbert, Vice President at European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

-Ms. Wang (Lisa) Mei, Executive Deputy Director at National Economic Research Institute

-Mr. Thilo Hanemann, Research Director at Rhodium Group

-Mr. Richard Dawson, Head of Debt Advisory Asia at KPMG Advisory

-Mr. Shan Hock Liew, Managing Director at Bank of China Asia Limited

-Ms. Christine Chan, Managing Director, Global Corporate Bank at JP Morgan Chase Bank China

-Dr. Heiner Braun, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

-Mr. Thomas Urlacher, Partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

-Ms. Susan Munro, Partner at Steptoe & Johnson

-Mr. Wu Qi, Senior Partner and Vice President at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

-Ms. Eleanor Wu, Partner and Leader of China Outbound M&A Services at Ernst & Young

-Ms. Annika Melander, Economic Counselor at European Union Delegation to China

-Mr. Andre Loesekrug-Pietri, Chair Private Equity and Strategic M&A Working Group

-Mr. Joerg Wuttke, Chief Representative at BASF China

-Mr. Andrew Zhu, Tax Partner, M&A Tax Services at Tax Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

-Mr. Barry Chen, M&A Advisory Practice and Managing Director at InterChina Consulting

-Mr. Jean-Christophe Vallat, Corporate Finance Vice President at BNP Paribas Equities (Asia)

-Mr. Nigel Ward, Partner Head of Finance at Norton Rose

-Mr. Marco Mader, Vice President at Estin & Co

-Mr. Ronan Diot, Chair of the Legal Working Group in Beijing

-Professor Su Xijia, CEIBS Academic Deputy Director of the EMBA Programme

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