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European Chamber Annual Conference 2015: The Changing Landscape


European Chamber

DATE: Dec. 1, 2015
TIME: 9:00 – 16:30pm
LOCATION: Kempinski Hotel, 3rd Floor

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China is pleased to invite you attend to the European Chamber Annual Conference 2015: The Changing Landscape, on 1st December, 2015.

China’s landscape is changing, not only as a result of the Chinese Government’s ambitious reform agenda but also because of market forces that are rapidly reshaping the economy. In order to place this new era of transformation into context this conference will highlight and explain the major changes that China is currently undergoing, with each conference session focussing on one these key topics: innovation; China’s role in the world; China’s middle class and the rebalancing of its economy; and the financial markets.

Join executives from European and Chinese companies from a diverse range of industries, high-level government officials, distinguished scholars and renowned domestic and international media at this one-day conference. With high-level speakers engaging in in-depth discussions in a dynamic format, we expect more than 200 senior attendees.

Confirmed speakers:

H.E. Hans Dietmar Schweisgut, EU Ambassador to China and Mongolia

Jin Liqun, President-designate, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) 

Jörg Wuttke, President, European Chamber

Peter Weiss, Head of Economic & Finance Section, EU Delegation

Alfred Schipke, Senior Resident Representative, IMF

He Fan, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Caixin

Hwa Erh-Cheng, Chief Economist, Baoshang Bank and former Chief Economist, East Asia, World Bank

Jurgen Conrad, Head of the Economics Unit, Asian Development Bank 

Denis Depoux, Senior Partner & Asia Deputy President, Roland Berger 

Zhang Yangqi, General Manager of West and North Region, Uber China 

James Zimmerman, Chairman, AmCham China

Jonathan Woetzel, Senior Partner, McKinsey

Logan Wright, Director, Rhodium Group

Cyrus Ma, Vice President, SGS

Andrew Polk, Senior Economist, The Conference Board

Agenda (*details to be updated)

08:15 – 09:15 Registration

09:15 – 09:35 Welcome remarks by Jörg Wuttke, President, European Chamber

09:35 – 09:55 Keynote Speech by H.E. Hans Dietmar Schweisgut, EU Ambassador to China and Mongolia

09:55 – 10:55 Keynote Session with Jin Liqun, President-designate, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

10:55 – 11:10 Coffee Break

11:10 – 12:10 Session 1 – Innovation: gateway to sustainable growth

12:10 – 12:50 Session 2 – Is China reshaping the global order?

12:50 – 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 – 15:00 Session 3 – China’s middle class and the rebalancing of the Chinese economy

15:00 – 15:10 Coffee break

15:10 – 16:10 Session 4 – Financial markets: challenges and opportunities ahead

16:10 – 16:20 Closing remarks

In appreciation of the continued support of our members, this year the European Chamber will offer a complimentary ticket to the first 100 members* who register. This complimentary ticket is limited to one ticket per company. Additional participants will be charged at the normal members rate. Once the event is filled a waiting list will be formed. Those who have been wait-listed will be notified by our Events team. 

*To qualify for a complimentary ticket companies must hold an active membership as of December 1st 2015. Any walk-ins who do not register in advance will be charged the full rate of admission. To apply for this complimentary ticket, first register online and then email to confirm the free invitation. If you have successfully secured a free ticket and cannot attend, inform us at least three business days in advance, otherwise you will be charged in full.

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