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Biennial event 27 november 2015

Programme 2013

8h30 Registration

9h00 Opening of THE ANTWERP FORUM - Linking business between China and Europe

Cathy Berx, Governor of Province of Antwerp
Wang Jinzhen, Vice-Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

9h30 Presentation 'Euro-China Investment Report 2013-2014'

Prof. dr. Zhang Haiyan
Academic Director Euro-China Center at Antwerp Management School (AMS)

Company testimonials: Chinese investments in Europe
Steven Chen
, President of League Co., Ltd.


11h00 Round table: Opportunities for foreign investors coming from the governmental New Industrial Policy

Moderated by:
Em. Prof. dr. Danny Van Den Bulcke, Euro-China Center at AMS

Introduction by:

Wouter De Geest, President of Flanders Industrial Council and CEO BASF Antwerp

Chris Morel, Honorary Citizen of Shanghai and Beijing, Chairman of ChESS NV
Marc Van Gastel, Head of Department Invest at Flanders Investment & Trade
Guo Jianjun, Economic and Commercial Counselor at the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Belgium

Walking lunch with information booths of Chinese companies

13h30 Inspirational session "Cross Cultural Leadership"

Moderated by:
Francis Laleman, Founder Dunya - Executive Trainer Intercultural Management and Communication

Keynote speech:
Jacques Rogge, Honorary President of the International Olympic Committee

Geert Roelens, CEO Beaulieu International Group
Herman Van de Velde, CEO Van de Velde NV
Zheng Zeng, Expert Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine Ministry of Agriculture of China

Break and picture moment

15h15 Inspirational session "Creativity driving innovation"
Honorary speech:
Luo Zhongli, President of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Moderated by:
Jamie Anderson, Executive Professor at AMS

Keynote speech:
Matthew Jessner, Production Artistic Director at Franco Dragone Entertainment Group

Koen Elsen, Founder Achilles Design
Christine Conix, CEO Conix Architects

16h30 Closing speech by Paul Matthyssens, Dean of AMS

16h50 Closing reception

18h00 End

Hosts of the event:
Bernard Dewit (BCECC) and Luc Broos (POM Antwerp)


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