Edition 2018

 Hosts of THE ANTWERP FORUM:

9h00

Welcome – coffee and tea

9h30

Official opening of THE ANTWERP FORUM – Linking business between China and Europe

  • Ludwig Caluwé, Vice-Governor Province of Antwerp
  • ZHANG Chi, Minister-Counsellor – Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of Belgium
  • LU Kehua, Vice-Mayor of Chongqing

10h15

Academic analysis of the current EU-China business cooperation – Euro China Center of Antwerp Management School

11h00

Networking break, with coffee and tea

11h30

Parallel break-out sessions – 1st round

  • Cleantech landscapes: Antwerp & Shaanxi
    • Carine Van Hove, Managing Director, Flanders Cleantech Association
    • HUI Zhe, Deputy General Manager, Shaanxi Environmental Protection Group
  • “2018 EU-China Tourism Year”: Opportunities & challenges for SME’s
    • Eric Phillipart, Special counsellor responsible for the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year from the European Commission 
    • Bart Horsten, managing director of Horsten International  & China entrepreneur

12h15

Parallel break-out sessions – 2nd round

  • China’s Belt & Road Initiative: Improving economic and cultural co-operation via land & sea
    • LI Hang, Project Manager Europe, YuXinOu Logistics Co. Ltd
    • CAO Jianjun, Director Vice President of Tianjin Binhai New Area Investment Promotion Bureau
    • Hanno Reeser, Business unit manager, Essers Transport Company
  • Global business in an era of (digital) innovation & new technologies

13h00

Lunch break

14h00

Panel discussion on the impact of sustainable innovation on international business cooperation

  • Introduction by
    • ZHANG Yansheng, secretary general of the Academic Committee of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
  • Panel members including:
    • ZHANG Yansheng, secretary general of the Academic Committee of China’s NDRC
    • Sven Agten, president Asia Pacific for Rheinzink & mentor at Chinaaccelerator
    • XU Shaoyu, Vice Chairman of Board of Jilin Changchun Haoyue Group Co., Ltd.
  • Moderated by:

15h30

Coffee break and official picture moment

16h00

Business case testimonial : DJI – a Chinese company leading its field with best-in-class technology

16h40

Official closing speech

  • WANG Junke, Deputy Director General, Environment and Resources Protection Committee, The Standing Committee of Shaanxi Provincial People’s Congress
  • Cathy Berx, Governor of the province of Antwerp

17h00

Cocktail reception

TAF 2018 LU Kehua – Welcome speech

Official opening of THE ANTWERP FORUM – Linking business between China and Europe by LU Kehua, Vice-Mayor of Chongqing

TAF 2018 Antwerp Management School – Academic analysis

Academic analysis of the current EU-China business cooperation – Euro China Center of Antwerp Management School by Prof. Dr. Paul Matthyssens,  Dean Antwerp Management School, Professor of Global Strategic Management

TAF 2018 Carine Van Hove – Flanders Cleantech Association

Parallel break-out sessions – 1st round
Cleantech landscapes: Antwerp: Carine Van Hove, Managing Director, Flanders Cleantech Association

TAF 2018 Hui Zhe – Cleantech opportunities Shaanxi

Parallel break-out sessions – 1st round
Cleantech landscapes: Shaanxi by HUI Zhe, Deputy General Manager, Shaanxi Environmental Protection Group

TAF 2018 Bart Horsten – Tourism Industry

“2018 EU-China Tourism Year”: Opportunities & challenges for SME’s by Bart Horsten, managing director of Horsten International  & China entrepreneur

TAF 2018 Li Hang – Yuxinou International Railway Channel

Parallel break-out sessions – 2nd round
China’s Belt & Road Initiative: Improving economic and cultural co-operation via land & sea by LI Hang, Project Manager Europe, YuXinOu Logistics Co. Ltd

TAF 2018 Cao Jianjun – Tianjin & OBOR

Parallel break-out sessions – 2nd round
China’s Belt & Road Initiative: Improving economic and cultural co-operation via land & sea by CAO Jianjun, Director Vice President of Tianjin Binhai New Area Investment Promotion Bureau

TAF 2018 Hanno Reeser – Essers – NSWL Green Coldchain Solution

Parallel break-out sessions – 2nd round
China’s Belt & Road Initiative: Improving economic and cultural co-operation via land & sea by Hanno Reeser, Business unit manager, Essers Transport Company

TAF 2018 Kurt Wang – Sinnolabs – China beyond the ‘new normal’

Parallel break-out sessions – 2nd round
Global business in an era of (digital) innovation & new technologies  by Kurt Wang, Director Sinnolabs

TAF 2018 Claudia Vernotti – What’s in in for Europe

Parallel break-out sessions – 2nd round
Global business in an era of (digital) innovation & new technologies  by Claudia Vernotti, director ChinaEU

TAF 2018 Zhang Yansheng – NDRC

Panel discussion on the impact of sustainable innovation on international business cooperation:
Introduction by ZHANG Yansheng, secretary general of the Academic Committee of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)

TAF 2018 Barbara Stelzner – DJI

Business case testimonial : DJI – a Chinese company leading its field with best-in-class technology
Dr Barbara Stelzner, Corporate Communication Director, DJI Europe

Hanno Reeser

CAO Jianjun

Claudia Vernotti

ZHANG Chi

XU Shaoyu

Kurt Wang

WANG Junke

HUI Zhe

Barbara Stelzner

ZHANG Yansheng

LU Kehua

Luc Broos

Bernard Dewit

Dora Munteanu

Carine Van Hove

Eric Philippart

Stefan Blommaert

Paul Matthyssens

Sven Agten

Bart Horsten

Ludwig Caluwé

Cathy Berx