PROGRAMME - THE ANTWERP FORUM 2021 - NOVEMBER 30th

THE ANTWERP FORUM 2021 is a half-day business forum, including key note speeches, academic insights, a panel discussion, and plenty of networking opportunities for European business people or entrepreneurs and representatives of Chinese companies and organizations in Europe.

 “Towards resilient and sustainable post-pandemic times in international business:

Opportunities arising from the 14 th Five-year Plan”

08h30

Welcome – coffee and tea

09h00

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

    • Cathy Berx, Governor Province of Antwerp
    • Official Chongqing Municipal Government (tbc)

09h15

Speakers, including:

    • Prof. ZHANG Haiyan – The situation of Chinese investment in Europe and the impact of the European screening mechanism
    • WANG Yuzhe, Chief economist of ICBC – 14th 5 year plan with focus on relevant industries in Belgium

10h10

Academic reflections

10h30

Networking break, with coffee and tea

10h50

Panel discussion:

Current challenges for doing business with China and how to move towards resilient and sustainable post-pandemic times: the strength of the right business partners

Panelists including:
Belgian companies/organization with experience in China

Moderated by:
Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)

11h50

Q&A with panelists

12h00

Closing remarks

12h10

Networking Lunch

14h00

End of the event

More details of the programme will be announced soon.