China Seminar: Update on the Economic & Financial Landscape and the Internationalization of the RMB – 12h00, 14 February 2017 – Ghent
The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce (FCCC) and the Province of East-Flanders are organizing a seminar focusing on ‘An Update on the Economic & Financial Landscape and the Internationalization of the RMB’. This seminar will take place from 12h00 to 14h00 on 14 February 2017 at het Provinciehuis, Gouvernementstraat 1, 9000 Ghent.
Speakers: Jason Lee, General Manager KBC Bank NV Shanghai Branch Bernard Van Hees, General Manager KBC Bank NV Hong Kong Branch
In the recent months, the growth of the Chinese economy appears to have stabilized, albeit that growth is not even across all sectors. Jason Lee will provide his views regarding the outlook for the China economy and how various sectors are affected differently. He will also provide an update of the financial landscape and the related impact for foreign companies active in China. To conclude, Bernard Van Hees will provide an update on the internationalization of the RMB and the related opportunities or threats.
12h00 Registration & Sandwich lunch
12h30 Welcome by Ms Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce
12h35 Update on the Economic & Financial Landscape and the Internationalization of the RMB by:
Mr Jason Lee, General Manager KBC Bank BV Shanghai Branch Mr Bernard Van Hees, General Manager KBC Bank NV Hong Kong Branch
Followed by question and answer session
14h00 End of seminar
If you are interested in attending this seminar, we kindly invite you to sign up here.
Participation fee (incl. 21% VAT):
Members: 66,55 €
Non-members: 90,75 €
The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and the Province of East Flanders are organizing a seminar focused on ‘Belgian Customs and its activities in China’. This event will take place at 17h00 on Monday 3 October 2016 at the Provincial House, Gouvernementstraat 1, 9000 Ghent.
Mr Eddy De Cuyper, Counselor, Customs Attaché, Embassy of Belgium in China, will give a presentation on procedures and regulations of the Chinese customs and other institutions, which are related to import or export. The following topics will be covered:
Belgian Customs in China, can we help you?
- Chinese customs duties
- Other related governmental services
- New Regulations for import of foodstuffs (planned for next year)
- Practical examples
The programme is as follows:
17h30 Welcome by Mr Geert Versnick, Vice Governor in charge of European and International cooperation and economic affairs of the Province of East Flanders.
17h40 Introduction by Mrs Gwenn Sonck,
Executive Director, FCCC
17h45 Presentation: ’Belgian customs and its activities in China’ by Mr Eddy De Cuyper, Customs Attaché, Embassy of Belgium in China
18h45 Question and answer session followed by networking drink
If you are interested in attending, please register online before 26 September 2016.
Participation fee for FCCC members: 45€, non-members: 75€ (Excl. 21% VAT)
The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce (FCCC) and the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) are organizing a one day training session on “Understanding China’s Next Move” on 6 October 2016 in Brussels.
With a population of 1.3 billion, China has become the second largest economy and is increasingly playing an important and influential role in the global economy. China’s economic performance over the past 30 years has been remarkable. It is a unique development success story, providing valuable lessons for other countries seeking to emulate this success.
In the next 15 to 20 years, China is well-positioned to join the ranks of the world’s high-income countries. China’s policy makers are already focused on how to change the country’s growth strategy to respond to the new challenges that will come.
While China has certainly garnered the spotlight in recent years, the economic model that worked so well during the years of China’s development now needs to change. China has begun to confront all sorts of challenges – demographic, social, environmental, economic and political. But where is China heading?
“How the world’s most populous country handles the many developmental challenges it faces, will go a long way towards determining what kind of world we inhabit,” said Supachai Panitchpakdi, former Director General of the World Trade Organization. The continued rise of the Chinese economy means that switched-on business executives are increasingly keen to learn more about this country and how to engage with its irrepressible dynamism. But why listen to second-hand stories about China, when, with CKGSB, you can uncover the real China first-hand?
Assistant Dean of Global Executive Education Chief Representative for Europe Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB
Inspiring speaker + China expert + Focusing on research & teaching of Innovation and Entrepreneurship + 20-year executive experience with Global fortune 500 companies
Bo has been teaching EMBA/MBA at some of the world’s most prestigious business schools such as INSEAD, Esade, MIT, New York University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Technology University of Munich, Tsinghua University, CKGSB, Zhejiang University, Sun Yet-Sen University, Shanghai Jiaotong Univer-sity and Taiwan’s National Chengchi University etc. In addition, Bo also offers advices to Chairmen and CEOs. He is also a frequent speaker at renowned international conferences, forums, TV media and annual corporate meetings.
By immersing participants into China’s contemporary context with a global perspective, CKGSB helps explore the key elements of China’s social and business environment. You will learn from CKGSB’s world-class faculty in the classroom and benefit from the rich experience of industry speakers. You will investigate various case studies and become involved in team projects, group discussions, company visits and cultural activities. You will also learn from and network with high-profile executives from China and around the world.
The 2016 Understanding China’s Next Move program will help your understanding of:
How to leverage China’s opportunities in your company’s global strategy
How changes in Chinese consumer behaviour in creating new business opportunities
How the globalization of Chinese companies is affecting your operation in and with China
How to manage cross-cultural team under Chinese context
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, how to succeed in the world’s most dynamic market
Who should attend?
This program is aimed at senior executives who are responsible for strategic leadership and improving their company’s performance, especially for those MNCs and private corporations planning to enter or expand their businesses throughout the Chinese market.
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome by Ms. Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce
9:05 – 10:15 China’s 13th Five-year Plan and its business opportunities: Latest insights the Chinese government plan & how European business can benefit from many opportunities arising from it.
10:30 – 11:45 Win in China: Go to China Strategy and Business Models (with case studies and group discussions): Analysis of multiple business models across a variety of industries will demonstrate exactly what it takes to establish your brand, grow your consumer base and win in China.
12:00 – 13:30 Networking Lunch and Guest Speaker.
13:30 – 14:45 Chinese Consumer Behaviour and its Business Opportunities: This session will analyze the latest trend of Chinese consumer behaviours at the mobile internet era and how it differs from western consumers. We will also study how to capitalise on the business opportunities that are presented by the unique consumer behaviours in China.
15:00 – 16:15 E-commerce & Digital Strategy in China: With the increasing focus on the internet as the platform for business leaders, learning how to successfully operate online products and services is essential for any forward thinking business.
16:30 – 17:45 Cross Cultural Management & Negotiation under Chinese Context: It is essential to understand how to work with and manage cross cultural teams that do business with China to ensure effectiveness and results.
17:45 – 18:00 Award certificate from both CKGSB and Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce
Date: 6 October 2016.
Location: Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce – Brussels
All materials and lectures will be delivered in English
Tuition : FCCC Members : 500 € (excl. 21% VAT) / Non-Members : 875 € (excl. 21% VAT)
Deadline for subscription : 20 September 2016. Register via: www.flanders-china.be
As a world-class business school from China, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) aims to develop current and future leaders with a global vision, a humanitarian spirit and an innovative mind-set. Established in Beijing in November 2002 with generous support from the Li KaShing Foundation, CKGSB is China’s first faculty-governed, non-profit, independent business school.
Over the past 13 years, CKGSB has developed into a prominent business school with 45 full-time professors, who have earned their PhDs or held tenured faculty positions at leading business schools such as Harvard, Wharton and Stanford. Their research have provided the basis for over 300 case studies of both China-specific and global issues. CKGSB also stands apart for its unmatched alumni network. More than half of the 10,000+ CKGSB alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, collectively, lead one-fifth of China’s most valuable brands. Together, their companies shape over $1 trillion in annual revenue, demonstrating the school’s impact and influence.
In addition to its main campus in the center of Beijing, CKGSB has campuses and teaching facilities in Shanghai, Shenzhen and New York, as well as offices in Hong Kong and London. The school offers innovative MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA, Dual-Degree EMBA with IMD, Korean EMBA, Finance EMBA, Doctor of Business Administration and Executive Education programs.
On 28 June, the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and Flanders Investment & Trade will organize a China workshop focused on Doing Business with China for SME’s. This will take place at the FIT Exportfair from 15h15 – 16h00. This will take place at the FIT Exportfair from 15h15 – 16h00.
15h15 Welcome by Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce
15h20 “Winning in China” by Mr Bo Ji, Chief Representative, Cheung Graduate School of Business – Europe; Assistant Dean, Global Executive Education
15h40 “What keeps managers awake about banking in Asia?” by Mr Mathias Deferme, Relationship Manager KBC Hong Kong (15 min)
As a manager you want to:
1/ eliminate the administrative burden as much as possible; and
2/ obtain stable, long term and cross border financing solutions; and
3/ minimize the trade risk of your business; and
4/ be able to provide and hedge RMB payments.
But most of all you want a local banking partner that understands your home market business and understand your real banking needs.
List of seminars and workshops at the Export Fair: http://www.exportbeurs.be/exportbeurs/pages/13688-programma
The Export Fair, organized by Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) will take place from 27 till 29 June 2016 at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce (FCCC) will have a booth at the Fair. The Fair will answer all your questions about international entrepreneurship. You will also be able to meet all relevant players in Flanders’ export world.
Three days of inspiring experiences, talks and activities:
- B2B/business meetings with country experts from FIT
- B2B and networking with booth owners – experts in international entrepreneurship
- networking with FIT-experts in international entrepreneurship
- networking with Fair visitors at the Export café
- seminars & workshops
Workshop : Doing Business with China for SME’s, organized by the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and Flanders Investment & Trade
Time : 28 June – 15h15
Location : Export Fair
Where and when?
The Export Fair takes place from 27 till 29 June 2016 at Tour & Taxis, Brussels.
- Monday 27/06 9h-17h
- Tuesday 28/06 9h-17h
- Wednesday 29/06 9h-16h
- Flanders’ companies with international activities and/or ambitions
- Those interested may register as private persons
€50 per person per day
How to participate?
1. Register as a Flemish company or private person and make your profile. Your profile is not visible to other participants. You will receive an e-mail confirmation about your registration.
2. You will only be cleared when your full profile is made. You will receive confirmation, after which you can fill in your programme.
3. You will receive an invoice by post.
4. You will receive your final programme by e-mail
Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the FIT office in your province.
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