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Understanding China: Two-day Training Update

  • Type :Event
  • Date & Time (Beijing) :Jun 11 2015 - Jun 12 2015, 2015, All day
  • Date & Time (Brussels) :Jan 1, 1970, All day
  • Venue :Conference room Thon Hotel EU
  • Address :Conference room Thon Hotel EU – Rue de la Loi 75, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
  • Contact :Alexander.Alles@eusmecentre.org.cn
The EU SME Centre invites you to join a two-day training event in Brussels that will take a closer look at industry regulations, exporting and e-commerce in China. 
The training is designed in an interactive format that will enable you to share thoughts and challenges arising in your daily work with China, exchange views and meet with Centre staff, trainers and EU stakeholders.
What’s In It for Me?
Gain insights into China’s evolving macroeconomic trends and government reforms;
Get updates on China’s Pilot Free-Trade Zone and new Foreign Investment Industrial Guidance Catalogue;
Understand how China’s changing demography and consumer behaviour affect your business;
Learn how to benefit from EU SME Centre business tools;
Understand how you can benefit from the EEN Enterprise Europe Network;
Book individual consultations with our experts on-site;
Sign partnership agreement with the Centre.
Course Details:
The lectures as outlined in the programme 
Networking evening (day one) 
Direct access to experts 
Full training materials 
Two technical trainings 
Option A: EUR 700.-
2-days training with travel* / accommodation costs reimbursement
*Training includes flight tickets reimbursed upon submission of invoice and boarding pass stub up to EUR 400.- in economy class, providing flights have not already been covered by another source of funding. Hotels covered for two nights (check-in June 10, check-out June 12).
Option B: EUR 500.-
2-days training without travel / accommodation costs reimbursement
If you would like to sign up for this event, please send an email to Mr Alexander Alles
Tentative Agenda 
Day One – 11 June 2015
08:30-09:00 Registration – Welcome coffee
09:00-09:15 Welcome, by EUROCHAMBRES Director International Affairs, Mr Dirk Vantyghem, EU SME Centre Director Mr Chris Cheung
09:15-10:15 Tour de table - Introduction of the participants 
10:15-11:00 The slowing down of the Chinese Economy and the New Normal of 7% GDP growth - How do these affect European companies interested in doing business in China? by EU SME Centre Director Mr Chris Cheung
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:00 Reforms in China and the anti-corruption campaign – a thorough look inside, by Jeremy Gordon Director China Business Services
12:00-12:45 EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) – where do we stand? by Investment Negotiator Ms Alexandra Koutoglidou, DG Trade, Investment Unit European Commission 
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Business Confidence Survey China, by Mr Xavier SansPowell, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China 
14:30-15:00 The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free-Trade Zone and the investment catalogue: What to watch for in the future? by Centre Legal Advisor Ms Ludmila Hyklova
15:00-15:45 China’s changing demography, consumer behaviour, and emerging service economy: a challenge or an opportunity? by Ms Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe
15:45-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:00 EEN Enterprise Europe Network – What does it mean for your business and how can you tap into Chinese Business networks? by EU SME Centre Marketing & Communications Manager Ms Anne-Laure Maddy
17:00-17:30 EU SME Centre Business Tools & Top Tips, Partnership Package and Partners’ Benefits, by EU SME Centre EU Partnerships Coordinator Mr Alexander Alles
17:30-19:00 Networking
Day Two - 12 June 2015
08:30-09:00 Registration – Welcome coffee
09:00-12:00 Session I: China Update – Are you Ready for China?  by Sara Medina, Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, EU SME Centre Expert
Session II: Set up in China in a view of recent legislation changes and update on upcoming new Investment Law, by Ludmila Hyklova, Legal Advisor, EU SME Centre
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-17:00 Session III: Training Exporting to China, by Jon Echanove, Positive Delevopment, EU SME Centre Expert
Session IV: Training E-Commerce, by Mark Hedley, China Britain Business Council, EU SME Centre Expert 
17:00-18:00 Wrap up, summary and closing remarks
The programme is also available for download on this page. 

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