BenCham SME Seminar Series 2015 The R&D Edition

  • Date
    13 March 2015 - 13 March 2015
  • Beijing Time
    All Day - All Day
  • Venue
    Luxembourg Emassy Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Unit 1701, Tower B, Pacific Century Place 2A Gong Ti Bei Lu, Chaoyang District 100027 卢森堡驻华大使馆 北京市朝阳区工体北路甲2号 盈科中心B座1701室100027
Start your day productive and participate in a rewarding Breakfast Seminar every second Friday of the month. Get inspired by Business Professionals, who share with you the practical hands-on information you are looking for. During every edition, a new hot topic will be discussed, keeping you knowledgeable about the current trends within your field.

The March Edition for the SME Seminar Series will focus on R&D. Come and join us on Friday morning March 13th to enjoy a lovely breakfast and gain valuable knowledge.

About the speakers

Reinout Van Malenstein – IP Expert at the China IPR SME Helpdesk

The China IPR SME Helpdesk is a project funded by the European Commission to provide free first-line advice to European SMEs on how to protect their intellectual property in China. Before joining the China IPR SME Helpdesk, Reinout has gained working experience as an IP lawyer in the Netherlands, working for a ‘Magic Circle’ law firm and after that as the head of the China desk at a Dutch law firm. He also worked as a delegate of the EU China Co-Reach IPR project and as a researcher and lecturer of Utrecht University in The Netherlands.

Reinout is a Dutch citizen, and speaks English, Chinese, Dutch and German. He holds a Master of Laws in Chinese Law from Peking University and a Master of Dutch Law in Civil Law, specializing in Intellectual Property Law, from Utrecht University. Reinout is also a guest lecturer of various prestigious Chinese and European Universities and Institutions.

Eric Schmidt – CEO at EventBank

Eric L. Schmidt is the CEO and Founder of EventBank, an event and event data management SaaS technology platform. Founded in 2012, EventBank’s product was built out of the experience and pain of managing over 500 professional events in the US, Hong Kong and China. Eric is also the Chairman of CEBEX Group, which runs an incubation center in Beijing and consults for companies like IBM, Microsoft, Haier, etc. He also started China Entrepreneurs (CE) in 2003 as an informal resource for entrepreneurs in China and it has grown to become the leading platform for entrepreneurship in China.

From 2005 until 2009, he worked with Chinese venture capital and private equity technology investments and incubated start-up technology companies successfully raising over $50m in Series A and B financing. Mr. Schmidt also co-founded 1 Lacrosse (a sports equipment ecommerce company) and exited in 2009.

Come and join us on Friday morning March 13th to enjoy a productive breakfast and gain valuable knowledge. If you wish to speak at other BenCham SME Seminars this year, for example during the Legislation or Marketing editions, please send an email to Mr. Liam Jazcii at


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