Business Challenges in China, E-Commerce and IPR | Inter-Chamber SME Working Group Meeting

  • Date
    28 January 2016 - 28 January 2016
  • Beijing Time
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Venue
    Eurochambres Avenue des Arts, 19 A/DB-1000 Brussels, Belgium
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Join our Inter-Chamber SME Working Group meeting that will be held in Brussels for the first time on Thursday, 28th January.

During this meeting, we will have the privilege to welcome representatives of European SMEs with presence in China to present and share their experiences, challenges (market access barriers, financing, HR issues, IPR protection…) that they have met, new opportunity areas (cross-border e-commerce) and recommendations for those SMEs considering to invest or do business with China.

The speakers for this Inter-Chamber SME Working Group meeting are:

  • Mr. Rosario di Maggio, Chair of the SME Forum of the European Chamber in China and Associate Directorat Vistra (Shanghai)
  • Mr. Massimo Bagnasco, State Representative at the Executive Committee of the European Chamber, Chair of the Construction Working Group and Managing Partner at Progetto CMR (Beijing)
  • Mr. Carlo Diego D’Andrea, Vice-Chairman Shanghai Board of the European Chamber, Chair of the Legal & Competition Working Group and Managing Director at D’Andrea & Partners Law Firm (Shanghai and Nanjing)

Tentative Agenda

09:00 am – 09:10 am Opening remarks

09:10 am – 09:20 am Introduction of Inter-Chamber SME Working Group

09:20 am – 09:40 am Challenges faced by European SMEs in China by Mr. Massimo Bagnasco, Managing Partner at Progetto CMR

09:40 am – 10:00 am Opportunities for EU SMEs in China’s Cross-Border E-Commerce by Mr. Rosario di Maggio, Associate Director at Vistra

10:00 am – 10:20 am How to protect your IPR in China by Mr. Carlo Diego D’Andrea, Managing Director at D’Andrea & Partners Law Firm

10:20 am – 11:00 am Q&A and Roundtable Session

Registration and Cancellation

This meeting is available to European small and medium enterprises and SME intermediary organisations such as embassies or consulates, chambers of commerce and trade associations only. If you meet the criteria and would like to attend, please register by emailing with the name and date of the event in the subject line and your company information.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Alexander ALLES and/or Mr. Xavier-Lluis Sans Powell at

About Inter-Chamber SME Working Group

The Inter-Chamber SME Working Group is part of EU SME Centre’s Phase II project based on the existing SME Working Group of the European Chamber. It brings together and is composed by European SMEs from all EU Member States with a mutual interest in lobbying issues affecting them and the capability of representing SMEs. Involvement will be open to SMEs from all European Member States regardless of their membership to one of the consortium partners of the EU SME Centre Phase II. More comprehensive information will be provided in the meeting.

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