Exporting Services to China: Opportunities from Logistics to Blockchain

  • Date
    01 November 2018 - 01 November 2018
  • Beijing Time
    8:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Venue
    Metropol Hotel, Tallinn, Estonia
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Enterprise Estonia (EAS) and the EU SME Centre invite companies to participate in the China Target Market Seminar “Exporting services to China: opportunities from logistics to blockchain” on November 1.

The seminar, aimed at companies operating in the service sector interested in the Chinese market, but also to other companies interested in the topic, provides an overview of the opportunities offered by the Chinese market in the field of services as well as regulations that should be taken into account in the services sector.

Is it possible in China to export ICT and how can you be sure that your intellectual property is protected? What are the barriers to the export of logistics services? The seminar will provide answers to these and many other questions.

The opportunities of the Chinese market are shared by international experts from the EU SME Center of the European Union and the EAS, and their experience is shared by Estonian exporters who already have experience in the Chinese market.


8.45 – 9.00 Registration and morning coffee

9.00 – 11.00 Overview of Service Export to China:

  • Opportunities in the service sector,
  • regulation and taxes,
  • IPR protection and technology transfer

Mr. Marco Gasparroni, EU SME Centre

11.00 – 11.30 Case studies in services export

Mr. Rafael Jimenez, Asia Information Centre, EAS

11.30¬ – 12.00 Coffee Break and Networking

12.00 – 12.20 Case study: exporting logistic services to China

Partner at Baltic Logistika, Mr Magnus Lepsalu

12.20 – 12.40 Case Study: blockchain and cryptocurrencies in China

UKDE, Mr. Guoyu Du

12.40 – 13.00 Opportunities for Estonian companies in China

Ms. Kai Kreos, Asia Information Centre

13:00 – 13:30 Networking and discussion


This event is free of charge. Registrations are opened until 28/10/2018, to sign up click here.

For further information please contact: Ms Kai Kreos at kai.kreos@eas.ee

About the EU SME Centre Expert

Marco Gasparroni, EU SME Centre Expert

He is Vice-President of the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce in China (CCIC). He is among the funders’ members and vice-chair of the CCIC Healthcare Working Group, which is gathering the leading Italian companies operating in the healthcare sector in China. He has previously served as Executive Director of the EU-China Project Innovation Center, the innovation platform based in Chengdu promoting trade, investment and technical cooperation between the European Union and China. Mr. Gasparroni has also worked at Siemens advising on strategy and corporate planning. In this position, he has launched the business segment “Energy & Environmental Solutions” in Belgium. Mr. Gasparroni has been driving multinational companies in establishing and developing their activities in China for more than 10 years: among other activities, he has served as CEO and CFO for leading corporations in telecommunication and media fields. Mr. Gasparroni was also co-founder and General Manager of the South-China Chapter of the European Chamber of Commerce in China. He received a Masters’ Degree in Economics and a MBA from ISTAO, one of the oldest business schools in Italy. Mr. Gasparroni is visiting lecturer at the Adam Smith Business School – University of Glasgow and ISTAO Business School on Industry Digitalization and China Economy.

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