How China and the EU Could Better Support SMEs to Further Develop

  • Date
    09 November 2017 - 09 November 2017
  • Beijing Time
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou 5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
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The EU SME Centre and the European Union Chamber of Commerce are pleased to invite you to the Dialogue Meeting: How China and the EU Could Better Support SMEs to Further Develop. It will be held on Thursday, 9th November, 15:00-17:00 at the Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou.

During this meeting, we will have the privilege to welcome Ms Kristin Schreiber, Director for SMEs and Entrepreneurship of the European Commission who will present how the European Commission is supporting the European SMEs to develop in China. She will also update us on the outcomes of the 7th EU-China SME Policy Dialogue which will take place the morning of the same day.

At this meeting, Mr. Xavier-Lluis Sans Powell, Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager will introduce the EU SME Centre and the services it offers for EU SMEs. An overview of the business environment faced by European SMEs in South China will be presented by Ms. Francine Hadjisotiriou, General Manager of the European Chamber’s South China chapter, which will be illustrated by members top management sharing their own experience and giving their view on how the context has changed for them over the years. Then two SMEs will share their cases on how they have developed in China.

This is a unique opportunity for European SMEs based in South China to interact with European officials, share their experiences in developing their business in China and offer recommendations on how China and the EU could support SMEs to further develop.

This is part of the EU SME Centre’s Phase II project based on the existing SME Working Group of the European Chamber and brings together European SMEs from all EU Member States with a mutual interest in lobbying issues affecting them and the capacity of representing SMEs and their issues. Involvement is 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.

15:00 – 15:05

Opening remarks by Ms Francine Hadjisotiriou

15:05 – 15:25

Presentation by Ms. Kristin Schreiber, Director SMEs and Entrepreneurship, European Commission

15:25 – 15.35

Presentation on EU SME Centre Phase II by Mr. Xavier-Lluis Sans Powell, Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager, EU SME Centre

15.45 – 16:25

Presentation on business environment, opportunities and challenges faced by European SMEs in South China by Ms. Francine Hadjisotiriou, and illustrated by member company presentation of Imedco Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. by its General Manager Mr. Klaus Zenkel, Teamacting Company Limited by its Founder and Managing PartnerTristan Roquette, Zhiming Bags Limited by its Owner Mr. Nicolas Libaude

16:25 – 16:45

Roundtable discussion and Q&A

16:55 – 17:00

Closing remarks by Ms. Francine Hadjisotiriou

Registration and Cancellation

If you would like to attend, please register with Mr Xavier-Lluis Sans Powell at and cc Ms Emma Yin ( You will receive a confirmation email.

Open to: Members only. Non-members interested in joining, please contact Olga Ivashchenko:, Mobile:132-0253-5802, Tel: 020-38011307

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