PIANO Industry Workshop: Opportunities and Challenges for European Business in the Market of Sludge Treatment in China

  • Date
    25 April 2018 - 25 April 2018
  • Beijing Time
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    Room 117, School of Environment, Tsinghua University No. 30, Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing 北京市海淀区双清路30号清华大学环境学院117会议室
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The EU SME Centre and the European Union Chamber of Commerce are pleased to invite you to the PIANO Industry Workshop: Opportunities and Challenges for European Business in the Market of Sludge Treatment in China, an event co-organised together with partners of PIANO project and the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).

This industry workshop will focus on practice and experience exchange for European companies in China relating to water and sludge management, particularly for European small-medium sized enterprises. The government official from FECO will also provide updates on policies and opportunities in sludge treatment market of China. A roundtable discussion will be followed in the afternoon, providing opportunities for all participating companies to present their technology application and innovation in China along with main barriers and concerns.


09:00 – 09:30 Registration

09:30 – 09:45 Opening Remarks:

1. Markus Starkl, PIANO Project & Round-table introduction on all speakers and partners

2.Kevin Gao, Working Group Coordinator of Government Affairs, EUCCC

09:45 – 10:15 Keynote Speeches:

1. Recent policies and opportunities for sludge treatment in China

Speaker: Yang Qian, Senior project manager, MEP-FECO

2. Market review for European SMEs in China

Speaker: Xavier SansPowell, EU SME Centre

10:15 – 10:30 Tea Break

10:30 – 11:30 Theme Speeches:

1. Veolia’s Practice on Municipal Sludge Treatment and Key Case Studies in China

Speaker: Mr. Jason Jie, Veolia Water Technologies China Municipal Sludge Market Director

2. Presentation by CAMBI Group as case study on European SMEs in China

Speaker: Zuliang Liao, VP Business Development CAMBI group

3.Overview on sludge management in Beijing: Beijing Drainage Group (tbc)

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch

13:00 – 16:00

1.Roundtable Symposium: Each company to briefly present about their experiences and technology application and innovation in China

2.Panel discussion:What are the main barriers, drivers? How to overcome barriers and make use of drivers?


Should you be interested in attending this workshop, please kindly fill in the form attached and send it to ecamela@eusemecentre.org.cn by 2 pm, 24 April 2018.

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