As the EU SME Centre approaches its 9th year anniversary and the conclusion of our current annual cycle, we are delighted to invite you to join our last Policy Meeting, where our Director Peter Pronk will provide a short overview of our activities and key achievements throughout 2018 and 2019. This short overview will be followed by a panel discussion where experts from different fields will talk about the most recent policy developments on taxation, financing, IP, and late payments, and their impact on European small businesses. The panel will be composed by Ms. Grace Shi, Partner of ECOVIS R&G Consulting, Ms. Susan Gao, Chief Representative of Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg Beijing, Ms. Landy Jiang, Partner at Lusheng Law Firm representing the IPR SME Helpdesk, and Ms. Min Huang, Counsel of Fieldfisher China. The event will take place on the 5th July from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Beijing Four Seasons Hotel and will be held under Chatham House rules.
9:30-10:00 Registration & Networking
10:00-10:20 Opening Remarks by EU SME Centre director Peter Pronk
10:20-11:40 Panel Discussion
11:40-12:00 Discussion and Q&A
About the panellists
Grace is Partner and Co-Founder at ECOVIS Beijing. She has more than 15 years of experience in accounting, auditing and tax advisory services, registration of companies to both international accounting firms and large domestic corporations. Grace has hosted several events on “Investing in Germany” and is a board member of the Benelux Chamber of Commerce in Beijing. Before joining Ecovis she was head of a professional firm in Beijing for six years and CFO of a local company with more than 1000 employees.
Susan joined Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg Beijing Repräsentative Office on 2007 Feburary. Since 2011, she took the position of Chief representative of Beijing office and she is in charge of the General operation of LBBW Beijing office. Start from 2016, she took the position of China Head and she is in Charge of General operation of LBBW China.
Landy is Partner at Lusheng Law Firm. Landy has advised and represented international companies on IP strategies, IP portfolio, and IP related contentious matters, covering all varieties of trade mark, copyright, patent, trade secret, trade name, domain name and unfair competition issues etc. The clients Landy has advised on come from a wide range of industries, including technology, telecommunciations, digital & internet, chemicals & pharmaceutical, manufacturing & engineering, FMCG, personal care, entertainment, hotel services and luxury goods. Landy has handled landmark cases in China, which received awards from courts and industrial organisations.
Min is a Counsel at Fieldfisher China based in Shanghai office. Her practice areas include general corporate, foreign direct investment, merger and acquisition and compliance. She has experience working in both private practice and inhouse. Prior to joining Fieldfisher, she worked with several leading international & PRC law firms and once worked as inhouse of a US listed company. With the increasing importance of corporate compliance globally and especially in China, she has participated in many investigation projects in the past 3-4 years. She is mainland China and New York licensed lawyer.
Meeting Registration and Cancellation
This is a closed meeting open to consortium partners’ management and relevant stakeholders of EU SME Centre Phase II including embassies or consulates only. If you meet the criteria and would like to attend, please send your information to Olivia Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org) with subject line and your information by Thursday, 4rd July COB. You will receive a confirmation email. A maximum of two representatives from each stakeholder may attend if the capacity allows it.
About the EU SME Centre
The EU SME Centre helps European SMEs to get ready for China. Financed by the European Union, the Centre provides practical information, confidential advice, training and business tools to better equip SMEs to develop their business and tackle challenges faced in the Chinese market. The Centre is implemented by six partners – the China-Britain Business Council, the Benelux Chamber of Commerce, the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, the French Chamber of Commerce in China, EUROCHAMBRES and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. To learn more about the EU SME Centre, visit www.eusmecentre.org.cn.