Policy Meeting: The Changing of the Guard and Europe’s Global Balancing Act

  • Date
    04 June 2019 - 04 June 2019
  • Beijing Time
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Venue
    Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast 26 Xiaoyun Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing 北京市朝阳区霄云路甲26号
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In the run-up to the European Parliamentary elections and the subsequent change of guard in its leadership, the EU has been gearing up to better approach the inevitable changes that are already shaking the world. These preparations include a more nuanced approach to the cooperation with its main trade partners, the US and China, but also internal strategies geared at revamping the EU’s industrial policy, boosting innovation and strengthening competitiveness. How are these moves being perceived by different EU and US stakeholders – both industry and government – with interests in China? And after the Parliamentary elections and the establishment of the next Commission, where is this new EU expected to go?

The EU SME Centre and the European Chamber are thus delighted to invite you to join our next Policy Meeting, where Mr. Joerg Wuttke, European Chamber Presidend and Chief Representative of BASF China, Ms. Mervi Kahlos, First Counsellor at EU Delegation to China and Dr. Wang Yong, professor at Peking University School of International Studies, will address these and other issues. The event will take place on the4th June from 9:00 to 11:00 at the Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast and will be held under Chatham House rules.


8:30-9:00 Registration & Networking

9:00-9:10 Opening Remarks

9:10-10:20 Presentations with Mr. Joerg Wuttke, Ms. Mervi Kahlos and Dr. Wang Yong

10:20-11:00 Discussion and Q&A

About the speakers

Joerg Wuttke

Joerg Wuttke is the Vice President and Chief Representative of BASF China, as well as President of the European Chamber. Since joining BASF in 1997, Mr. Wuttke has been responsible for helping guide the company’s investment strategies for China, negotiation of large projects and government relations. Previous to joining BASF, Mr. Wuttke worked with ABB for 11 years on the development and financing of large projects. Since 2011, Mr. Wuttke is the Chairman of the BIAC China Task Force of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), a Paris based body of major business associations that lobbies the OECD.

From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Wuttke was the Chairman of German Chamber of Commerce in China. From 2007 to 2010, and 2014 to 2017, he was the president the European Chamber in China.

Mervi Kahlos

Ms. Kahlos is the First Counsellor at the Delegation of the European Union to China, Trade and Investment Section. Before coming to China, she served at the Delegation of the European Union to Japan’s Trade and Economic Section.

Dr. Wang Yong

Dr. Wang is the full professor at Peking University School of International Relations since 2008 and he serves at the Director of the Center for International Political Economy since 2004. DR. Wang was the Distinguished Fellow at University of Toronto in 2017. His book “Political Economy of China-US Trade Relations” is a major contribution to an understanding of the prime trade, business and security relations in the world system.

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 (oliu@europeanchamber.com.cn) with subject line and your informationby Monday, 3rd June COB.You will receive a confirmation email.A maximum of two representatives from each stakeholder may attend if the capacity allows it.

Discussion and Q&A

Discussion and Q&A

Presentations with Mr. Joerg Wuttke, Ms. Mervi Kahlos and Dr. Wang Yong

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