Understanding Connectivity Issues Between Europe and China

  • Date
    21 February 2024
  • Beijing Time
    16:00 - 17:30
  • Brussels Time
    9:00 - 10:30
  • Location
  • Venue
  • Open to
    All European SMEs
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Understanding connectivity issues in China and Asia is crucial for European companies. The complex landscape of regulatory, technical, and cultural differences between Europe and China makes these issues difficult to navigate. By understanding and addressing connectivity issues in services such as Internet licensing, cloud computing, SASE, cybersecurity, and data connectivity, companies can establish a strong presence in the region and remain in compliance with the regulations. In turn, this presence can contribute to foster successful international communication and collaboration.

On 21 February, we are organising a webinar to delve into this topic with expert Serve Bunnik, Product Director & Deputy Director of European Operations with CITIC Telecom CPC. This event, to be held in English, is free of charge and open to all small and medium-sized enterprises from EU Member States and countries participating in the Single Market Programme.

Agenda (Brussels Time)

9:00 – 9:10

Opening remarks

Sara Medina, EU SME Centre

Federica Decurtis, IP SME Helpdesk

9:10 – 10:00

Keynote presentation by Mr Serve Bunnik, covering the following topics:

  • Connectivity service environment and international communication differences: Internet and ICP licenses, public and private clouds, etc.
  • China Office 365 vs. Global Office 365 (SASE).
  • Compliance requirements for European SMEs: cross-border data connectivity L2; differences between China and Greater China (Hong Kong and Macau), etc.
  • Cultural and linguistic challenges.
10:00 – 10:30

Q&A session

Keynote speaker
Serve Bunnik
Product Director & Deputy Director, CITIC Telecom CPC

Mr. Serve Bunnik is the Product Director & Deputy Director, European Operations with CITIC Telecom CPC. With 25 years of strong experience working at National and International Service Providers.

Serve is one of the well-known experts in the ICT industry. He possesses great expertise in Product Management, Security issues and Business applications. In addition to helping enterprises overcome complex IT challenges, he has vast interest ranging from emerging technologies to corporate strategies.

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