The 7th FCPAE Europe Forum

13/11/2015 08:30 to 13/11/2015 18:00

Sheraton Brussels Hotel
Brussels, Belgium

The 7th Europe Forum, 2015

European Practice of Internationalisation for Chinese Enterprises

Federation of Chinese Professional Associations in Europe (FCPAE) is composed of 50 associations of Chinese professionals in over a dozen European countries and encompasses more than 20 thousands of Chinese professionals actively working in various areas in Europe. As the increasing demand of co-operations between Chinese and European enterprises, FCPAE has founded the annual Europe Forum. The first six annual Europe Forums were successfully held in Paris, Copenhagen, Brussels, Vienna, the Hague and Frankfurt, and have made significant impact. The 7th FCPAE Europe Forum will be hosted by the Association of Chinese Professionals in Belgium (ACPB) on 13-14 November, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.
 

In this year’s forum, strategy experts, entrepreneurs and scholars across the European Union (EU) and China, representatives of Chinese professionals in Europe, as well as officials from the Chinese, EU and Belgium governments will be invited. They will join together in the capital of the Europe, and discuss and envision a blueprint for the future of Sino-European cooperation and innovation.

Topics

  1. Opportunities and challenges of internalisation for Chinese enterprises
  • Sino-European Culture Integration
  • Law and Intellectual Property (IP) Protection
  • International Human Resources Management
  1. Hot fields in Sino-European Cooperation
  • Industry 4.0
  • Smart Cities
  • Cross-border e-commerce
  • Modern Agriculture
  1. Development of Low-Altitude Economy in Chin
  • The overview of low-altitude economy in China
  • The countries-do-not-own-aircrafts theory: opportunities and challenges

Agenda

Morning sessions
​08:30-09:00 ​Registration
09:00-09:10 Welcome Speech, by Dr. SONG Zhiwei, Rotation President of FCPAE
09:10-09:20 Speech by Ambassador YANG Yanyi, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU
09:20-09:40 Opportunities Brought by the “One Belt, One Road Development Strategy” to Chinese and European Enterprises, by Mr. QU Xing, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of Belgium
09:40-10:00 Policies and Visions of the EU Regarding Internationalization of Chinese Enterprises, by EU officer [TBD]
10:00-10:20 Offshore Venture and Innovation, by Mr. ZHAO Zhongxian, Fellow and Vice-President of CAST
10:20-11:00 Belgium, the gateway to Europe for Chinese companies, by Mr. DEWIT Bernard, Chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce
11:00-11:20 Low-Altitude Economy , by Mr. XU Changdong, President of WRSA Entrepreneur Alliance & Director of China’s low-altitude Research Institute of Industrial Economics
11:40-12:00 China’s Overseas Incubators , by Mr. GONG Wei, President of Juxing International Technology Investment & Wuhan East Lake Hi-tech Innovation Centre
12:00-12:20 Differentiation between Chinese and European Enterprises, by Ms. SONCK Gwenn, Secretary General of EUCBA [TBD]

Afternoon sessions

Session I: Opportunities and Challenges During Internationalization of Chinese Enterprises

14:00-14:30 The Role of Overseas Professionals in the Process of Internationalization of Chinese Enterprises, by Mr. XIA Bing, China Association for International Exchange of Personnel (CAIEP)
14:30-15:00 Sino-Western Culture Integration in Internationalisation of Chinese Enterprises, by Mr. YU Jianwen, Laureate President of Association of Culture & Arts of Macao
15:00-15:30 Impact of European Anti-trust Laws on the internalization of Chinese Enterprises, by Mr. Frank FINE, Head of International Antitrust at DeHeng Law Offices
15:30-16:00 Coffee break 
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 How Can Lobbying Make China – EU Bilateral Investment Treaty More Beneficial for Businesses? By Mr. Andreas GEIGER, Managing Partner of Alber & Geiger 
16:30-17:00 Doing Business in Europe: Intellectual Property Rights – Challenges & Opportunities, by Mr. Erik VALGEAREN, Partner in IP/TMT Department, Stibbe

Session II: Hotspots in Sino-European Enterprise Cooperation 

14:00-14:30 Promotion of Innovation Investment Models and Internationalization of Chinese Enterprises, by Mr. XU Yaojun, European Representative and Director of China International Investment Promotion Centre (Europe), Investment Promotion Agency of Ministry of Commerce, P. R. China
14:30-15:00 Successful Examples of Industry 4.0 in Manufacturing Enterprises, by Dr. CHANG Qing, VP of Global Production, Volkswagen Group
15:00-15:30 Building Up Sensible Cities: A Practical Guide, by Joel VAN CRANENBROECK, Managing Director, CGEOS
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Cross-border Road of Chinese Brands, Mr. YAN Qingsong, Chairman, Interouge
16:30-17:00 Opportunities and Challenges of China’s Modern Agriculture, by Mr. GAO Jiming, Director of Modern Agriculture Research Institute in Dapu, China

Session III: Development of Low-Altitude Economy

Experts and entrepreneurs in the field of Low-Altitude Economy from China, UK, France, Germany and other European countries will come together and discuss the development and opportunities of Low-Altitude Economy in China.

  • Chinese Chair: XU Changdong, President of WRSA Entrepreneur Alliance & Director of China’s Low-Altitude Research Institute of Industrial Economics
  • European Chair: Director of Project and Marketing from Sonica, Mr. Marcel Devresse
End
 
08:30-09:00 ​Registration
09:00-09:10 Welcome Speech, by Dr. SONG Zhiwei, Rotation President of FCPAE
09:10-09:20 Speech by Ambassador YANG Yanyi, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU
09:20-09:40 Opportunities Brought by the “One Belt, One Road Development Strategy” to Chinese and European Enterprises, by Mr. QU Xing, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of Belgium

Objectives

In the past decade, China’s foreign investment has increased from 2.7 billion USD in 2002 to 102,9 billion USD in 2014, representing a growth of almost 40 times. Europe has become one of the most important destinations for Chinese overseas investment. The Financial Times has reported that Chinese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Europe has reached 18 billion USD in 2014, which is the double of that in 2013. China therefore becomes the third largest foreign direct investor in Europe, following the United States and Japan.

In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled the “One Belt, One Road” initiative as the next key development strategy and framework. The “One Belt, One Road” links to the East the Asian-Pacific Economic Zone, and to the West the Single Market of the EU. The implementation of this strategy will continue to deepen the bilateral economic cooperation between Europe and China, strengthen cultural exchanges, and enforce mutual respect and trust, creating more convenience for Chinese enterprises’ reaching out to the world. China-Belgium Technology Centre (CBTC) is an outstanding example of the internationalization of Chinese enterprises in Europe. Designed with a construction area of 116,000 m2, the CBTC project joins force with Chinese universities and high-tech enterprises and laboratories to establish Biotechnology Centre, Fibre-Optical Communication Centre, Green Engineering Centre, Internet of Things (IoT) Technology Centre and Enterprise Incubation Centre in the park. It is going to be the largest Chinese overseas offshore business incubation centre. On March 31st 2014, with the witness of the Chinese President XI Jinping and the Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, Juxing International Technology Investment, China Development Bank and Louvain-La-Neuve Science Park signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement of CBTC. A main theme of this Forum is to invite Chinese enterprises to visit CBTC and discuss how to help Chinese companies to realize their internationalization dream by taking into account CBTC's experience in Europe.

On their way of globalization, Chinese enterprises are facing various complex issues which they do not encounter domestically. While each industry and each company will face their own challenges, many of them are similar, for example: how to integrate different cultures, how to deal with local labour laws, taxation, intellectual property, trade restrictions and other legal regulations, how to attract and retain international talents, how to work with local labour unions and how to resolve other practical problems. In addition to these common issues, the Forum will also focus in the field of Low-Altitude Economy and some hot issues of China-EU business cooperation, and share some of the best practices and successful experiences with all participants.

Where

Sheraton Brussels Hotel
Place Charles Rogier 3
    1210 Brussels
    Belgium

When

From 13/11/2015 08:30
To 13/11/2015 18:00

Organizer

The Association of Chinese Professionals in Belgium (ACPB)