European Business in China Position Paper Launch 2012/2013

Time 2012-09-06 | 16:00
Venue The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, Jinmao Ball Room C
Address 7 North Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Fee Members: 200 RMB | Non Members: 400 RMB
European Business in China Position Paper Launch 2012/2013

Update: The Chamber is glad to announce the presence of Lord Mandelson, former EU Trade commissioner, as special guest speaker. 

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China is delighted to invite you to the launch of the European Business in China Position Paper 2012/2013 at:

The upcoming leadership transition provides the opportunity to enact much-needed reforms in China’s approach to foreign and domestic private investment, according to the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, which will launch the 13th annual edition of its primary lobbying document, the European Business in China Position Paper 2012/2013, on Thursday, 6th September, 2012.

China holds a historic opportunity to create the conditions for a second period of sustained growth through a move up the value chain, whereby the marketplace functions to ensure that the most innovative, productive and efficient companies prevail. A fundamental shift in mindset and a determination to reduce state involvement in the business environment is needed to bring this about.

The issues discussed at the press conference will include:

* The positive role European companies can play in helping China reach its goals in relation to rebalancing the economy

-Developing the service sector

-Enhancing environmentally-friendly and advanced technologies

-Encouraging innovation

* An overview of the key themes of recommendations to Chinese policymakers

-Increasing market access

-Enhancing transparency and predictability in legislation

-Improving regulatory efficiency

-Encouraging innovation through intellectual property rights protection

-Recommendations to both European and Chinese government on EU-China commercial relations and the prospects for a bilateral investment treaty

At the conference, Mr. Davide Cucino, President of the European Chamber will present a summary of the key issues in this year’s Position Paper. Representatives of the Chamber’s Working Groups and Forums will also be on hand to answer specific questions related to their industries. Participants will receive a copy of the Position Paper and the PowerPoint presentation.

Agenda:

16:00 – 16:30  Registration

16:30 – 16:35  Welcome Note
                       Dirk Moens, Secretary General of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

16:35 – 17:10  Presentation of the Position Paper 2012/2013
                        Davide Cucino, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

17:10 - 17:30   Speech
                       Special guest Lord Mandelson 

17:30 – 18:00   Q&A

18:00  - 18:30  Cocktail Reception and Networking


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