European Chamber and CCIEE Jointly Held the EU-China Business Leader Forum

2022-07-29 | All chapters

European Chamber and CCIEE Jointly Held the EU-China Business Leader Forum

On 29th July, the European Union (EU)-China Business Leaders Forum, jointly hosted by the European Chamber and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), took place in Beijing. European Chamber President Jörg Wuttke and CCIEE Vice Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer Zhang Xiaoqiang attended the forum and delivered opening remarks.

At the luncheon following the forum, Timothy Harrington, chargé d’affairs at the Delegation of the EU to China, gave the opening remarks. Ning Jizhe, vice chair, Committee of Economic Affairs of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), delivered a keynote speech regarding China’s current macroeconomic landscape and stressed the importance of strengthening international cooperation.

During the forum, representatives from European and Chinese enterprises held discussions on the themes of supply chain sustainability and carbon neutrality. 

Both sides agreed it is of increasing importance to strengthen EU-China exchanges to ensure global supply chain sustainability and resilience against disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing geopolitical tensions. They also concurred that carbon neutrality is an ideal common ground from which to deepen EU-China cooperation, as there are many areas on this front where European and Chinese companies can work together to accelerate China’s race to its carbon neutrality goals. 

European Chamber Vice President Guido Giacconi, along with representatives from several Advisory Council member companies, also attended the event.