Upcoming Events

The Chinese and global economy is dependent on a well-functioning and healthy maritime transport industry. But in maritime transport in particular, there are limits to the carbon emission reductions that can be achieved by using existing technologies. New technologies need to be developed in order to ensure carbon neutrality, whether by 2050 or 2060. Developing and implementing entirely new maritime propulsion technologies and fuels requires international collaboration, due to the scale and urgency of the challenge. In this respect, China and Europe are natural partners within the maritime industry. They are global leaders within the industry, with the world’s five largest container shipping companies being based in either China or Europe. Moreover, China is the world’s largest shipbuilding nation, accounting for about 50 per cent of all tonnage being built globally, while many European companies and institutions are leaders in maritime technology

At this meeting, representatives of the China Association of National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) and the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) will jointly discuss how European ship manufacturers and ship operators can work together to form an industry pathway to decarbonisation.

  • 2021-11-30 | 10:30 - 12:00
  • European Chamber Office Beijing, 4th Floor, Room C405
Members only

We are pleased to invite you to this Energy, Environment and Petrochemical. Chemicals and Refining Working Group Insights event taking place Thursday 4th November 2021, 4pm at our Shanghai Office. In this event, the Energy, Environment and PCR Working Groups will introduce who we are and what we are planning for the remainder of the year for advocacy and events.

  • 2021-11-30 | 15:00 - 16:30
  • European Chamber Shanghai Office

The European Chamber, in partnership with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Swedish National China Centre, is releasing a report on China’s domestic and international standardisation activities, and their impact on European business. The European Chamber is delighted to invite you to the online launch of The Shape of Things to Come: The Race to Control Technical Standardisation on 2nd December.

  • 2021-12-02 | 15:00 - 16:30
  • Zoom Online

The European Chamber is delighted to invite you to the last Shenzhen Business Networking event of the year, on 3rd December in Shenzhen.

2021 has not spared us from challenges such as the electricity shortage, the hunt for talent, colleagues or family members stranded abroad. We are resilient! We are superheroes!

Through ice-breaking games, you and your team can show your knowledge of the business environment and Chamber activities. You will certainly learn something new, too. May the best team win!

We anticipate a night to remember with a fun quiz, dinner and business networking at Residence G and the DJ-led after-party at Baia Burger Concept.

To celebrate our resilience and simply enjoy the moment, come dressed as a superhero.

  • 2021-12-03 | 18:30 - 22:00
  • Residence G Shenzhen

The European Chamber is delighted to invite officials from Jinshan District to expound upon the TWO HIGH policy and power cut issues, to provide a better view of relevant regulations for companies. Enterprises from the chemical industry will give their perspectives on how to optimize power consumption by applying innovative technologies.

  • 2021-12-07 | 13:30 - 16:30
  • European Chamber Shanghai Office

Recent WTO disputes, an ongoing trade war, and significant rates of ongoing intellectual property (IP) infringement in China have amplified concerns about the strength of the country's IP regime. At the same time, across many indicators, China's IP regime is relatively supportive of European businesses. For European firms, this seeming contradiction is difficult to explain to fellow employees and top management in China -- let alone headquarters, clients, and government representatives. And yet, without a convincing explanation offered to these stakeholders, business activities in China may run sub-optimally at a time where competition is fiercer than ever. This working group meeting will seek to explain and offer some solutions to this conundrum.

  • 2021-12-07 | 15:00 - 16:30
  • Zoom
Members only

This year marks the 20th anniversary of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The past two decades of China’s WTO membership coincided with phenomenal economic and trade growth in the country. While the reforms undertaken by China over these years have significantly accelerated cross-border trade flows and led to it becoming the largest global trader in goods and second largest trader in services, debate persists over how and to what extent China has implemented its WTO commitments.

On 9th December, this year’s annual conference will deliver insightful commentary on China’s 20 years of engagement with the WTO, how the country is expected to position itself as the WTO evolves, and the ways China can contribute to WTO reform and revitalise the multilateral trade mechanism. Through keynote speeches and panel discussions, our guest speakers (former chief trade negotiators, think tank experts and global business leaders) will present their perspectives on these topics, and examine how to preserve the core values of the multilateral trade system in the years to come.

  • 2021-12-09 | 13:00 - 17:10
  • Zoom


  • 2021-12-09 | 13:00 - 19:00
  • Deloitte Meeting Room
Shanghai > Social

InterChamber Christmas Mixer

The InterChamber Christmas Mixer is here! Join us in this social event co-organised with all major Chambers of Commerce in Shanghai for socialising and networking in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • 2021-12-09 | 18:30 - 22:00
  • Paulaner Bräuhaus Shanghai @Raffles City Changning


  • 2021-12-16 | 15:00 - 16:30
  • Online - Zoom Platform (link will be shared prior to the event) 线上讲座 - 参会链接将于会议前发送