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For decades, China has been the "factory of the world" not only for mass consumer products but also for machinery, raw materials, electronics, chemicals, and steel. More recently, the European Union has also seen a growing influx of cheap e-commerce items, electric vehicles, EV batteries, solar panels, etc. However, against the backdrop of rising geopolitical tensions, an increasing number of European nations are now voicing concerns about how much their supply chains depend on the world's second largest economy.


Some politicians wish to impose trade barriers such as higher import tariffs while others want to restrict the export of semiconductors and other critical Western technologies to China. In addition, new sustainability and compliance measures such as the EU Supply Chain Act or the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism for goods with a high carbon content, further complicate matters. Beijing opposes this "unfair protectionism" and warns that it may lead to long term trade wars and a significant disruption of the world economy.


As a result, companies in the Benelux are forced to "rethink" and "de-risk" their supply chain networks and need to decide in how far they wish to remain invested in China. Balanced guidance on the topic is hard to find.


In this exclusive after-work seminar, a number of top EU-China trade professionals from both sides of the globe will share their most recent views and insights, followed by Q&A and informal group discussion. The evening will be concluded by a pleasant walking dinner.


Participation in this event is free of charge but by invitation only. Preference will be given to Benelux shippers and manufacturers with active trade flows between the EU and China. For other interested participants there will be a waiting list on first come, first served basis, providing that seats are available.

Programme

5

50PM

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6

00PM

Welcome and Introduction

Gwenn SonckChrisoula Papadopoulou

Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce / EU China Business Association

Chrisoula Papadopoulou, President, CSCMP Benelux

7

00PM

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7

30PM

AI for Ecommerce- Fast and Personal

Jennifer Wang

Head of Tmall Global Europe

Participation and Cost

Participation in this event is free of charge but by invitation only. Preference will be given to Benelux or European shippers and manufacturers with active trade flows between the EU and China. For other interested participants there will be a waiting list on first come, first served basis, providing that seats are available.

 

Registrations can be cancelled or changed without cost until Monday 22nd January. In case of later cancellation or no-show, the participant agrees to pay a no-show fee of 80 euro + VAT to cover admin and catering costs.

Target Audience

This event is primarily aimed at Benelux and European shippers and manufacturers with active EU-China trade flows. The organizers reserve the right to refuse access to the event to persons or organisations who are not relevant to the topic.

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