Partners China, GBA

An open, sustainable and assertive EU trade policy as a drive for change in Asia


8/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

Member only
Language: English

Price:
Members only: 180 HKD
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Join this co-hosted event in person to better understand the new EU trade policy and its potential political engagements relevant to businesses.

 

Why is the European Union producing a new trade strategy? How will the trade policy contribute to improved EU-China relations? In what way(s) is this an open, sustainable and assertive trade strategy? What would this mean for companies seeking to enter the Chinese and Hong Kong market?  

The EU has recently announced the implementation of a new trade strategy aiming to address the challenges we currently face: the economic recovery, climate change and environmental degradation, growing international tensions, greater recourse to unilateralism, and its consequences for multilateral institutions. The new trade policy intends to increase economic relations with Africa, Latin American and Asia-Pacific, acknowledging that 85% of global growth over the next decade, will occur outside of Europe.

In this evening session, we will begin with the Head of Trade of the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, Walter Van Hattum, setting the scene and outlining the basics of the new EU trade policy. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session joined by Ben Wootliff, Partner at Control Risks, who will ground the discussion in Asia, focusing on potential political engagements relevant to businesses.

The Q&A will be moderated by Frederik Gollob, Chairman of EuroCham Hong Kong.

We strongly welcome and appreciate questions on the subject from the attendees prior to the event’s date – to be sent via email to Steffen at steffen.clausen@eurocham.com.hk on or before April 8th. If suitable questions, these will be raised by the Moderator and answered by the Speakers in the Q&A. 

The discussion will be followed by an in-person networking session with complimentary wine.

 

Schedule

Tuesday 13 April 2021
18:00 - 19:00 Presentation and Q&A
19:00 - 19:30 Networking

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* If Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled.

For paid events for both members and non members:
* An online registration is a confirmed booking.
* Cancellation must be notified in writing to events(@)fccihk.com at least 3 working days prior to the event, otherwise no refund will be made.
* No-show penalty will be charged for members and non-members, unless the event is cancelled by the organiser.
* By attending our events, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials.
* The Chamber reserves the right to cancel or postpone its events.
* Our events are closed to the media. Special coverage of Chamber events may be permitted on a case-by-case basis and only if prior permission has been sought.
* If Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled.