European Business in China Position Paper launch
Guangzhou, China | September 8, 2016
The European Chamber is pleased to invite you to the launch of the European Business in China – Position Paper 2016/2017. The launch event will be held at 8:30 am. on Thursday, 8th September, 2016, at the Garden Hotel.
The European Business in China – Position Paper (Position Paper) is the European Chamber’s primary annual publication. The 16th edition of the Position Paper offers Chinese policy-makers almost 900 recommendations that draw directly from the knowledge and expertise of the European Chamber’s more than 1,600 member companies.
This year’s Position Paper includes:
· A review of the 13th Five-year Plan: a thorough analysis of the importance of the plan to European business’ position in the Chinese market.
· A ‘dusting off’ of the Third Plenum’s Decision’s reforms and evaluation of how their implementation—or the lack thereof—has continued to affect the Chinese business environment during the last 12 months.
· A review of the lack of reciprocity in bilateral investment relations. While Chinese investment in Europe has continued to grow rapidly, European business continues to face a wide range of restrictions on how it can contribute to the next stage of China’s economic development.
· The concerns of the European Chamber’s 25 workings groups about their respective sector’s operating environment.”
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome remarks
09:10 – 10:00 Presentation of the Executive Position Paper by Alberto Vettoretti, Chairman, European Chamber
10:00 – 11:00 Panel discussion and Q&A
Danny Hong, Board Member, European Chamber
Vivian Desmonts, Board Member, European Chamber
Alice Li, Chair, IPR Working Group, European Chamber
11:00 - 11:45 Press conference
11:45 End of Event