On May 19th in Brussels, in the presence of H.E. Ambassador Qu Xin and an offical delagation from Hong Kou district in Shanghai, Sinnolabs and Agoria held the Symposium on Technology and Innovation in China - Opportunities beyond the challenges.
China has become a prime destination for European technology companies. Market, Money and Mindsets are aligned to encourage the best innovation companies from Europe to consider China as their home-away-from-home. Opportunities abound for Belgian SME’s with a strong technological background in a wide variety of industries ranging from green/renewable energy to new materials, industrial automation, aerospace and many more. The Symposium discovered what this can mean for a business and how an innovative company can become part of this mega-trend without betting the farm in the process. During the Symposium, attendees learned from the experience of their peers who have jumped the fence, and by talking to specialized advisors based in China and hear Chinese investors explain what it is they are looking for.
Opening Symposium by His Excellency Mr. Qu Xing, Ambassador of P.R.China in Belgium
Presentation “Sharing new round economic dynamism with China”
Professor Xu Bo, Special Advisor to the president of CEIBS
China and global innovation: current trends and global effects
Dr. Karel Eloot, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
China investments and technology innovation
Mr. Scott Gao, Vice President, China Aviation Industrial Fund
Mr. Ling Chao, President, East West Capital
Intellectual Property Protection in China
Mr. Philippe Snel, Partner, De Wolf Law Firm Shanghai
ACTE: Luc Prieels, MD; Sentiance: Tom Vandendooren, CBDO; Trinean: Yves Sergeant, VP; Vadis: Chen Libei, CTO