"Hamburg Summit: China meets Europe" 2016

With more than 500 participants and almost 200 accredited journalists the "Hamburg Summit" 2016 was a very successful one. The conference was opened on November 23 by keynote speeches from Gerhard Schröder, Former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany and new Honorary Chairman of the "Hamburg Summit", Victor L.L. Chu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Eastern Investment Group, Hong Kong and The Honorable Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia.

For an extensive overview of the “Hamburg Summit” 2016, including pictures, summaries of all panel discussions and speeches, please download the Documentation Brochure 2016 (approx. 7 mb).

Highlights of the conference were keynote speeches from our guests of honour Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, then Federal Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany and H.E. Liu Yandong, Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China during the official closing lunch of the "Hamburg Summit" on November 24.

Signing of the Golden Book at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce:

The “Hamburg Summit” was initiated and organised by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce for the first time in 2004 as a platform for an open dialogue between Europe and China with the goal to improve the economic relations and the understanding of each other. Since then, the conference has become the major conference on Sino-European business relations. High-ranking speakers and participants discuss the future of the Chinese economic system, Chinese investments in Europe and current issues such as security in the internet of things.

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Guests of honour 2018

Liu He, Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China

Guests of honour 2018

Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition of the European Commission

Guests of honour 2018

Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Federal Republic of Germany

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We are looking forward welcoming you to the "9th Hamburg Summit: China meets Europe", that will take place in Autumn 2021!

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Anne Reinach, Advisor
Timm Rohweder, Regional Expert Greater China
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce

+ 49 / 40 / 36 138 287


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