From 07.30

Registration, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (Vestibül)


Panel: EU – China investment cooperation – a European era of Chinese capital? (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • Guo Jie, Chief Financial Officer, Chengdu Zhongde Techcent Investment Co. Ltd., P.R. China
  • Vassilis Korkidis, President, Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI); Vice President, European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME)
  • Nan Cunhui, Chairman, Chint Group Co. Ltd., P.R. China
  • Gordon Riske, Chief Executive Officer,  KION GROUP AG, Germany
  • Sun Yi, Head of China Business Services Germany, Switzerland and Austria; Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, EY, Germany
  • Moderator: Mikko Huotari, Head of Programme Foreign Relations, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Germany

Panel: A new global trade order shaped by regional trade agreements – what’s in it for China and the EU? (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • Nathalie Errard, Senior Vice President and Head of Europe and NATO Affairs, Airbus Group, Belgium
  • Prof. Mao Zhenhua, Chairman, China Chengxin Credit Management Co. Ltd., P.R. China
  • Mauro Petriccione, Deputy Director General, DG Trade, European Commission
  • Dr. Richard Weber, President, EUROCHAMBRES, Belgium
  • Wu Yijian, Chairman & President, Ginwa Investments Holding Group Ltd., P.R. China
  • Moderator: Björn Conrad, Vice President Research, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Germany

Contact break (Börsensaal)


Two parallel sessions:

Panel A: Green economy - China's and Europe's way to sustainable growth (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • Han Jun, Executive Vice President, State Grid Corporation of China, P.R. China
  • Ursula Mathar, Vice President Sustainability and Environmental Protection, BMW Group, Germany
  • Jürgen Schachler, Chief Executive Officer, Aurubis Group, Germany
  • Wang Jiwei, Vice President & Secretary General, China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, Recycling Metal Branch, P.R. China
  • Moderator: Jens-Peter Saul, CEO, Rambøll Group A/S, Denmark

Panel B: Innovation through cooperation? R & D partnerships between China and Europe (Plenarsaal)

  • Cai Zhengxin, President, Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Germany (CHKD); Executive Vice President, Preh GmbH, Germany
  • Henner Schöneborn, Board Director Innovations and Corporate Development, SLM Solutions Group AG, Germany
  • Dr. Ulrike Tagscherer, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, China Innovation Consulting, Germany
  • Dr. Wei Huacheng, Vice Chairman, Beijing Automotive Group Co. Ltd., P.R. China
  • Moderator: Dr. Margot Schüller, Deputy Director, GIGA Institute of Asian Studies (IAS), Germany

Reception (Börsensaal)


Closing lunch (Commerzsaal)

Welcome addresses

  • Fritz Horst Melsheimer, President, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Germany
  • Olaf Scholz, First Mayor and President of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany

Keynote speeches

  • Keynote speech by Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission
  • Keynote speech by Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Keynote speech by Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China

Closing remarks

  • Nikolaus W. Schües, Conference Chairman; Former President, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce; Shipowner, Reederei F. Laeisz, Germany

End of conference

Shuttle service to Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg

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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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