From 08.00

Registration, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (Vestibül)

09.00 - 09.30

Official opening of the conference (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

Welcome addresses

  • Tobias Bergmann, President, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Germany
  • Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor and President of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany

Opening speeches

  • Li Yizhong, Chairman, China Federation of Industrial Economics (CFIE), P.R. China
  • Gerhard Schröder, Former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Honorary Chairman of the "Hamburg Summit: China meets Europe"


09.30 - 10.45

Keynote speeches "The new Silk Road" (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

Introduction by the Conference Chairman

  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Schmidt-Trenz, Conference Chairman, Germany

Keynote speakers

  • Victor Chu, Chairman and CEO, First Eastern Investment Group, Hong Kong "Investment along the New Silk Road"
  • Angela Titzrath, CEO, HHLA, Germany “The New Silk Road from the German perspective"




Contact break (Börsensaal)


Panel: China's changing economic landscape - defining new drivers of growth (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • Victor Chu, Chairman and CEO, First Eastern Investment Group, Hong Kong
  • Pui Shan Lee, Partner, KEKST CNC, Hong Kong
  • Ling Yiqun, Vice General Manager, China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group), P.R. China
  • Kurt Sievers, President, NXP Semiconductors N.V., Germany
  • Nathalie Errard, Senior Vice President, Head of Europe and NATO Affairs, Airbus, Belgium
  • Moderator: Dr. Margot Schüller, China expert at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, Germany

Lunch break (Börsensaal)



Two parallel sessions:

Panel A: Trade relations between China, Europe and the US - how to rebalance and strengthen global trade ties (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • Yu Zenggang, Executive Vice President, China COSCO Shipping Corporation Ltd., P.R. China
  • Dr. Angela Stanzel, Senior Policy Fellow and editor of China Analysis, European Council on Foreign Relations, Germany
  • Denis Redonnet, Director "WTO, Legal Affairs and Trade in Goods",Directorate General for Trade in the European Commission, Belgium
  • Peter Helis, Vice Chairman, South China Chapter board, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC), P.R. China
  • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel, Director and CEO, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)

Panel B: Pathways to a green future - the rise of sustainable solutions for China's and Europe's economies (Plenarsaal)

  • Liu Guangying, Executive Vice President, State Grid Corporation of China, P.R. China
  • Marion Finney, Executive Director, Customer Scrap Solutions, Aurubis AG
  • Robert Schoellhammer, Representative, Europe, Asian Development Bank, Germany
  • Dr. Michael Mainelli, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group, United Kingdom
  • Moderator: Dr. Sabine Stricker-Kellerer, Member of the German-Chinese Dialogue Forum, Germany





Contact break (Börsensaal)



Two parallel sessions:

Panel A: China's "Belt and Road Initiative" - opportunities and challenges for Sino-European economic relations (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • Dr. Song Hailiang, President, China Communications and Construction Company (CCCC), P.R. China
  • Andreas Hube, Global Vice President, Head of China Liaison Office, SAP SE, Germany
  • Thomas P. Lamnidis, Senior Partner and Vice-President, KLC Law Firm, Greece
  • Dins Merirands, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Latvia
  • Jens Meier, CEO, Hamburg Port Authority AöR, Germany
  • Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific, European External Action Service (EEAS), Belgium
  • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Panel B: The future of mobility - innovative concepts to move China and Europe forward (Plenarsaal)

  • Björn Avemark, Head of Business Development & Portfolio Management, Daimler Mobility Services, P.R. China
  • Hu Yong, Assistant to the General Manager, FAW (First Automotive Works) Group Co., Ltd., P.R. China
  • Simon Hou, Co-founder and COO, XCharge, P.R. China
  • Corinne Abele, Head of Foreign Trade Information Bureau, Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), P.R. China
  • Henrik Isaksen, Founder and CEO, Green Mobility A/S, Denmark
  • Moderator: Bernhard Bartsch, Senior Expert, Program ‘Germany and Asia’, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany



Contact break (Börsensaal)




Panel: EU-China investment cooperation – from record flows to reciprocity? (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • Sun Yi, Head of China Business Services Germany, Switzerland and Austria; Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, EY, Germany
  • Zhou Yubo, Chairman, China Reform Holdings Corporation Ltd., P.R. China
  • Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP, European Parliament, Belgium
  • Wang Jimin, Member of the board, Ningbo Jifeng Auto Parts Co., Ltd., P.R. China
  • Dr. Mikko Huotari, Deputy Director, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Germany
  • Dong Haochun, VP, Geely Commercial Vehicle Group, United Kingdom
  • Moderator: Knut Engelmann, Partner, Kekst CNC, Germany


from 18.00

Networking reception (Börsensaal)



from 18.00

Shuttle service to evening event location (limited to 230 persons)




"China meets Europe" evening

Venue: dgroup, Esplanade 40, 20354 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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