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China's Next Miracle – a Story of Innovation

Apr 18, 2024
18:00 - 22:00
Cercle Royal La Concorde
Kouter 150
9000 Gent
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The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce has the pleasure to invite you to a conference on 'China's Next Miracle – a Story of Innovation', which will take place on the 18th of April at 18h00 CEST at the Cercle Royal La Concorde, Kouter 150, 9000 Gent.

According to the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) China climbed to the 12th place in the Global Innovation Index in 2023 all the way from 34th in 2012. China remains the sole middle-income economy to secure a position among the top 30.

During this conference, Mr Pascal Coppens, will be our keynote speaker. He is a leading China expert and regular speaker. He will share some of his deep-rooted understanding of Chinese business culture which comes from his work as a sinologist and tech entrepreneur in China for 20 years. After this, leading experts from Bekaert and Volvo will share their expertise on innovation in China in a panel discussion.


18:00 - 18:30 Networking & Finger food

18:30 - 18:35 Introduction, Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerceby Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce

18:35 - 19:15 “China’s Next Miracle – a Story of Innovation” Pascal Coppens, Sinologist, Entrepreneur, Authorby Pascal Coppens, Sinologist, Entrepreneur, Author

19:15 - 19:45 Panel Discussion with Bekaert and Volvo with Yorick Beun, Senior Director Paint, Volvo Cars Gent
& Jim Dobson, Senior Vice President of Technology and Quality, Bekaert
Moderated by Gwenn Sonck

19:45 - 20:00 Q&A Session

20:00 - 22:00 Dinner


The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce

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