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The BLCC is happy to co-organize an evening talk on an open, sustainable and assertive EU trade policy as a drive for change in Asia with EuroCham.

Why is the European Union producing a new trade strategy? How will the trade policy contribute to improved EU-China relations? In what way(s) is this an open, sustainable and assertive trade strategy? What would this mean for companies seeking to enter the Chinese and Hong Kong market?

The EU has recently announced the implementation of a new trade strategy aiming to address the challenges we currently face: the economic recovery, climate change and environmental degradation, growing international tensions, greater recourse to unilateralism, and its consequences for multilateral institutions. The new trade policy intends to increase economic relations with Africa, Latin American and Asia-Pacific, acknowledging that 85% of global growth over the next decade, will occur outside of Europe.

In this evening session, we will begin with the Head of Trade of the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, Walter Van Hattum, setting the scene and outlining the basics of the new EU trade policy. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session joined by Ben Wootliff, Partner at Control Risks, who will ground the discussion in Asia, focusing on potential political engagements relevant to businesses.

The Q&A will be moderated by Frederik Gollob, Chairman of EuroCham Hong Kong.

Your BLCC & EuroCham warmly welcome and encourage questions on the subject from the attendees prior to the event's date – to be sent via email to Baukje at baukje.huisman@blcchk.org on or before April 8th. If suitable questions, these will be raised by the Moderator and answered by the Speakers in the Q&A.

The discussion will be followed by an in-person (!) networking session with complimentary wine.

This is a members-only event, maximum capacity of 30 attendees (due to the regulations in force) – first-come, first-served basis.

Apr 13, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (GMT+8)

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Hollywood Centre
8/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR (China)

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  • Frederik Gollob (Chairman at The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kon)

    Frederik Gollob

    Chairman at The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kon

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    Khanh-Linh Nguyen-Trong

    Managing Director of Stutter Hen Limited

  • Walter Van Hattum (Head of Trade at Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao)

    Walter Van Hattum

    Head of Trade at Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao

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  • Ben Wootliff (Partner at Control Risk Asia)

    Ben Wootliff

    Partner at Control Risk Asia

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Member ticket

Only 5 tickets available due to the social distancing regulations, register quickly.
We will activate our waiting list ticket option when the 5 are sold out.

Member Price HKD 180