The 11th EU-China Business Summit was held on 13 July, 2016 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing under the central theme of “Emerging Opportunities from a Changing Industrial Landscape”.
Mr Philippe Van Der Donckt, Vice Chairman FCCC, and Mrs. Gwenn Sonck, Secretary General EUCBA and Executive Director FCCC, represented the EU-China Business Association (EUCBA) and the FCCC at the Summit.
The EU-China Business Summit was jointly organized by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (European Chamber) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), under the patronage of the European Commission and the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), and with collaboration from the EU-China Business Association and BUSINESS EUROPE.
The Business Summit was held in parallel with the Political Summit. EU and Chinese political leaders, the Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang, President of the European Council, Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker joined the Political Leaders Plenary Session by delivering keynote speeches. This year’s summit gathered around 600 Chinese and European attendees, including Chinese Ministers and European and Chinese business leaders.
Breakout sessions covered three key themes: New Industrial Revolution, Investment, and Connectivity, and featured senior representatives from both European and Chinese companies.