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The Benelux Chamber of Commerce in China, in collaboration with the Benelux Union, ChinaLux, BCECC, and Moore Stephens Consulting China, are delighted to invite you to our special event "A Changing Chinese Economy, What does it mean for the Benelux?".

The event will take place on May 29, from 16:00 - 19:30 at the Benelux Union in Brussels.

The event will start with an introduction of the Benelux Union, followed by presentations about the Benelux Chamber of Commerce in China, China Luxembourg Chamber ofCommerce and Belgian Chinese Economic Chamber of Commerce will be given: three unique organisations creating the bridge between the Benelux and China.

Mr. Frederik Berckmoes-Joos, Chief Strategy Officer at Moore Stephens, will present the results of this year's Sino-Benelux Business Survey. This survey is conducted across different regions in China, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou/Shenzhen, and asks the Benelux business community via questionnaire and in-depth interviews about their performance and expectations in China.

About the Sino Benelux Business Survey
During previous year’s business survey, we learned that despite the slowdown of the Chinese economy, Benelux businesses were still performing well. Some were even beating the market with revenue growth above 10% and good profit levels. On the otherhand, still some challenges remained. Rising salary costs has been one of the major negative drivers of Benelux companies, also they have indicated increasing rules and regulations would impact their company.

Many changes happened again in 2016, including regulatory, foreign exchange and tax reforms, we have seen increasing focus on domestic consumption and rapid development of new industries based on new technologies (e-commerce, mobile payments, V.R etc.). Also, other global developments might impact geopolitical and economic balancesand as a result Benelux companies active in China. How have Benelux companies performed this year within this context? What are now the main challenges for Benelux companies in China? How will changes of the past year impact your business and how to adapt to these changes? This year’s survey will answer these questions and will provide Benelux companies active in China a better understanding of the changing Chinese economy.

Join this unique event and find out what a changing Chinese economy means to your business!

This event will be hosted by the Benelux Union and followed by a networking drink.


4 PM

4:30 PM


4:30 PM

6 PM

- Opening by Secretary General of the Benelux Union
- Introduction of the Benelux Union by Mr. Jan Molema
- Introduction of the BenCham by Mr. Frederik Derbaudrenghien,
Introduction of BCECC by Mr. Bernard Dewit,
Introduction of ChinaLux by Mr. Dirk Dewitte
- Presentation of the Sino Benelux Business Survey by Mr. Frederik Berckmoes-Joos

6 PM

7:30 PM

Cocktail and Network Reception


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    Frederik Berckmoes-Joos

    Chief Strategy Officer at Moore Stephens

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