in Kooperation mit SME Union, EEI, EuroCommerce, UNICE und Ludwig von Mises Institute Europe



08.00 - 08.30Arrival of participants: Registration

08.00 - 08.30Press Conference (for journalists only, extra invitation)

Session 1

08.30 - 09.30Opening of the Conference & Keynote Speeches / Welcome Words:

Gerhard STAHL, Secretary General, Committee of Regions

Opening & Moderation:

Jacques SANTER, President of the SME UNION

_Keynote Speeches:_

Guan CHENGYOUNG, Ambassador Mission of China to EU

Christos FOLIAS, Deputy Minister of National Economy and Finance of Greece

Christoph LEITL, President of Eurochambres

Peter BERNERT, President of EuroCommerce


Session 2

09.30 - 10.30EU & China: Fit for Hong Kong?: SMEs and the next WTO Round


Peter KÖPPINGER, Project Director Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Brussels

_Keynote Speeches:_

Dean SPINANGER, Senior Trade Expert Kiel Institute for World Economics

Peter WAUMANS, Professor at Shenzen University China

Dirk VANTYGHEM Director International Affairs, Eurochambres

Gunnar HÖKMARK MEP, EEI Co-President

Sylvain PLASSCHAERT, Professor at the University of Leuven Belgium


10.30 - 10.45Coffee Break

Session 3

10.45 - 12.15EU & China: The Growing Role of Private Business

Moderator: Peter JUNGEN, President of the EEI

_Keynote Speeches:_

Rupert SCHLEGELMILCH, Head of Unit DG Trade

Zhang XIATONG, Trade and Economic Affairs Attaché, Mission to EU

Peter VAN BEEK, Entrepreneur trading with China

Othmar KARAS MEP, Delegation for relations with China

Patrick ITSCHERT, Secretary General European Trade Union

Federation - Textiles Clothing and Leather (tbc)

Ralph KAMPHÖNER, Senior Adviser External Trade EuroCommerce


Session 4

12.15 - 12.30Conclusion & Closing

Paul RÜBIG MEP, President of SME Global

12.30Cocktail Reception (sponsored by LOYENS Law Firm)

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Dr. Peter R. Weilemann †

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