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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

From 08.00

Registration, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (Vestibül)

09.00

Official opening of the conference (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

Welcome addresses

  • Fritz Horst Melsheimer, President, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Germany
  • Olaf Scholz, First Mayor and President of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany

Opening speeches

  • Li Yizhong, Chairman, China Federation of Industrial Economics (CFIE), P.R. China
  • Zhao Zhongyi, Executive Vice President, China Association for Trade in Services (CATIS), P.R. China

09.30

Keynote speeches (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

Welcome by the Conference Chairman and introduction of keynote speakers

  • Nikolaus W. Schües, Conference Chairman; Former President, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce; Shipowner, Reederei F. Laeisz, Germany

Keynote Speakers

  • Gerhard Schröder, Former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany; Honorary Chairman of the "Hamburg Summit: China meets Europe"
  • Victor L.L. Chu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, First Eastern Investment Group, Hong Kong
  • The Honorable Kevin Rudd, President, Asia Society Policy Institute; Former Prime Minister of Australia

10.25

Contact break (Börsensaal)

10.45

Special session: The internationalisation of China's Renminbi: Becoming a global currency (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

Keynotes

  • Dr. Zhang Xuechun, Chief Representative, Frankfurt Representative Office, People’s Bank of China, P.R. China
  • Gilles Noblet, Deputy Director General, International & European Relations, European Central Bank
  • Introduction: Nikolaus W. Schües, Conference Chairman; Former President, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce; Shipowner, Reederei F. Laeisz, Germany 

11.15

Panel: China's economic transition - a challenge for a fragile global economy? (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • Mark Gibbs, Global Senior Vice President, SAP SE; President, SAP Greater China, P.R. China
  • Prof. Sebastian Heilmann, President, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Germany
  • Hubertus Troska, Board Member of Daimler AG; Chairman & CEO, Daimler Greater China Ltd., P.R. China
  • Yu Weiping, Vice President, CRRC Corporation Limited, P.R. China
  • Prof. Mao Zhenhua, Chairman, China Chengxin Credit Management Co. Ltd., P.R. China
  • Moderator: Dr. Margot Schüller, Deputy Director, GIGA Institute of Asian Studies (IAS), Germany

12.15

Lunch break (Börsensaal)

13.30

Panel: Made in China 2025 - industrial transformation in a digital world (Albert-Schäfer-Saal) 

  • Chen Lucheng, Vice President & Supply Chain General Manager, Haier Group, P.R. China
  • Clas Neumann, Senior Vice President, Head of Global SAP Labs Network, SAP SE, P.R. China
  • Dr. Song Hailiang, Vice President, China Communications Construction Company Ltd.; Chairman, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., P.R. China
  • Ruediger Stroh, Chief Executive Officer, NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH; Member of the Board, Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business, Germany
  • Moderator: Dr. Sabine Stricker-Kellerer, Member of the German-Chinese Dialogue Forum, Germany

14.30

Contact break (Börsensaal)

Made in China 2025 – objectives, instruments and impact on European industries (Merkur-Zimmer)

Presentation of MERICS study by Björn Conrad and Jost Wübbeke

15.00

Two parallel sessions:

Panel A: New customers?! The rise of the new Chinese middle class (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, United Arab Emirates
  • Deng Xiaofeng, Chief Executive Officer, China Telecom Global Limited, P.R. China
  • Oliver Gössler, Managing Director, Montblanc Deutschland GmbH, Germany
  • Liang Jixian, Director of Business Development, DHgate.com, P.R. China
  • Hanjo Schneider, Member of the Executive Board, Otto Group; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Hermes Europe GmbH, Germany 
  • Christoph Winterer, Member of the Board, METRO Cash & Carry; Operating Partner, METRO GROUP Wholesale & Food Specialist Company, Hong Kong
  • Moderator: Bernhard Bartsch, Senior Expert, Program 'Germany and Asia', Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany

Panel B: MERICS Think - Tank Panel: China’s economic policy - what can we
expect? (Plenarsaal)

  • James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor, Financial Times, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf J. Langhammer, Professor of Economics, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany
  • Dr. Linda Yueh, Fellow in Economics, Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • Moderator: Prof. Sebastian Heilmann, President, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Germany

16.00

Contact break (Börsensaal)

16.30

Panel: Better connecting China with Europe – Xi Jinping’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • Ellis Mathews, Head of Division China, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Jens Meier, Chief Executive Officer, Hamburg Port Authority AöR, Germany
  • Jonathan Taylor, Vice President, European Investment Bank,  Luxembourg
  • Prof. Wang Yiwei, Director of Institute of International Affairs, Renmin University of China, P.R. China
  • Zhang Jianwei, Vice Chairman, Sinotrans & CSC Holdings Co. Ltd., P.R. China
  • Moderator: Matthias Nass, Chief International Correspondent, DIE ZEIT, Germany

17.30

One - on - one: Brexit - what are the consequences for the Chinese - European relations? (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • Joschka  Fischer, Former Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany; Managing Director, Joschka Fischer & Company GmbH, Germany
  • Moderator: Dr. Jochen Bittner, Political Editor, DIE ZEIT, Germany

From 18.15

Shuttle Service to evening event location

18.45

‘China meets Europe’ evening

Venue: ‘Alte Schlosserei’ event hall at Aurubis Group headquarters, Hovestraße 50, 20539 Hamburg

Welcome address

  • Nikolaus W. Schües, Conference Chairman; Former President, Hamburg Chamber of Comemrce; Shipowner, Reederei F. Laeisz, Germany
  • Jürgen Schachler, Chief Executive Officer, Aurubis Group, Germany

From 21.00

Shuttle service to Hotel Atlantic Kempinski and Hamburg Central Station

Thursday, November 24, 2016

From 7.30

Registration, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (Vestibül)

08.30

Panel: EU – China investment cooperation – a European era of Chinese capital? (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • Guo Jie, Chief Financial Officer, Chengdu Zhongde Techcent Investment Co. Ltd., P.R. China
  • Vassilis Korkidis, President, Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI); Vice President, European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME)
  • Nan Cunhui, Chairman, Chint Group Co. Ltd., P.R. China
  • Gordon Riske, Chief Executive Officer,  KION GROUP AG, Germany
  • Sun Yi, Head of China Business Services Germany, Switzerland and Austria; Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, EY, Germany
  • Moderator: Mikko Huotari, Head of Programme Foreign Relations, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Germany

9.30

Panel: A new global trade order shaped by regional trade agreements – what’s in it for China and the EU? (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • Nathalie Errard, Senior Vice President and Head of Europe and NATO Affairs, Airbus Group, Belgium
  • Prof. Mao Zhenhua, Chairman, China Chengxin Credit Management Co. Ltd., P.R. China
  • Mauro Petriccione, Deputy Director General, DG Trade, European Commission
  • Dr. Richard Weber, President, EUROCHAMBRES, Belgium
  • Wu Yijian, Chairman & President, Ginwa Investments Holding Group Ltd., P.R. China
  • Moderator: Björn Conrad, Vice President Research, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Germany

10.30

Contact break (Börsensaal)

11.00

Two parallel sessions:

Panel A: Green economy - China's and Europe's way to sustainable growth (Albert-Schäfer-Saal)

  • Han Jun, Executive Vice President, State Grid Corporation of China, P.R. China
  • Ursula Mathar, Vice President Sustainability and Environmental Protection, BMW Group, Germany
  • Jürgen Schachler, Chief Executive Officer, Aurubis Group, Germany
  • Wang Jiwei, Vice President & Secretary General, China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, Recycling Metal Branch, P.R. China
  • Moderator: Jens-Peter Saul, CEO, Rambøll Group A/S, Denmark

Panel B: Innovation through cooperation? R & D partnerships between China and Europe (Plenarsaal)

  • Cai Zhengxin, President, Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Germany (CHKD); Executive Vice President, Preh GmbH, Germany
  • Henner Schöneborn, Board Director Innovations and Corporate Development, SLM Solutions Group AG, Germany
  • Dr. Ulrike Tagscherer, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, China Innovation Consulting, Germany
  • Dr. Wei Huacheng, Vice Chairman, Beijing Automotive Group Co. Ltd., P.R. China
  • Moderator: Dr. Margot Schüller, Deputy Director, GIGA Institute of Asian Studies (IAS), Germany

12.00

Reception (Börsensaal)

12.30

Closing lunch (Commerzsaal)

Welcome addresses

  • Fritz Horst Melsheimer, President, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Germany
  • Olaf Scholz, First Mayor and President of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany

Keynote speeches

  • Keynote speech by Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission
  • Keynote speech by Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Keynote speech by Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China

Closing remarks

  • Nikolaus W. Schües, Conference Chairman; Former President, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce; Shipowner, Reederei F. Laeisz, Germany

15.00

End of conference

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