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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

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