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European Maritime Sector Networking Dinner

During these past eight months, the Chairs of the working group overcame difficulties and led the WG to make things happen: the drafting of the Shipbuilding Position Paper was realised, a call with EU DG-Trade counterparts in Brussels discussing the high tech supply chain was initiated, lobby actions advocating for business restart in cruise were taken and comments on the European Commission’s White Paper on Foreign Subsidies has been submitted. To see through our end goal of establishing a level playing field and build a platform for strong EU-China cooperation, more advocacies will need to be carried out in the second half of the year, and we are especially looking forward to the EU-China Shipbuilding Dialogue later this year. In order to realise WG members’ expectation, we would like to meet you and invite you to share your experience, your ideas and perspectives, but most of all to meet each other and have fun.

Let this be an evening to celebrate our commitment and support for each other!

  • 2020-10-13 | 18:00 - 20:30
  • Tomatito
Members only

Within the growing renewable energy market, production is increasingly moving offshore, both in a move to capture better and more abundant energy resources as well as for social and logistical reasons. Half of the world’s population lives within 60 km from the coastline, making it a natural match for energy supply and demand. Demand for new-build and converted FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) vessels and FLNG (Floating Liquid Natural Gas) facilities have increased due to the declining rate of new onshore oil discoveries to historic low levels and also from technology that enables efficient deepwater oil exploration in unprecedented ocean depths.

  • 2020-10-13 | 16:00 - 18:00
  • European Chamber Office Beijing, 4th Floor, Room C405
Members only

Within the growing renewable energy market, production is increasingly moving offshore, both in a move to capture better and more abundant energy resources as well as for social and logistical reasons. Half of the world’s population lives within 60 km from the coastline, making it a natural match for energy supply and demand. Demand for new-build and converted FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) vessels and FLNG (Floating Liquid Natural Gas) facilities have increased due to the declining rate of new onshore oil discoveries to historic low levels and also from technology that enables efficient deepwater oil exploration in unprecedented ocean depths.

  • 2020-10-13 | 16:00 - 18:00
  • European Chamber Office, Shanghai
Members only

On June 1st, 2020, the Chinese Central Committee and the State Council jointly released the Overall Plan for the Construction of Hainan Free Trade Port (“the Masterplan”), a large-scale plan to transform the entire island province into a free trade port (FTP) – making it the largest special free trade zone in China. The Masterplan laid out a series of special policies for Hainan – liberalization of trade of goods and services, facilitation of investment, opening-up of key sectors, and free exchange of people, capital, and data. Coupled with preferential policies of the Hainan Bo’ao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone, Hainan is expected to be the rising hub of new investment and business opportunities.

  • 2020-09-23 | 09:00 - 18:00
  • Haikou, Hainan
Members only

In mid-June the European Commission released a call for input on an instrument to address foreign subsidies in the single market called the White Paper on an Instrument for Foreign Subsidies. The tools proposed in the Paper aim to tackle distortions a) in the single market in general, b) acquisitions of EU companies, and c) in EU public procurement. The paper also proposes an approach to foreign subsidies in the context of EU funding. Given the potential impact that this document will have on European business both in Europe and in China, the European Chamber has developed a draft document with feedback and will ask for input from industry representatives at the Chamber. The European Chamber deadline for comments is Friday, 18th September 2020. Ahead of this we are setting up a Virtual roundtable for members of the Shipbuilding WG on Tuesday 15th September, 15.00-16.00 CST to discuss and align on our feedback to the European Commission.

  • 2020-09-15 | 15:00 - 16:00
  • Zoom
Members only

The European Chamber Logistics Working Group is pleased to invite you to a working group meeting with Ms Cinzia Pasquale, founder of 4SUCCESS2EU, and Mr Alexio Picco, managing director of Circle Group, to discuss on the EU's response to COVID-19 in sustainable, green and inclusive connectivity.

  • 2020-08-06 | 16:00 - 17:30
  • online Zoom Meeting Platform
Members only

At this meeting, we will hear from Mr. Claude Maillot, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive for Marine & Offshore North Asia Zone and China, Bureau Veritas and Leader of the recent established Cruise Ship Expert Group under by the Ministry of Transportation. We will also hear from Ms Vanessa Wei, Cruise Portfolio Manager at Bureau Veritas. We will also hear from Director Wang Xiaobing, Ship Inspection Department of Guangdong Marine Safety Administration.

  • 2020-06-23 | 15:00 - 16:30
  • European Chamber Office Beijing, 4th Floor, Room C405
Members only

For a long time, the field of technical standardisation was confined to a reduced circle of experts and received little widespread coverage. However, with the increasing polarisation of the world, the strategic dimension of standards-setting has acquired new relevance. The European Union Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the US-China Business Council (USCBC), is pleased to invite you to our next Working Group meeting, where two experts will discuss both the geopolitical aspects of Chinese standardisation and the perspective and experiences of US businesses when it comes to China’s standards-setting system.

  • 2020-06-12 | 14:30 - 16:00
  • Zoom Meeting
Members only

Both the air freight and shipping industries are currently running into some turbulence. The air freight industry is being buffeted by the increasing winds of change and the shipping industry has to deal with the surge in rogue waves, both sparked by the outset of the COVID-19 global crisis.
Experts on both the air freight and shipping industries will present the current state of affairs, ways to cope with the situation and the possible future developments.

  • 2020-04-30 | 14:00 - 16:00
  • Online - Zoom (Link to be sent upon confirmation/registration)
Members only

Both the air freight and shipping industries are currently running into some turbulence. The air freight industry is being buffeted by the increasing winds of change and the shipping industry has to deal with the surge in rogue waves, both sparked by the outset of the COVID-19 global crisis.
Experts on both the air freight and shipping industries will present the current state of affairs, ways to cope with the situation and the possible future developments.

  • 2020-04-30 | 14:00 - 16:00
  • Online - Zoom (Link to be sent upon confirmation)
Members only