EFMD CEIBS China Conference

Hosted by: ICHEC Brussels Management School

The event will start on: 24 Nov 11 08:00
And will end on: 25 Nov 11 16:00

Location: Brussels, Belgium
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Competition and Cooperation between Europe and China

ICHEC Brussels Management School

Target group
Deans, associate or assistant deans, programme directors, external relations, international studies directors, those interested in EU-China Relations, business leaders, regional managers, HR professionals from companies operating in China.

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This Conference is part of the BMT Project


This project is funded by The European Union

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THURSDAY 24 November, 2011
13:00 - 14:00 Registration
14:00 - 14:20 Welcome & Opening Remarks
Brigitte Chanoine, Rector, ICHEC, Brussels Management School, BE
Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD
Hellmut Schutte, Professor of Management, European Chair for Global Governance and Sino-European Business Relations, CEIBS, CN
Conference Part 1 - The Political Framework
14:30 - 16:00 Session 1: Panel – China’s Role in the World
  • A European Perpective: Serge Abou, Former EU Ambassador to China
  • A Chinese Perspective: Eric Li, Founder Chengwei Capital, CEIBS board member, CN

Moderated by: David Gosset, Director for Cultural Affairs, CEIBS, CN

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:15 Session 2: Panel - Trade Agreements and Trade Disputes between Europe and China
  • A European Perpective: Shada Islam, Head of Asia Programme, Friends of EUROPE
  • A Chinese Perspective: Jianhong Zhang, Associate professor, Europe China Institute, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, NL
Moderated by: Bernard DEWIT, Chairman, Belgian-Chinese Economic and Commercial Council, BE
17:15 - 18:00 Session 3: Panel - Foreign Investment Policies and Realities
  • Daniel Van Den Bulcke, Academic Director, Antwerp Management School, BE
  • Haiyan Zhang, Director of the Euro-China Center, Antwerp Management School, BE
  • Annette Nijs, Executive Director, Global Initiative, CEIBS
  • Horst Loechel, Professor of Economics at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, GE

Moderated by: George YIP, Professor CEIBS, CN

18:30 Busses to dinner venue
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner at Chateau St. Anne


FRIDAY 25 November, 2011
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
Conference Part 2 – Specific Issues
9:00 - 10:30 Session 4: Panel - Mergers and Acquisitions  
Jan Borgonjon, President InterChina Consulting

  • Peter Batey, chairman of Vermilion Partners
  • Sabine Stricker-Kellerer, Senior China Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Weijiong Zhang, Professor of Strategy, Vice President and Co-Dean, CEIBS, CN
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Session 5: Panel - Business Schools in the China-Europe Context
  • Kristen Neymarc, Associate Director, Global Initiatives, HEC Paris Executive Education, FR
  • Bruce Stening, International Dean, BIMBA of Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, CN
Moderated by: John Quelch, Vice President and Dean, CEIBS, CN                               
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Conference Part 3 - Investing and Competing Abroad
14:00 - 15:00 Session 6: Corporate Governance in China – an International Perspective
Mike Thompson, Professor and Director of the Centre for Leadership and Responsibility, CEIBS, CN                    
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 16:45 Session 7: Panel - Competition in China and Beyond                                                                 

Hellmut Schutte, Professor of Management, European Chair for Global Governance and Sino-European Business Relations, CEIBS, CN

  • George Yip, Professor CEIBS, CN
  • Li Wan, Senior Consultant and founder at “China-Link”
  • Nandani Lynton, Professor CEIBS, CN
  • Haiyan Zhang, Director of the Euro-China Center, Antwerp Management School, BE
  • Oliver Picard, Chief Strategic Adviser Huawei Europe
17:15 - 17:30 Closing Remarks
John Quelch, Dean and Professor, CEIBS, CN

Practical Information (including fee information)

  1. Venue
  2. Welcome at the meeting
  3. Registration
  4. Getting to and from Hotel
  5. Accommodation
  6. Gala Dinner on November 24th, 2011
  7. Hotel payment
  8. VISA
  9. Useful links

1. Venue
ICHEC Brussels Management School
Rue au Bois, 365a
1150 Bruxelles

2. Welcome at the meetingTop
Registration will take place at the ICHEC Brussels Management School on
Thursday 24 November 2011 from 12:00 – 14:00
Participants will receive all conference materials and other necessary information at the registration desk.

3. Registration feesTop

  • Early Bird until August 14th, 2011
    • 490€ FULL members of EFMD + (21% VAT)
    • 540€ AFFILIATED members of EFMD + (21% VAT)
    • 590€ non members of EFMD + (21% VAT) Normal Fee (until November 1st, 2011)

  • Normal fee until November 1st, 2011
    • 590€ FULL members of EFMD + (21% VAT)
    • 640€ AFFILIATED members of EFMD + (21% VAT)
    • 690€ non members of EFMD

  • Late Fee  (after November 1st, 2011) - (payment by credit card ONLY) + (21% VAT)
    • 690€ FULL members of EFMD + (21% VAT)
    • 740€ AFFILIATED members of EFMD + (21% VAT)
    • 790€ non members of EFMD + (21% VAT)

Fees cover attendance at the meeting, documentation, meals and refreshments, but do NOT include hotel accommodation. Hotel fees are to be paid directly to the different hotels upon departure (please refer to the Hotel Information Section further down for more details).

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If Momentum, the EFMD Conference Secretariat receives notice of your withdrawal before 20 September, 2011, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

4. Getting to and from HotelTop
The following link provides you with information needed: To and from Brussels

5. AccommodationTop
We have negotiated preferential rates at the following hotel:
ALOFT Brussels
Place Jean Rey
Brussels B-1040 - Belgium
Phone: (32)(2) 800 08 88 - Fax: (32)(2) 800 08 99

If you have queries or questions about accommodation, please send them to:
The EFMD Conferences Secretariat
Professional Conference Organiser
Grensstraat 8
B-3010 Leuven - Belgium
Phone: +32 16 40 45 55 - Fax: +32 16 40 35 51
E-mail: mieke@momentum-pco.be

The following are the hotel rates during your stay in Brussels:
ALOFT Brussels
Place Jean Rey
Brussels B-1040 - Belgium
Phone: (32)(2) 800 08 88 - Fax: (32)(2) 800 08 99

  • Night of 23 November 2011: 180 € (breakfast & Wi-Fi included)
  • Night of 24 - 25 November 2011: 165€ (breakfast & Wi-Fi included)

6. The gala dinner will take place on November 24th, 2011 @ 19:00Top
Château Sainte-Anne
Rue du Vieux Moulin 103
1160  Bruxelles - Belgique
Dress Attire: Suit and tie

7. Hotel paymentTop
The hotel fee must be paid directly to the hotel upon departure.

Hotel cancellation policy
Please check the cancellation policy.

ALOFT Brussels
Place Jean Rey
Brussels B-1040
Phone: (32)(2) 800 08 88
Fax: (32)(2) 800 08 99

  • Hotel accommodation request procedure
    The Conference Organiser has reserved rooms at preferential rates for the conference participants at the above mentioned hotel. Requests for accommodation are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly advise all participants to reserve their hotel room before 20 September 2011. After this date, hotel availability and rates are no longer guaranteed. Rooms are available between 23 November (earliest check-in) and 26 November 2011 (latest check-out). All other dates are upon request and subject to availability.
    To make a request for accommodation, please complete the registration and hotel booking form. Please note that requests by telephone or email are not accepted.

  • Payment
    Payments for all bookings are to be settled with the hotel directly upon departure. A valid credit card number must be given when making your booking request in order to guarantee and secure your reservation. The Conference Organiser cannot process nor confirm hotel bookings without a valid credit card. Please ensure that your credit card will still be valid at the time of the conference.

  • Confirmation of hotel booking
    If a hotel room is available at the selected hotel and for the requested dates, the final confirmation letter will be sent by email within 72 hours, with the name of the hotel, arrival/departure dates, and type of room. You will be informed accordingly if no rooms are available.
    If you have not received the final hotel confirmation email within 1 week, please contact the Conference Organiser at efmd@momentum-pco.be or at +32 16 40 45 55.

  • Cancellation notifications
    Cancellations of hotel bookings must be sent in writing no later than 14 November 2011 to the Conference Organiser, by email at efmd@momentum-pco.be or by fax at +32 16 40 35 51.
    Change of booking or reduction of stay.
    Any change of reservation or reduction of stay must be notified in writing to the Conference Organiser. Please do not contact the hotel directly in case of any booking changes. All changes are subject to hotels’ availability and the entire stay may be charged.

  • Cancellation conditions
    • For cancellations received before 14 November 2011: no charge will occur.
    • For cancellations received between 15 and 19 November 2011 ; one night will be charged on the credit card given.
    • For cancellations received as of 20 November 2011; the entire stay will be charged on the credit card given.
  • Late arrival
    If you will be arriving late (after 6 pm), please indicate this on your hotel booking form in order to secure your room.

  • No-show
    In case of no-show, the entire stay booked will be charged.

  • Early departure
    In case of early departure, the entire stay will be charged for checking out prior to the departure date confirmed.

  • Invoices
    Invoices will be issued by the hotels directly upon check-out.

  • Check-in time & Check-out time
    Reserved rooms are available to the customer at 3 PM on the agreed arrival date. Rooms must be vacated and made available to the hotel not later than 12 AM on the agreed departure date. Rooms which are not available for the hotel on the date of departure at 12 AM will be charged for an extra night.

  • Special requests
    Please note that special requests, such as early check-in are never guaranteed, but upon availability of the hotel.

  • Dates before or after the event
    If you need a room before or after the event’s date, please contact us by e-mail at efmd@momentum-pco.be.

8. VISATop
If you need an invitation letter for your visa application, please contact Mieke AKKERS be who will provide you with the invitation letter (please note that we can provide you with this letter only upon receipt of registration payment).

9. LinksTop
Brussels Airport
Aloft Hotel
Brussels Tourist Information