City:     Frankfurt am Main
Venue: IHK Frankfurt, Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
Börsenplatz 4, 60313 Frankfurt am Main


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Market conditions in Europe are in a period of change. Companies are redefining their business models for the European market. The reason for this development is the British referendum of 23 June 2016, in which the UK voted to leave the EU. This crucial decision for global businesses entails both challenges and opportunities for Chinese, European and international companies.

Many Chinese companies have traditionally used the UK market as a gateway to the EU’s single market due not only to the English language but also its free market tradition. Companies, both in the financial sector and in other industries, might have to now consider alternative or additional locations due to potential tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade goods and services.

Entrepreneurs who have already founded their business in Germany very often intend to expand their business to the European Union. How does the BREXIT matter in that case? And companies, that decide to invest in Europe for the first time, might have to take a broader look on European investment opportunities.



14.30 hrs - 15.00 hrs



15.00 hrs - 15.05 hrs

Welcome by Hessen Trade & Invest

Dr. Rainer Waldschmidt; CEO HTAI

15.05 hrs - 15.15 hrs

Keynote Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

WANG Weidong, Minister of the Chinese Embassy in Berlin

15.15 hrs - 15.30 hrs

Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s point of view regards BREXIT

Dr. Jürgen Ratzinger, CEO Int. IHK Frankfurt

15.30 hrs - 15.45 hrs

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

HONG Xiguo, CCPIT Chief Representative Office Deutschland in Frankfurt am Main

15.45 hrs - 16.15 hrs

Investing in Europe – How does BREXIT matter?

Dr. Simon Werthwein TaylorWessing

16.15 hrs - 16.45 hrs

Coffee Break


16.45 hrs - 17.05 hrs

BREXIT – Hessen Government’s view

Yasmine Schritt, Staatskanzlei, Wiesbaden

17.05 hrs – 17.25 hrs

BREXIT- Investments in Frankfurt

Eric Menges, CEO FrankfurtRheinMain

17.25 hrs - 17.45 hrs

VRC Entrepreneur (UK / FRA)


17.45 hrs - 18.05 hrs

Special topic for the Chinese Community


18.05 hrs - 18.15 hrs

Photos of the event

Speakers and guests

18.15 hrs - 19.00 hrs




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At the BREXIT event of the Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH in Frankfurt on October 16, 2017, experts from the People's Republic of China, the State of Hessen and international consultants speak about possible effects on the terms of expansion investments in Europe.