City:                     Frankfurt am Main
Venue:                IHK Frankfurt, Chamber of Commerce and Industry
                             Börsenplatz 4, 60313 Frankfurt am Main
Date:                   16 October 2017
Registration:      02.30 pm
Start:                    03.00 pm

The lectures are translated simultaneously from German and Chinese!

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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.



Monday, 16 October 2017
The program for the BREXIT China Community Event in Frankfurt

02.30 pm


IHK Frankfurt am Main

Börsenplatz 4
60313 Frankfurt am Main

03.00 pm


Dr. Rainer Waldschmidt

Chief Executive Officer, Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH

03.05 pm


Wang Weidong

Minister Counselor, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Berlin

03.15 pm

Prospects from the perspective of the Hessian economy

Dr. Jürgen Ratzinger

Chief Executive Officer International, IHK Frankfurt

03.30 pm

Prospects from the perspective of Chinese entrepreneurs in Germany

Duan Wei

Chief Executive Officer, Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Germany

03.35 pm

Brexit: Impacts on investments in Europe

Dr. Simon Werthwein

Taylor Wessing Germany

04.15 pm

Coffee Break


04.45 pm

Network factor BREXIT

Yasmine Schritt

Hessian State Chancellery, specialist BREXIT

05.05 pm

BREXIT in practice - myths & realities

Eric Menges

Chief Executive Officer, FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH

05.25 pm

Brexit - time and tide wait for no man

Bernd Meist

Managing Director,Bank of China Ltd.

05.45 pm

Opportunities and challenges of Chinese financial institutions in Germany in the “Wind of Change”

Gao Dingxin

Chief Representative of the People's Bank of China

06.15 pm

Get-Together with Hessian snack and musical accompaniment

Deng Xiaomei

Chinese Artists Ensemble


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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.