Launch of the European Union Business Information Programme (EUBIP) Position Papers

Host / Sponsor: EUBIP
Event Time: Mon 20-Mar-2017, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Venue: KPMG, 8th Floor, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

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The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (ECC) would like to cordially invite to the Launch of the European Union Business Information Programme (EUBIP) Position Papers. The general objective is to strengthen economic partnership and business cooperation with Hong Kong and Macao and ensure a stronger and coordinated representation of European business and its interests in Hong Kong and Macao, as many European companies use Hong Kong as their China hub or gateway.

This event will formally launch FIVE Position Papers where each one has been drafted by a different Business Council of the ECC. Each Business Council will present approximately 5-10 minutes on their Position Paper. The presentation will be followed by a brief Question and Answer Session.

Mr. Horst Geicke, Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Philippe Duponteil, Head of Unit, Far East, Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission will provide the opening remarks.


Time Program
10:30 – 10:45 Registration
10:45 – 10:50 Opening remarks
10:50 – 11:15 Presentation by the Business Councils
11:15 – 11:45 Questions and Answers
11:45 Closing remarks

Business Councils

European Automotive Council (EAC) of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong presented by Mr. Nick Leach

  • The EAC’s aim is for this position paper to lead to overall improvements in the following target areas: (i) Regulations Inhibiting Future Technology, (ii) Greener Transportation Including Electrical Mobility and (iii) Manpower.

Energy and Environment Business Council (EEBC) of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong presented by Mr. Tom Uiterwaal

  • The EEBC chose to highlight areas of concern surrounding: (i) Circular Economy, (ii) Commodity Pricing, (iii) Glass Recycling and (iv) Food Waste Management.

The Financial Services Business Council (FSBC) of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong presented by Mr. Gero Schreiber

  • The FSBC selected (i) the status and development of financial technology (FinTech) in Hong Kong. (ii) It analyses the extent to which Hong Kong is prepared to harness the new opportunities presented by this emerging economic sector.

Information and Communication Technology Business Council (ICTBC) of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong presented by Mr. Ville Sarja

  • This Position Paper aims to analyze the following topics: (i) Smart Cities; (ii) ICT Infrastructure Initiatives-Public Sector Data; (iii) ICT Application Initiatives-Mobility-as-a-Service; (iv) Ramping up Mechanisms for Attracting Competences, Companies and New Technologies: Innovation Procurement and, at last, (v) Tech Start-Up Ecosystems.

Intellectual Property Rights Business Council (IPRBC) of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong presented by Ms. Jessica Chan

  • The IPRBC selected to analyze the following topics: (i) Hong Kong’s Global Role in Counterfeit Trading; (ii)IPR Protection- On the Internet; (iii) IPR Protection at the Borders; (iv)IPR Protection on Inland and, at last, (v)Co-operation and Awareness.

***The organizer reserves the right to change agenda and speakers***

We look forward to welcoming you at the seminar. You are requested to kindly confirm your participation by Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:00pm by completing the online registration  Free entrance, mandatory registration, seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you are unable to register online, please email to

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Remarks and Cancellation Policy:

  • Entrance to the seminar is free of charge on a first come first serve basis and pre-registration is required
  • Your registration is only confirmed when you receive a confirmation  from us
  • Speakers and participants are expected to fund their own travel, hotel accommodation, visit visa, transportation or any other charges
  • Cancellations must be made in writing by 16 March 2017, 5:00pm
  • When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled

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