China Business Lectures and Seminar on access to Chinese market at Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies (BICCS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) warmly invites you to its China Business Lectures

- Breakfast Seminars -
19 April 2012 Technology transfer and China, one way ticket?
8 May 2012 Chinese investments in the West; drop the labor than do the math.
15 May 2012 Intellectual property rights and India, more problems than China?
17 May 2012 Local Government Funding Vehicles (LGFV) a buffer against recession?
7 June 2012 Position of China in the ASEAN Free Trade Zone
14 June 2012 Transfer pricing and China

Lecturer: Mr. Peter Waumans, Lecturer in the BICCS postgraduate programmes ‘China Business Development’ and ‘Contemporary China Studies’.

When: The lectures will take place from 7.30 am to 11.00 am on the above mentioned days.

Where: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Karel Van Miert Building, Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

€175 for non-members.
€125 for FCCC members and students.
(Prices are exempted from VAT)

Please fill in the registration form available here and send it to

More information: Gunter Gaublomme, 02/614 80 84,

SEMINAR: Flemish SMEs' Access to the Chinese market (in Dutch)

Thirty years after the opening of the Chinese market, China has become one of the most important actors in the global economy. 
Most Flemish SMEs do not take into account the problems they may face when entering the Chinese market: high costs, regional and legislative  differences ...

The Seminar will provide an overview of current obstacles you may encounter in China.
It will feature contributions from guest speakers for theoretical explanations and presentations on hands-on experiences from entrepreneurs.

DATE Thursday April 26, 2012 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


4:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
by Stefan Derluyn, International Business Manager, Voka - East-Flanders Chamber of Commerce 
4:10 p.m. "Threaths & opportunities for Flemish companies in the Chinese market"
by Peter Waumans,  BICCS Lecturer
4:35 p.m. Testimonial by Edgard Geyskens, General Manager, Naqi
5:00 p.m.
"Barriers to the Chinese market (non-tariff barriers, ...)" by France Giele, Mandarin Solutions
5:25 p.m. Testimony Practice "China, land of opportunities and obstacles"
by Olivier Dugardyn, Dugardyn & Partners lawyers
5:50 p.m. Closing remarks by BICCS
6:00 p.m. Networking

LOCATION Lieven Bauwens Building, Martelaarslaan 17, 9000 Gent

FEE Voka members: 100 € (excl. VAT), Non-members: 130 € (excl. VAT)

REGISTER Before Friday, April 20, 2012 via 

INFO Stefan Derluyn, 09 266 14 42 or