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The Belt and Road Netherlands & China Collaboration Association • 2018 Leiden Forum

22 June 2018 @ 09:30 - 19:00

The Netherlands Belt and Road Research & Development Center and

The Netherlands China Business Council, NCBC are pleased to invite you to join the

The Belt and Road

Netherlands & China Collaboration Association • 2018 Leiden Forum

“ Initiate, Cooperate, Co-prosperity ”

At the Leiden Forum, business and public authorities from both The Netherlands and China will present their views on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and related topics. Prominent business and academic leaders are meeting one another to establish relationships and forge deals.

The main program of the Forum consists of presentations and panel discussions, followed by a matchmaking cocktail. For more information as well as an introduction and agenda of the Forum, please refer to the attachments.

Date:  June 22, 2018

Venue:  Holiday Inn Hotel Leiden · Haagse Schouwweg 10, 2332 KG Leiden

Participation is free of charge

If you are interested in meeting business partners and would like to share your views and meet people that fit your business, you are most welcome to join the Forum by completing the registration form as attached and return it to us.

Looking forward to meeting you on June 22 !



09:30 Registration and Coffee/Tea


10:00 Opening General Assembly Conference by Chris van VOORDEN, Director Foreign Investments at Innovation Quarter (tbc)


10:20 General Introduction: The Role of BNR Europe & China Collaboration Association, and the Next Work Plan.

Key note speech by Liang TIAN, president of BNR Europe & China Collaboration Association


10:30 The “Made in China 2025” initiative and its effects on the Netherlands’ industry
and business community. Key note speech by Mr. Boudewijn POLDERMANS,
Chairman and Senior Partner of CGCB International;
10:50 BRI and Its Significance in the View of the Chinese Government,

Key note speech: Chairman Jianhua WANG of China Industry-University-Research Institute Collaboration Association.


11:10 Coffee/Tea


11:40   New Opportunities between Europe and China in Current Context. 

Key note speech: European parliament member, Mr. Lambert van NISTELROOIJ



Panel Discussion with Panelists of Political and Business leaders from China and Europe.

Invitee panelists: Mr. Jochum Haakma, Chairman of The Board bij EU-China Business Association; Mr. Henk Kool, Chairman Dutch Chinese Friendship Association and Vice Mayor Emeritus The Hague; Mr. Robbert Lambriks (Limburg Province and Maastricht Airport); Mr. Joâo de Magy (Board member of International Trade Center Paris) (TBC) 

12:40  Plate awarding ceremony of CIUR Europe Office 
12:50   Lunch and ceremony of appointing honorary consultants
14:00 The Belt and Road and its Logistics,

Speech Arthur van Dijk, Chairman TLN (Transport Logistics Netherlands) (TBC)

 14:30 Dutch Solutions and the Chinese Contribution to a Cleaner World,

Speech by Herman Huisman, Ministry of Environment and Infrastructure

 15:00  Hurdles of Rules and Culture Across the Belt and Road

Speech by Esther Maarsen, Partner Lawslinked

 15:30  Coffee / Tea
 16:00  M&A and China and the Netherlands, Pitfalls and Their Solutions. 

Speech by Maarten Vijverberg, Partner Clifton Corporate Finance

 16:30 Analysis of Real Estate Development and Recent Economic Situation in the Netherlands,Speech by Henk Jagersma, Urban director of Space and Economics at municipality of Amsterdam
 17:00   Panel discussion with business leaders.Invitee panelists:  Hans Klopstra (Karbonik), Ming Li (Hanergy Europe),  Robbert Lambriks (Limburg Province and Maastricht Airport), Rob den Hartog (Netherlands Environment Technology Group), Maarten Vijverberg, Esther Maarsen, Zhisheng Huang (Professor of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Yirong Yang (Chairman & President of EcoGreen International Group); Rob Brekelmans (Managing Director of New Silkway Logistics).
 18:00  Group Photos
 18:15 Match Making Cocktail

Click here to register free of charge!


22 June 2018
09:30 - 19:00


Netherlands China Business Council
The Netherlands Belt and Road Research & Development Center


Holiday Inn Hotel Leiden
Haagse Schouwweg 10
Leiden, ZH 2332KG Netherlands
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