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The EU SME Centre, the Republic of Slovenia Embassy Beijing and the Danish Chamber of Commerce in China (DCCC) are pleased to invite you to participate in an online workshop on green and circular economy in China. The online workshop will take place on 15th December 2020 on Zoom from 15:30 – 19:00 (Beijing time).

The workshop will provide an overview of the green and circular economy sector in China, its priorities for the 14th Five-year Plan period, the main challenges that European companies face in the sector, both from a business perspective and from an IPR perspective, with speakers from the China IPR SME Helpdesk. Several case studies will also be presented, illustrating insights and recommendations from practical experience in doing business in China in the field of green and circular economy.


15:30 – 15:40

Opening remarks

15:40 – 16:10

The European Green Deal, and opportunities for international cooperation

Janez Potočnik, former EU Commissioner for Environment

Sébastien Paquot, Head of Environment Section, EU Delegation in Beijing

16:10 – 16:40

China's priorities for 14th FYP, and potentials and outlook of China-Europe cooperation on green / circular economy

Dr Mao Tao, Center for International Economic and Technological Cooperation, MIIT

16:40 – 17:00

Main business issues faced in China by European green / circular economy SMEs

Jet Chang, Chair of Environment WG, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

17:00 – 17:25

Main IPR issues for European SMEs in the green / circular economy sector + case studies

Matias Zubimendi, IP Business Advisor, China IPR SME Helpdesk

17:25 – 18:30

Case studies experience sharing in green / circular economy

H.E. Jarno Syrjälä, Ambassador of Finland in the PRC

Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia

City of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Chinese Association of Circular Economy (CACE)


NORDiQ (Denmark)

Pipistrel Asia Pacific (Slovenia)

18:30 – 19:00


Link, Zoom Meeting ID and Password will be shared one day prior to the event.

We are looking forward to see you on December 15th for the online workshop.

Please note that registration will close on December 14th at 13:00 (China Time).

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