Hamburg Summit: China Meets Europe

Leading representatives from politics, business and science discuss China's 
and Europe's future in Hamburg 
HAMBURG, Germany, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - From 28 to 30 November 2012, 
international delegations gather at The Hamburg Summit: China Meets Europe, 
Germany's major Sino-European economic conference and the first large-scale 
international China conference after the US elections and China's leadership 
changes. Topics include Sino-European trade relations, their role in the 
global economy, raw material supply, currency liberalisation, Smart Cities, 
and China's and Europe's strategies in a multi-polar world. 
Wan Gang, vice-chair of the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative 
Conference and Minister of Science and Technology will open the conference on 
28 November, followed by a speech by Prof Georgios Papastamkos, vice-president 
of the European Parliament. Keynote speakers on 30 November include Peter 
Praet, chief economist of the ECB. Business representatives include Dr Thomas 
Enders, CEO of EADS, Jürgen Fitschen, co-chairman of Deutsche Bank and Capt. 
Xu Lirong, CEO of China Shipping. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of 
State and former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt will discuss the future of 
Europe, China and the US in world politics. Final keynote speaker will be 
Karel De Gucht, EU Commissioner for Trade. 
The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce is host to the Hamburg Summit since 2004. With 
Europe's second-largest container port, Hamburg is the major economic 
bridgehead between the EU and China. More than 400 Chinese companies are 
located in this international waterside business hub. The Hamburg Summit is 
the platform for fair exchange and allows participants to expand their 
networks, thereby enhancing Sino-European relations. The event is co-hosted by 
the China Federation of Industrial Economics (CFIE) and the China Association 
of Trade in Services (CATIS). 
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