We regret to inform you that the Friends of stars meeting with Joerg WUTTKE on Tuesday, 7 April 2020 will not take place.
Due to the severe outbreak and spread of the novel coronavirus Joerg’s flights from Beijing to Zurich and back to Beijing have been cancelled.

Do China’s global ambitions, combined with its authoritarian model and human rights abuses, pose an existential threat to the West? What is the impact of the trade war between the United States and China on Europe? What role can European business play in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)? Is China’s Social Credit System (SCS) really the Orwellian nightmare that Western media often depicts it as? At this exclusive roundtable discussion, Joerg WUTTKE, Chief Representative of BASF China and President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC), will draw on his experience of having lived and worked in China for over thirty years to answer these and many more questions.

The format will be as follows:

  • 11.30: Welcome Drinks
  • 12.00: Welcome Address by Toni SCHOENENBERGER, Executive Chairman of stars
  • 12.15: Joerg WUTTKE, Chief Representative, BASF China; President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China, on Does China Pose an Existential Threat to the West?
  • 13.15: Lunch, continuation of discussion
  • 14.00: End of meeting

Location: WIDDER Hotel, Rennweg 4, Zurich