For much of the last two years, China has been preoccupied with its trade war with the United States. Now that it has clinched a “Phase One” deal with Washington, it is turning its attention to Europe. The problem? Europe hasn’t made up its mind about how to respond. As 2020 dawns, Europe’s biggest countries are still debating whether Huawei should be given a role in their 5G rollouts – and tussles over technology are just the start. In 2020, Europe is under intense pressure to finally pick a lane, with several high-profile events on the agenda including an EU-China summit and a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and EU national leaders under the German presidency of the EU.
- 11.30: Welcome Drinks
- 12.00: Welcome Addresses by Toni SCHOENENBERGER, Executive Chairman of stars and Daniel SPRING, President stars Switzerland alumni chapter
- 12.15: Europe’s Moment of Truth with China
Presentation and Q&A session with Joerg WUTTKE, Chief Representative, BASF China; President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
- 13.15: Closing Words by Anton SIMONET, Group Managing Director, Head Wealth Management Switzerland and Global Financial Intermediaries, UBS, Zurich, followed by Flying Lunch, continuation of discussion, networking
- 14.00: End of chapter meeting
Location: Brasserie Lipp, Uraniastrasse 9, 8001 Zurich