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On 5 July 2016, the Brasserie Schumann opened it’s doors in the early hours for our first Breakfast Seminar. We were delighted to see so many members and friends in attendance to hear from David Schlesinger, Founder of Hong Kong-based Tripod Advisors and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of VitalBriefing.


Having recently returned from the World Economic Forum Meetings in Tianjin, David presented a seminar entitled: “The view of China after the summer World Economic Forum meetings in Tianjian: What’s the future for economic growth, investment and change?”.


David began by outlining the historical background of China’s rapid economic “miracle” since the 1980s and the economic shifts of the past few years. Within this context, he noted the tone in Tianjin was surprisingly upbeat on previous years, highlighting the impact of Brexit on the perception of China on the world economic stage. He followed by outlining a “Case for Concern” for China, from a slowing economy and environmental degradation, to a lack of action on and commitment to reforms, as well as a “Case for Calm”, such as growing innovation, high savings rates and the “One Belt One Road” as a source of growth and opportunities. He also cautioned giving undue weight to China commentary, and to be weary of China bears. David's view is of a more balanced nature - that China is much more likely to muddle through its difficulties than to experience a collapse.


The floor was then opened for questions, moderated by David Schrieberg, Pulitzer prize winning CEO and co-founder of VitalBriefing.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:00

Private Visit to Bofferding Brewery

Thank you to all members and friends who attended the CHINALUX Private Visit to Bofferding Brewery on 30 March 2016. Guests were invited to the Brewery at Bascharage for an introduction to how Bofferding has expanded their business into the Chinese market. The event commenced with welcome speeches from CHINALUX Vice President  Zhujun XIE and Brasserie Nationale (Bofferding) Luxembourg CEO Mr Georges M. Lents. Following, guests were treated to a tour of the brewery and a beer tasting cocktail.

On Thursday 6 October 2015, CHINALUX members had a joyful evening with the Chinese Ambassador to Luxembourg, Mr. Huang Changqing at House 17. This member-exclusive cocktail event started with a welcome speech by the CHINALUX President Dirk Dewitte, who expressed a warm welcome to Ambassador Huang and looked forward to future cooperation with the Chinese Embassy to promote China-Luxembourg relations. Ambassador Huang in turn thanked CHINALUX for its work bridging China and Luxembourg. He further highlighted how he is looking forward to working in and with Luxembourg, and to meeting all CHINALUX members. The evening finished with a networking cocktail dinner, in which our members enjoyed the wine and the privilege to interact with the Ambassador in a friendly atmosphere.

On Tuesday 20 October 2015 CHINALUX, together with fellow Business Chambers and Chambers of Commerce in Luxembourg representing the BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia and India - held a collaborative event at Utopolis-Kirchberg that attracted 340 attendees. The event featured a panel discussion and the projection of a film exploring the topic "Bringing BRIC Business Together in Luxembourg". The evening finished off with a walking dinner, with food from the four countries, as well as the usual and friendly networking session. Given the success of the event, CHINALUX with the other chambers, are considering hosting events under the BRIC flag in the future.

Monday, 26 October 2015 00:00

LuxReal FORUM ChinaLux

On 26 October 2015, LuxReal and CHINALUX organised the first Real Estate Forum with a main focus on China hosted at Deloitte Luxembourg. The Forum was an opportunity for the many participants to learn more about Chinese outbound and inbound into the real estate asset class.

After a short introduction by Vincent Bechet, LuxReal President, and Dirk Dewitte, CHINALUX President, Laurent Cooreman, CEO at CBRE Luxembourg, outlined the type of real estate assets that have been acquired in Europe over the past year by Chinese investors, as well as the other direction - the types of Chinese real estate acquired by foreign investors during the same period.

Danny Po, Partner at Deloitte China, explained the considerations driving Chinese investors to invest overseas and in the real estate asset class and similarly those for foreign investors to invest in Chinese real estate.

This was followed by discussions in a panel format moderated by Sven Rein (LuxReal) together with Augustine Chin (Diener Syz Real Estate), Eric Zhibin Xie (Bank of China) and the two speakers.

The Forum ended with a cocktail allowing the participants to mingle and exchange their experience and view on the discussed topics.

Click here to view the event photo gallery (LuxReal)

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 00:00

Huawei 6th Anniversary

On October 27, 2015, CHINALUX supported Huawei in celebrating the 6th anniversary of their presence in Luxembourg in the Coque on Kirchberg. Whereas Huawei Luxembourg had focused largely on professional products to date (e.g. networking products for telecoms and enterprises), this event, as a first, promoted Huawei's consumer products, including the new Mate S smart phone and the Huawei Watch. CHINALUX President Dirk Dewitte keynoted the event and talked about the business and cultural ties between Luxembourg and China, including those of Huawei's presence in Luxembourg.





Friday, 12 February 2016 00:00

2016 Chinese New Year Celebration

CHINALUX's Flagship event - the Chinese New Year Celebration - took place on the 12th of February 2016 at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. Hosted together with the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade office in Brussels, 450 people attended to celebrate the coming of the new year.


Speeches were given by Carlo Thelen, Director General of the Chambre de Commerce, Laurent Mosar, Vice-President at the Luxembourg Parliament, Huang Changqing, Ambassador of China to Luxembourg and CHINALUX Honorary President, Shirley Lam, Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union, and Dirk Dewitte CHINALUX President.


The speeches were followed by musical performances, cocktails and networking.


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