Explore opportunities for your business in Central- and West-China

During this afternoon, we will explore business opportunities in Central- and West-China. The seminar offers an unique opportunity to meet people who can assist you in entering the Central- and Western-Chinese market.

Speakers include local government representatives who will provide more insight in business and investment opportunities in the three major cities of Chongqing, Chengdu and Wuhan. Furthermore, Dutch companies already active in these cities will share their experiences.

Following this seminar, a reception for the Dutch business community will be held at the ambassador’s residence. This reception is only open to members of the Dutch business community. If you meet this requirement and would like to join, please register via pek-events@minbuza.nl. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Event information and program details



  • Netherlands embassy in Beijing
  • Consulate-general in Chongqing
  • NBSOs Wuhan and Chengdu
  • Benelux Chamber of Commerce in Beijing


  • Thursday 7 September 2017


Program details

Time Event
14:00 – 14:30 Registration
Dutch government network in China
14:30 – 14:40 Opening: Elske Smith, Head of the economic affairs department, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Beijing
14:40 – 14:50 Overview Chongqing: Koen Sizoo, Consul-general, Netherlands consulate-general in Chongqing
14:50 – 15:00 Overview Chengdu: William van Tongeren, Chief Representative, NBSO Chengdu
15:00 – 15:10 Overview Wuhan: Judith van de Bovenkamp, Chief Representative, NBSO Wuhan
Learn from experience: Dutch companies who already expanded to the Chinese inland
15:10 – 15:25 Company speaker TBC
15:25 – 15:45

Company speaker TBC

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee break
Capitalize on regional advantages in Central- and West-China
16:15 – 16:45

Introduction of the panelists and their regions

16:45 – 17:30

Panel discussion

  • Chongqing Foreign Trade & Economic Relations Commission, Mr. Kevin Gong, Division of Chief Free Trade Zone Office
  • Chengdu Investment Promotion Commission, Mr. Liu Jian, Foreign Investment Examination & Approval Dept. Chief
  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Wuhan sub-council, speaker TBC

Moderated by Elske Smith

17:30 Closing remarks by Elske Smith
18:00 – 20:00 Networking reception at the ambassador's residence