20 Years Anniversary of AHK Greater China Beijing

27.10.17 AHK China - News-Hauptkategorie, Chamber, German Industry & Commerce

Beijing, 26th October 2017. With a majestic evening gala attended by about 200 exclusively invited guests, the AHK Greater China Beijing has celebrated its 20 Years Anniversary.

Besides a delegation from Germany, led by Dr. Eric Schweitzer, President of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) in Berlin, and representatives of German member companies in North China, Chinese government representatives were also attending the event, such as representatives of the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC, the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the PRC, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the PRC and the China Investment Promotion Agency, as well as important cooperation partners.

The Gala evening in Peninsula Hotel, located in the heart of Beijing, started off with a Sand Painting artistically illustrating the 20-Year history of the AHK Beijing. Thereafter, the guests were welcomed by the President of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Schweitzer, and Dr. Wang Qinmin, Deputy Chairman of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. 

Within their welcoming words, both emphasized the importance of the AHK Beijing in promoting the German-Chinese economic relations and supporting German and Chinese companies with their respective market entries. 

The following panel discussion constituted the highlight of the anniversary celebration: Mr. Lothar Herrmann, Chairman of the German Chamber of Commerce – North China, Mr. Michael Clauss, Ambassador of Germany to China and Ms. Susanne Rademacher, Board Member of the German Chamber of Commerce – North China discussed the German-Chinese economic relations and their development throughout the past 20 years. The panel, moderated by Ms. Alexandra Voss, Chief Representative of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce Beijing, examined not only the ongoing situation of German companies in China, but also upcoming trends in the Chinese market plus the cooperation potential regarding trade with China. 

After dinner had been served, numerous guests revived their memories of the past years with colleagues and partners.

Within the next twenty years, the Chinese market will remain one of the world’s leading and most exciting markets. In the future, the AHK Greater China Beijing will keep on supporting its members businesses in China in the fields of market entry and business development and further fostering German-Chinese economic relations with its Chinese Counterparts. 

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