Welcome to Global Business Gate Day #3

West Sweden – China, with focus on trade and finance

Friday 17th of Maj 2019

at Lindholmen Conference Centre, Lindholmspiren 5, Göteborg

Note that the program is updated continuously, and additional speakers could be added.

08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast


Our relation to China – the prospect of the future
from the University of Gothenburg

Introduction of the Youth Think-Tank

What the numbers tell us
Henrik Einarsson, Business Region Gothenburg

China and its importance for trade – from a macro (global) as well as a micro (West Sweden) perspective
Frédéric Cho, Independent advisor on China

Reflections and questions
Petra Ericsson, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, Jonathan Goodman, Polestar AB, Anne Ludvigson, Ludvig Svensson AB and Björn Olausson, Elof Hansson International

China – from the perspective of the Swedish government’s export strategy as well as its view on Sweden’s role in international trade policy
Ann Linde, Swedish Minister of Foreign Trade

Our thoughts on doing trade (with West Sweden)
Mme. Yang Yin, Acting Consul General of Chinese Consulate-General in Gothenburg

Experience from doing business in China
Personal reflections from some of the participants
Christina Hallin, AB Volvo and Carl-Johan Hagman, Stena AB

The importance of trust in international business and trade
Lucie Buttkus, Master of Science in European Studies from University of Gothenburg and a Master of Law in International Politics from Fudan University in Shanghai, China
Comments by: Mats Rosenquist, AB Volvo

Future trade with China
Personal reflections from some of the participants
Petra Ericsson, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, Jonathan Goodman, Polestar AB, Anne Ludvigson, Ludvig Svensson AB and Björn Olausson, Elof Hansson International

China in the New Era – Potential consequences for Western Sweden due to China’s industrial & technological ambitions
David Hallgren, Business Sweden, Market Area Director – Greater China

approx. 11:00/11.15 – End seminar, mingle and standing lunch for those who wants­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ 

Link to registration form

Global Business Gate, a hub for companies and organizations active in international business, is equally owned by Elof Hansson Properties and Alecta. Global Business Gate, with its 24 floors, is built at Masthuggskajen in Göteborg, where a new peninsula, at about 100 meters in Göta Älv, is created.

The seminar is arranged in cooperation with Business Region Göteborg 


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