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SME Roundtable on Market Access - Prague

18/01/2012

During the SME Roundtable the following topics will be discussed:  Major obstacles in accessing the Chinese Market; Forms of co-operation with Chinese partners; Jüan and its role in the trade with China; Intercultural aspects: specifics of Chinese business etiquette.


 

Understanding China SME Roundtable

 

Market Access

    
 

09.30  

  Welcome and registration of participants
     

10.00

 

Welcome and introduction

   

Josef Cilek, Vice President of the Czech Chamber of Commerce

10.05 - 10.15

 

UNDERSTANDING CHINA programme presentation

 

Jiri Hansl, Head of EU Projects, Czech Chamber of Commerce

   
 

10.15 - 10.25

   

EU SME Centre in China presentation

     Freya Lemcke, European Liaison Office, EU SME Centre in China
     

10.25 - 11.30

 

Session 1 – Major obstacles in accessing the Chinese market and
Forms of co-operation with Chinese partners

    Introductory remarks regarding the topics of the SME Roundtable
by Michal Mejstrik, member of the National Economic Committee of the Government of the Czech Republic

Testimonials – European bank representative in China (KBC) and 2 selected Czech SMEs (PIKE Automation, Alpine Pro) as a kick-off of the discussion

Discussion moderated by Michal Mejstrik
     
11.30 - 11.45    Coffee Break
     

11.45 - 13.00

 

Session 2 – Jüan and its role in the trade with China
Intercultural aspects: specifics of Chinese business etiquette

    Testimonials – European bank representative in China (KBC) and 2 selected Czech SMEs (PIKE Automation, Alpine Pro) as a kick-off of the discussion

Discussion moderated by Mr. Michal Mejstrik
     
13.00 - 14.00    Networking lunch
     

14.00 - 15.30

 

Session 3 – Discussion & Conclusions
Comments on four topics of the discussion
Formulating recommendations of Czech SMEs to the EU

    Facilitated by selected Czech SMEs, moderated by Mr. Michal Mejstrik
     

15.30

 

Closure of the Roundtable

 

15.30 - 16.30

 

Optional – bilateral meetings with bank representatives in China

    at CONGRESS HALL OF THE CZECH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, FREYOVA 27/82, PRAHA 9

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