China Britain Business Council: Lunch with Karel de Gucht EU Trade Commissioner
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9 July 2012
Event, The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN
Karel de Gucht will be the guest speaker at the China Association Summer Lunch
and speaking on the topic of EU-China Trade & Investment Relations.
As Commissioner for Trade, Karel's role is to pursue ongoing efforts towards
free trade to the benefit of all, through designing, implementing and communicating
EU Trade Policies to the open market. Commissioner de Gucht took position in
February 2010, and aims to shape a trade environment that benefits both people and
business. In this context completing the Doha trade round will come as a major
Other important dossiers include the conclusion of pending free Trade
Agreements, coordinating the Trans-Atlantic Economic Council with the US and the High
Level Economic Dialogue with China, and building up on the success of these
dialogues to strengthen economic relations with other strategic trade partners.
A Belgian politician and trained lawyer, Karel's previous positions included
European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid; Deputy Prime Minister
of Belgium; Minister for Foreign Affairs & European Affairs; and Minister for
International Trade. Karel continues to give several hours of lectures in European
law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where he was a Professor in
European Law for over 18 years.
- The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN
- 12:00pm - 2:00pm
- The ticket price for China Britain Business Council (CBBC) Members and
stakeholders is £70+VAT, for non-members the price is £100+VAT.
- For quick and secure registration, use our online registration system www.cbbc.org/cbbc_calendar. Any problems, please call the Events Team on 020 7802 2000. Closing deadline:
Friday, 6th July 2012.
Lily Yang, CBBC
Tel: 0207 802 2010