The following topics will be adressed in panel discussions and keynote speeches during the "Hamburg Summit" 2018 from our high-level speakers from China and Europe (please also find the topics in our Conference Outlook):

Global geopolitical landscape

  • China, Europe and the US – changes in the political landscape
  • EU at a crossroads – consequences for world partners and international business

World economic order

  • China’s changing economic landscape – defining new drivers of growth
  • EU-China investment cooperation – from record flows to reciprocity?
  • EU-China trade relations – how to rebalance and strengthen Sino-European trade ties

Belt and Road Initiative

  • China‘s “Belt and Road Initiative” – consequences for Sino-European economic relations

Challenges through digitalisation and artificial intelligence

  • Digital upgrade in manufacturing – on the fast track to “Made in China 2025” and “Industrie 4.0”
  • China’s digital consumers – understanding the preferences of Chinese online shoppers

Sustainable economic development

  • Pathways to a green future – the rise of sustainable solutions for China’s and Europe’s economies
  • The future of mobility – innovative concepts to move China and Europe forward
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Guests of honour 2016

Liu Yandong, Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China

Guests of honour 2016

Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission

Guests of honour 2016

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany


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November 29 and 30, 2018.

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