At this event the report by Rhodium Group’s Daniel H. Rosen and Thilo Hanemann on Chinese investment in Europe was presented. Opening remarks were given by EU Commissioner for Trade Karel de Gucht. This was followed by a presentation of the report’s findings from Daniel H. Rosen and Thilo Hanemann. A distinguished panel of experts and practitioners, including Bruegel Senior Fellow André Sapir and Frank Xu, discussed the state of Chinese investment and the implications of the study.
Europe is waking up to both the promise and potential impacts of Chinese investment: $10 billion in direct investment in 2011 alone practically doubled China’s presence in the EU. European leaders, industry and civil society are not sure what to make of these figures. Is Europe doing well or poorly in attracting attention from China? Are these new Asian competitors simply recognising the attractions of Europe as a marketplace, or exploiting a fire sale? Can current policy and regulatory frameworks accommodate the rise of China as major investor? The study to be presented at this event helped answer these questions.
- Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner for Trade
- Thilo Hanemann, Research director at Rhodium Group
- Daniel H. Rosen, Partner at Rhodium Group
- Guntram Wolff, Deputy Director of Bruegel
- Frank Xu, Managing Partner at China International Capital Corporation
- Chair - Neil McMillan, Partner at Brunswick
10:45 Registration and welcome coffee
11:00 Welcome by Guntram Wolff, Deputy Director of Bruegel
11:10 Opening comments by Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner for Trade
11:30 Presentation by Thilo Hanemann, Research director at Rhodium Group and Daniel H. Rosen, Partner at Rhodium Group
12:00 Panel discussion moderated by Neil McMillan, Partner at Brunswick
13:00 Buffet lunch
14:00 End of event
The event was jointly organised by Bruegel, China International Capital Corporation, the Rhodium Group and Brunswick Group.
- Summary of the event here
- China invests in Europe, Thilo Hanemann and Daniel H. Rosen - executive summary and full report
- Karel de Gucht's opening remarks here