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The 4th industrial revolution: opportunities and challenges for Europe and China

What is the current status of EU-China relations concerning innovation, and what might their future look like?



Mingjun Li

President, Professor of Management, CEIBS; Co-Director, Key Talent Programme of Chinese Companies Going Global,

Bin Xu

Professor of Economics and Finance, Wu Jinglian Chair in Economics and Associate Dean, CEIBS,

Yuan Ding

Vice President and Dean, Professor of Accounting, Cathay Capital Chair in Accounting, CEIBS,

Hongjian Wang

Minister, Mission of the People's Republic of China to the European Union,

Patrick Child

Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation, DG RTD, European Commission,

On 12 July Bruegel together with China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) will organise a high-level conference about EU-China cooperation in technology and innovation. Through a series of sessions and keynotes the conference will look at innovation in Europe and China and the competition - as well as the possibilities for cooperation - between the them.

As we enter the era of Globalisation 4.0, the world is undergoing great changes. Against this backdrop, a rising tide of anti-globalisation, trade protectionism and unilateralism is generating global  uncertainty and instability. When it comes to innovation-driven cooperation, there is huge scope for Sino-European partnership. As economic ties improve, how can China and Europe balance government policy and market forces to achieve sustainable technological innovation? How can SMEs in China and Europe leverage opportunities to expand into overseas markets?

This is an invitation-only event open only to Bruegel's members and selected experts.