Meeting with the representatives of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai:
Mrs Ioana Kraft, General Manager and Mr Jules Meunier, Working Group Coordinator
On October 17, 2014, the AES-EAS 2020 delegation visited the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. The meeting proved to be a great opportunity for exchange of views on the topic of China – EU relations, with focus on academic and youth exchanges and the opportunities that the Chinese market offers for young professionals, and for discussions of eventual projects that would maximize cooperation and minimize differences between the two sides.
The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China was founded in 2000 by 51 member companies that shared a goal of establishing a common voice for the various business sectors of the European Union and European businesses operating in China. It is a members-driven, non-profit, fee-based organisation with a core structure of 43 Working Groups and Fora representing European business in China.
The European Chamber now has more than 1,800 members in 7 chapters operating in 9 cities: Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang, South China (Guangzhou and Shenzhen), Southwest China (Chengdu, Chongqing) and Tianjin. Each chapter is managed at the local level by local boards reporting directly to the Executive Committee.
The Chamber is recognised by the European Commission and the Chinese Authorities as the official voice of European business in China. It is recognised as a Foreign Chamber of Commerce with the Ministry of Commerce and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.
Website : http://www.europeanchamber.com.cn
Dan Popescu, President
Andreea Călbează, Secretary General