Join our CEO Briefing on China-Economic Outlook 2020. We partnered up with our tenant VDMA China for this comprehensive CEO Briefing to give the top management of our tenant companies ideas about possible trends and develop­ments in 2020. Not everything can be predicted but some things are already foreseeable.


14:30  Registration & Coffee Break

15:00  Welcome
Ms. Claudia Barkowsky, Chief Repre­sen­tative, VDMA China

15:05  Intuitive innovation
Mr. Frank Sieren, free journalist, China expert 
Spiegel bestseller author Frank Sieren shows in which areas China is inventive and how this is challenging the West. For the first time in centuries, an Asian country is once again becoming a world power with its own innovative technology and its own ideas about which values are important in the new world order.

15:35   China Policy Forecast 2020 
Ms. Philippa Jones, Managing Director, China policy

  • Trade Policy
  • Innovation Policy
  • Environmental Policy

16:05   China Macro Economic Trends 2020
Dr. Lance Noble, Senior Researcher, Gavekal Dragonomics

  • China's macro economy forecast
  • The trade conflict, US-China decoupling that might affect member companies

16:40    China Legal Trend 2020
Mr. Jan Holthius, Partner, Buren Legal

17:10    Penal Discussion: China between Innovation Leadership and Technology War
            Frank Sieren, Philippa Jones and Lance Noble
            Moderation by Claudia Barkowsky

18:00    End

Date: 12 November 2019, 3.00 p.m.

Venue: German Centre Beijing | DRC Liangmaqiao
11th Floor, Unit 1101A, DRC Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Office Building, 19 Dongfang East Road, Chaoyang District, 100600 Beijing, PR China

Fee: 100 RMB for VDMA members / German Centre tenants, 150 RMB for non-members / non-tenants

Registration: Please use the registration form on our website or send an email to