Innovation Bridge China Talks


The Innovation Bridge China Talk, together with high-ranking China experts, will highlight the enormous impact of the Corona crisis on German-Chinese economic relations. Experience first-hand assessments of currently relevant issues:

  • How can China's society and economy find its way out of the corona crisis and what lessons can we learn?
  • What effects is the German automotive and supplier industry currently facing and what else can we expect?
  • How could the town twinning between Duisburg and Wuhan contribute to crisis management in both cities?
  • How do Chinese start-ups manage to take advantage of the current situation for new, digital business opportunities?

The webinar will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2020, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (CET)


Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH - Rasmus C. Beck, Managing Director
Welcome to the Innovation Bridge China Talk

Frank Sieren, Handelsblatt correspondent China

Future? China!: How the new superpower is changing our lives, our politics, our economy

China Chamber of Commerce Abroad - Jens Hildebrandt, Managing Director of the German Chamber of Commerce in Beijing (AHK)
Everyday life and economy: China's way out of the crisis mode

Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, University of St. Gallen
Situation of the automotive sector in China and effects on the German automotive industry

Duisburg Economic Development - Ralf Meurer, Managing Director
Partnership relations between Duisburg and Wuhan in the Corona crisis

Startup pitch: Akkadu - Alvaro Montoya, CEO Akkadu
Automatic live translations for online video conferences and webinars

The event is free of charge and takes place as a Live Zoom Webinar in German (except for the Startup-Pitch in English). Click here to register:

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