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The Institute for Politics and Society invites you to a debate on Relations with China in the light of China Investment Forum 2018.

The event will consist of two panel discussions on the political and economic aspects between the People’s Republic of China, the Czech Republic, the 16 + 1 and the European Union and China.

Event program:

Panel 1: Looking back at China Investment Forum 2018 (9:00 – 10:30)

Lucie Vondráčková, Director of Department of Trade Policy and International Economic Organisations of Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

Klára Jurčová, Chargé d´Affaires, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Beijing

Wang Jinsong, Economic & Commercial Counsellor  of China Embassy

Csaba Wolf, Business Development Director of Deloitte for the Hungary

Luděk Hanáček, Partner of Deloitte for the Czech Republic


Coffee break (10:30 – 10:50)

Panel 2: Current Challenges and Opportunities for Co-operation with China (10: 50-12: 30)

Josef Kotrba, Chairman of Deloitte for the Czech Republic

Rudolf Jindrák, Head of the Foreign Department of the Office of the President of the Czech Republic

Karel Havlíček, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Chen Qi, Chairman of Academic Board of Research Institute of the Belt and Road Initiative at Tsinghua University

Lukáš Kovanda, Chief Economist at Czech Fund

Rudolf Fürst, Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague

The moderator will be Aleš Michl, Chief Economist and Co-owner of the QUANT Investment Fund.

The Round Table is part of the China Investment Forum 2018.

The debate will take place on 17.10. 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Kaiserštejnský palác, Malostranské náměstí 23/37, Prague 1. The working languages of the upcoming events will be Czech, English, and Chinese.