[Updated: Additional Speaker] ECCT Greater China Committee Lunch: Dealing with the coronavirus in China - Plans and contingencies of European businesses
ECCT Greater China Committee Lunch
Dealing with the coronavirus in China -
Plans and contingencies of European businesses
Guest speakers (via video conference call)
Jörg Wuttke, President, EU Chamber of Commerce China
Adam Dunnett, Secretary General, EU Chamber of Commerce China
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Venue: Yuan Ming Room (3F), The Sherwood Taipei / 台北西華飯店3樓 元明廳
Address: No. 111, Section 3, Minsheng East Road, Taipei / 台北市民生東路三段111號
As of 14 February, the number of people infected by the 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has exceeded 60,000 and the number of deaths had surpassed 1,400. As 99% of cases have been confined to China, authorities in China and those with high people to people exchanges with China have taken increasingly drastic measures to try to contain the spread while businesses operating in China have had to make contingency plans to deal with the disruptions as a result of absenteeism, transport cancellations and delays. Our guest speakers will give an update on the current coronavirus situation in China, how European businesses are dealing with the outbreak and what some of the medium to long-term consequences are likely to be.
Among other topics our speakers will talk about include the following
- What precautions companies are taking to safeguard their employees and customers
- What contingencies companies are making to deal with disruptions to their workforces and supply chains
- What authorities in China are doing in terms of medical response
- Lessons for Taiwan and companies operating in Taiwan to prepare for future health crises
- The ongoing and expected future impact on European business, the Chinese, regional and global economy
*The speakers will give a presentation and answer questions from guests via video conference call from Beijing.
About the speakers
Jörg Wuttke is the President of the EU Chamber of Commerce China and Vice President and Chief Representative of BASF China, based in Beijing. Since joining BASF in 1997, Wuttke has been responsible for helping guide the company’s investment strategies for China, negotiation of large projects and government relations. Prior to joining BASF, he worked with ABB for 11 years. From 2001 to 2004 he served as the Chairman of the German Chamber of Commerce in China. He previously served as President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.
From 2007 to 2010 and from 2014 to 2017. From 2011 to 2019, he was Chairman of the BIAC China Task Force of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), a Paris based body of major business associations that lobbies the OECD. From 2013 to 2016, and again since 2019 he has been the Vice Chairman of the CPCIF International Cooperation Committee, a group representing Multinational Companies in China’s Chemical Association.
Adam Dunnet is the Secretary General of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, responsible for the overall implementation the chamber’s objectives, visibility, membership and advocacy activities across its seven chapters and nine offices in China (Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Shenyang and Tianjin). He joined the chamber originally in 2006, serving as the Senior Business Manager and later as the General Manager, Beijing. Prior to taking the post of Secretary General, he worked for the public affairs firm APCO as the Deputy Managing Director, Beijing. He first came to China in 1999 and worked as a commercial officer at the Canadian Embassy. He holds an MA in international development.
NT$1,400 for members and NT$2,000 for members' guest(s)
*To cancel without penalty, written cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event.
Contact: Emily Kuo / Tel: 2740-0236 ext. 219 / email@example.com / www.ecct.com.tw