WUN China Workshop - Understanding China’s FDI and Global Supply Chains: Europe and the World

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a development strategy and framework focused on connectivity and cooperation among countries for mutual economic development and global relations. Now three years into the evolution and implementation of these policies, this is an excellent time and opportunity for this WUN China Strategic Workshop to provide a snapshot of progress and a calibration of the probable future consequences. 

Using the framework of the “belt and road” policies of President Xi Jinping, this WUN Strategic Workshop will focus on China’s external international FDI and global supply chains interpreted through examples in food, health, higher education and security. We will bring together Chinese and international research leaders to assess international research priorities and shape a priority research and business plan for WUN scholars and partners. One outcome will be a policy position publication that may influence decision makers in building related China-International bridges. In fostering a two-way understanding of China, we look for “win-win” outcomes for both the short and longer term.

Hosted by the WUN Global China Group, this WUN China Strategic Workshop will include leading researchers from Africa, China, Canada, USA, Australia, The Netherlands, U.K. and others.

The workshop will be preceded by a Welcome Dinner at 7.30-9.30pm on the evening of Sunday 3 April in Brussels. This dinner will give delegates the opportunity to "break the ice" and begin conversations before formal proceedings commence. 

This event is part of the WUN Conference & AGM 2016


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Maastricht University Campus Brussels

Avenue de l’Armée / Legerlaan 10



The Welcome Dinner will take place on the evening of Sunday 3 April, with the main program running Monday 4 April, therefore delegates who are attending the workshop from out of town are encouraged to book hotel accommodation for the evening of Sunday 3 April.

The closest hotel to the event venue is the Eurostars Montgomery Brussels. It is located a short 5-minute walk from UM Campus Brussels. 

Getting there and away

Delegates can book airport transfers from Düsseldorf (DUS) or Brussels (BRU) at a cost of €30 each way.

Delegates who have already booked airport transfers from Brussels Airport but wish to cancel or change their transfer to Dusseldorf Airport (at no extra cost) should email transportation@jacobsbus.com

Delegates may also wish to consider arriving through Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). Delegates arriving through AMS should make their way to the train concourse and purchase a ticket to Maastricht. Trains depart from the airport terminal every 30 minutes. Delegates must change trains (briefly) in Utrecht. The train journey takes approximately 2.5 hours. For more information visit Dutch Rail.

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