Weekly Newsletter: October 19, 2018

November 13, 2018

This Week’s Highlights

Speaker: Jens Hildebrandt

Topic: The German Chamber Organization and its Role in Foreign Trade Promotion

week’s guest speaker was Mr. Jens Hildebrandt, the new Chief
Representative of the Delegation of German Industry & Commerce. He
introduced the exciting and significant work of the German Chamber (AHK)
in China. The organization represents German business interests,
engages in bilateral trade promotion and advocacy for its member
companies and offers a wide portfolio of business support services,
market information as well as networking opportunities

legal reasons, AHK China is separated into three entities: the
Delegation, headed by Jens, representing the interests of German
companies in China, and two subsidiaries: the membership organisation,
which arranges events and other networking and information opportunities
for its member companies; and German Industry & Commerce, a
corporate limited providing market entry consulting services.

with the German embassies and the government’s investment agency,
Germany Trade & Invest, AHK is one of the three pillars of the
German foreign trade system. As mandated by the economics ministry,
approximately 140 AHKs worldwide with more than 2,000 staff take on the
role of trade commissions which in other countries is part of the
embassy or other governmental institutions. AHKs are closely cooperating
with its headquarters, DIHK (Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag)
in Berlin and with the IHKs, the 79 chambers of commerce all over
Germany, in order to promote the global trading activities of Germany’s
export-driven economy.

also shared insights on the effects of the ongoing trade conflict
between China and the US on German business in China. His talk
stimulated a vivid Q&A session with the audience. We thank Jens for
taking his time to visit the Rotary Club of Beijing and for sharing his


*Left: Acting Sergeant-at-Arms Helen introducing the guests.
*Right: Banner exchange with RC Nanjing.

Monthly Dinner
Our monthly club dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 30th. Starting
from 7pm. We will go to Kempinski’s brand new restaurant “Signature’s”.
The restaurant offers a four course dinner with free flow of soft drinks
and wine (2 hours) for CNY 380 per person. Please bring your partners
and friends and sign up with Celine.

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Rotary Club of Beijing

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Tuesday 12.30~14.00
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Celine Lin
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