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Dear Members and Friends,

The China Italy Chamber of Commerce together with the EU SME Centre is happy to invite you to participate in a hybrid seminar co-organised with the China-Europe Water Platform, and the China IP SME Helpdesk organized in the framework of Aquatech Shanghai 2021 (June 2nd -4th).

This hybrid seminar will be a side event held during the fair, both offline (Shanghai) and online from 14:00-15:20 (CN). Exhibitors and visitors from European companies present at the fair are also invited to join the offline panel discussion at the seminar.

Foreign individuals in China, who want to participate in the offline seminar need to bring a valid passport to enter the Aquatech fair. Chinese individuals can re-register here.

During this seminar, a range of topics will be discussed, including:

  • identifying the local level development strategies in China for digital transformation of the environment sector,
  • which are the prioritised policies,
  • how is the digitalisation of the water sector serve the overall digital transformation strategies of the local municiple governments,
  • how to outstand in the already very fragmented and competitive market in China?
  • How to protect your IPR when preparing a digitalisation strategy?


14:00 - 14:10 Liam Jia, EU SME Centre - Overview: Main findings of EU SME Centre/CEWP Urban Water webinar series 2021

14:10 - 14:35 Guillaume Gimonet, Siveco China – Digitalisation of the Water Sector in China - Market overview, policy updates, market demand, access barriers (FR)

14:35 - 14:45 Matias Zubimendi, China IP SME Helpdesk - IPR Protection in Digital Transformation

14:45 - 15:00 Jason Jie, Kruger A/S – Case Sharing (DK)

15:00 - 15:20 Q&A and Panel Discussion

An email will be sent to all participants prior to the event, with a zoom link (for online participants) and with instructions on practicalities (for offline participants).


Online (Zoom) & Offline (Shanghai)
National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), Conference Room B (7.1H3129)
Shanghai, China

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