The Business Confidence Survey 2017 brings together the input of over 500 senior representatives of the European Chamber’s member companies to provide an annual overview of their performance and outlook from within the Chinese market.

Some of the key findings of the report include the following:

Revenues and earnings before interest and taxes improved, without any marked increase in optimism about the long-term business outlook.
The top regulatory barriers faced by European business remain the same, and there is a lack of confidence that this situation will improve over the next five years. 
European companies are positive about President Xi’s anti-corruption campaign and the incremental improvements to China’s IPR protection regime.
There is a disproportionate enforcement of environmental legislation against foreign-invested enterprises compared to state-owned enterprises and Chinese privately-owned enterprises.
European companies report increased competition from Chinese privately-owned companies as the latter's capacity for innovation increases.
The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment must be completed to give European business the confidence it needs to ramp up investment in China.

Click HERE to read the full survey.

The Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCILC) is delighted to be working in collaboration with the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business(CKGSB) to deliver the China Start programme (HERE). This is a high-level, low-cost program that enables leverage of Chinese investment and contact with some of China's leading technology and industrial groups.

This five-day program (11-15 of September) helps European start-ups to develop in China’s dynamic market. Combining the faculty’s original insights with the prestigious alumni network, this program also offers the opportunity to connect with potential partners and successful investors to give participants the boost their companies need to kick-start their growth in China. Investors (such as Alibaba, Tencent, Fosun, etc.) will have the power to finance start-ups during the pitch stage of the program.

In the last edition of China Start, CCILC accompanied the Portuguese startups that participated in this program. Which was a mixture of theoretical and practical learning, where the participants had the opportunity to obtain training with the best specialists of CKGSB, such as its founder Xiang Bing , or investment gurus, such as Denes Ban, who offered their perspectives of the Chinese market in economic, political and cultural aspects, as well as investment pitch workshops, in order to offer the best weapons to Entrepreneurs to address Chinese entrepreneurs.

For more information about last edition of China Start, please read the Internacional Business Times

Watch the participants testimony HERE

In case of interest, please contact General Secretariat

The Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILC) has the pleasure to inform and invite you to the Chinese Investment in Europe Conference: China casts its eye on Southern Europe, organized Nova School of Business and Economics, ESADE Business School and Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira e Associados, on the March 22nd, 5.30p.m., at Nova SBE - Campolide Campus.

Relevant institutions will participate in this conference as well as several Chinese companies with offices in Southern Europe, specifically Portugal and they will share their experiences. In addition, the study "Chinese Investment Trends in Europe Report" will be presented  and a copy will be delivered to conference attendees.

RSVP - March 15th

Program HERE

The Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILC) and AIP Foundation organized the I Portugal-China Economic Forum, a multissectorial initiative, which took place in Lisbon, last 15th and 16th of November 2016, at the Portugal Main Exhibition Center (FIL).

This Forum counted with the support of the Government of Portugal, the Chinese Embassy in Lisbon and AICEP (the export and foreign investment portuguese agency). The opening cerimony had the presence of the Minister of Economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral, the Chinese Ambassador in Lisbon, Cai Run, the President of AICEP, Miguel Frasquilho, as well as the main partners of the event, in a room with about 300 business and institucional personalities, regarding both countries relations. 

The session ended with a visit to the Trade and Investment Fair, which had B2B meeting between Portuguese and Chinese companies, Business Conferences and spaces for exhibition. 

The III Portugal-China Gala closed the second day (16th), with a special dinner and the Business Merit Awards, given to the most prominent companies and institutions regarding the economic relations between Portugal and China.

Following the success of the first edition in 2014, CCILC organized the II Portugal-China Gala with the Business Merit Awards Ceremony, distinguishing the entities that contributed the most for the development of the economic and commercial bilateral relations.

This edition included a conference during the morning that highlighted the most important bilateral topics and it counted with the participation of several companies, institutions and official entities and in the evening the 2nd edition of the Portugal-China Gala with Business Merit Awards Ceremony.

Conference Program HERE

Gala Program HERE


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