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What is ASBUCO?

Asia Business Conference (ASBUCO) is an annual conference on entrepreneurship and business cooperation with Asian territories. It is a meeting of the community of investors, businesspersons and political subjects involved in cooperation with the target countries. The aim of the conference is to support business cooperation between Czech institutions and their foreign counterparts from the target region.

Topic of the conference is ‘Asia in Czech Business: Where Are We Heading?’. The conference consists of three main parts – the first one focusing on foreign trade, the second one on investments and the third one on research and development. Key speakers from state institutions as well as private sphere will hold speeches on the current situation of export, investments, research, and political cooperation between the Asian region and the Czech Republic and outline its future perspectives.

The conference is held in Czech and translated simultaneously into English.

 

Conference Schedule

TimeConference Part
08:15-9:00REGISTRATION
09:00-09:30

Jiří Havlíček, Ministry of Trade and Industry
On the importance of economic cooperation with Asian countries

Martin Klepetko, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
On the importance of political cooperation with Asian countries

Jaroslav Klaška, Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
Possibilities of cooperation with Asian countries

09:30-10:30

FOREIGN TRADE
Aleš Červinka, CzechTrade
Current state and future possibilities in bilateral trade with China

Petr Hladík, Technology Centre CAS
Support of entrepreneurship with Asian partners

Alice Rezková, Association for International Affairs
Business cooperation with Asian region: Implications for the future

Jana Hajzlerová, The Chamber of Commerce of the Czech – Korean Society
Entering the Korean market: possibilities and challenges for Czech SMEs

10:30-11:00

INVESTMENTS
Martin Krejčí, CzechInvest
The current state of Asian investments in the Czech Republic

Qidong Heng, CzechInvest
Cooperation with Chinese investors: implications for the future

11:00-11:30

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Milena Vicenová, Technology Agency CR
Joint research between the Czech Republic and Asia: possibilities and outcomes

Miroslav Václavík, VÚTS Liberec
Advantages and disadvantages of joint research between CR and Asia: case study of a real project

11:30-11:45DISCUSSION
11:45-13:00LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING SESSION

 

 

Additional consulting seminar on Export to China

 

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13:00-13:30Willie LIU, expert on international law
Tips and advice for the Czech companies entering the Chinese market and doing business with Chinese partners
13:30-15:00One-on-one consulting meetings with Mr. Willie LIU

 

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ASBUCO 2016 Speakers

Mr. Miloslav Stašek, Deputy Minister for Economic and Operational Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Martin Krejčí, Head of Investment Division, CzechInvest
Mr. Petr Hladík, Department of Business Development, Technology Centre of the CAS
Mr. Petr Matolín, Head of Department of Strategy and Analysis, Technology Agency CR
Mr. Jaroslav Klaška, Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
Dr. Venkatachalam M., First Secretary, Embassy of India to the Czech Republic
Mr. Tadashi Murakami, General Director, JETRO Prague
Mr. Willie Liu, International Business Lawyer, IPR protection
Mr. Lukáš Mikeska, President, The Chamber of Commerce of the Czech-Korean Society
Mr. Tomáš Pala, Executive Director, Governance Institute

 

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Patronage

The event is organized under the patronage of Mr. Jaroslav Klaška, Deputy of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and The Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest.

 

Contact us at info@asbuco.cz