From Trade War to Tech War

The US-China trade war has shaped the Chinese economy in 2018 and will likely do so in 2019 as well. In addition, the trade war could very well mark the beginning of a new long-term rivalry between US and China that will shape the global landscape in many years to come.

At this event, Chief China Economist from Dansk Bank Allan von Mehren will talk about the impact of the trade war in 2019 - and look at how the rivalry is set to change from Trade War to a Tech War. He will dive into China's rise towards a technological super power - and look at what it means for China and not least for Nordic companies in China.

A CEO panel will follow up the presentation, we are delighted to invite three panellists from Nordic chambers to join our CEO panel. They are Mr. Kjeld Stark, President at Danfoss China, Ms. Janne Pihljaniemi, General Manager at Tobii,and Mr. Aaron Yu, Country Head China, Senior Vice President at Stora Enso. The participants will share how the trade war is impacting their business and strategy - and how they see China shaping up as a market in the coming years. What are the opportunities - and what are the challenges?

PRICE: Participation Fee for this event is 230RMB for members, 400RMB for Non-members.

REGISTRATION: Registration is required to confirm a seat. You may register by replying to fbcs@fbcs.fi until Friday, February 22, 2019 or as long as there are seats available. Registration is binding and no-shows will be charged RMB 200 unless cancelled before the end-of-day of the final registration date.

ELIGIBILITY: All of the employees of FBCS member companies can participate at our events with Membership privileges (discounted price, access to member only events). Please do not hesitate to forward this event invitation to your colleagues.


8:30 AM - 9 AM
Registration and breakfast
9 AM - 9:45 AM
From Trade War to Tech War, by Allan von Mehren
9:45 AM - 10 AM
10 AM - 10:30 AM
CEO Panel presentations
10:30 AM - 11 AM
Q&A session


  • Allan Mehren

    Allan Mehren

    Allan von Mehren is the Chief China Economist at Danske Bank and was recently coined the “Economist who called the Trade War” by Bloomberg. He has spent significant time on getting to the bottom of the US-China conflict and has recently dived into China’s journey towards a technological super power. He has worked as a global macro economist the past 20 years and over the past five years specialized on the Chinese economy and financial markets. Apart from US-China relations, Allan have done research on the risks from Chinese debt and shadow banking as well as the long term growth potential for the Chinese economy and opportunities for Nordic companies.

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Event Registration for Members

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Member Price RMB 230
Event Registration for Non-Members

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Standard Price RMB 400


Westin Bund Center Shanghai

5F, No.88, Henan Central Road, Shanghai, 上海市河南中路88号5层
Shanghai, China

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