7th China-Europe High Level Dialogue Conference of CEWP in Portugal

The 7th China Europe Water Platform (CEWP) High-Level Dialogue Conference will take place in Guimarães, Portugal, from the 6th to the 9th of November. The conference is jointly organized by the Ministry of Environment and Energy Transition of Portugal and the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources. As you may know, CEWP was launched in 2012 and aims to foster the cooperation between China and Europe in the field of water, namely in its political, scientific and business perspectives. Both regions will be highly represented in the meeting, namely it is already confirmed the presence of His Excellence the Minister of Water Resources of China, who will be accompanied by a vast delegation, including several business representatives.

This 7th High-Level Conference will have several different moments. We would like to highlight the Ministerial Conference, that will take place in the 8th of November, the business programme, which will take place on the 7th of November, the scientific component, that will occur during the afternoon of the 7th of November and a workshop on circular economy, that will take place on the 6th of November. More information regarding the general program of the Conference can be found on the website of the Conference https://www.cewppt2019.pt.

Specifically on what concerns the business program several different activities will take place on the 7th of November. During the morning the program includes 5 sessions where European and Chinese experts will present several case studies and lessons learned on the following themes: Water Market policies and opportunities, adaptation to climate change, digital transformation and smart water management, water saving and conservation and innovative instrument on water management. During the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to assist to a session of business preparation for the Chinese market and will also have the opportunity to actively engage in an interactive session of matchmaking between European and Chinese companies, that integrate the official delegation. The business programme includes also a small exhibition where all the companies, European and Chinese, can introduce themselves and promote their capabilities in this sector. Companies can also take this opportunity to have privileged bilateral contacts having in mind future partnerships and business opportunities.

Access to all components of this Conference are free of charge. It is also free of charge the space for the exhibition, where each of the companies can have its own materials for promotion and broadcasting. However, registration of all the participants is mandatory and must be made in the website referred above, until the next 18th of October. In order to guarantee the good logistics of the Conference, it is fundamental that all companies intending to attend the Conference signal this intention in the registration available in the website. We cannot forget that all the venues have a limit of capacity.

For any additional questions related with this subject, please contact with cewppt2019@sg.mate.gov.pt.



Guimarães, Portugal