The Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILC) is pleased to announce the IV Portugal-China Gala: One Belt, One Road, with the Business Merit Awards ceremony, 2nd November, in Lisbon (Epic Sana Hotel).

The awards will distinguish companies and entities that have made an essential contribution to the strengthening of the economic and commercial bilateral relations between both countries, in 2017.

Preceding the Gala, a round-table conference will be held to discuss how this global strategy can positively affect Europe and, ultimately, Portugal’s economy, what opportunities may arise, what should be our strategic position. Academics, representatives of Portuguese economic institutions and renowned Chinese businessmen are being invited to this occasion.

This edition will have the presence of His Excellency the President of Portugal, Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Infrastructure Minister, Mr. Pedro Marques, a member of the Chinese Government, as well as, several Portuguese and Chinese important companies and official entities.

Due to limited seating, please consider buying a Early Bird ticket, until 27th of October, which will give you access to:

  • Conference;
  • Cocktail;
  • Gala Dinner;
  • Business Merit Awards Ceremony.

PROGRAM (Conference + Gala)



The Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILC) has the pleasure to present the Win in China Seminar: Cross Cultural Management in Chinese Context, in partnership with the Cheung Kong Gradute School of Business (CKGSB). The seminar will take place on the next 5th of December, in CCILC headquarters, Lisbon.


  • Understand, at a deep level, how different the Chinese and west people behave in the way they do
  • Indentify the cultural roots behind the dynamic behavior, getting to know how that shapes a global leader’s philosophy
  • Build the capability and confidence to manage and lead your team under complicated Chinese culture contexts
  • Become the most influential leader and bringing your team advantages via your unique leadership philosophy



You are CEOs, founders, HR managers, functional leaders and senior executives with business strategic responsibilities in a company that serves the team in an overall way. You are thinking of improving your leadership skills and becoming a key person in a team regardless the current position. You want your team to run in an effective pattern under Chinese culture dimension.



  • China vs West: different culture dimension models
  • High Context Culture vs Low Context Culture: a deeper comparison
  • Chinese culture roots to shape human behavior: how to take advantage of cultural factors in the way you lead
  • Top tips and strategies to lead your Chinese team: get ready to be an irreplaceable leader
  • 10+ real-life case studies
  • 2 group exercises and class discussions



9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks

9:15-10:00 Culture Dimension Model I

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:00 Culture Dimension Model II & Chinese Cultural Roots I

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:00 Chinese Cultural Roots II & Group Exercise/Class Discussion

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:45 Managing Cultural Differences I

13:45-14:00 Break

14:00-14:45 Managing Cultural Differences II

14:45-15:00 Break

15:00-15:45 Managing Cultural Differences III & Group Exercise/Class Discussion

15:45-16:00 Break

16:00-16:30 Feedbacks and Networking


The faculty

Bo Ji is currently the Assistant Dean of Global Executive Education & Chief Representative for Europe at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Bo had an over-20-year successful business career in Global Business Development, Innovation, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, M&A, etc. He served as the senior management at the headquarters of many fortune 500 companies such as Monsanto, Cargill, Pfizer, Wrigley and Mars. He is also a well-sought conference speaker.

Combining his extensive business experiences and in-depth knowledge, Bo has been teaching EMBA/MBA students from many world’s most prestigious business schools such as INSEAD, Esade, MIT, New York University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Technology University of Munich, Tsinghua University, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Zhejiang University, Sun Yet-Sen University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Taiwan’s National Chengchi University etc. In addition, Bo also serves as senior advisor to Chairmen and CEOs. He is also a frequent speaker at renowned international conferences, forums, TV media and annual corporate meetings, etc.

Bo had been in U.S. for study and work for 15 years and lived in France for 8 years. His work allowed him to travel to 5 continents and over 30 countries and regions. These experiences help him build extensive business networks all over the world.


300 EUR/Company and each company could send 1-2 employees to attend.



Mr. Miguel Braz - CCILC, mb.asg@ccilc.pt

Ms. Lijuan Yu - CKGSB Europe, lijuanyu-pt@ckgsb.edu.cn


For more information and sign-ups HERE



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 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.

Choose Portugal as your business destination, to visit, invest or buy its products and services. Portugal is a friendly country, with talented people, innovative companies and the choice of so many global companies. Find why in this video and visit us on www.portugalglobal.pt