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02/11/2019  l  Argonauts Study tour China from 19 to 25 Oct.2019
From 19 to 25 October 2019 Bart Horsten joined a 15-person multi-disciplinary delegation to China as China expert or so-called ‘Lead Argonaut’. The study tour was organized by The Argonauts, the innovation consulting platform from Antwerp. The journey brought the delegation to Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing and was a combination of lectures, visits to companies and innovation hubs and ‘city safari’s’. Lectures During the daily lectures ChinaTalk’...

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21/10/2019  l  Horsten Xi'an accredited as ENRICH Soft Landing Zone in Xi'an
We are proud to announce that Horsten Xi'an Innovation Services Co. Ltd, our China affiliate, has been accredited as official ENRICH Soft Landing Zone in Xi'an. In cooperation with RocketSpace, a premier tech start-up acceleration co-working space in Xi'an, Horsten now offers co-working space as well as innovation and start-up services to European companies in the fast developing North-West region of China. ENRICH is a global network of centres and hubs that promotes the internationalisation ...

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18/06/2019  l  Cleantech@China Workshop
On the 17th of June 2019 a workshop was organized in Leuven by 4 Flemish provinces, Cleantech Flanders and Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) to introduce the flemish initiatives to support cleantech companies with their endeavours in China. The session started with a speech by Alice Cooman, representative of the Province of Antwerp, with a short overview of the I2PCC project. She also announced the plans for the cleantech mission to China from 18 to 22 November 2019. For more information ab...

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15/06/2019  l  PERSBERICHT - Horsten International kondigt strategisch partnership aan met Fusion Partners
  Herentals - 13 juni 2019. Paul Van Eynde - voormalig CEO van ING Investment Management in België - richt Fusion Partners op. Fusion Partners wordt een Europees-Chinese investeringsmaatschappij die projecten, investeringen, ondernemers en kapitaal uit beide regio's in twee richtingen aan het werk wil zetten. Naast Paul Van Eynde zijn de belangrijkste investeerders Wim Heylen en Didier Clerx - respectievelijk de voorzitter en CEO van Heylen Group. De ondernemers in Fusion Partners h...

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13/06/2019  l  PRESS RELEASE - Horsten International Announces Strategic Partnership with Fusion Partners
Herentals - 13 June 2019. Paul Van Eynde - previously CEO of ING Investment Management in Belgium - launches Fusion Partners. Fusion Partners is a Sino-European private equity management company dedicated to creating value for shareholders by investing in outstanding businesses looking for transcontinental growth. Apart from Paul Van Eynde also Wim Heylen and Didier Clerx – respectively Chairman and CEO of the Heylen Group – will be investors. The owners of Fu...

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27/05/2019  l  Seminar: Get ready for the Chinese market - 7 June 2019
On Friday 7 June 2019 Bart Horsten was a keynote speaker in Brussels at a full day seminar 'Get ready for the Chinese Market', organized by in cooperation with the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC). During this seminar Bart talked about the following two topics: (1) Social media in China and (2) Innovation in China. This was the agenda of the event: • 8:45-9:00 : Registration• 9.00-09:20 : “Opening Word” by Isabelle Grippa, CEO...

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21/05/2019  l  Xian Thiebaut celebrates 20th anniversary
On the 13th of May 2019 Xian Thiebaut Pharmaceutical Packaging celebrated its 20th anniversary. Exactly 20 years ago, on 13 May 1999, the contracts between the Belgian and Chinese shareholders were signed. The succesful Sino-Belgian joint venture produces aluminium tubes for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. In the footsteps of Xian Janssen Pharmaceutical, the joint venture became a major reference in the pharmaceutical packaging industry in China. Horsten International...

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In collaboration with Horsten International and ChinaTalk, The Argonauts are organizing in October a special study trip to China. The Argonauts is a Belgian cross-industry community that brings together people from different companies, sectors and generations to work together to meet the challenges of tomorrow: technological developments, demographic and economic shifts, ageing, mobility and climate change,... In the last 10 years, China has made a staggering catch-up movement in terms o...

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01/04/2019  l  Exportboost Food China: Interactive workshop series and trade mission to China
In cooperation with the Belgian Food Federation FEVIA, Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) and Green Seed, Horsten International organized 3 interactive China workshops and a trade mission to Shanghai and Hangzhou from 25 to 29 March 2019. China is an economic power with a growing middle class and a strong need for imported food products. China is one of the biggest food markets in the world and already the biggest imported food market globally....

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14/03/2019  l  5th Edition of the China Basics Seminar - 14 March 2019
On 14 March 2019 Horsten organized its 5th China Basics seminar at Business Center d'Offiz in Turnhout.  During this seminar Bart Horsten introduced China's cultural foundations and talked about cultural aspects of doing business in China. Although not always visible on the surface, concepts such as face, hierarchy and guanxi still play a dominant role in China's business environment. Western companies need to understand these concepts to better familiarize with the typical Chine...

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