Event Info:

  • Sat 21 October, 2017
  • 18:00 - 21:30
  • Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel
  • EuroCham Myanmar Event


21 October 2017, the European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar has the honour to welcome His Excellency Count Van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council (2009-2014), former Prime Minister of Belgium (2008-2009) and President of the European Policy Centre for an exclusive reception at the Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel.

With the event EuroCham Myanmar wants to create an occasion to invite high-level VIPs to share their economic and political vision for Europe and its future role in the fast-changing global landscape with regards to Asia. The event is held in Mandalay to underline the fast economic development all over Myanmar – with Mandalay being the second-most promising investment destination for European businesses in Myanmar.

The reception welcomes distinguished guests, including the EU Ambassador to Myanmar Kristian Schmidt, the Chief Minister of Mandalay Region Zaw Myint Maung and more key representatives from the Myanmar government, CEOs and managing directors of major European and local companies, the diplomatic community, trade representatives, civil society and media.

SAVE THE DATE: Please register above free of charge. Seats are limited.

Sponsoring opportunities are available on request, please contact marketing@eurocham-myanmar.org for more information.


Preliminary Agenda

6.00 pm


6.30 pm

Opening remarks by David Levrat, Chairman EuroCham Myanmar


Welcome remarks by Zaw Myint Maung, Chief Minister of Mandalay Region


Welcome remarks by Kristian Schmidt, EU Ambassador to Myanmar

7.00 pm

Keynote address by Herman Van Rompuy

7.30 pm-

9.30 pm


His Excellency Count Herman Van Rompuy

 President Emeritus of the European Council (2009-2014)

Herman Van Rompuy was elected as the first permanent president of the European Council in 2009. He commenced his duties when the Lisbon Treaty came into force in December 2009. After completing his first term, he served his second term from 2012 to 2014 and is now active as professor and President of the European Policy Centre.

When he was first elected, Herman Van Rompuy was active as Prime Minister of Belgium. Before he took office, he had served in Belgium as Speaker of the House of Representatives (2007-2008) and in various other government positions, among which Minister of State (2004), Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Budget (1993-1999). Throughout his career he has held various responsibilities within his party and Belgium Parliament, being active as Senator (1988-1995) and Member of Parliament (1995-2009).

Herman Van Rompuy obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University KU Leuven.