Invitation to ADE China Pavilion 2018

China Pavilion will present you a modern China you might have not seen before! China meets The Netherlands, East meets West.

Location of this renewing (culture) exchange event is the beautiful VondelCS, Amsterdams’ hub for modern culture and art inside the heart of the Vondelpark.

Besides music, China Pavilion will present a festival program with the official ADE China Conference, Networking Event, Exhibitions(Art and photo), Chinese Food, China Talks (lectures about Green and Circular, Art and Culture), Documentaries and much more. Groningen Confucius Institute Amsterdam jointly organizes the performances and China Talks at the incredible VondelCS. The calligraphy and painting workshops are open to the public as well.

China Talks

The China Talks is part of a full ADE program, which is organized with main partners China Pavilion and Amsterdam Municipality - International Affairs.

Register here to save a seat and get an opportunity to gain a free ticket for evening program.

Art & Culture:

Art & Culture will focus on building the bridge between both countries and cultures via modern art, cross-cultural dialogue, Chinese music performances and sharp lectures.

13:00 – 13:30: Opening
13:30 – 14:15: Techno Poetry: VJ-ing and interactive artworks
Speaker: Geert Mul(nl)

14:15 – 14:30 :Chinese Music Intermezzo - High mountain and running water

14:30 -15:15 :Chinese investment in Europe – A bridge too far?
Speaker:Yufang Guo (cn)

15:15 – 15:30: Chinese Music Intermezzo – Evening songs from a fishing boat

15:30 – 16:15 :China-Dutch Cross-cultural Dialogue: Reflection and Inspiration
Speakers:Muzi Yu (cn), Mike Enting (nl), Merlijn Poolman (nl),
Host: Jingyi Liu (cn)

16:15 – 16:30 :Chinese Music Intermezzo – Drum echos at the temple fair

16:30 – 17:15: Kunstuur: Dutch TV went to China and all they needed was a visa..
Speakers: Ilse Vocking(nl), Katja Harteriks (nl)

16:30 – 17:15: Circular Biobased Design
Speaker: Rob van Haren (nl)

Green & Circular

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” - John Lennon, Imagine

Many of us are dreaming about a better future. In China especially we dream about a future where we can ride a bicycle in the city without smog and eat food that isn’t poisoned. A future to enjoy beautiful nature and where a wide biodiversity of animals and plants can flourish. However with 1.4 billion Chinese citizens, heavy pollution problems and China being the production factory of the world, this dream feels far away.

The start of Something New
Speaker: Borre Akkersdijk (nl)

How to create Circular Cities?
Speakers: Frank Alsema (nl), Prof. Da Liangjun (cn), Marthijn Pool (nl)

The future of Shanghai: changing the city’s structure to enhance biodiversity
Speaker: Prof. Da Liangjun (cn)

Plant the Smile, Protect the Wild
Speaker: Dr. Zhou Jinfeng (cn)

How to link the Entertainment Industries to ecological development?
Speakers: Rainbow Gao (cn), Dr. Zhou Jinfeng (cn), Tommy Hendriks (nl)

You are cordially welcome to the ADE China Pavilion to enjoy the spectacle and stunning feast in sight and sound.


Event starts: October 20 13:00pm
Event closes: October 21 04:00am
Location: VondelCS, Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam

1.Daytime (13:00-18:00)
Free entry, no ticket needed

2.Nighttime (19:00-04:00)
Early bird: 13,50 euro
Pre-sale: 16 euro (+ 1 euro website fee)
Door ticket: 18,50 euro

Get your tickets here!

Groningen Confucius Institute
Correspondence address:
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The Netherlands

Visiting address:
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9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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