We are pleased to invite you to a B2B mission led by Governor of Antwerp Province Cathy Berx to Chongqing and Shenzhen from October 14 to 21, 2017. This B2B mission is organized by Voka – Mechelen Chamber of Commerce & Industry in cooperation with POM Antwerp and Flanders Investment & Trade, and supported by the BCECC.
The Chinese government’s thirteenth five year plan (2016-2020) aims to create millions of new jobs in cities, to improve highways and high-speed railway lines, the extend further the new Silk Road or the One Belt One Road strategy, to reduce the surplus production capacity, but especially to stimulate an innovation-driven development. The country focuses on five leading industries: IT, high-quality production, biotech, carbon and digital innovation.
Why Chongqing & Shenzhen?
- Chongqing , a major city in the Southwest China, is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities in China and home to 31 million inhabitants. Located on the reaches of the Yangtze (Blue River), the city is an important junction of some essential transport routes. A visit to the terminal of the Chongqing-Antwerp railway connection which has been in use since 2011 is planned.
- Formerly a fishing village located in Guangdong Province, Shenzhen is today one of the five largest and wealthiest cities of China. Whether you consider it as the Mecca of hardware or the Silicon Valley of Asia, Shenzhen is the place to be for entrepreneurs interested in innovation, think tank, and local technology facilitators, for producers of prototypes and hardware as well as for new business models, investments, crowdfunding platform and venture capital.
Why join us?
This mission will offer you a unique chance to learn more about and get acquainted with two really important areas in China, have tailored, one-on-one meetings with local business partners, explore the largest waste-to-energy plant in the world; expand your network and meet government’s officials and much more.
Please find below a varied programme of company visits, individual business to business meetings, networking possibilities and opportunities to learn about the economic potential of these regions. We are in contact with the following innovative Chinese enterprises to select 3 company visits from: Tencent, Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology, ZTE, Ubtech robotic corps, Airmaker, HAX, One- Plus, Shenzhen China Communication Tech, AAC Technologies holdings, Tinno, Shenzhen Hangsheng Electronics, Makeblock en Kuang-Chi.
Interested in joining us? Please register at the following link: groups.alkreizen.be/vokamechelenchina before June 12.
If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Chen Si by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +32 2 345 25 54.
Looking forward to meeting you there!